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Popcorn Lover's Day

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Popcorn Lover's Day

When : Second Thursday in March

Many of us love popcorn. So, it only makes sense that there should be a special day just for popcorn lovers.

Popcorn is good for you, when eaten plain. It is not as healthy, when it's loaded with salt and butter.

This day is intended to enjoy popcorn and share it with others. Bring some to work. Or microwave some and put in in a basket in your office.

You can have it in a traditional way, with salt and butter. Or, you can add anyone of a number of flavors to it. Some popular flavors are cheddar cheese, parmesan garlic, and even hot pepper! There is no requirement as what seasoning to use today, as long as your eat plenty popcorn. Now, that's not hard to do, is it!?

Origin of Popcorn Lovers Day:
This day was created on January 6, 2012, by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY. It is Bob's favorite snack. He and his wife have it on most Thursdays, all year long. Bob is also an avid garden and has grown popcorn and dried it for popping.

This Day in History March 13th

Battle of Badr: a key battle between Muhammad's army – the new followers of Islam and the Quraish of Mecca. The Muslims won this battle, known as the turning point of Islam, which took place in the Hejaz region of western Arabia. (624)

The bones of Saint Nicephorus are interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles, Constantinople. (874)

Harvard College is named for clergyman John Harvard. (1639)

William Herschel discovers Uranus. (1781)

American Civil War: The U.S. federal government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation. (1862)

American Civil War: The Confederate States of America agree to the use of African American troops. (1865)

San Diego State University is founded. (1897)

The news of the discovery of Pluto is telegraphed to the Harvard College Observatory. (1930)

Great Depression: Banks in the U.S. begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a "bank holiday". (1933)

World News Roundup is broadcast for the first time on CBS Radio in the United States. (1938)

The Holocaust: German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków. (1943)

Lyman Lemnitzer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, delivers a proposal, called Operation Northwoods, regarding performing terrorist attacks upon Guantánamo Bay Naval Base, to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. The proposal is scrapped and President John F. Kennedy removes Lemnitzer from his position. (1962)

Police in Phoenix, Arizona arrest Ernesto Miranda and charge him with kidnap and rape. His conviction is ultimately set aside by the United States Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona (1963)

American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her, prompting research into the bystander effect. (1964)

Apollo program: Apollo 9 returns safely to Earth after testing the Lunar Module. (1969)

The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan. (1988)

The United States Department of Justice announces that Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska. (1991)

Dunblane massacre: in Dunblane, Scotland, 16 Primary School children and one teacher are shot dead by a spree killer, Thomas Watt Hamilton who then committed suicide. (1996)

India's Missionaries of Charity chooses Sister Nirmala to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader. (1997)

Human evolution: The journal Nature reports that 350,000-year-old footprints of an upright-walking human have been found in Italy. (2003)

Gold prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange hit $1,000 per ounce for the first time. (2008)

Pope Francis is elected in the papal conclave to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. (2013)
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