NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY
Cookies, granola bars and pancakes are just a few of the foods that taste delicious with chocolate chips added in, so now get your cookbooks out and be ready as May 15 celebrates National Chocolate Chip Day.
It is hard to imagine where we would be without the invention of chocolate chips.
A small chopping tool was initially included with the Nestle chocolate bars however in 1941, they, and other competitors, started selling the chocolate in chip or morsel form.
Semi-sweet was the original flavor of chocolate chips. Today the flavors come in bittersweet, semi-sweet, mint, white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white and dark swirled.
There are recipes, of all kinds, available that include chocolate chips, some of which are recipes for cakes, breads, bars, pies, cookies, muffins, frosting, pancakes, waffles, trail mix, ice cream and many more.
You may want to try one of the following “tried and true” chocolate chip recipes:
Some people like eating chocolate chips straight out of the bag!
Happy National Chocolate Chip Day!
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Chocolate Chip Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
NATIONAL PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY
Celebrated each year on May 15, it is National Police Officers Memorial Day. On this day, the citizens of the United States pay tribute to the local, state and Federal peace officers. National Police Officers Memorial Day is part of Police Week.
National Police Officers Memorial Day was created on October 1, 1961. At that time, Congress asked the president to designate May 15 as a day to honor peace officers. On October 1, 1962, John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law and in 1994, Bill Clinton made an amendment through Public Law 103-322. This amendment directed that the United States flag be flown at half-staff on May 15.
“According to a proclamation by George W. Bush in 2002,
“Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week pay tribute to the local, State, and Federal law enforcement officers who serve and protect us with courage and dedication. These observances also remind us of the ongoing need to be vigilant against all forms of crime, especially to acts of extreme violence and terrorism.” ” (Wikipedia)
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial wall in Washington, D.C. features the names of more than 19,000 law enforcement officers which have been killed in the line of duty.
NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY
National Nylon Stocking Day is celebrated, across the country, each year on May 15.
Many may not remember ever hearing the term “nylon stockings”. Varying in color, design and transparency, a nylon stocking (also known as hose) is a close-fitting, variously elastic garment worn the same as socks or tights.
Stockings worn before the 1590’s were made of woven cloth such as cotton, linen, wool or silk. Prior to the 1920’s, women’s stockings were worn for warmth. As hemlines of women’s dresses rose in the 1920’s, women began to wear stockings to over their exposed legs. These 1920’s stockings were sheer, made first of silk or rayon, followed by nylon after 1940.
Chemical company, DuPont’s introduction of nylon in 1939 began a high demand for stockings in the United States. As nylon stocking were cheap, durable and shear, there were up to 4 million pairs purchased in one day.
On February 11, 1942, as America entered World War II, DuPont ceased production of nylon stockings focusing to produce parachutes, airplane cords and rope. This created a mass shortage followed by a black market for stockings. At the end of World War II, DuPont resumed production of the stockings but could not meet the demand leading to nylon riots in American stores. In time, DuPont was able to increase it’s production.
In the 1940’s and 1950’s, the first pantyhose made it’s appearance. Film and theater productions had stockings sewn to the briefs of actresses and dancers, as seen in popular films such as Daddy Long Legs.
Pantyhose were introduced in 1959, providing a convenient alternative to stockings which led to a decline in their sales. In 1970, for the first time, United States sales of pantyhose exceeded stocking sales and has remained the same ever since. 1987 began a slight decline for pantyhose sales due to the newly invented hold-ups, however they still remain the most sold kind of hosiery.
Happy National Nylon Stocking Day!
NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY HISTORY
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator or origin of National Stocking Day, an “unofficial” national holiday.
MAY 15 HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:
International Day of Families
National Endangered Species Day
Hyperemesis Gravidarum International Awareness Day
TSC Global Awareness Day (Tuberous Sclerosis Complex)