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Chocolate Mint Day

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Chocolate Mint Day

When : Always February 19th

Chocolate Mint Day celebrates anything and everything that is chocolate mint flavored. The most common chocolate mint treats are ice cream, candies, and desserts. Not everyone likes chocolate mint. But those who do love it. No, we don't know why some people don't like this great flavor. But, we do feel sorry for them!

For Chocolate Mint lovers, this is truely a great day. Whether its candies, ice cream or desserts, make sure to get your fill of Chocolate Mint.

Origin of Chocolate Mint Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It was most likely started by a candy confectioner, or an ice cream company.

Some calendar and Ecard websites refer to this as a National day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

This Day in History February 19th

Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. (197)

Emperor Constantius II issues a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire. (356)

The Peruvian stratovolcano Huaynaputina explodes in the most violent eruption in the recorded history of South America. (1600)

England and the Netherlands sign the Treaty of Westminster, ending the Third Anglo-Dutch War. A provision of the agreement transfers the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam to England, and it is renamed New York. (1674)

Former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr is arrested for treason in Wakefield, Alabama and confined to Fort Stoddert. (1807)

British explorer William Smith discovers the South Shetland Islands, and claims them in the name of King George III. (1819)

In Austin, Texas the newly formed Texas state government is officially installed. The Republic of Texas government officially transfers power to the State of Texas government following the annexation of Texas by the United States. (1846)

The first group of rescuers reaches the Donner Party. (1847)

Daniel E. Sickles, a New York Congressman, is acquitted of murder on grounds of temporary insanity. This is the first time this defense is successfully used in the United States. (1859)

Founding of the National Amateur Press Association (NAPA) in Philadelphia. (1876)

Thomas Edison patents the phonograph. (1878)

More than sixty tornadoes strike the Southern United States, one of the largest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. (1884)

World War I: The first naval attack on the Dardanelles begins when a strong Anglo-French task force bombards Ottoman artillery along the coast of Gallipoli. (1915)

World War II: nearly 250 Japanese warplanes attack the northern Australian city of Darwin killing 243 people. (1942)

World War II: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the executive order 9066, allowing the United States military to relocate Japanese-Americans to internment camps. (1942)

World War II: Battle of the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia begins. (1943)

World War II: Battle of Iwo Jima – about 30,000 United States Marines land on the island of Iwo Jima. (1945)

Ezra Pound is awarded the first Bollingen Prize in poetry by the Bollingen Foundation and Yale University. (1949)

Censorship: Georgia approves the first literature censorship board in the United States. (1953)

China successfully launches the T-7, its first sounding rocket. (1960)

The publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique reawakens the Feminist Movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread. (1963)

Executive Order 9066, which led to the relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps, is rescinded by President Gerald R. Ford's Proclamation 4417 (1976)

Egyptian forces raid Larnaca International Airport in an attempt to intervene in a hijacking, without authorisation from the Republic of Cyprus authorities. The Cypriot National Guard and Police forces kill 15 Egyptian commandos and destroy the Egyptian C-130 transport plane in open combat. (1978)

William J. Schroeder becomes the first recipient of an artificial heart to leave hospital. (1985)

The Oklahoma City bombing museum is dedicated at the Oklahoma City National Memorial. (2001)

NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system. (2002)
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