July 30: National Cheesecake Day, Father-in-Law Day, Paperback Book Day, Comedy Day

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National Cheesecake Day

Early versions of cheesecake have been recorded as far back in history as 776 B.C., when it was served to athletes during the first Olympic Games in Greece. Back then the recipe was likely for a simple cake that contained cheese. But luckily, as the centuries passed, cheesecake evolved into the sweet, rich, moist and magnificent taste treat it is today.

There are dozens of versions and varieties of cheesecakes available. Why not celebrate "National Cheesecake Day" by making one of your favorites from these recipes on Yahoo! Shine?

The 5 Best Cheesecake Recipes

Father-in-Law Day

Mothers-in-Law always get a bad rap, but you rarely hear anything -- good or bad -- about fathers-in-law. Why is that? Perhaps they're content to stay on the sidelines and mind their own business, neither offering nor inviting criticism.

You can celebrate "Father-in-Law Day" by engaging your coworkers in a little father-in-law trivia, such as:

* Geraldo Rivera's father-in-law was Kurt Vonnegut.

* Burt Lancaster's father-in-law was Ernie Kovacs.

* Anthony Quinn's father-in-law was Cecil B. De Mille.

Paperback Book Day

With electronic readers all the rage these days, it's nice to know we still have a place in our hearts -- and hands -- for paperback books. Actually, paperbacks are still quite en vogue, as proven by E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" which sold over a million copies in just 11 weeks. These unprecedented sales broke the previous record set by Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code," which took 36 weeks to break the million mark.

You can celebrate "Paperback Book Day" by visiting your local library or used book store and checking out a few new reads.

Comedy Day

We've all heard that laughter is the best medicine, and indeed, there is scientific evidence that suggests laughing can make us healthier. Why then, are we not laughing all the time? Well, if you need help turning that frown upside down, today's your day -- It's "Comedy Day!"

From the staged comedic plays of ancient Greece to the impromptu court jesters of English royalty, we have long looked to comedy as a relief from the everyday seriousness and stress of our lives. This is evidenced, among other things, by the movie industry. Comedy is the highest grossing movie genre, with a 23.48 percent market share, and comedies gross $25 million on average.

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