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National Marshmallow Toasting Day

Friday, August 30, 2013

National Marshmallow Toasting Day

When : Always on August 30th

Origin: Unknown

During eleven out of the twelve months of the year, we enjoy a wide range of holidays. When we get to August, there is a major shortage of big holidays to celebrate. Perhaps that is why many Europeans take the month of August off for vacation.

Perhaps it as just as well that there are no big holidays to compete with National Marshmallow Toasting Day. After all, how could any holiday compare with this day!?!

Enjoy today or tonight by a campfire or bonfire, toasting a big, soft, sticky and sweet marshmallow, or two, or three, or….. Summer would not be the same without a campfire and this great campfire treat.Summer is short. Summer is good. So enjoy it while it is still here. Toast a marshmallow and forget about everything else.

And don't forget to make a few S'mores. The recipe is below.

S'mores Recipe:

Chocolate candy bar
Honey Graham Crackers

Break off a square of Graham cracker
Add a piece of Chocolate.
Toast a big marshmallow over the campfire.
Add the hot marshmallow.
Top it with another graham Cracker.
Eat , savor and enjoy!
Note: You can make S'mores in the microwave. Just put them together and pop them into the microwave on high for 15 to 20 seconds.

This Day in History August 30th

The entire Dutch fleet is captured by British forces under the command of Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell during the Second Coalition of the French Revolutionary Wars. (1799)

Gabriel Prosser postpones a planned slave rebellion in Richmond, Virginia, but is arrested before he can make it happen. (1800)

Creek War – Fort Mims massacre: Creek "Red Sticks" kill over 500 settlers (including over 250 armed militia) in Fort Mims, north of Mobile, Alabama. (1813)

The city of Houston is founded by Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen (1836)

American Civil War – Battle of Richmond: Confederates under Edmund Kirby Smith rout Union forces under General Horatio Wright. (1862)

World War I: Germans defeat the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg (1914)

Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror. (1918)

Battle of Dumlupinar: the final battle in the Greek-Turkish War ("Turkish War of Independence"). (1922)

The Second Vienna Award re-assigns the territory of Northern Transylvania from Romania to Hungary. (1940)

Hong Kong is liberated from Japan by British Armed Forces. (1945)

The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Douglas MacArthur lands at Atsugi Air Force Base. (1945)

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway opens. (1956)

Japan conducts a test of the NAMC YS-11, its first aircraft since World War II and its only successful commercial aircraft from before or after the war. (1962)

The Hotline between the leaders of the U.S.A. and the Soviet Union goes into operation. (1963)

Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. (1967)

The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage. (1984)

The Late Show with David Letterman premieres on CBS. (1993)

NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian Serb forces. (1995)

While being towed across the Barents Sea, the de-commissioned Russian submarine K-159 sinks, taking 9 of her crew and 800 kg of spent nuclear fuel with her. (2003)
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