Sunday, March 24, 2013

March 24 - National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day!

Today is National Chocolate-Covered Peanuts Day! Yummy!!

The perfect day to splurge a little and pick up this sweet little treat! What are some other chocolate-covered treats you like?

Today is also World Tuberculosis Day, and Palm Sunday.

Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history:

- King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England in 1603
- Sherlock Holmes's "Adventure of Wisteria Lodge" began in 1890
- The "Census of the British Empire" showed that England ruled 1/5 of the world in 1906
- Carl Klinck, literary historian and educator, was born in Elmira, Ontario in 1908
- Pluto received its name in 1930 (you know, when it was still a "planet"
- David Suzuki was born in Vancouver in 1936
- Corporal Frederick George Topham, a medical orderly with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, won the Victoria Cross for rescuing wounded men despite his own injuries in fighting east of the Rhine River in Germany in 1945
- Ethel Blondin-Andrews (the first Native woman elected to Parliament) was born in Fort Norman, NWT in 1951
- The Royal Commission of Inquiry on Education (Parent Commission) was created in Quebec in 1961
- The government banned commercial fishing on Ontario's Lake St. Clair because of contamination by mercy in 1970
- The beaver became the official symbol of Canada in 1975
- Exxon's Valdez spills 11.3 million gallons of oil off the coast of Alaska in 1989
- Thomas Mulcair succeeded Jack Layton as the leader of the NDP in 2012
- The African Union deployed a 5000-strong force with the aim of catching or killing warlord Joseph Kony in 2012

Stay tuned for our next "On This Day in History"! Don't forget to enjoy some chocolate-covered raisins today!

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