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NATIONAL RASPBERRY CREAM PIE DAY

Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

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NATIONAL ICE CREAM SANDWICH DAY

Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

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NATIONAL WATERMELON DAY

Michigan Technological University 2019 Alumni Reunion

 

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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY

 

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NATIONAL ROOT BEER FLOAT DAY

 

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NATIONAL RASPBERRIES N' CREAM DAY

 

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NATIONAL CBD DAY

World Cat Day

Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

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NATIONAL S'MORES DAY

Eagle Harbor Art Fair

BluesFEST --- BIG Summer Community THANK YOU Party

Beer Sampling from Barrel and Beam

 

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NATIONAL RASPBERRY BOMBE DAY

Eagle Harbor Art Fair

 

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NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY

 

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National Rum Day

 

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16th Annual Pasty Fest

Copper Harbor Art in the Park

 

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NATIONAL FAJITA DAY

Keweenaw Co-op's 46th Anniversary

NATIONAL ICE CREAM PIE DAY

 

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National Potato Day

 

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NEVER BEAN BETTER DAY

2019 Houghton County Fair (08/22 to 08/25)

 

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15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

 

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15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

National Waffle Day

Michigan Tech Orientation Week and Move-in

 

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15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

National Banana Split Day

 

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National Dog Day

 

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First Day of Classes at Finlandia

 

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National Red Wine Day

 

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Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

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An Afternoon on the Town

National Trail Mix Day

Michigan Tech Presents: An Afternoon on the Town

 

August 25, 2019

National Banana Split Day

A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its traditional form it is served in a long dish called a boat. A banana is cut in half lengthwise (hence the name) and laid in the dish. There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with three scoops of ice cream (one each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry.) served between the split banana. A sauce or sauces (chocolate, strawberry, and caramel are traditional) are drizzled onto the ice cream, then crushed nuts (generally peanuts or walnuts is optional.) and whipped cream (optional) then topped with a maraschino cherry.

David Evans Strickler, a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist at Tassel Pharmacy, located at 805 Ligonier Street in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, who enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store's soda fountain, invented the banana-based triple ice cream sundae in 1904. The sundae originally cost 10 cents, twice the price of other sundaes, and caught on with students of nearby Saint Vincent College. News of a new variety of sundae quickly spread by word-of-mouth and through correspondence and soon progressed far beyond Latrobe. A popular recipe published in 1907 called for a lengthwise split banana, two scoops of ice cream at each end and a spoon of whipped cream in between with maraschino cherry on a top, with one end covered with chopped mixed nuts and another with chopped mixed fruits.

Strickler went on to buy the pharmacy, naming it Strickler's Pharmacy, while keeping his office on a top floor. The city of Latrobe celebrated the 100th anniversary of the invention of the banana split in 2004 and, in the same year, the National Ice Cream Retailers Association (NICRA) certified the city as its birthplace. It is the place of an annual Great American Banana Split Celebration and a keeper of the original soda fountain where the first now famous throughout the world confection was made.

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