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September 4: National Macadamia Nut Day

Kroger Mid-Atlantic Workers OK Pact

ROANOKE, Va. — Workers at 41 Kroger stores in Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee voted to approve a new contract, the Cincinnati-based retailer said.
The three-year deal covers union workers at Kroger stores in Lynchburg, Charlottesville and Bristol, Va., as well as the Princeton area of West Virginia and in Kingsport and Johnson City, Tenn.


September 3: National Welsh Rarebit Day

National Welsh Rarebit Day

It’s National Welsh Rarebit Day! Welsh rarebit is toast with hot cheese poured over it. It is often served as a pub snack.

The origins of this dishes' name are unclear. The Welsh term “rarebit” most probably means “rabbit.” Why would cheesy toast be called rabbit? The title is likely just a playful way to poke fun at the dish and those who eat it—much in the same way that “mock turtle soup” is not actually made from turtle.

Today, Welsh rarebit is a popular dish across Europe and in certain parts of the rest of the world. If you've never had Welsh rarebit before, National Welsh Rarebit Day is a great opportunity to try it for the first time!

A Happy Labor Day to All!

September 2: National Blueberry Popsicle Day

September 1: National Cherry Popover Day

August 31: National Trail Mix Day

August 30, 1813, Fort Mims, Alabama (Mississippi Territory)

The Fort Mims massacre occurred on August 30 when a force of Red Sticks under Peter McQueen attacked a group of settlers and militia in Fort Mims.

At the start of the Creek Civil War, settlers north of Mobile particularly mixed blood Creeks from the lower towns began to take refuge in the stockades of Fort Mims. About 550, including 175 armed militia, were gathered at Fort Mims, located about 35 to 45 miles above Mobile on the eastern side of the Alabama River. Upon learning that Peter McQueen's party of Red Sticks was in Pensacola obtaining arms from the Spanish, Major Daniel Beasley and Captain Dixon Bailey led a disorganized force to intercept the Red Sticks. The resulting confrontation is known as the Battle of Burnt Corn.

Immediately after Burnt Corn, Peter McQueen gathered a party of about 800 to a 1000 warriors to strike at the mix-blood Creeks at Fort Mims. One of McQueen's strongest allies, William Weatherford, attempted to talk the Red Sticks from attacking because he feared for the lives of his family mambers who had taken refuge in the fort. Weatherford eventually agreed to take part in the attack with the hopes of preventing a slaughter and to seek vengeance on his personal enemy Capt. Dixon Bailey.


August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

12 arrests made at St. Louis fast food protests

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Police say 12 arrests were made Thursday at the fast food workers protests at Kiener Plaza.

The organizers of the nationwide protests demanded two things: a minimum wage increase from $7.35 per hour to $15 an hour because they say it is necessary to cover basic needs, and for the right to organize labor unions without the threat of retaliation from the billion dollar fast food industry.

No additional information about the arrests was immediately available. Check back to KSDK.com for updates.

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