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National Shrimp Scampi Day

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

National Shrimp Scampi Day

When : Always April 29th

National Shrimp Scampi Day is your opportunity to eat and enjoy a great meal...or snack.

Shrimp scampi is simple and easy to make. And, its ohh so tasty! Just cook the shrimp along with butter and chopped garlic in a skillet.

Do you know how to celebrate Shrimp Scampi Day!? ............You guessed it!

Origin of "National Shrimp Scampi Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

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 April 29th

Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. (1429)

James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia. (1770)

American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique. (1781)

American Civil War: Maryland's House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union. (1861)

American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut. (1862)

Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the American Civil War. (1864)

The "Elektromote" – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin. (1882)

A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, North-West Territories, Canada. (1903)

World War I: The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point. (1916)

World War II: British agent Nancy Wake, a leading figure in the French Resistance and the Gestapo's most wanted person, parachutes back into France to become a liaison between London and the local maquis group. (1944)

World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies. (1945)

World War II: Start of Operation Manna. (1945)

World War II: The Captain class frigate HMS Goodall K479 is torpedoed by U-286 outside the Kola Inlet becoming the last ship of the Royal Navy sunk in the European theatre of World War II. (1945)

World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun commit suicide the following day. (1945)

The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops. (1945)

The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces. (1945)

The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes. (1946)

Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement. (1946)

The first U.S. experimental 3D television broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV. (1953)

After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title. (1967)

The controversial musical Hair, a product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, opens at the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway, with its song becoming anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement. (1968)

Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong. (1970)

Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings relating to the scandal. (1974)

Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end. (1975)

The Chernobyl Disaster: American and European Spy Satellites capture the ruins of the 4th Reactor at the Chernobyl Power Plant (1986)

A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour (249 km/h), killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless. (1991)

Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed. (1992)

The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories. (1997)

Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office. (2004)

Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production. (2004)

The Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton. (2011)

A powerful explosion occurs in an office building in Prague, Czech Republic, believed to have been caused by natural gas, injures 43 people. (2013)
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  • PMAY0313
    Much better than poetry reading!
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  • LOSER05
    1516 days ago
    Love shrimp scampi. Thanks for the history lesson.
    1516 days ago
    I [personally don't like shrimp scampi but I do not stop others from enjoying it the way some of my friends want to stop everybody else from doing what they don't believe in! I also allow my Jewish friends to celebrate Roshashana, Yom Kippur, Chaunkah and Passover. Believe what you want, explain your views to me but don't force them on me.

    Boy, there was a lot of stuff happened today!

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!

    1516 days ago
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