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Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day



When : Always November 7th

National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day is today. Lucky you....lucky me.

Chocolate is a vegetable, made from cocoa beans. Almonds are good for you, as they help to improve your Cholesterol levels. So, bittersweet chocolate with almonds is good for you, right!?

On this special day, we will not question this logic...will you?



Happy National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day!!!

Origin of National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This special day was likely created by a candy confectioner.

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 November 7th

The Ensisheim meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. (1492)

The London Gazette, the oldest surviving journal, is first published. (1665)

John Murray, the Royal Governor of the Colony of Virginia, starts the first mass emancipation of slaves in North America by issuing Lord Dunmore's Offer of Emancipation, which offers freedom to slaves who abandoned their colonial masters in order to fight with Murray and the British. (1775)

The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society. (1786)

Tecumseh's War: The Battle of Tippecanoe is fought near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, United States. (1811)

In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy is shot dead by a mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time. (1837)

American Civil War: Battle of Belmont: In Belmont, Missouri, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant overrun a Confederate camp but are forced to retreat when Confederate reinforcements arrive. (1861)

A cartoon by Thomas Nast in Harper's Weekly, is considered the first important use of an elephant as a symbol for the United States Republican Party. (1874)

The completion of Canada's first transcontinental railway was symbolized by the Last Spike ceremony at Craigellachie, British Columbia. (1885)

Women's Suffrage: Women in the U.S. state of Colorado are granted the right to vote, the second state to do so. (1893)

Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses. (1900)

Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University. (1907)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are reportedly killed in San Vicente, Bolivia. (1908)

The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse. (1910)

The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published. (1914)

Jeannette Rankin is the first woman elected to the United States Congress. (1916)

The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities. (1919)

In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public. (1929)

Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City. (1933)

In Tacoma, Washington, the original Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapses in a windstorm, a mere four months after the bridge's completion. (1940)

World War II: Soviet hospital ship Armenia is sunk by German planes while evacuating refugees and wounded military and staff of several Crimean hospitals. It is estimated that over 5,000 people died in the sinking. (1941)

Franklin D. Roosevelt elected for a record fourth term as President of the United States of America. (1944)

The first oil was taken in Oil Rocks (Neft Daşları), oldest offshore oil platform. (1949)

Suez Crisis: The United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the United Kingdom, France and Israel to immediately withdraw their troops from Egypt. (1956)

Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters. (1957)

Carl B. Stokes is elected as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major American city. (1967)

US President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (1967)

The U.S. Congress overrides President Richard M. Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval. (1973)

1983 United States Senate bombing: a bomb explodes inside the United States Capitol. No people are harmed, but an estimated $250,000 in damage is caused. (1983)

Douglas Wilder wins the governor's seat in Virginia, becoming the first elected African American governor in the United States. (1989)

David Dinkins becomes the first African American to be elected mayor of New York City. (1989)

Mary Robinson becomes the first woman to be elected President of the Republic of Ireland. (1990)

Magic Johnson announces that he is infected with HIV and retires from the NBA. (1991)

WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast. (1994)

Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady. (2000)

Controversial US presidential election that is later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case. (2000)

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas. (2000)

Iran bans advertising of United States products. (2002)

War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. (2004)

An earthquake off the Pacific coast of Guatemala kills at least 52 people. (2012)
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STITCH4EVER 11/8/2013 4:44PM

    DARK CHOCOLATE HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE GOOD FOR YOUR HEART. ALMONDS ARE ALSO GOOD FOR YOU. MY NEW FAVORITE IN THE CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK FROM SILK. YUM-O! BUT THE ABSOLUTE BEST CHOCOLATE THING IN THE WORLD IS THE LINDT LINDOR emoticon EXTRA DARK CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES. AMAZING!
ERIN

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PMAY0313 11/7/2013 1:51PM

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MARTYLYNN1 11/7/2013 12:27PM

    I love chocolate and almonds but I do prefer milk chocolate.

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HANSBRINK 11/7/2013 12:21PM

  Bittersweet chocolate with Almonds. Not a brand I'm familiar with. I only know about Almond Joy. I think Almond Joy is milk chocolate.

thanks for the history tidbits.

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