NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY
According to food historians, cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, popular across the world in many cultures. The United States modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920′s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. Originally it was made as an open-faced sandwich.
United States government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II.
There are many versions of the grilled cheese sandwich that can now be found in recipe books, on the internet and on restaurant menus across the United States.
Enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich, maybe with a cup of tomato soup!
NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the creator of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL LICORICE DAY
National Licorice Day is celebrated each year on April 12. This day was originated to celebrate black licorice, it’s history, health benefits and world renown. Black licorice can be enjoyed in licorice twists, stem shaped candies, licorice ropes, jelly beans, jewels and others.
Of course, the designation has evolved as people consign all types and flavors of licorice to celebrate the day.
Licorice International founded National Licorice Day in 2004.
For more information, go to http://www.licoriceinternational.com/licorice/pc/National-Licorice-Day-d7.htm.
NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY
Observed each year in the United States on April 12th is National Big Wind Day. This day commemorates the recording of the highest natural wind gust measured on the Earth’s surface. On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded winds at 231 miles per hour.
Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft and it is the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.
NATIONAL BIG WIND DAY HISTORY
We were unable to find the creator of National Big Wind Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.