Happy German-American Day

German-American Day, according to wikipedia, commemorates the date in 1683 when 13 German families from Krefeld near the Rhine landed in Philadelphia. These families subsequently founded Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement in the original thirteen American colonies.

I guess after WW I, the holiday fell out of fashion cause of anti-german feelings. Much like the birth of “liberty cabbage”, that didn’t last and in the 80’s Reagan brought it back as an officially recognized day.