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National Chocolate Day

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

National Chocolate Day

When : Always December 24

We hope that you haven't quite had your fill of chocolate during the holidays, as today is National Chocolate Day.

As we researched this day, we were a bit perplexed. Most of us have been enjoying chocolate treats all month long. All of the holiday parties have ample supplies for chocolate candies, cookies and other treats. Christmas get-togethers and Christmas stockings have plenty of chocolate. Wherever you go this month, chocolate of some kind has been less than an arms length away.

Equally confusing is the fact that National Chocolate Anything Day occurs earlier in the month. We wonder why there are two practically identical holidays so close together.

Then the answer dawned on us...... Chocoholics! If you count yourself in this group, and we hope you do, then every day should be National Chocolate Day!

Origin of National Chocolate Day:
Our extensive search has yet to discover any factual content on this very special day. We have little doubt the the candy industry or a confectioner created this chocolatey day.

There was some reference to this as a "National Day". We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

This Day in History December 24

Kiritimati, also called Christmas Island, is discovered by James Cook. (1777)

The Treaty of Ghent is signed ending the War of 1812. (1814)

The first performance of "Silent Night" takes place in the church of St. Nikolaus in Oberndorf, Austria. (1818)

The Eggnog Riot at the United States Military Academy begins that night, wrapping up the following morning. (1826)

Library of Congress burns. (1851)

The Ku Klux Klan is formed. (1865)

Radio: Reginald Fessenden transmits the first radio broadcast; consisting of a poetry reading, a violin solo, and a speech. (1906)

The Italian Hall disaster ("1913 Massacre") in Calumet, Michigan, results in the death of 73 Christmas party goers held by striking mine workers, including 59 children. (1913)

World War I: The "Christmas truce" begins. (1914)

World War II: Pope Pius XII makes a Christmas Eve appeal for peace. (1939)

World War II: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the Supreme Allied Commander. (1943)

Libya becomes independent from Italy. Idris I is proclaimed King of Libya. (1951)

NORAD Tracks Santa for the first time in what will become an annual Christmas Eve tradition. (1955)

Vietnam War: Viet Cong operatives bomb the Brinks Hotel in Saigon, South Vietnam to demonstrate they can strike an American installation in the heavily guarded capital. (1964)

A Canadair CL-44 chartered by the United States military crashes into a small village in South Vietnam, killing 129. (1966)

Apollo program: The crew of Apollo 8 enters into orbit around the Moon, becoming the first humans to do so. They performed 10 lunar orbits and broadcast live TV pictures that became the famous Christmas Eve Broadcast, one of the most watched programs in history. (1968)

Charles Manson is allowed to defend himself at the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. (1969)

District of Columbia Home Rule Act is passed, allowing residents of Washington, D.C. to elect their own local government. (1973)

Witnesses report the first of several sightings of unexplained lights near RAF Woodbridge, in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, an incident called "Britain's Roswell". (1980)

Air France Flight 8969 is hijacked on the ground, over the course of 3 days 3 passengers are killed, as are all 4 terrorists. (1994)

The Texas Seven hold up a sports store in Irving, Texas. Police officer Aubrey Hawkins is murdered during the robbery. (2000)

Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, begins a series of attacks on Democratic Republic of the Congo, massacring more than 400. (2008)
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