National Mint Chocolate Day
The National Confectioners Association has set aside February 19th for all chocolate mint devotees to enjoy the treat all day long. Mint chocolate is a popular variety of flavored chocolate. It is created when mint flavoring, such as peppermint, spearmint, or crème de menthe, is added to plain chocolate. Chocolate mint also refers to an herb, specifically a hybrid mint plant, that tastes and especially smells like a combination of mint and chocolate.
On February 19, 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus was born in Torun, a city in north-central Poland on the Vistula River. The father of modern astronomy, he was the first modern European scientist to propose that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
Today’s Birthdays of Note…
Smokey Robinson – Singer – born in Detroit, Michigan
Roger Goodell – Commissioner of NFL – born in Jamestown, New York