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Bake Cookies Day

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bake Cookies Day

When: Always December 18th

'Ya gotta just love Bake Cookies Day.........

..... Christmas is for Christians

..... Hanukkah is just for Jews

.... Ramadan is for those of Islamic descent

..... Kwanzaa is for those of African origin

..... Native American Day is for American Indians

But, Bake Cookies Day is for EVERYONE!

Bake Cookies Day comes at an opportune time. It arrives amidst the major December holidays. It serves as a reminder to bake holiday cookies, if you haven't done so already.

People, young and old, celebrate this day by baking their favorite cookies. Make a party of it, and bake cookies in groups with family, friends, kids and grandkids. Don't stop at baking just one kind of cookies. Plan to bake a number of cookies. Try a new recipe, or two, or three, or....

If you bake more than you can eat, good for you! Wrap up gift trays filled with cookies for friends and neighbors. Most cookies freeze well, too.

Important Note: we are very surprised that Bake Cookies Day is not immediately followed by "Eat Cookies Day". We did not even find an Eat Cookies Day. So you can, and should, eat them everyday!.

This Day in History December 18th

Abel Tasman becomes first European to sight New Zealand. (1642)

The Whitehall Conference ends with the determination that there was no law preventing Jews from re-entering England after the Edict of Expulsion of 1290. (1655)

The United States celebrates its first Thanksgiving, marking the recent victory by the Americans over British General John Burgoyne in the Battle of Saratoga in October. (1777)

New Jersey becomes the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. (1787)

Surrender of the frigate La Lutine by French Royalists to Lord Samuel Hood; renamed HMS Lutine, she later becomes a famous treasure wreck. (1793)

John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires is executed in Pennsylvania. (1878)

Richard Wetherill and his brother in-law discover the ancient Indian ruins of Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde. (1888)

Premiere performance of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (1892)

Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat sets the first officially recognized land speed record of 39.245 mph in a Jeantaud electric car. (1898)

The Piltdown Man, later discovered to be a hoax, is announced by Charles Dawson. (1912)

World War I: The Battle of Verdun ends when German forces under Chief of staff Erich von Falkenhayn are defeated by the French, and suffer 337,000 casualties. (1916)

The resolution containing the language of the Eighteenth Amendment to enact Prohibition is passed by the United States Congress. (1917)

The Chicago Bears defeat the Portsmouth Spartans 9-0 in the first ever NFL Championship Game. Because of a blizzard, the game is moved from Wrigley Field to the Chicago Stadium, the field measuring 80 yards (73 m) long. (1932)

World War II: The Battle of the Heligoland Bight, the first major air battle of the war, takes place. (1939)

World War II: 77 B-29 Superfortress and 200 other aircraft of U.S. Fourteenth Air Force bomb Hankow, China, a Japanese supply base. (1944)

Japan joins the United Nations. (1956)

Project SCORE, the world's first communications satellite, is launched. (1958)

Saturn's moon Epimetheus is discovered by Richard L. Walker. (1966)

Capitol Reef National Park is established in Utah. (1971)

Vietnam War: President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will engage North Vietnam in Operation Linebacker II, a series of Christmas bombings, after peace talks collapsed with North Vietnam on the 13th. (1972)

Larry Wall releases the first version of the Perl programming language. (1987)

HTML 4.0 is published by the World Wide Web Consortium. (1997)

NASA launches into orbit the Terra platform carrying five Earth Observation instruments, including ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT. (1999)

Governor of California Gray Davis announces that the state would face a record budget deficit of $35 billion, roughly double the figure reported during his reelection campaign one month earlier. (2002)
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