We have a national day for everything… This is crazy!

NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAYInternational Grill Cheese Sandwich Day (Cavendish)
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day is observed annually on April 12th.  Listed in a reader’s opinion poll, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are among one of the top comfort foods in the United States.

According to food historians, cooked bread and cheese is an ancient food, enjoyed across the world in many cultures.  The United States modern version of the grilled cheese sandwich originated in the 1920s when inexpensive sliced bread and American cheese became easily available. Originally it was made as an open-faced sandwich.

United States government cookbooks describe Navy cooks broiling “American cheese filling sandwiches” during World War II.

Grilled cheese sandwiches are versatile thanks to the ability to mix and match cheeses, bread, and seasonings.  Adding sauteed vegetables or herb-infused oils can elevate this simple comfort food to a whole other level.  

For more information, visit the National Day Calendar page for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day.


Each year, National Equal Pay Day is determined based on the how far into the year women must work to earn what men worked the previous year.  In 2016, that day according to the Department of Labor is April 12.


National Licorice Day is observed each year on April 12.  This day was created to celebrate black licorice, its history, health benefits and world renown.  Enjoy black licorice in twists, stem shaped candies, licorice ropes, jelly beans, jewels and many others.

Of course, the designation has evolved as people consign all types and flavors of licorice to celebrate the day.


National Library Workers Day is observed annually on the Tuesday of National Library Week.  This day is designated to honor all library staff and the valuable contributions that they make.  This day is part of National Library Week sponsored by the American Library Association.

Libraries do so much more than house the books we can borrow nearly any time of the day or night. (Yes any time, day or night. Online reservation is highly popular.)

Today as always, library workers are masters of research. They can find the obscure quote (or partial misquote as the case may be) to help you correctly annotate your research paper.

Often, libraries are the keep of local history.  The names of pioneers and settlers names are often recorded in books and newspapers of the era.  Those books and papers are often still located at the local library.

Libraries are the champions of our youth. They foster creativity and are a wealth of diverse opportunities for growth.


Observed each year in the United States on April 12th, National Big Wind Day, commemorates the recording of the highest natural wind gust measured on the Earth’s surface.  On the afternoon of April 12, 1934, the Mount Washington Observatory recorded winds at 231 miles per hour.

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288 ft, and it is the most prominent mountain east of the Mississippi River.

Via National Day Calendar

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