Saturday, August 03, 2013
National Mustard Day
When : First Saturday in August
National Mustard Day celebrates the "King of the Condiments".
Mustard is a must have for hot dogs, sausages, and a wide range of sandwiches. Its an important ingredient in many recipes, too.
When it comes to condiments, Mustard is among the most popular. When it comes to longevity, mustard is unrivaled. It has literally been in use to spice up meals for thousands of years. To retain it's status, mustard has not stood still. Rather, it has diversified. It's not just yellow anymore. There's a growing selection, including Honey Mustard, Bold and Spicy, Sharp and Creamy, and of course Dijon Mustard. Take a trip to your refrigerator, and you will probably find two or three different types of mustard. A trip to the grocery store, will reveal even more selections.
Have a happy National Mustard Day.
Origin of National Mustard Day:
This special day was created by the National Mustard Museum in Mount Horeb, WI. It was created as an annual event in 1991.
This Day in History August 3
Christopher Columbus sets sail from Palos de la Frontera, Spain. (1492)
The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland. (1527)
Robert LaSalle builds the Le Griffon, the first known ship built on the Great Lakes. (1678)
Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event (1852)
The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded. (1900)
Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis fines Standard Oil of Indiana a record $29.4 million for illegal rebating to freight carriers; the conviction and fine are later reversed on appeal. (1907)
A major labour dispute, known as the Wheatland Hop Riot, starts in Wheatland, California. (1913)
Major League Baseball Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis confirms the ban of the eight Chicago Black Sox, the day after they were acquitted by a Chicago court. (1921)
Jiddu Krishnamurti, tagged as the messianic "World Teacher", shocks the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of the Star, the organisation built to support him. (1929)
Adolf Hitler becomes the supreme leader of Germany by joining the offices of President and Chancellor into Führer. (1934)
Jesse Owens wins the 100 meter dash, defeating Ralph Metcalfe, at the Berlin Olympics. (1936)
Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States. (1946)
The nuclear submarine USS Nautilus travels beneath the Arctic ice cap. (1958)
The United States Senate ratifies the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. (1972)
Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers. (1977)
The pedestal of the Statue of Liberty reopens after being closed since the September 11 attacks. (2004)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad becomes President of Iran. (2005)