National Peanut Butter Lovers' Day
When : Always March 1st
Today is a sticky day. National Peanut Butter Lover's Day salutes America's favorite sandwich spread. What kid didn't grow up loving a PB&J sandwich? It's a staple in our house.
Smooth Peanut Butter is by far the most popular. Crunchy peanut butter is also on the market, and is enjoyed by many. Peanut Butter is not limited to a Peanut Butter and Jelly (PB&J) sandwich. It's popular on crackers, celery and other "peanut butter" holders. It is also used in recipes for cookies and snacks. And, don't forget peanut butter candies, too!
Did you Know? Peanut Butter is 90% or more peanuts. While it has no artificial preservatives, an opened jar is stored on a shelf at room temperature.
Celebrate today with a little (or a lot) of Peanut Butter. If you can, make your own Peanut Butter. Its a fun project that the kids will enjoy doing with you.
Note: If you don't get enough peanut butter today, April 2nd is National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day. and September 13th is National Peanut Day.
Origin of Peanut Butter Lover's Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.
This Day in History March 1st
23 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Wassy, France, marking the start of the French Wars of Religion. (1562)
The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded. (1565)
Writs issued in February by Charles I of England mandate that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date. (1628)
Georgeana, Massachusetts (now known as York, Maine), becomes the first incorporated city in the United States. (1642)
Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before local magistrates in Salem Village, Massachusetts, beginning what would become known as the Salem witch trials. (1692)
The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation. (1781)
The first United States census is authorized. (1790)
Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state. (1803)
Justice Samuel Chase is acquitted at the end of his impeachment trial by the U.S. Senate. (1805)
Leaders of the Mameluke dynasty are killed by Egyptian ruler Muhammad Ali. (1811)
Napoleon returns to France from his banishment on Elba. (1815)
A convention of delegates from 57 Texas communities convenes in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, to deliberate independence from Mexico. (1836)
President John Tyler signs a bill authorizing the United States to annex the Republic of Texas. (1845)
The state of Michigan formally abolishes capital punishment. (1847)
Nebraska becomes the 37th U.S. state; Lancaster, Nebraska is renamed Lincoln and becomes the state capital. (1867)
The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity is founded at the University of Virginia. (1868)
Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park. (1872)
E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter. (1873)
Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. (1893)
Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity. (1896)
The worst avalanche in United States history buries a Great Northern Railway train in northeastern King County, Washington, killing 96 people. (1910)
Albert Berry makes the first parachute jump from a moving airplane. (1912)
The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped. (1932)
The Hoover Dam is completed. (1936)
A strike occurs aboard the S.S. California, leading to the demise of the International Seamen's Union and the creation of the National Maritime Union. (1936)
World War II: Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, allying itself with the Axis powers. (1941)
W47NV (now known as WSM-FM) begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee becoming the first FM radio station in the U.S.. (1941)
Cold War: Klaus Fuchs is convicted of spying for the Soviet Union by disclosing top secret atomic bomb data. (1950)
Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffers a stroke and collapses; he dies four days later. (1953)
Nuclear testing: The Castle Bravo, a 15-megaton hydrogen bomb, is detonated on Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in the worst radioactive contamination ever caused by the United States. (1954)
Puerto Rican nationalists attack the United States Capitol building, injuring five Representatives. (1954)
American President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps. (1961)
Venera 3 Soviet space probe crashes on Venus becoming the first spacecraft to land on another planet's surface. (1966)
A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility. (1971)
Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice. (1974)
The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. (1989)
Yahoo! is incorporated. (1995)
Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide. (1998)
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan. (2002)
Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security. (2003)
U.S. Supreme Court rules that the execution of juveniles found guilty of murder is unconstitutional marking a change in "national standards,". (2005)
Tornadoes break out across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths are at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama. (2007)