National Chip and Dip Day
When : Always March 23rd
National Chip and Dip Day celebrates America's favorite snack duet. If you re holding a party, it is almost certain that chips and dips are on the snack list. The only possible exclusion would be for an Ice Cream party.
Important Note: National Potato Chip Day is on March 14th. For today's celebration, the "chip" is more generic. It could be corn chips, or tortilla chips. And, the dip is any kind that goes well with the chip of choice.
Today is best celebrated in the evening with a bag of chips and your favorite dip.
Origin of "National Chip and Dip 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.
This Day in History March 23rd
Waltham Abbey is surrendered to King Henry VIII of England; the last religious community to be closed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. (1540)
The Peace of Longjumeau is signed, ending the second phase of the French Wars of Religion. (1568)
capture of Chandannagar fort by British forces. (1757)
American Revolutionary War: Patrick Henry delivers his speech – "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" – at St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia. (1775)
"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace – but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
After traveling through the Louisiana Purchase and reaching the Pacific Ocean, explorers Lewis and Clark and their "Corps of Discovery" begin their arduous journey home. (1806)
Elisha Otis's first elevator is installed at 488 Broadway New York City. (1857)
The First Battle of Kernstown, Virginia, marks the start of Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Though a Confederate defeat, the engagement distracts Federal efforts to capture Richmond. (1862)
The University of California is founded in Oakland, California when the Organic Act is signed into law. (1868)
War of the Pacific: The Battle of Topáter, the first battle of the war is fought between Chile and the joint forces of Bolivia and Peru. (1879)
American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later. (1908)
Theodore Roosevelt leaves New York for a post-presidency safari in Africa. The trip is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution and National Geographic Society. (1909)
First World War: On the third day of the German Spring Offensive, the 10th Battalion of the Royal West Kent Regiment is annihilated with many of the men becoming Prisoners of war (1918)
In Milan, Italy, Benito Mussolini founds his Fascist political movement. (1919)
The Reichstag passes the Enabling Act of 1933, making Adolf Hitler dictator of Germany. (1933)
World War II: In the Indian Ocean, Japanese forces capture the Andaman Islands. (1942)
NASA launches Gemini 3, the United States' first two-man space flight (crew: Gus Grissom and John Young). (1965)
The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line. (1978)
Strategic Defense Initiative: President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles. (1983)
Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah. (1989)
At an election rally in Tijuana, Mexican presidential candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio is assassinated by Mario Aburto Martínez. (1994)
Aeroflot Flight 593 crashes in Siberia when the pilot's fifteen-year old son accidentally disengages the autopilot, killing all 75 people on board. (1994)
A United States Air Force (USAF) F-16 aircraft collides with a USAF C-130 at Pope Air Force Base and then crashes, killing 24 United States Army soldiers on the ground. This later became known as the Green Ramp disaster. (1994)
The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji. (2001)
Battle of Nasiriyah, first major conflict during the invasion of Iraq. (2003)
Texas City Refinery explosion: During a test on a distillation tower liquid waste builds up and flows out of a blowout tower. Waste fumes ignite and explode killing 15 workers. (2005)