Could it be that one of the greatest things to come from the Reagan Era was National Ice Cream Day?
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month then established the third Sunday (sundae?) of the month as National Ice Cream Day.
This year that day is today: July 15, 2012.
Here are some places in nearby towns to celebrate this national holiday. If you don't see your favorite ice cream spot on the list, tell us about it in the Comments or on our Facebook page.
- Medway, TC Scoops, 1652 High Street; noon to 10 p.m. Today's special: Free waffle cones and $1 mini scoops
- Millis, Tangerini Farm's Ice Cream Shoppe, 139 Spring Street; noon to 9 p.m.
- Needham, Lizzy's Ice Cream, 1498 Highland Ave; noon to 10 p.m.
- Needham, Needham Junction Ice Cream, 37 Gayland Rd; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
- Norwood, Friendly's Ice Cream, 1469 Boston Providence Hwy; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Norwood, Sweeterie Ice Cream, 686 Main Street; 1 p.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sherborn, C&L Frosty, North Main Street; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
- Walpole, Scoops, 761 Main Street.
- Westwood, Bubbling Brook, 1652 High Street; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
There is some controversy as to who invented the ice cream cone.
According to www.holidayinsights.com, Charles E. Minches of St. Louis, Missouri is credited with inventing the ice cream cone. On July 23, 1904, at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Minches filled a pastry cone with two scoops of ice cream to make the first ice cream cone; however, months before the fair opened, Italo Marchiony of New York City had filed a patent for the ice cream cone and had started selling lemon ice in cones as early as 1896.
Whoever invented it, we're glad they did!