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Thu Aug 20, 2015, 04:57 AM

Daily Holidays - August 20

National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day If you have a sweet tooth, Chocolate Pecan Pie Day is the perfect opportunity to indulge. You needn’t feel too guilty about grabbing a piece of pie, because pecans have all kinds of health benefits. They contain more valuable antioxidants than any other type of nut, plus plenty of fibre, minerals and vitamins.

The word pecan comes from the Native American Algonquin language. As the only nuts native to north America, pecans have been eaten for generations in both the USA and Mexico, but they’ve only been grown commercially since the late 19th century. One of the most popular ways to enjoy these buttery, crunchy nuts is to bake them in a pie, and adding chocolate makes it even more delicious. The perfect way to celebrate Chocolate Pecan Pie Day is to bake a pie for family and friends. Go nuts and enjoy yourself! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/chocolate-pecan-pie-day/

World Mosquito Day was first established in 1897, when the link between mosquitos and malaria transmission was discovered by Sir Ronald Ross. It aims to raise awareness about the causes of malaria and how it can be prevented, as well as fundraising for research into the cure of malaria. It is also a salute to the groundbreaking work of Sir Ross and scientists who have followed him.

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine celebrates World Mosquito Day with exhibitions and parties designed both to entertain and to inform, while other celebrations include Malaria No More’s ‘Mozzy Air’ campaign, encouraging people to take anti-malarial when flying to malaria zones, and Nothing But Nets’ twitter campaigns to provide mosquito nets for poor communities.

Get involved by holding a fundraiser to provide nets or quinine, distributing information about the precautions people should take when travelling to danger spots, or celebrating the achievements of research into mosquitoes and how to prevent the diseases they carry.

National Lemonade Day In the midst of a hot summer day, nothing is more refreshing than a tall glass of ice-cold lemonade! Annually celebrated during the summer month of August on the 20th, it is National Lemonade Day.

Research shows that the earliest mention of lemonade stems from 10th century Egypt. Trade in lemon juice was quite common and the people liked to drink the lemon juice with sugar added.

Today, lemonade is made from fresh fruit, reconstituted from frozen juice, dry powder or liquid concentrate and it is colored in a variety of shades. Usually served in a tall glass with ice, it is also sometimes served frozen into a slush or Popsicle-type dessert. There are artificially sweetened and artificially flavored lemonade versions that have become popular as well. Another popular version is the artificially flavored alcoholic lemonade drinks. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-lemonade-day-august-20/

National Radio Day Each year on August 20th, National Radio Day celebrates the great invention of the radio.

In the late 19th century, it became clear that wireless communication was possible.

There were several inventors that had a part in the invention of the radio in the late 1800′s and not just one person can be credited with it’s beginning. To make the radio a reality, it required a number of different inventions and discoveries including both transmission and reception methods as well as technology.

It was in the 1920′s when the first broadcast stations began airing programs. These first programs were those of news and world events. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-radio-day-august-20/


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Thu Aug 20, 2015, 08:12 AM

1. Lemonade!


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Thu Aug 20, 2015, 01:41 PM

2. Agreed

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