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National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Monday, December 16, 2013

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

When : Always December 16

Chocolaholics rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day.

Its a great day to indulge, binge, "pig out", and otherwise consume to excess, your favorite food....chocolate. We believe the timing of this day, during the holiday season, couldn't be better.

Today, we get to enjoy our beloved chocolate by covering something...just about anything... in a generous amount of chocolate. Pour, spread, or drizzle chocolate over cakes, cupcakes, pies, pancakes or waffles, nuts, raisins, even ants (yes, some people actually eat chocolate covered ants!). We will let you decide what is too extreme, and how much is too much, if any.

As chocoloaholics, we shouldn't need any added incentive to enjoy our chocolate. In the giving spirit of the holiday season, make sure to give or share some of your favorite chocolate covered treats today.

Happy National Chocolate Covered Anything Day!!!!

Origin of National Chocolate Covered Anything Day:
Our extensive search failed to discover any factual content on this very special day. It's most likely that a confectioner, or a candy company created this sweet day. Aren't you glad they did!?

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". Someone must have decided that all food related holidays should be called "National" days. However, we found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

This Day in History December 16

Hundred Years' War: Henry VI of England is crowned King of France at Notre Dame in Paris. (1431)

English Interregnum: The Protectorate – Oliver Cromwell becomes Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. (1653)

Convention Parliament: The Declaration of Right is embodied in the Bill of Rights. (1689)

Last recorded eruption of Mount Fuji in Japan. (1707)

American Revolution: Boston Tea Party – Members of the Sons of Liberty disguised as Mohawk Indians dump hundreds of crates of tea into Boston harbor as a protest against the Tea Act. (1773)

The first two in a series of four severe earthquakes occur in the vicinity of New Madrid, Missouri. (1811)

The Charlotte Jane and the Randolph bring the first of the Canterbury Pilgrims to Lyttelton, New Zealand. (1850)

American Civil War: Joseph E. Johnston replaces Braxton Bragg as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee. (1863)

American Civil War: Battle of Nashville – Major General George Thomas's Union forces defeat Lieutenant General John Bell Hood's Confederate Army of Tennessee. (1864)

Taj Mahal Palace & Tower hotel in Bombay first opens its doors to the guests. (1903)

World War I: German battleships under Franz von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough. (1914)

Bank robber Herman Lamm and members of his crew are killed by a 200-strong posse, following a botched bank robbery in Clinton, Indiana. (1930)

Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again. (1937)

Adolf Hitler institutes the Cross of Honor of the German Mother. (1938)

The Holocaust: Heinrich Himmler orders that Roma candidates for extermination be deported to Auschwitz. (1942)

World War II: The Battle of the Bulge begins with the surprise offensive of three German armies through the Ardennes forest. (1944)

Thailand joins the United Nations. (1946)

William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain build the first practical point-contact transistor. (1947)

Korean War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman declares a state of emergency, after Chinese troops enter the fight in support of communist North Korea. (1950)

1960 New York air disaster: While approaching New York's Idlewild Airport, a United Airlines Douglas DC-8 collides with a TWA Lockheed Super Constellation in a blinding snowstorm over Staten Island, killing 134. (1960)

Vietnam War: General William Westmoreland sends U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara a request for 243,000 more men by the end of 1966. (1965)

Bangladesh Liberation War and Indo-Pakistani War of 1971: The surrender of the Pakistan Army brings an end to both conflicts. (This is commemorated annually as Victory Day in Bangladesh, and as Vijay Diwas in India.) (1971)

Cleveland, Ohio, becomes the first major American city to default on its financial obligations since the Great Depression. (1978)

Libya joins four other OPEC nations in raising crude oil prices, which has an immediate, dramatic effect on the United States. (1979)

Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti are shot dead on the orders of John Gotti, who assumes leadership of New York's Gambino crime family. (1985)

U.S. Appeals Court Judge Robert Smith Vance is assassinated by a mail bomb sent by Walter Leroy Moody, Jr. (1989)

A Japanese airing of the "Dennō Senshi Porygon" episode of Pokémon induces seizures in 685 viewers. (1997)

Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox – The United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq. (1998)

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