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National Zucchini Bread Day

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Zucchini Bread Day

When : Always April 23rd

National Zucchini Bread Day is a day to enjoy Zucchini bread. In researching this day, we first asked ourselves "why hold this day in the spring, when this prolific garden squash in not in great supply?" The answer quickly dawned on us....they hold this at a time when you are not sick of all that zucchini.

In the summer months, the prolific zucchini plant produces more fruit than gardeners can use. As summer progresses, everyone becomes sick and tired of the eating zucchini. But, the harvest goes on, day after day, after day. By mid summer, gardeners are resorting to all sorts of tricks to get rid of the mountains of fruit produced in their gardens. Some even stealthily leave zucchini on neighbors' door step in the middle of the night.

So her you are in the month of April. Zucchini finds its way in small supply to grocery stores in your area. Now, you've got the urge for zucchini bread. Hence, the creation of this day in April!

Origin of "National Zucchini Bread 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 April 23rd

The first public school in the United States, Boston Latin School, is founded in Boston, Massachusetts. (1635)

King Charles II of England, Scotland and Ireland is crowned in Westminster Abbey. (1661)

American President Theodore Roosevelt makes his "The Man in the Arena" speech. (1910)

First baseball game at Wrigley Field, then known as Weeghman Park in Chicago. (1914)

Cardiff City defeat Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, the only time it has been won by a team not based in England. (1927)

Turkey becomes the first country to celebrate Children's Day as a national holiday. (1929)

The 153-year-old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, Netherlands burns down. It is rebuilt and reopens exactly 70 years later. (1932)

World War II: Baedeker Blitz – German bombers hit Exeter, Bath and York in retaliation for the British raid on Lübeck. (1942)

World War II Adolf Hitler's designated successor Hermann Göring sends him a telegram asking permission to take leadership of the Third Reich, which causes Hitler to replace him with Joseph Goebbels and Karl Dönitz. (1945)

American journalist William N. Oatis is arrested for espionage by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia. (1951)

The Canadian Labour Congress is formed by the merger of the Trades and Labour Congress of Canada and the Canadian Congress of Labour. (1955)

Soviet space program: Soyuz 1 (Russian: Союз 1, Union 1) a manned spaceflight carrying cosmonaut Colonel Vladimir Komarov is launched into orbit. (1967)

Vietnam War: Student protesters at Columbia University in New York City take over administration buildings and shut down the university. (1968)

Coca-Cola changes its formula and releases New Coke. The response is overwhelmingly negative, and the original formula is back on the market in less than 3 months. (1985)

Omaria massacre in Algeria: Forty-two villagers are killed. (1997)
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