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National Mint Chocolate Day / Copernicus Day

National Mint Chocolate Day

February 19

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.

Copernicus Day

February 19

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

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