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National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

Monday, March 24, 2014

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day

When : Always March 24th

National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day is a day to enjoy this tasty combination of chocolate and fruit. Chocolate lovers who like raisins, find the combination simply irresistible. Kids find them irresistible, too.

Are you watching your waistline? National Chocolate Raisin Day will not help you here. You're on your own.

Follow the Logic?: Chocolate is made from cocoa beans ( a vegetable) and raisins are from grapes (a fruit). And, we all know that vegetables and fruit are good for you. Therefore, isn't chocolate covered raisins good for you?

Origin of "National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This day was most likely created by the candy makers. We also find it surprising that this day is during the Christian season of Lent, when many people give up chocolates. Sometimes, life just isn't fair........

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

This Day in History March 24th

The Province of Carolina is granted by charter to eight Lords Proprietor in reward for their assistance in restoring Charles II of England to the throne. (1663)

The Acts of Union 1707 is signed, officially uniting the Kingdoms of England and Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. (1707)

Johann Sebastian Bach dedicated six concertos to Christian Ludwig, margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt, now commonly called the Brandenburg concertos, BWV 1046-1051. (1721)

American Revolution: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the Thirteen Colonies to house British troops. (1765)

In Hiram, Ohio a group of men beat, tar and feather Mormon leader Joseph Smith. (1832)

Canada gives African Canadian men the right to vote. (1837)

In Venezuela, slavery was abolished (1854)

Robert Koch announces the discovery of mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium responsible for tuberculosis. (1882)

A. S. Popov makes the first radio signal transmission in history. (1896)

Mayor of New York City Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn. (1900)

Irish War of Independence: In Belfast, Northern Irish policemen break into the home of a Catholic family and shoot all eight males inside. (1922)

United States Congress passes the Tydings–McDuffie Act allowing the Philippines to become a self-governing commonwealth. (1934)

Ardeatine massacre: German troops murder 335 Italian civilians in Rome. (1944)

World War II: In an event later dramatized in the movie The Great Escape, 76 Allied prisoners of war begin breaking out of the German camp Stalag Luft III. (1944)

Rock'N'Roll teen idol Elvis Presley is drafted in the U.S. Army. (1958)

NASA spacecraft Ranger 9, equipped to convert its signals into a form suitable for showing on domestic television, brings images of the Moon into ordinary homes before crash landing. (1965)

The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland. (1972)

Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles. (1973)

Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Prince William Sound in Alaska, the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of petroleum after running aground. (1989)

Jonesboro massacre: Mitchell Johnson and Andrew Golden, aged 11 and 13 respectively, fire upon teachers and students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas; five people are killed and ten are wounded. (1998)

S&P 500 index reaches an intraday high of 1,552.87, a peak that, due to the collapse of the dot-com bubble, it will not reach again for another seven-and-a-half years. (2000)

The Arab League votes 21-1 in favor of a resolution demanding the immediate and unconditional removal of U.S. and British soldiers from Iraq. (2003)

Bhutan officially becomes a democracy, with its first ever general election. (2008)
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