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National Cashew Day

Saturday, November 23, 2013

National Cashew Day



When : Always November 23rd

The plain, or salty truth of it, is that today is National Cashew Day. It's a nutty day, if there ever was one.

Celebrate this day by eating cashews. Eat them any way you like: plain or salted, as a snack or in a recipe. Eating them is all there is to participating in National Cashew Day

We believe that this day will truely be all that's its cracked up to be. In a nutshell, this day is a lot of fun.

Origin of National Cashew Day:
We have not yet discovered who created National Cashew Day. What kind of a nut, would fail to take credit for creating this nutty day!?

We found no congressional records, or presidential proclamation, creating this day as a national day.

This Day in History November 23rd

Pretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England. (1499)

The start of the 1733 slave insurrection on St. John in what was then the Danish West Indies. (1733)

American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga begins – Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee and counter-attack Confederate troops. (1863)

The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody. (1867)

Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Magear Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain. (1876)

The first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco. (1889)

King William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir. (1890)

Mexican Revolution: The last of U.S. forces withdraw from Veracruz, occupied seven months earlier in response to the Tampico Affair. (1914)

Heber J. Grant succeeds Joseph F. Smith as the seventh president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (1918)

Edwin Hubble's scientific discovery that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula within our galaxy, is actually another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe, was first published in a newspaper. (1924)

Life magazine is reborn as a photo magazine and enjoys instant success. (1936)

World War II: Romania becomes a signatory of the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis Powers. (1940)

World War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyed. It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin. (1943)

French Navy fire in Hai Phong, Viet Nam, kills 6,000 civilians. (1946)

General Charles de Gaulle, President of France, declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for a "Europe, "from the Atlantic to the Urals." (1959)

The BBC broadcasts the first episode of Doctor Who (starring William Hartnell) which is now the world's longest running science fiction drama. (1963)

The Soviet Union makes its final attempt at successfully launching N-1 Rocket. (1972)

Apneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment. (1976)

Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua. (1981)

Gunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the aircraft, but 60 people die in the raid. (1985)

The first all woman expedition to the South Pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians) sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek. (1990)

The first Smartphone IBM Simon was introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. (1992)

Rachel Whiteread wins both the £20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the £40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year. (1993)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is elected president of Liberia and becomes the first woman to lead an African c (2005)

A series of bombing kills at least 215 people and injures 257 others in Sadr City, making it the second deadliest sectarian attack since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003. (2006)

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RSSSLHB 11/24/2013 11:43AM

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JANTWO 11/24/2013 1:12AM

    LOVE cashews!!!!

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HANSBRINK 11/23/2013 8:28PM

  Another food day. It took me a long time to like cashews.

thanks for the history tidbits. Interesting to learn about other world events during the time frame of the American Civil War.

American Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga. (1863)

The Manchester Martyrs are hanged in Manchester, England for killing a police officer while freeing two Irish nationalists from custody. (1867)

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LINDAMARIEZ1 11/23/2013 8:16PM

    Pass me a couple!!!! emoticon

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THINAGIN2 11/23/2013 4:42PM

    Thanks for all of the history! Sure do love those Cashews!

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PLMITCH 11/23/2013 3:16PM

    I wonder if there is a national almond day? I like cashews but they can be pricey! Almonds are more in my budget!

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PMAY0313 11/23/2013 1:14PM

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MARTYLYNN1 11/23/2013 12:58PM

    Love cashews!

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LOSER05 11/23/2013 12:36PM

    yum emoticon

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BOB5148 11/23/2013 11:42AM

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GARDENQE2 11/23/2013 11:05AM

    I love these history lessons. Thanks for posting!
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Otherwise, it's kind of a nutty blog!

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BTRX71 11/23/2013 10:10AM

    A great reminder of the past. Thank you.

I love cashews! emoticon Bought some last night Hmmm... I'll have to snack to celebrate today

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