Friday, August 02, 2013
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
When : Always August 2
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is a time to enjoy a cold sandwich.......an ice cream sandwich.
In July and August, we find many special days for one kind of ice cream or another. The ice cream sandwich is so popular, and tastes so good, that it earns its own special day....today.
Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1900s. Vanilla, chocolate and a combination of the two, are the most popular. You can make homemade sandwiches. Just put some ice cream between a couple wafers, and.. ...Voila! Don't have wafers? That's okay. Put some ice cream between two of your favorite cookies.
We hope that you have a great National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.
Origin of National Ice Cream Sandwich 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 August 2
Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness. (1377)
Henry Hudson sails into what is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean. (1610)
The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place. (1776)
The first US Census is conducted. (1790)
Tower Subway, the world's first underground tube railway, opens in London, England, United Kingdom. (1870)
The Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating the first cable car in San Francisco's famous cable car system. (1873)
Wild Bill Hickock is killed during a poker game. He was holding a "Dead Man's Hand", two pair aces and 8's. (1876)
World War I: Austrian sabotage causes the sinking of the Italian battleship Leonardo da Vinci in Taranto. (1916)
Japan announces that it is deploying troops to Siberia in the aftermath of World War I. (1918)
As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding (1923)
The positron (antiparticle of the electron) is discovered by Carl D. Anderson. (1932)
Gleichschaltung: Adolf Hitler becomes Führer of Germany. (1934)
The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal. (1937)
Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan Project to develop a nuclear weapon. (1939)
World War II: the Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 is rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri and sinks. Lt. John F. Kennedy, future U.S. President, saves all but two of his crew. (1943)
A British South American Airways Avro Lancastrian airliner crashes into a mountain during a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Santiago, Chile. The wreckage would not be found for over 50 years. (1947)
Vietnam War: Gulf of Tonkin incident – North Vietnamese gunboats allegedly fire on the U.S. destroyers USS Maddox and USS Turner Joy. (1964)
A massacre is carried out by an Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka killing 64 ethnic Tamil civilians. (1989)
Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War. (1990)