Just for Fun
- NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY
Each year on May 27 it is National Grape Popsicle Day.
In San Francisco, California, in 1905, 11-yr-old Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring to make soda. Upon going inside, it left it there, on the porch, with the stirring stick still in it. That night in California, the temperature reached a record low and the following morning, Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick. This inspired the fruit-flavored “Popsicle”.
Years later, in 1922, Epperson introduced his treat at a fireman’s ball, found it to be a huge success, and then in 1923, he made and sold his frozen treat-on-a-stick at an amusement park in Alameda, California. In 1924, he applied for a patent for his frozen confectionery, which he called “Epsicle” ice pop. He then renamed it “Popsicle“.
Popsicle’s are one of summertime’s favorite treats, for kids of all ages, and this day honors one of the most popular flavors, GRAPE!
NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY HISTORY
Our research was unable to find the origin or the creator of National Grape Popsicle Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.
Thought some of you might want to know about today!
NATIONAL BEER DAY
National Beer Day is celebrated annually on April 7th. Celebrate with a pint of pale ale, lager, stout, wheat beer or mild ale.
One of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, beer possibly dates back to 9500 BC when cereal was first farmed. It is recorded in the written history of ancient Iraq and ancient Egypt.
Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Following water and tea, it is the third most popular drink overall.
NATIONAL BEER DAY HISTORY
On April 7, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt took the first step toward ending Prohibition and signed a law that allowed people to brew and sell beer, in the United States, as long as it remained below 4.0% alcohol by volume (ABV). Beer drinkers celebrated and were happy to be able to purchase beer again for the first time in thirteen years.
Our research found that this day was created as National Beer Day, an “unofficial” holiday by Justin Smith, a Richmond, VA Craft Beer Examiner and his friend Mike Connolly from Liverpool, England. April 7th was chosen because of the Cullen-Harrison Act being signed into law and becoming effective on this day. In 2009, a National Beer Day Facebook page was created by Smith and Connolly from which they invited friends to join. From that page, word has spread and April 7 is known by many sources as National Beer Day.
Three big updates about the #ABQTruckJeepRally…
- The date changed. The rally had to be pushed back 1 week from 18 to 25 April. Same time, same great location… just a week later.
- Bring canned food: While the Rally is completely free, we will be asking attendees to bring a canned food donation to be made to the ABQ Storehouse.
- Facebook: The “Kirtland Truck & Jeep” group on facebook will be the primary source for all information on this rally and all future events.