Date Nut Bread Day
December 22, 2013 in the USA

It’s National Date Nut Bread Day! Date nut bread is the perfect dish for the holiday season. It is delicious, healthy, and easy to make!

The first date nut bread recipe appeared in print in 1939, but dates are one of the world’s oldest fruits. Date seeds have been found in archaeology excavations of sub-tropical areas around the world. Historians believe that the ancient Moors brought the date to Spain and later introduced it to America.

Dates are notorious for their high sugar content, so it is no surprise that most date nut bread recipes do not call for any additional sweeteners. To celebrate National Date Nut Bread Day, try your hand at baking a homemade loaf of this festive treat! Don’t forget to top it off with a little cream cheese frosting!

Where is National Date Nut Bread Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1135 – Norman nobles recognize Stefanus van Blois as English king

1731 – Dutch people revolt against meat tax

1851 – The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.

1882 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison

1894 – French officer Alfred Dreyfus court-martialed for treason, triggers worldwide charges of anti-Semitism (Dreyfus later vindicated)

1942 – World War II: Adolf Hitler signs the order to develop the V-2 rocket as a weapon.

1956 – Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity.

1958 – “Chipmunk Song” reaches #1

1983 – Egyptian president Mubarak meets with PLO leader Yasser Arafat

1988 – Chico Mendes, a Brazilian rubber tapper, unionist and environmental activist, is assassinated.

1990 – Iraq announces it will never give up Kuwait

1990 – Lech Walesa sworn in as Poland’s 1st popularly elected president

1997 – Merck baldness pill for men approved by FDA