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National Potato Chip Day

Friday, March 14, 2014

National Potato Chip Day

When : Always March 14th

National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, its not just a snack food. Its the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.

Did you Know? Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.

Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy.... eat potato chips during meals and snacks.

Origin of "National Potato Chip Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This day was most likely created by the snack food industry.

This is referred to as a "National" day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. If any snack food is truely a national day, the potato chip should be number one.

This Day in History March 14th

Casca and Cassius decide, on the night before the Assassination of Julius Caesar, that Mark Antony should stay alive. (44 BC)

Battle of Ivry: Henry of Navarre and the Huguenots defeat the forces of the Catholic League under the Duc de Mayenne during the French Wars of Religion. (1590)

Thirty Years' War: Bavaria, Cologne, France and Sweden sign the Truce of Ulm. (1647)

Admiral Sir John Byng is executed by firing squad aboard HMS Monarch for breach of the Articles of War. (1757)

American Revolutionary War: Spanish forces capture Fort Charlotte in Mobile, Alabama, the last British frontier post capable of threatening New Orleans in Spanish Louisiana. (1780)

Eli Whitney is granted a patent for the cotton gin. (1794)

The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing United States currency on the gold standard. (1900)

The Hay–Herrán Treaty, granting the United States the right to build the Panama Canal, is ratified by the United States Senate. The Colombian Senate would later reject the treaty. (1903)

The Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge is established by US President Theodore Roosevelt. (1903)

Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vents to atmosphere. (1910)

World War I: Cornered off the coast of Chile by the Royal Navy after fleeing the Battle of the Falkland Islands, the German light cruiser SMS Dresden is abandoned and scuttled by her crew. (1915)

Alam Ara, India's first talking film, is released. (1931)

The first all-sound film version of Show Boat opens at Radio City Music Hall. (There had been a part-talkie, part-silent version of Show Boat in 1929.) (1936)

Slovakia declares independence under German pressure. (1939)

Orvan Hess and John Bumstead became the first in the United States successfully to treat a patient, Anne Miller, using penicillin. (1942)

World War II: The Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated". (1943)

World War II: The R.A.F.'s first operational use of the Grand Slam bomb, Bielefeld, Germany. (1945)

Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul. (1951)

A jury in Dallas finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, the assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy. (1964)

The body of U.S. President John F. Kennedy is moved to a permanent burial place at Arlington National Cemetery. (1967)

The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani. (1978)

In Poland, a plane crashes during final approach near Warsaw, killing 87 people, including a 14-man American boxing team. (1980)

Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on board a Russian launch vehicle. (1995)

The Left Front government of West Bengal sends at least 3,000 police to Nandigram in an attempt to break Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee resistance there; the resulting clash leaves 14 dead. (2007)
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