National Ice Cream Day – Did You Know?

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What’s better than ice cream? Absolutely nothing! So why are Americans celebrating National Ice Cream Day on July 18th this year? Well, the story goes…

  • Thanks to President Reagan, we celebrate National Ice Cream Day every third Sunday in July
  • Reagan wanted to commemorate a treat enjoyed by over 90 percent of the U.S. population
  • In 1984, he decreed a special day set aside for enjoying ice cream
  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
  • King Solomon enjoyed iced drinks during the harvest season
  • During the Roman Empire, Caesar would send people to gather snow from the mountains, just to cover it in fruit and juices
  • Marco Polo returned from the Far East and bought back a recipe for sherbet
  • The New York Gazette on May 12, 1777, printed the first advertisement for ice cream
  • Here is a link for getting your free ice cream

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About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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