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National Parfait Day

Monday, November 25, 2013

National Parfait Day



When : Always November 25th

Today is National Parfait Day.

A parfait consists of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits. Yes, it's basically a fancy word for a sundae. And, it's usually served in a fancy glass.



Celebrate this day by eating Parfaits. While chocolate is by far the favorite, use your imagination to create a wide range of single and mixed flavors.



Savor your favorite flavor of parfait, as you enjoy National Parfait Day.



Origin of National Parfait Day:
We have not yet discovered who created National Parfait Day.

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

This Day in History November 25th

The White Ship sinks in the English Channel, drowning William Adelin, son of Henry I of England. (1120)

Elizabeth of York is crowned Queen of England. (1487)

French and Indian War: British forces capture Fort Duquesne from French control. Fort Pitt is built nearby and it grows into modern Pittsburgh. (1758)

American Revolutionary War: The last British troops leave New York City three months after the signing of the Treaty of Paris. (1783)

American Civil War: Battle of Missionary Ridge At Missionary Ridge in Tennessee, Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant break the Siege of Chattanooga by routing Confederate troops under General Braxton Bragg. (1863)

American Civil War: A group of Confederate operatives calling themselves the Confederate Army of Manhattan starts fires in more than 20 locations in an unsuccessful attempt to burn down New York City. (1864)

The United States Greenback Party is established as a political party consisting primarily of farmers affected by the Panic of 1873. (1874)

American Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River. (1876)

The deadliest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history strikes on Thanksgiving day. 27 twisters of great strength are reported in the Midwest, including the strongest November tornado, an estimated F4, that devastates Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 51 deaths in Arkansas alone, 76 deaths and over 400 injuries in all. (1926)

In Berlin, Germany and Japan sign the Anti-Comintern Pact, agreeing to consult on measures "to safeguard their common interests" in the case of an unprovoked attack by the Soviet Union against either nation. The pact is renewed on the same day five years later with additional signatories. (1936)

World War II: First flight of the de Havilland Mosquito and Martin B-26 Marauder. (1940)

Red Scare: The "Hollywood Ten" are blacklisted by Hollywood movie studios. (1947)

The Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950, otherwise known at the time as the "Storm of the Century", strikes New England with hurricane force winds resulting in massive forest blow-downs and storm surge damage along the Northeast coast including New York City. This storm also brings blizzard conditions to the Appalachian Mountains and Ohio Valley, becoming one of the worst storms of all time. 353 people die in the event. (1950)

Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London later becoming the longest continuously-running play in history. (1952)

Korean War: After 42 days of fighting, the Battle of Triangle Hill ends as American and South Korean units abandon their attempt to capture the "Iron Triangle". (1952)

President John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (1963)

36 top musicians gather in a Notting Hill studio and record Band Aid's "Do They Know It's Christmas" in order to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia. (1984)

An ice storm strikes the central U.S. killing 26 people. A powerful windstorm affects Florida and winds gust over 90 mph, toppling trees and flipping trailers. (1996)

Devastating floods, known as the 2009 Saudi Arabian Floods, following freak rains swamp the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during an ongoing Hajj pilgrimage. 3,000 cars are swept away and 122 people perish in the torrents, with 350 others missing. (2009)
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PMAY0313 11/25/2013 1:38PM

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HANSBRINK 11/25/2013 12:50PM

  Another day for food!

Thanks for the history tidbits. Seems like a lot of references to war in today's items.

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LINDAMARIEZ1 11/25/2013 10:01AM

    ever meet someone who didn't care for icecream?.........ME!

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