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National Cheeseburger Day on September 18th honors America’s favorite
sandwich with a slice of cheese.

There are many theories to the beginning of the cheeseburger dating back
to the 1920s.  One story suggests that Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, The Rite Spot.  During an experiment, he dropped
a slice of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.

There are other claims of the invention of the cheeseburger:

  • A cheeseburger appeared on a 1928 menu at O’Dell’s, a Los Angeles restaurant, which listed a cheeseburger, smothered with chili, for 25
    cents.
  • Kaelin’s Restaurant – Louisville, Kentucky says it invented the
    cheeseburger in 1934.
  • Denver, Colorado – 1935 – A trademark for the name “cheeseburger”
    was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In.
  • According to its archives, Gus Belt, founder of Steak n’ Shake,
    applied for a trademark on the word “cheeseburger” in the 1930s.

                                                                                        (National Day Calendar®)

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CELEBRATE, IT’S NATIONAL POPCORN DAY!

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Then & now: Cracker Jack and its signature sailor mascot have
evolved over the years.

One of the oldest American forms of junk food, the Cracker Jack was invented
and trademarked in 1896 when the brothers who formed F.W. Rueckheim &
Bro., mixed molasses-flavored, caramel-coated popcorn and peanuts together.

        

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Fredrich William Rueckheim

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Louis Rueckheim
           

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Today,January 19, celebrates all of the different ways the corn-based treat      
popcorn can be enjoyed savory or sweet, caramelized, buttered or plain.

The Popcorn Board, a non-profit started in 1998, says Americans consume
13 billion quarts of popcorn a year, more than any other country in the
world.

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HAPPY NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY !

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Celebrated in the U.S. on the first Friday of June of each year, National
Doughnut Day was created by
The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938
to honor those of their
members who served doughnuts to soldiers
during
World War I. Their goal was to help people in need during the
Great Depression
. On this day many doughnut shops will be offering
free doughnuts.

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TODAY IS THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

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The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of
Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988,
the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate
and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5,
1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer
and every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer
proclamation.

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How to celebrate this momentous occasion is an individual’s
choice.
    

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