Category: National Day

November 10 – National Forget-Me-Not Day

National Forget-Me-Not Day is observed annually on November 10. Created in 1921 to remind Americans of the sacrifices returning soldiers have made of body, blood and limb, National Forget-Me-Not Day originally raised funds for services where there were none. This day even has its own particular flower, the Forget-Me-Not. Forget-Me-Not Day hearkens back to The […]

November 6th – National Saxophone Day

National Saxophone Day commemorates the birth of the woodwind’s inventor, Adolphe Sax, on November 6. Born on November 6, 1814, Adolphe Sax invented many musical instruments including the saxophone. Sax constructed saxophones in several sizes in the early 1840s and on June 28, 1846, received a 15-year patent for the instrument. The patent encompassed 14 […]

October 23: National Boston Cream Pie Day

In 1856, at Boston’s Parker House Hotel, Armenian-French chef M. Sanzian created this pudding and cake combination which comprises two layers of sponge cake filled with vanilla flavored custard or creme patisserie. The cake is then topped with a chocolate glaze, such as a ganache or sometimes powdered sugar and a cherry. In 1996, Massachusetts […]

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