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National Jelly Bean Day

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

National Jelly Bean Day

When : Always April 22nd

National Jelly Bean Day is a time to enjoy gobs and gobs of jelly beans. Anyone who loves jelly beans, knows they are not just for Easter. Sure, they are very popular at Easter. But, they are also enjoyed year round. The flavors are limited only by the imagination of candy makers. If you've never enjoyed the multitude of flavors in a box of gourmet jelly beans, the we suggest you head right out to the store and buy some.

Jelly beans date back to at least the 1860's. Advertisements promoted sending jelly beans to Union troops fighting in the Civil War. The original candy maker is unknown.

Do you know how to celebrate National Jelly Bean Day? We thought so!

Origin of "National Jelly Bean 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. If a president had done so, it would have been President Ronald Reagan. He was well known for his love of jelly beans.

Today is also Earth Day

This Day in History April 22nd

Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil. (1500)

Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés establishes a settlement at Veracruz, Mexico. (1519)

Treaty of Saragossa divides the eastern hemisphere between Spain and Portugal along a line 297.5 leagues or 17° east of the Moluccas. (1529)

Texas Revolution: A day after the Battle of San Jacinto, forces under Texas General Sam Houston capture Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna. (1836)

The U.S. Congress passes the Coinage Act of 1864 that mandates that the inscription In God We Trust be placed on all coins minted as United States currency. (1864)

The first ever National League baseball game is played in Philadelphia. (1876)

At high noon, thousands rush to claim land in the Land Run of 1889. Within hours the cities of Oklahoma City and Guthrie are formed with populations of at least 10,000. (1889)

The 1906 Summer Olympics, not now recognized as part of the official Olympic Games, open in Athens. (1906)

Pravda, the "voice" of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, begins publication in Saint Petersburg. (1912)

The use of poison gas in World War I escalates when chlorine gas is released as a chemical weapon in the Second Battle of Ypres. (1915)

The United Kingdom, Japan and the United States sign the London Naval Treaty regulating submarine warfare and limiting shipbuilding. (1930)

The 1st Air Commando Group using Sikorsky R-4 helicopters stage the first use of helicopters in combat with CSAR operations in the China-Burma-India theater. (1944)

World War II: Operation Persecution is initiated – Allied forces land in the Hollandia (currently known as Jayapura) area of New Guinea. (1944)

World War II: Prisoners at the Jasenovac concentration camp revolt. 520 are killed and 80 escape. (1945)

World War II: Führerbunker: After learning that Soviet forces have taken Eberswalde without a fight, Adolf Hitler admits defeat in his underground bunker and states that suicide is his only recourse. (1945)

Korean War: The Chinese People's Volunteer Army begin assaulting positions defended by the Royal Australian Regiment and the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at the Battle of Kapyong. (1951)

Red Scare: Witnesses begin testifying and live television coverage of the Army-McCarthy Hearings begins. (1954)

The first Earth Day is celebrated. (1970)

Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco. (1972)

Optical fiber is first used to carry live telephone traffic. (1977)

The German magazine Der Stern claims that the "Hitler Diaries" had been found in wreckage in East Germany; the diaries are subsequently revealed to be forgeries. (1983)

In an explosion in Guadalajara, Mexico, 206 people are killed, nearly 500 injured and 15,000 left homeless. (1992)

Version 1.0 of the Mosaic web browser is released. (1993)

In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida. (2000)

Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologizes for Japan's war record. (2005)

The United States Air Force retires the remaining F-117 Nighthawk aircraft in service. (2008)
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