National Brandied Fruit Day
When : Always October 20th
National Brandied Fruit Day celebrates sweet tasting fruit, soaked and marinated in brandy. This is a day that you have most certainly booked on your calendar, in eager anticipation. Well, it has finally arrived.
Brandied fruit...now that's cause for a celebration! As a matter of fact, I'll drink to that.
Enjoy a little brandied fruit on this day. Do so, with family and friends.
We hope you have a blissful National Brandied Fruit Day.
Origin of National Brandied Fruit Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Was the originator of this day a little tipsy when he or she created it? We'll let you know when we find them.
Like so many other food related special says, this is often referred to as a "National" 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 October 20th
Caribbean pirate Calico Jack is captured by the Royal Navy. (1720)
The United States Senate ratifies the Louisiana Purchase. (1803)
The Convention of 1818 signed between the United States and the United Kingdom which, among other things, settled the Canada – United States border on the 49th parallel for most of its length. (1818)
Yale, Princeton, Columbia, and Rutgers universities draft the first code of American football rules. (1873)
The hull of the RMS Olympic, sister-ship to the ill-fated RMS Titanic, is launched from the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (1910)
World War II: Thousands of civilians in Kragujevac in German-occupied Serbia are killed in the Kragujevac massacre. (1941)
The Soviet Army and Yugoslav Partisans liberate Belgrade, the capital of Yugoslavia (1944)
General Douglas MacArthur fulfills his promise to return to the Philippines when he commands an Allied assault on the islands, reclaiming them from the Japanese during the Second World War. (1944)
The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigation into Communist infiltration of Hollywood, resulting in a blacklist that prevents some from working in the industry for years. (1947)
United States of America and Pakistan establish diplomatic relations for the first time. (1947)
The "Johnny Bright Incident" occurs in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (The Johnny Bright Incident was a violent on-field assault against Black American player Johnny Bright by White American player Wilbanks Smith during an American college football game held on October 20, 1951 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The game was significant in itself as it marked the first time that an African-American athlete with a national profile and of critical importance to the success of his Drake University team had played against Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University) on their home field. Bright's injury also highlighted the racial tensions of the times and assumed notoriety when it was captured in what was later to become both a widely disseminated and eventually Pulitzer Prize winning photo sequence. The event later came to be known as the "Johnny Bright Incident".) (1951)
The Soviet Union performs the first armed test of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, launching an R-13 from a Golf class submarine. (1961)
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy marries Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis. (1968)
"Saturday Night Massacre": President Richard Nixon fires U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus after they refuse to fire Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, who is finally fired by Robert Bork. (1973)
The ferry George Prince is struck by a ship while crossing the Mississippi River between Destrehan and Luling, Louisiana. Seventy-eight passengers and crew die and only 18 people aboard the ferry survive. (1976)
Lynyrd Skynyrd's plane crash. (1977)
Two police officers and an armored car guard are killed during an armed robbery in Rockland County, NY, carried out by members of the Black Liberation Army and Weather Underground. (1981)
Libyan civil war: National Transitional Council rebel forces capture ousted Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in his hometown of Sirte and kill him shortly thereafter. (2011)