National Eggs Benedict Day
When : Always April 16th
National Eggs Benedict Day is a day to enjoy eggs with hollandaise sauce, Canadian bacon and English muffins.
A lot of people have never had Eggs Benedict. If you're upper crust, you most likely have enjoyed Eggs Benedict a number of times, and perhaps, on a regular basis. However, many people (regular folk) have never tried Eggs Benedict. Go ahead and do a survey. See how many of your friends can even tell you how its made, or what's in it. Or, ask them what hollandaise sauce is.
Celebrate today by eating Eggs Benedict. If it's your first time, we suggest you go to a restaurant where they know from experience how to properly make it.
Origin of "National Eggs Benedict Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We do know that Eggs Benedict was created in New York City over 100 years ago. There are historical claims that one of two individuals are credited with its creation: Mrs LeGrand Benedict in 1893, and Mr Lemuel Benedict in 1894.
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 April 16th
Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther's first appearance before the Diet of Worms to be examined by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and the other estates of the empire. (1521)
The United States Senate ratifies the Rush-Bagot Treaty, establishing the border with Canada. (1818)
American Civil War: Battle at Lee's Mills in Virginia. (1862)
American Civil War: The District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, a bill ending slavery in the District of Columbia, becomes law. (1862)
American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg – ships led by Union Admiral David Dixon Porter move through heavy Confederate artillery fire on approach to Vicksburg, Mississippi. (1863)
In Dodge City, Kansas, Bat Masterson fights his last gun battle. (1881)
Natural Bridges National Monument is established in Utah. (1908)
The oldest existing indoor ice hockey arena still used for the sport in the 21st century, Boston Arena, opens for the first time. (1910)
Harriet Quimby becomes the first woman to fly an airplane across the English Channel. (1912)
Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier. (1919)
World War II: The Italian convoy Duisburg, directed to Tunisia, is attacked and destroyed by British ships. (1941)
Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians throws the only Opening Day no-hitter in the history of Major League Baseball, beating the Chicago White Sox 1-0. (1941)
World War II: Allied forces start bombing Belgrade, killing about 1,100 people. This bombing fell on the Orthodox Christian Easter. (1944)
The United States Army liberates Nazi Sonderlager (high security) prisoner-of-war camp Oflag IV-C (better known as Colditz). (1945)
Texas City Disaster: An explosion on board a freighter in port causes the city of Texas City, Texas, to catch fire, killing almost 600. (1947)
Bernard Baruch coins the term "Cold War" to describe the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. (1947)
Walter Cronkite takes over as the lead news anchor of the CBS Evening News, during which time he would become "the most trusted man in America". (1962)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his Letter from Birmingham Jail while incarcerated in Birmingham, Alabama for protesting against segregation. (1963)
Apollo program: The launch of Apollo 16 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. (1972)
The "Doctor of Death", Jack Kevorkian, participates in his first assisted suicide. (1990)
Virginia Tech massacre: Seung-Hui Cho guns down 32 people and injures 23 before committing suicide. (2007)
The Pulitzer Prize winners were announced, it was the first time since 1977 that no book won the Fiction Prize. (2012)
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Sistan and Baluchestan Province, Iran, the strongest in the country in 40 years, killing at least 35 people. (2013)