Croissants were created in 1683 in Vienna, Austria. It had something to do with a battle against the Turkish empire. Blah, blah, blah, the end result was the bakers celebrated the victory by making a pastry in the shape of the crescent moon symbol found on the Turkish flag. In the 1920s croissants were all the rage in France. And now we have a day where we pay tribute to these flakey favorite. Cool?