National Chocolate Chip Day
When: Always on May 15th
National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates and enjoys sweet, tasty chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition. After all, where would chocolate chip cookies, cakes and muffins be without the chocolate chip!?
Chocolate chips are popular in cooking and baking, for a wide variety of breads, cakes, and cookies. There is an almost endless number of recipes. They are also used in decorating. Have you ever had chocolate chip pancakes? How about chocolate chips in trail mix? If you've never had these, then you're leading a sheltered life.
Rare is the leftover chocolate chip. If you don't use the whole bag, you and/or your kids will likely eat them as a snack before they make it to the storage container.
There are many recipes for having a successful National Chocolate Chip Day. And, every one of them includes chocolate chips.
Origin of National Chocolate Chip 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. It seems that many of the food and candy related days have tagged on the word "national". We suspect in the midst of a sugar high, the creators got a little excited, and a wee bit carried away.
This Day in History May 15th
A newly constructed temple in honour of the god Mercury was dedicated in ancient Rome on the Circus Maximus, between the Aventine and Palatine hills. To spite the senate and the consuls, the people awarded the dedication to a senior military officer, Marcus Laetorius (495 BC)
Pope Innocent IV issues the papal bull ad extirpanda, which authorizes, but also limits, the torture of heretics in the Medieval Inquisition. (1252)
Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, stands trial in London on charges of treason, adultery and incest. She is condemned to death by a specially-selected jury. (1536)
Bartholomew Gosnold becomes the first recorded European to see Cape Cod. (1602)
Johannes Kepler confirms his previously rejected discovery of the third law of planetary motion (he first discovered it on March 8 but soon rejected the idea after some initial calculations were made). (1618)
James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents the world's first machine gun. (1718)
Laredo, Texas is established by the Spaniards. (1755)
American Revolution: the Virginia Convention instructs its Continental Congress delegation to propose a resolution of independence from Great Britain, paving the way for the United States Declaration of Independence. (1776)
Diego Marín Aguilera flies a glider for "about 360 meters", at a height of 5–6 meters, during one of the first attempted manned flights. (1793)
King George III of the United Kingdom survives an assassination attempt by James Hadfield, who is later acquitted by reason of insanity. (1800)
Opening of the first private mental health hospital in the United States, the Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason (now Friends Hospital) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1817)
The Bloody Island Massacre takes place in Lake County, California, in which a large number of Pomo Indians in Lake County are slaughtered by a regiment of the United States Cavalry, led by Nathaniel Lyon. (1850)
President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture. (1862)
American Civil War: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends. (1864)
American Civil War: Battle of New Market, Virginia – students from the Virginia Military Institute fight alongside the Confederate Army to force Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley. (1864)
Women's suffrage: in New York, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton form the National Woman Suffrage Association. (1869)
Las Vegas, is founded when 110 acres, in what later would become downtown, are auctioned off. (1905)
In Standard Oil Company of New Jersey v. United States, the United States Supreme Court declares Standard Oil to be an "unreasonable" monopoly under the Sherman Antitrust Act and orders the company to be broken up. (1911)
Walt Disney character Mickey Mouse premieres in his first cartoon, Plane Crazy (1928)
McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, California. (1940)
World War II: in the United States, a bill creating the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) is signed into law. (1942)
World War II: The Battle of Poljana, the final skirmish in Europe is fought near Prevalje, Slovenia. (1945)
Following the demise of Mandatory Palestine, the Kingdom of Egypt, Transjordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia invade Israel thus starting the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. (1948)
Cubmaster Don Murphy organized the first pinewood derby, in Manhattan Beach, California, by Pack 280c. (1953)
At Malden Island in the Pacific Ocean, Britain tests its first hydrogen bomb in Operation Grapple. (1957)
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 3. (1958)
The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 4. (1960)
Project Mercury: The launch of the final Mercury mission, Mercury-Atlas 9 with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on board. He becomes the first American to spend more than a day in space. (1963)
People's Park: California Governor Ronald Reagan has an impromptu student park owned by University of California at Berkeley fenced off from student anti-war protestors, sparking a riot called Bloody Thursday. (1969)
President Richard Nixon appoints Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington the first female United States Army Generals. (1970)
Okinawa, under U.S. military governance since its conquest in 1945, reverts to Japanese control. (1972)
In Laurel, Maryland, Arthur Bremer shoots and paralyzes Alabama Governor George Wallace while he is campaigning to become President. (1972)
Ma'alot massacre: Members of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine attack and take hostages at an Israeli school; a total of 31 people are killed, including 22 schoolchildren. (1974)
The United States government acknowledges the existence of the "Secret War" in Laos and dedicates the Laos Memorial in honor of Hmong and other "Secret War" veterans. (1997)
California becomes the second U.S. state after Massachusetts in 2004 to legalize same-sex marriage after the state's own Supreme Court rules a previous ban unconstitutional. (2008)
Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail, non-stop and unassisted around the world solo. (2010)
An upsurge in violence in Iraq leaves more than 389 people dead over three days. (2013)