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June 16, 2021 - NATIONAL FUDGE DAY

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National Fudge Day comes around each year on June 16th, allowing you to indulge in your favorite flavor of this delicious confectionery. Some of the most familiar fudge flavors are chocolate, chocolate nut, peanut butter, maple, and maple nut. 

Fudge lends itself to experimentation when it comes to flavors. Blending favorites or even a moment of inspiration will create a new delicious kind of fudge. Adding bits of candy, nuts, or sprinkles can bring just the right celebratory burst of excitement to an old favorite.

When is National Penuche Fudge Day?

In the late 19th century, some shops on Mackinac Island, Michigan, began to produce similar products as the Vassar College fudge and sold it to summer vacationers. Fudge is still made in some of the original shops located on the famous island. 

Three other fudge holidays entice us to celebration, too. Check out May 12th to celebrate all those nutty fudges. July 22nd marks Penuche Fudge Day. Finally, on November 20th, we celebrate Peanut Butter Fudge Day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFudgeDay

Pick up some fudge at your local confectionery store and share it with family and friends. Here is a great fudge recipe if you feel like making your own. Use #NationalFudgeDay on social media.


National Day Calendar is researching the origins of this confectionery holiday. Are you looking for other sweet ways to celebrate throughout the year? Check out these days:

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Recipe of the Day

Easy Fried Fish Filets
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 6 – 8 minutes
Serves 3-4


2 small eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup crushed crackers
6 – 8. fish filets
1/4 cup oil
Pinch to teaspoon of salt, garlic and pepper.


Rinse and paper towel dry filets.

Combine cornmeal, cracker and seasonings with milk and eggs, and mix thoroughly.

While oil heats in frying pan add filets one at a time to batter mix covering both sides.

Fry in hot oil 6 – 8 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve with your choice of side dishes.

June 16th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


Henry Ford establishes the Ford Motor Company with 11 investors.


The Federal Reserve Act of 1933 creates the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).


Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space when she was launched into orbit around the Earth in Vostok 6 on June 16, 1963.


Aboard the spacecraft Shenzhou, Liu Yang became the first Chinese woman in space.

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June 16th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Geronimo – 1829

The legendary Bedonkohe Apache, Geronimo sought revenge against the Mexican and U.S. governments. He successfully evaded capture for decades until 1886. Geronimo surrendered, not once, but twice that year. First to General George Crook, but quickly escaped fearing death. He surrendered once again soon after to Brigadier General Nelson Miles.

Stan Laurel – 1890

Born Arthur Stanley Jefferson, the American comedian and actor gained prominence during the 1920s. He performed slapstick comedy routines alongside Oliver Hardy until illness ended Hardy’s career in 1954. The duo was noted for “The Cuckoo Song.

Katharine Graham – 1917

The American publisher presided over The Washington Post for nearly 30 years. She operated Newsweek magazine.

Joyce Carol Oates – 1938

The American writer is known for her poems and short stories. She’s published several books including, The Falls, We Were the Mulvaneys, and A Book of American Martyrs.

Tupac Shakur – 1971

In 1996, the influential American rapper was murdered during a drive-by shooting.

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