June 7, 2021 – National VCR Day | National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

Do You Remember Watching Movies On A VCR?

Welcome to June 7th, 2021 on the National Day Calendar. Today we celebrate an old relic and a frozen favorite. 

Once upon a time, dinosaurs ruled the Earth. And now there are only traces of their existence. And through the 1980s and 90s, another giant ruled the world of home entertainment—video cassettes. Instead of sitting on a couch and scrolling endlessly through Netflix, people drove to Blockbuster and roamed the aisles searching for movies to rent. And then one day, those stores were gone. As were VCRs. They were replaced by DVDs which were replaced by streaming content. But it was the VCR that kicked off the era of home entertainment. On National VCR Day, celebrate with a movie trip down memory lane and if you still own one of these dinosaurs be kind and rewind.

While the most popular ice cream flavor is vanilla, it may surprise you that chocolate ice cream was invented first.  The recipe for chocolate ice cream appeared in an Italian cookbook in 1692, but like most frozen treats, it came from popular drinks that were poured over ice.  When the Spaniards conquered Mexico in 1519 they discovered the irresistible Mayan chocolate drink that would become the basis of the first frozen chocolate. Spanish explorer Alberto Garcia reportedly exclaimed, “In all my life I have never made a discovery so fine.  This is not a taste, it’s an emotion.”  On National Chocolate Ice Cream Day, celebrate your favorite scoops that still hold the spirit of the nectar of the gods! 

I’m Anna Devere and I’m Marlo Anderson.  Thanks for joining us as we Celebrate Every Day.

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