Monday, July 29, 2013
National Lasagna Day
When : July 29th
National Lasagna Day is today. We hope you have a big appetite. Sure, it's July. Its hot and humid. Cooking up a pan of Lasagna will make the kitchen a lot hotter. But as it cooks, the smell will waft throughout the house. Your mouth will begin to water. When dinner time arrives, you will have a huge appetite for a huge piece of lasagna. Of this, you can be certain.
Lasagna is a favorite Italian dish. In between multiple layers of lasagna pasta are generous amounts of tomato sauce, cheeses, and sometimes hamburger and/or Italian sausage. Its the favorite Italian dish of millions of Americans. We all would eat it more often, but this culinary work of art, made with loving hands, takes time to make and bake.
It is best to celebrate National Lasagna Day by baking the lasagna that you will eat today. If you don't have the time, or the weather is just too hot, then head out to your favorite Italian restaurant.
Happy National Lasagna Day!
The Origin of National Lasagna Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.
This Day in History July 29
The Siege of Damascus ends in a decisive crusader defeat and leads to the disintegration of the Second Crusade. (1148)
The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland. (1565)
John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there. (1793)
Cumberland School of Law is founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, United States, one of only 15 law schools to exist in the United States at the end of 1847. (1847)
United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty. (1858)
American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. (1864)
Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England, United Kingdom. The camp runs from August 1 to August 9, 1907, and is regarded as the foundation of the Scouting movement. (1907)
Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. (1921)
Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans. (1932)
Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad – after a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, open in London, England, United Kingdom. (1948)
Korean War: After four days, the No Gun Ri Massacre ends when the US Army 7th Cavalry Regiment is withdrawn. (1950)
The International Atomic Energy Agency is established. (1957)
U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). (1958)
First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union. (1959)
Vietnam War: the first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay. (1965)
Vietnam War: off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134. (1967)
In New York, New York, David Berkowitz (aka the "Son of Sam") kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks. (1976)
A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London. (1981)
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build a tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel). (1987)
The child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act is struck down by a U.S. federal court as too broad. (1996)
Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris. (2005)