NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY
Milk Chocolate lovers, today is a your chance day to celebrate! Each year on July 28th we observe National Milk Chocolate Day. Solid chocolate when combine with either powdered, liquid or condensed milk is known as milk chocolate. The most popular of all candy bars sold contain milk chocolate. Milk chocolate is also a popular ingredient in baking, in specialty coffee drinks and hot chocolate.
Milk had sometimes been used as an addition to chocolate beverages since the mid-17th century, but in 1875 Daniel Peter invented milk chocolate by mixing a powdered milk developed by Henri Nestlé with the liquor. (Wikipedia)
Enjoy your favorite milk chocolate. Create a special treat with one of these “tried and true” recipes:
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Our research has found that National Milk Chocolate Day, an “unofficial” national holiday, was started by the National Confectioners Association.
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BUFFALO SOLDIERS DAY
Buffalo Soldiers Day is observed annually on July 28th. This day commemorates the formation in 1866 of the first regular Army regiments comprising African-American soldiers.
“Buffalo Soldiers” (one of many African-American regiments raised during the Civil War) were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.
Mark Matthews, who is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery, was the oldest living Buffalo Soldier at 111 years old when he died on September 6, 2005.
The segregated regiments were disbanded during the 1940’s and 1950’s as the U.S. armed forces embraced integration.
On the first Buffalo Soldiers Day in 1992, a monument to the Buffalo Soldier was dedicated at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas by General Colin Powell.
The Buffalo Soldier Museum is located in Houston Texas.
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Buffalo Soldier Commemorations have been held throughout our nation since 1992 when the United States Congress passed a law designating July 28th as Buffalo Soldiers Day in the United States.