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National Dessert Day

Monday, October 14, 2013

National Dessert Day



When : Always October 14

National Dessert Day is a rich day filled with yummy treats!

Celebrate National Dessert Day today. For just one day, forget about the calories and high fat content in many desserts. Then, tomorrow you can go back to your diet.



It's easy to enjoy National Dessert Day . You can make your own desserts, buy them at the store, or go out to a restaurant and enjoy a dessert, or two. Make sure to have dessert with family or friends. It's even more fun that way.

May we suggest having dessert at every meal today!?

Have a happy, and fattening, National Dessert Day !!



Origin of National Dessert Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We discovered lots of reference to this day on Ecard sites and calendar sites. But, we found no factual information about it.

Almost all food related holidays and special days are referred to as "National". I guess we Americans like our food...and it shows.

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 October 14

Massachusetts enacts the first punitive legislation against the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The marriage of church-and-state in Puritanism makes them regard the Quakers as spiritually apostate and politically subversive. (1656)

Just before the beginning of the American Revolutionary War, several of the British East India Company's tea ships are set ablaze at the old seaport of Annapolis, Maryland. (1773)

American Civil War: Battle of Bristoe Station Confederate troops under the command of General Robert E. Lee fail to drive the American Union Army completely out of Virginia. (1863)

The American inventor, George Eastman, receives a U.S. Government patent on his new paper-strip photographic film. (1884)

Louis Le Prince films first motion picture: Roundhay Garden Scene. (1888)

The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, 2-0, clinching the World Series. It would be their last one to date. (1908)

The English aviator Claude Grahame-White lands his Farman Aircraft biplane on Executive Avenue near the White House in Washington, D.C.. (1910)

While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt, is shot and mildly wounded by John Schrank, a mentally-disturbed saloon keeper. With the fresh wound in his chest, and the bullet still within it, Mr. Roosevelt still carries out his scheduled public speech. (1912)

The children's book Winnie-the-Pooh, by A. A. Milne, is first published. (1926)

Nazi Germany withdraws from The League of Nations. (1933)

The first flight of the Curtiss Aircraft Company's P-40 Warhawk fighter plane. (1938)

The German submarine U-47 sinks the British battleship HMS Royal Oak within her harbour at Scapa Flow, Scotland. (1939)

Balham subway station disaster in London, England, occurs during the Nazi Luftwaffe air raids on Great Britain. (1940)

Prisoners at the Nazi German Sobibor extermination camp in Poland revolt against the Germans, killing eleven SS guards, and wounding many more. About 300 of the Sobibor Camp's 600 prisoners escape, and about 50 of these survive the end of the war. (1943)

The American Eighth Air Force loses 60 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers in aerial combat during the second mass-daylight air raid on the Schweinfurt ball-bearing factories in western Nazi Germany. (1943)

Athens, Greece, is liberated by British Army troops entering the city as the Wehrmacht pulls out during World War II. This clears the way for the Greek government-in-exile to return to its historic capital city, with George Papandreou, Sr., as the head-of-government. (1944)

Linked to a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is forced to commit suicide. (1944)

Captain Chuck Yeager of the U.S. Air Force flies a Bell X-1 rocket-powered experimental aircraft, the Glamorous Glennis, faster than the speed of sound - over the high desert of Southern California - and becomes the first pilot and the first airplane to do so in level flight. (1947)

Eleven leaders of the American Communist Party are convicted, after a nine-month trial in a Federal District Court, of conspiring to advocate the violent overthrow of the U.S. Federal Government. (1949)

Korean War: United Nations and South Korean forces launch Operation Showdown against Chinese strongholds at the Iron Triangle. The resulting Battle of Triangle Hill is the biggest and bloodiest battle of 1952. (1952)

The American Atomic Energy Commission, with supporting military units, carries out an underground nuclear weapon test at the Nevada Test Site, just north of Las Vegas, Nevada. (1958)

The District of Columbia's Bar Association votes to accept African-Americans as member attorneys. (1958)

The Cuban Missile Crisis begins: A U.S. Air Force U-2 reconnaissance plane and its pilot fly over the island of Cuba and take photographs of Soviet missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads being installed and erected in Cuba. (1962)

Leonid Brezhnev becomes the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, and thereby, along with his allies - such as Alexei Kosygin - the leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), ousting the former monolithic leader Nikita Khrushchev, and sending him into retirement as a nonperson in the USSR. (1964)

The Vietnam War: The folk singer Joan Baez is arrested concerning a physical blockade of the U.S. Army's induction center in Oakland, California. (1967)

Vietnam War: 27 soldiers are arrested at the Presidio of San Francisco in California for their peaceful protest of stockade conditions and the Vietnam War. (1968)

Vietnam War: The United States Department of Defense announces that the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps will send about 24,000 soldiers and Marines back to Vietnam for involuntary second tours of duty in the combat zone there. (1968)

The first live telecast from a manned spacecraft, the Apollo 7, launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration of the U.S.A. (1968)

Jim Hines of the United States of America becomes the first man ever to break the so-called "ten-second barrier" in the 100-meter sprint in the Summer Olympic Games held in Mexico City with a time of 9.95 seconds. (1968)

The United Kingdom introduces the British fifty-pence coin, which replaces, over the following years, the British ten-shilling note, in anticipation of the decimalization of the British currency in 1971, and the abolition of the shilling as a unit of currency anywhere in the world. (1969)

U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims a War on Drugs. (1982)

The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, and the Foreign Minister of Israel, Shimon Peres, receive the Nobel Peace Prize for their role in the establishment of the Oslo Accords and the framing of the future Palestinian Self Government. (1994)

Eric Robert Rudolph is charged with six bombings including the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta, Georgia. (1998)

Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman becomes infamously known as the scapegoat for the Cubs losing game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series to the Florida Marlins. This has become known as the Steve Bartman incident. (2003)

Felix Baumgartner jumps from the stratosphere to try to break the record of the highest freefall jump, at an altitude of 39,068 meters (128,018 ft) (2012)
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RSSSLHB 10/15/2013 8:02AM

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THINAGIN2 10/14/2013 5:11PM

    That carrot cake looks very appealing!

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REBELBLITZ 10/14/2013 4:20PM

    That is a heavy dinner. Make mine a light dessert. Cheryl


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PMAY0313 10/14/2013 2:13PM

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MARTYLYNN1 10/14/2013 12:21PM

    Love desserts as long as they are not too sweet!

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HANSBRINK 10/14/2013 12:20PM

  Yum! Another day devoted to food. I'm starting to think of fruit as an alternative to baked goods (pie, cake) for dessert.

thanks for the history tidbits. I didn't know Winnie-the-Pooh was published that long ago. (1926)

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LITTLEWIND53 10/14/2013 10:39AM

    I always have loved desserts but have them so very seldom now, and when I do, I forget how sweet they are - especially my old favourites...... lol

Thanks for all the great info.

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SIMLANNA 10/14/2013 9:45AM

    Hmm, I think I"ll try to find a happy compromise on the dessert thing. But I'm not much for sweets anyway.

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