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National Pastry Day

Monday, December 09, 2013

National Pastry Day

Date When Celebrated: Always December 9th

National Pastry Day is a fun day, created to encourage you to make, and of course eat, your favorite pastries. On National Pastry Day, well known pastry chefs put on a show, making and displaying their finest creations.

Pastry Day Traditions:

Celebrate this day by making pastries. Don't make just one. Creativity is big in the world of pastry making. Be sure to try your hand a creating a new pastry. Culinary chefs should put on a show today, with live demonstrations. After all of the pastries are made, make sure to eat your fill of pastries on this very special day.

Origin of National Pastry Day:

We did not find any information about the origin of National Pastries Day. Aren't you glad that someone cooked up this very special day!?

We also found no reference to suggest that this is a "National" day which requires an act of congress.

This Day in History December 9th

The Virgin of Guadalupe first appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac, Mexico City. (1531)

American Revolutionary War: British troops lose the Battle of Great Bridge, and leave Virginia soon afterward. (1775)

New York City's first daily newspaper, the American Minerva, is established by Noah Webster. (1793)

Texas Revolution: The Texian Army captures San Antonio, Texas. (1835)

The first YMCA in North America is established in Montreal, Quebec. (1851)

American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress. (1861)

In Louisiana, P. B. S. Pinchback becomes the first serving African-American governor of a U.S. state. (1872)

The Massachusetts Rifle Association, "America's Oldest Active Gun Club", is founded. (1875)

Statistician Herman Hollerith installs his computing device at the United States War Department. (1888)

Activist Marguerite Durand founds the feminist daily newspaper, La Fronde, in Paris. (1897)

In France, the law separating church and state is passed. (1905)

A mine explosion near Briceville, Tennessee, kills 84 miners despite rescue efforts led by the United States Bureau of Mines. (1911)

World War I: In Palestine, Field Marshal Edmund Allenby captures Jerusalem. (1917)

World War II: Operation Compass – British and Indian troops under the command of Major-General Richard O'Connor attack Italian forces near Sidi Barrani in Egypt. (1940)

World War II: The Republic of China, Cuba, Guatemala, and the Philippine Commonwealth, declare war on Germany and Japan. (1941)

The "Subsequent Nuremberg Trials" begin with the "Doctors' Trial", prosecuting physicians and officers alleged to be involved in Nazi human experimentation and mass murder under the guise of euthanasia. (1946)

Cold War: Harry Gold is sentenced to 30 years in jail for helping Klaus Fuchs pass information about the Manhattan Project to the Soviet Union. His testimony is later instrumental in the prosecution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. (1950)

Red Scare: General Electric announces that all communist employees will be discharged from the company. (1953)

The John Birch Society is founded in the United States. (1958)

The Petrified Forest National Park is established in Arizona. (1962)

Kecksburg UFO incident: A fireball is seen from Michigan to Pennsylvania; witnesses report something crashing in the woods near Pittsburgh. In 2005 NASA admits that it examined the object. (1965)

Douglas Engelbart gave what became known as "The Mother of All Demos", publicly debuting the computer mouse, hypertext, and the bit-mapped graphical user interface using the oN-Line System (NLS). (1968)

U.S. Secretary of State William P. Rogers proposes his plan for a ceasefire in the War of Attrition; Egypt and Jordan accept it over the objections of the PLO, which leads to civil war in Jordan in September 1970. (1969)

The United Arab Emirates join the United Nations. (1971)

The eradication of the smallpox virus is certified, making smallpox the first and to date only human disease driven to extinction. (1979)

Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. (1987)

The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for crimes including attempting to sell the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency. (2008)
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