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National Popcorn Day

Sunday, January 19, 2014

National Popcorn Day

Date When Celebrated : January 19th

The origins of this holiday are unknown. We have not found any information or documentation to confirm this is a true "National" day. But, don't let that pop (burst) your bubble, err pop your corn that is. It's a day to celebrate healthy (until you load it with salt and butter), and addicting popcorn.

Strangely, National Popcorn Day is in January, yet National Popcorn Month is October. According to tradition, it is celebrated on January 19th each year. There is some suggestion that Popcorn Day may, at one point, have been tied to the Superbowl. And, we found one reference to it being on January 30th.

On National Popcorn Day, we suggest you pop up some fresh popcorn, kick back and enjoy!

Also note that "Caramel Popcorn Day" is April 7th.

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This Day in History January 19th

San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is the oldest church still standing in the Philippines. (1607)

John Wilkes is expelled from the British House of Commons for seditious libel. (1764)

The second group of ships of the First Fleet arrive at Botany Bay. (1788)

Captain Charles Wilkes circumnavigates Antarctica, claiming what became known as Wilkes Land for the United States. (1840)

American Civil War: Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States. (1861)

American Civil War: Battle of Mill Springs – The Confederacy suffers its first significant defeat in the conflict. (1862)

The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey. (1883)

Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising. (1915)

World War I: German zeppelins bomb the towns of Great Yarmouth and King's Lynn in the United Kingdom killing more than 20, in the first major aerial bombardment of a civilian target. (1915)

The United States Senate votes against joining the League of Nations. (1920)

Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs. (1935)

Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds. (1937)

World War II: Japanese forces invade Burma (1942)

World War II: Soviet forces liberate the Łódź ghetto. Of more than 200,000 inhabitants in 1940, less than 900 had survived the Nazi occupation. (1945)

General Douglas MacArthur establishes the International Military Tribunal for the Far East in Tokyo to try Japanese war criminals. (1946)

71.7% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth. (1953)

Japan and the United States sign the US-Japan Mutual Security Treaty (1960)

Student Jan Palach dies after setting himself on fire 3 days earlier in Prague's Wenceslas Square to protest about the invasion of Czechoslovakia by the Soviet Union in 1968. His funeral turned into another major protest. (1969)

President Gerald Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (a.k.a. "Tokyo Rose"). (1977)

Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas. (1977)

The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003. (1978)

Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity. (1981)

Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia. (1983)

The Apple Lisa, the first commercial personal computer from Apple Inc. to have a graphical user interface and a computer mouse, is announced. (1983)

The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in Lahore, Pakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written. (1986)

Gulf War: Iraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries. (1991)

The barge North Cape oil spill occurs as an engine fire forces the tugboat Scandia ashore on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. (1996)

Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city. (1997)

British Aerospace agrees to acquire the defence subsidiary of the General Electric Company plc, forming BAE Systems in November 1999. (1999)

The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto. (2006)

The Hong Kong-based file-sharing website Megaupload is shut down by the FBI. (2012)

A failed attempt to assassinate Ahmed Dogan, chairman of the Bulgarian political party Movement for Rights and Freedoms, on live television is foiled by security guards. (2013)
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