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National Day Calendar ^ | August 25, 2023 | Staff

Posted on 08/25/2023 5:43:54 AM PDT by Red Badger

(Last Updated On: August 14, 2023)


National Banana Split Day recognizes the sweet ice cream treat served with a banana, whipped cream, and various toppings. Get yours on August 25th!


How to Make a Banana Split

Originally served in drug stores, soda fountains, and ice cream parlors, the banana split is traditionally served in a long dish called a boat. To make a banana split, cut the banana lengthwise and place it in the dish. Then add scoops of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream between the slices of banana. Each scoop gets a topping; add crushed pineapple to the strawberry, drizzle chocolate syrup over the vanilla, and add strawberry topping to the chocolate. Next, sprinkle with crushed nuts. Finally, garnish with whipped cream and maraschino cherries.

The Inventor

A 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist at Tassel’s Pharmacy in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, created the first banana split in 1904. David Evans Strickler enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store’s soda fountain. For only 10 cents, Strickler sold his first “banana-based triple ice cream sundae,” double the cost of all the other sundaes.


Whether you go out for a banana split or make one at home, be sure to get two! One for you and one to share. Host a banana split buffet with a variety of ice creams and toppings. Let judges taste each kind. Then crown the winner with bragging rights. If you need a recipe to get you started, try this Banana Split Cheesecake recipe.

However you celebrate, don’t forget the cherry on top! Use #NationalBananaSplitDay to post on social media.

Don’t forget to check the Celebration Deals page for the latest offers to help you #CelebrateEveryDay!


We were unable to find the creator of National Banana Split Day. However, David Strickler’s hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, proudly celebrates his creation with a festival every August. In 2013, they placed an official marker at the site of the pharmacy where Strickler first made his famous banana split. Then, the United States Post Office honored the banana split and the town of Latrobe in 2016 with a 47-cent “forever stamp” depicting the banana split. It was one of five stamps in the “Soda Fountain Favorites” series. For a time, Latrobe residents could receive a cancellation mark memorializing their claim to fame.

Banana Split FAQ

Q. How many calories are in a banana split?

A. According to, a 450 gram Banana Split contains 852 calories. For a breakdown of the calories by ingredient visit their website.

Q. Is there a National Banana Day?

A. Yes. National Banana Day is the third Wednesday in April.

Q. Can you eat banana peels?

A. While many people may find eating banana peels unappealing, they are edible.


August 25th Celebrated History

1810 The first patent for preserving food in tin cans is issued to Peter Durand. The merchant would later sell the English patent No. 3372 to Bryan Donkin and John Hall.

1840 Addressing the issue of proper field seeding, Joseph Gibbons patents a grain drill that regulated the amount of seed sown in a single row.

1875 Captain Matthew Web swims across the English Channel unassisted. His accomplishment is the first swim recorded swim across the channel from England to France.

1894 The bacteriologist identified the organism responsible for the bubonic plague.

1908 Fifty-two graduates of nursing, led by Martha Franklin, organized the National Association of Colored Graduate Nurses.

1916 Congress establishes the National Park Service. 1919 The first international passenger air service begins operating between London and Paris.

1920 At the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Ethelda Bleibtrey becomes the first woman to win gold in swimming.

1932 From sea to shining sea, Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the North American content solo.

1958 Chikin Ramen becomes the first instant noodles on the market. Momofuku Ando perfected the process, and Nissin Foods sold the product.

1968 Tennis player Arthur Ashe earns the men’s singles champion, becoming the first African-American to win the U.S. Open.

1980 GE registers copyright for the jingle “We Bring Good Things To Life.”

2006 The world’s tallest living tree is discovered. Named Hyperion, the redwood discovered by Michael Taylor and Chris Atkins grows in Redwood National and State Parks.

2012 NASA’s Voyager 1 enters interstellar space, making it the first spacecraft to venture beyond the power of the solar winds.

August 25th Celebrated Birthdays

Allan Pinkerton – 1819 The former deputy sheriff of Cook County in Chicago is best known for establishing one of the country’s most famous private detective agencies, the Pinkerton National Detective Agency.

Joshua L. Cowen – 1877 The inventor and toymaker co-founded the Lionel Corporation and developed the first Lionel model train for the company.

Mary Bruce – 1900 Founder of the Mary Bruce Dance School in Harlem, the ballet and tap dancer taught Gregory Hines, Ruby Dee, and Katharine Dunham.

Mollie Panter – Downes – 1906 English author of such works as The Shoreless Sea and One Fine Day, Panter-Downes was also a columnist for The New Yorker.

Dorothea Tanning – 1910 The artist is best known for her surrealist painting and sculpture.

Arnold Neustadter – 1910 Before there was the Facebook friends list, there was the Rolodex. And Arnold Neustadter invented it.

Walt Kelly – 1913 Kelly worked for Walt Disney Studios as an animator, but he also created the comic strip Pogo.

Monty Hall – 1921 Comedian and game show host, Monty Hall, is best known for hosting the television game show Let’s Make a Deal.

Sean Connery – 1930 The first actor to play the role of James Bond in the Bond films, Connery has appeared in over 90 films including The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, and the host of the Untouchables.

Regis Philbin- 1931 The perennial talk show host also hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and made several cameos in film and television.

Gene Simmons – 1949 Co-founder of the band KISS, Simmons joined reality TV in 2006 when the A&E network began airing Gene Simmons Family Jewels.

Tim Burton – 1958 Filmmaker, Tim Burton, is known for creating dark and wonderous films and animation.

Ian Falconer – 1959 Ian Falconer wrote and illustrated the Olivia books and television show for children.

Rachael Ray – 1968 The syndicated celebrity chef is known for lifestyle and cooking programs and her cookbooks and product line.

Jo Dee Messina – 1970 The country music artist has a string of number 1 hits, including “Bring on the Rain.”

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1 posted on 08/25/2023 5:43:54 AM PDT by Red Badger
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Christey Kreme of last nights debate had that on his mind I’m sure.

3 posted on 08/25/2023 5:46:23 AM PDT by BipolarBob (I haven't slept for ten days because that would be too long.)
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