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National Tortilla Chip Day

Monday, February 24, 2014

National Tortilla Chip Day

When : Always February 24th

Today is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that's okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It's popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America's favorite munchies.

Did you know? The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by texas businessman Elmer Doolin.

Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with a handful of crunchy, tasty corn chips and your favorite salsa or dip.

Origin of National Tortilla Chip Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. It was very likely created by a food manufacturer looking to promote Tortilla Chips.

This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

This Day in History February 24th

Galerius publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Roman Empire. (303)

King Huneric removes the Christian bishops from their offices and banished some to Corsica. A few are martyred, including former proconsul Victorian along with Frumentius and other merchants. They are killed at Hadrumetum after refusing to become Arians. (484)

Battle of Roslin, of the First War of Scottish Independence. (1303)

Pope Gregory XIII announces the Gregorian calendar. (1582)

In Marbury v. Madison, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the principle of judicial review. (1803)

The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the first removal treaty in accordance with the Indian Removal Act, is proclaimed. The Choctaws in Mississippi cede land east of the river in exchange for payment and land in the West. (1831)

Arizona is organized as a United States territory. (1863)

Andrew Johnson becomes the first President of the United States to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives. He is later acquitted in the Senate. (1868)

The SS Gothenburg hits the Great Barrier Reef and sinks off the Australian east coast, killing approximately 100, including a number of high profile civil servants and dignitaries. (1875)

Revolution breaks out in Baire, a town near Santiago de Cuba, beginning the Cuban War of Independence, that ends with the Spanish-American War in 1898. (1895)

World War I: The U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States. (1917)

The Nazi Party is founded. (1920)

The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 25, 1942. (1942)

An order-in-council passed under the Defence of Canada Regulations of the War Measures Act gives the Canadian federal government the power to intern all "persons of Japanese racial origin". (1942)

Merrill's Marauders: The Marauders begin their 1,000-mile journey through Japanese occupied Burma. (1944)

Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué. (1968)

The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal. (1980)

A special commission of the U.S. Congress releases a report that condemns the practice of Japanese internment during World War II. (1983)

Tyrone Mitchell perpetrates the 49th Street Elementary School shooting in Los Angeles, killing two children and injuring 12 more. (1984)

Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini offers a US$3 million bounty for the death of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie. (1989)

United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, blowing 9 passengers out of the business-class section. (1989)

The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national convicted of murder during a botched bank robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him. (1999)

Japan launches its fourth spy satellite, stepping up its ability to monitor potential threats such as North Korea. (2007)

Fidel Castro retires as the President of Cuba after nearly fifty years. (2008)

Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103). (2011)
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