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National Nut Day

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

National Nut Day

When : Always October 22nd

National Nut Day is today. It's a little kooky and crazy if you ask me.

One can go a little bit batty contemplating the meaning of this day. Our research came up empty on information about this day. So, we can't be certain as to the meaning of this very nutty day. There are two very obvious possibilities:

1. This day honors (???) all of the nutty people in the world. It gives recognition to all the kooks, loony birds and daffy people in your life. Show them you care today.

2. This day celebrates nutritious and healthy nuts (food) of all kinds. Celebrate today by eating lots of nuts, either as a snack, or in baked goods. May we suggest Chocolate Almond Ice Cream?

Of course it is always possible that this day celebrates the "Nut" that screws onto a bolt for fastening things.

A couple of nutty facts:

Peanuts are not really nuts. They are Legumes, a member of the "Pea" family.
The center of seeds, like pumpkins and squash, is called a "nut".

Have a happy National Nut Day !!

This Day in History October 22nd

The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire. (362)

The Council of Chalcedon adopts the Chalcedonian Creed regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ. (451)

The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter. (1746)

American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank. (1777)

Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska. (1784)

Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War. (1790)

André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris. (1797)

Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas. (1836)

The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment. (1844)

The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton. (1878)

Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out). (1879)

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's Faust. (1883)

Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression. (1907)

Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London. (1910)

Toastmasters International is founded. (1924)

J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal, precipitating his death. (1926)

Nikola Tesla introduces six new inventions including a motor with onephase electricity (1927)

In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd. (1934)

World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer. (1941)

World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless. (1943)

Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam. (1957)

Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation. (1962)

Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada. (1964)

The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go). (1966)

Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times. (1968)

Vietnam War: In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris. (1972)

Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada. (1976)

Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons. (1983)

Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity. (1999)

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