World Pasta Day
When : Always October 25th
It seeks to increase awareness of the benefits of pasta.
Each year on World Pasta Day, events are held to help spread the world about pasta and its nutritional value. The National Pasta Association and pasta manufacturers sponsor these events and activities.
On World Pasta Day, pile up your plate, with a big dish of pasta and your favorite sauce!
Origin of World Pasta Day:
World Pasta Day was established as an annual event at the first World Pasta Congress held on October 25, 1995 in Rome, Italy. It is promoted by pasta manufacturers around the world.
This Day in History October 25th
Henry II of England becomes King of England. (1154)
Dutch sea-captain Dirk Hartog makes second recorded landfall by a European on Australian soil, at the later-named Dirk Hartog Island off the West Australian coast. (1616)
George III becomes King of Great Britain. (1760)
War of 1812: The American frigate, USS United States, commanded by Stephen Decatur, captures the British frigate HMS Macedonian. (1812)
The Battle of Balaklava during the Crimean War (Charge of the Light Brigade). (1854)
The Archbishop of Dubuque, Francis J. L. Beckman, denounces swing music as "a degenerated musical system... turned loose to gnaw away at the moral fiber of young people", warning that it leads down a "primrose path to hell". His warning is widely ignored. (1938)
Benjamin O. Davis, Sr. is named the first African American general in the United States Army. (1940)
Heinrich Himmler orders a crackdown on the Edelweiss Pirates, a loosely organized youth culture in Nazi Germany that had assisted army deserters and others to hide from the Third Reich. (1944)
The USS Tang under Richard O'Kane (the top American submarine captain of World War II) is sunk by the ship's own malfunctioning torpedo. (1944)
Battle of Leyte Gulf, the largest naval battle in history, takes place in and around the Philippines between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S. Third and U.S. Seventh Fleets. Afterward is the first Kamikaze attack of World War 2. (1944)
The Republic of China takes over administration of Taiwan following Japan's surrender to the Allies. (1945)
Cuban missile crisis: Adlai Stevenson shows photos at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council proving that Soviet missiles are installed in Cuba. (1962)
Nelson Mandela is sentenced to five years in prison. (1962)
Operation Urgent Fury: The United States and its Caribbean allies invade Grenada, six days after Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d'état. (1983)
Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned. (2004)