April 12, 2014 is
National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day
It’s National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Although it only requires three ingredients (bread, cheese, and butter), grilled cheese is one of the most popular comfort foods in the world.
The Ancient Romans were the first civilization to make a cooked bread and cheese sandwich, but many cultures have invented their own take on this ancient dish. In France, people enjoy Croque Monsieur (a grilled ham and cheese sandwich) while in Switzerland it is customary to melt the cheese and toast the bread separately before combining them. The classic American grilled cheese sandwich emerged in the 1920s when inexpensive cheese and affordable sliced bread became available. It is now a staple in cafés, diners, and school cafeterias across the country.
To celebrate National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, enjoy a grilled cheese sandwich cooked your favorite way and served with a side of tomato soup!
Today, Thursday, April 10, 2014, marks National Siblings Day — a day when we collectively take a moment to honor the relationships of siblings. Though this is not a federally recognized holiday like Mother’s or Father’s Day, the relationships we share with our siblings are just as important and life-lasting.
How did this day come about? Claudia Evart is the founder and director of Siblings Day (April 10), a day set –aside for people to honor, recognize and celebrate their siblings. After losing her two siblings to separate accidents early in life, Claudia realized the importance of remembering our siblings, both living and no longer with us. She has dedicated herself to ensuring the bond of brother and sister is forever recognized as the special gift it is. Her tireless efforts have paved the way for forty governors to recognize Siblings Day.
Students walking around campus in high heels are nothing out of the ordinary.
But today, more than 100 male students will strap on a pair of heels to take a stand against sexual assault during the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.