National Blonde Brownie Day
When : Always January 22nd
National Blonde Brownie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and eat blonde brownies.
What's a blonde brownie, you ask? Well, as their name implies, traditional brownies are a dark brown. To make blonde brownies, light brown sugar is used in the recipe in place of dark brown chocolate.
On National Blonde Brownie Day, its your right and responsibility to bake blonde brownies, and to eat them. If you don't have time to bake today, buy some and eat a few extra blonde brownies.
Note: The use of nuts and frosting on your brownies is optional.
Origin of National Blonde Brownie Day:
Our extensive research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Perhaps it was someone who wanted a different colored brownie. Perhaps it was a food company. Maybe it was a Brownie that was blonde? We may never know.
If we ever find the originator, we have one question to ask: "Just what was wrong with regular brownies!?!"
There is no evidence to suggest that this is truly a "National" day, which requires an act of congress.
This Day in History January 22nd
The Convention Parliament convenes to determine if James II and VII, the last Roman Catholic monarch of England, Ireland and Scotland, had vacated the thrones when he fled to France in 1688. (1689)
Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C. (1889)
The United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus, Ohio. (1890)
Edward VII is proclaimed King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria. (1901)
SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130. (1906)
World War I: President Woodrow Wilson of the still-neutral United States calls for "peace without victory" in Europe. (1917)
World War II: British and Commonwealth troops capture Tobruk from Italian forces during Operation Compass. (1941)
World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy. (1944)
Creation of the Central Intelligence Group, forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. (1946)
KTLA, the first commercial television station west of the Mississippi River, begins operation in Hollywood, California. (1947)
Israel withdraws from the Sinai Peninsula. (1957)
The New York City "Mad Bomber", George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs. (1957)
Knox Mine Disaster: Water breaches the River Slope Mine near Pittston City, Pennsylvania in Port Griffith; 12 miners are killed. (1959)
The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership. (1962)
Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space. (1968)
A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. (1969)
The Boeing 747, the world's first "jumbo jet", enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport. (1970)
The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued. (1971)
The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states. (1973)
The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, is introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous "1984" television commercial. (1984)
Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself during a televised press conference, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism. (1987)
Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet Computer worm. (1990)
Gulf War: Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks. (1991)
Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Beit Lid massacre – In central Israel, near Netanya, two suicide bombers from the Gaza Strip blow themselves up at a military transit point killing 19 Israelis. (1995)
Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India. (1999)
Kmart becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (2002)
At least 88 people are killed when two car bombs explode in the Bab Al-Sharqi market in central Baghdad, Iraq. (2007)