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Cherry Pie Day

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Cherry Pie Day



When : Always February 20th

It's Cherry Pie Day. Cherry pie is America's second most popular pie, behind only apple pie in popularity. However, in the month of February, it's Number 1.

As a young boy, George Washington made the Cherry tree popular, with his famous quote "I can not tell a lie, I chopped down the Cherry tree." We celebrate George Washington's Birthday and President's Day in February. Appropriately, its traditional to bake cherry pies in honor of the occasion.

Being the "hot pie" of the month, it is only fitting that Cherry Pie Day falls in February. On Cherry Pie Day, celebrate today with a piece of pie.



Origin of Cherry Pie Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

Some calendar and Ecard websites refer to this as a "National" day. There were only a few references. And, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

This Day in History February 20th

René-Robert Cavelier establishes Fort St. Louis at Matagorda Bay thus forming the basis for France's claim to Texas. (1685)

The Postal Service Act, establishing the United States Post Office Department, is signed by President George Washington. (1792)

Rossini's opera The Barber of Seville premieres at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. (1816)

American Civil War: Battle of Olustee occurs – the largest battle fought in Florida during the war. (1864)

In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens. (1872)

The University of California opens its first medical school in San Francisco, California. (1873)

The legislature of Hawaii Territory convenes for the first time. (1901)

The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California. (1931)

The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States. (1933)

Adolf Hitler secretly meets with German industrialists to arrange for financing of the Nazi Party's upcoming election campaign. (1933)

Caroline Mikkelsen becomes the first woman to set foot in Antarctica. (1935)

Lieutenant Edward O'Hare becomes America's first World War II flying ace. (1942)

American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies. (1943)

The Saturday Evening Post publishes the first of Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms in support of United States President Franklin Roosevelt's 1941 State of the Union address theme of Four Freedoms. (1943)

Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League. (1952)

The United States Merchant Marine Academy becomes a permanent Service Academy (1956)

Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes. (1962)

Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts. (1965)

The United States Emergency Broadcast System is accidentally activated in an erroneous national alert. (1971)

The Soviet Union launches its Mir spacecraft. Remaining in orbit for 15 years, it is occupied for 10 of those years. (1986)

Unabomber: In Salt Lake City, a bomb explodes in a computer store. (1987)

American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. (1998)

During a Great White concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island, a pyrotechnics display sets the Station nightclub ablaze, killing 100 and injuring over 200 others. (2003)

The smallest Extrasolar planet, Kepler-37b is discovered. (2013)
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