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National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

When : Always April 2nd

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day celebrates the "PB and J" sandwich. Its the favorite lunchtime sandwich of American kids, and many adults, too. Some kids practically live on Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches.

Note: March 1st is National Peanut Butter Lover's Day and September 13 is National Peanut Day

Origin of "National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This is referred to as a "National" day. We did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. But, we believe America's favorite lunchtime sandwich deserves a national day.

This Day in History April 2nd

Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida. (1513)

The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint. (1792)

Ludwig van Beethoven leads the premiere of his First Symphony in Vienna. (1800)

Richmond Bread Riot: Food shortages incite hundreds of angry women to riot in Richmond, Virginia, and demand that the Confederate government release emergency supplies. (1863)

American Civil War: The Siege of Petersburg is broken – Union troops capture the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia, forcing Confederate General Robert E. Lee to retreat. (1865)

American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis and most of his Cabinet flee the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. (1865)

Cree warriors attacked the village of Frog Lake, North-West Territories, Canada, killing 9. (1885)

The United States Congress passes the Foraker Act, giving Puerto Rico limited self-rule. (1900)

"Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California. (1902)

The ill-fated RMS Titanic begins sea trials. (1912)

World War I: United States President Woodrow Wilson asks the U.S. Congress for a declaration of war on Germany. (1917)

As the World Turns and The Edge of Night premiere on CBS-TV. The two soaps become the first daytime dramas to debut in the 30-minute format. (1956)

Actor Charlie Chaplin returns to the United States for the first time since being labeled a communist during the Red Scare in the early 1950s. (1972)

Launch of the LexisNexis computerized legal research service. (1973)

Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from Quảng Ngãi Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops. (1975)

Construction of the CN Tower is completed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It reaches 553.33 metres (1,815.4 ft) in height, becoming the world's tallest free-standing structure. (19775)

United States President Jimmy Carter signs the Crude Oil Windfall Profits Tax Act in an effort to help the U.S. economy rebound. (1980)

Falklands War: Argentina invades the Falkland Islands. (1982)

Alabama governor George Wallace, a former segregationist most widely known for the "Stand in the Schoolhouse Door", announces that he will not seek a fifth four-year term and will retire from public life upon the end of his term in January 1987. (1986)

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrives in Havana, Cuba to meet with Fidel Castro in an attempt to mend strained relations. (1989)

In New York, Mafia boss John Gotti is convicted of murder and racketeering and is later sentenced to life in prison. (1992)

Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated; a siege ensues. (2002)

Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid; their attack is thwarted. (2004)

Over 60 tornadoes break out in the United States; hardest hit is in Tennessee with 29 people killed. (2006)
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