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National Gingersnap Day

 

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3

 

Eat Beans Day

 

4

 

Happy 4th of July

 

5

 

First Fridays @ Calumet Art District

 

6

 

International Day of Cooperatives

71st Annual Guts Frisbee Tournament

 

7

 

World Chocolate Day

National Macaroni Day

71st Annual Guts Frisbee Tournament

 

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10

 

NATIONAL PINA COLADA DAY

 

11

 

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY

Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

 

12

 

Copper Country Strawberry Festival

 

13

 

Copper Country Strawberry Festival

NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY

FREE Wine Tasting Event!

 

14

 

Bastille Day

National Mac and Cheese Day

 

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16

 

Keweenaw Mineral Days

 

17

 

NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY

 

18

 

Get to Know Your Customers Day

Keweenaw Historical Waterway Tours Aboard the Ranger III

Community Garden Workshop

 

19

 

NATIONAL SOFT ICE CREAM DAY

4th Annual Key Ingredients

Houghton All School Reunion

NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY

 

20

 

44th Annual Canal Run

National Lolipop Day

 

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22

 

National Hammock Day

 

23

 
 
 

24

 

National Tequila Day

 

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26

 

35th Annual Civil War Encampment

Farm Block Fest and Reunion

FARM TOUR 2018

National Bagelfest Day

Michigan Technological University Summer Open House

 

27

 

35th Annual Civil War Encampment

Farm Block Fest and Reunion

NATIONAL SCOTCH DAY

National Parents' Day

 

28

 

35th Annual Civil War Encampment

Farm Block Fest and Reunion

NATIONAL MILK CHOCOLATE DAY

 

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30

 

National Cheesecake Day

 

31

 

National Avocado Day

 
   

July 20, 2019

National Lolipop Day

July 20th, National Lollipop Day, is an annual observation of this popular and flavorful treat.

Ever delightful and sweet, lollipops have been satisfying the sweet tooth for generations and possibly for centuries. They may have been a way to preserve nuts and berries in honey during prehistoric times. Much later when sugar was plentiful, lollipops appeared in 16th century Europe.

In the United States, confectionaries and medicine shops as early as the 1860s sold lollipops in various forms, but it wasn't until 1908 that George Smith gave lollipops an official 20th-century story. He gets credit for inventing the modern style lollipop and in 1931 trademarked the name which he claims came from his favorite racing horse, Lolly Pops.

They range from the small size, which can be purchased by the bag full and are also given away at banks, barber shops, and parades, to the very large ones that are made out of candy canes twisted into circles.

LOLLIPOPS IN POP CULTURE

1934 - In the movie Bright Eyes, Shirley Temple sang the song "On the Good Ship Lollipop."

1939 - The Wizard of Oz brought us a world of characters, including the Lollipop Guild. Armed with a giant spiral sucker, The Lollipop Guild welcomed Dorothy to the Land of Oz.

1969 - How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop. The Tootsie Pop (the trademark name for Tootsie Roll's lollipop) commercial debuted on U.S. television. The 60-second advertisement included a boy, cow, fox, turtle, owl and the narrator.

1973-1978 -The lollipop-loving detective, Kojak, from the TV series of the same name, softened the tough guy while at the same time, toughened up the lollipop.

 
 

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