March Holidays

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March Holidays
Wed, 03-02-2011 - 4:34pm

March 1st is...

March.jpgSalem Witch Hysteria Begins
- The Massachusetts Bay Colony village of Salem had experienced a strange February in which several teenaged girls exhibited bizarre behavior and attributed their ailments to witches. Three women were then arrested on Feb 29, 1692. One of the accused, Tituba, a West Indian slave, broke down under questioning on Mar 1 and admitted to being a witch.

National Peanut Butter Lover's Day
- not just about the love of peanut butter but it's all about the people who love peanut butter too! If your an American you most likely love peanut butter because you most likely grew up eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a kid. So for this holiday find as many recipes as you can that uses peanut butter and enjoy each and every peanut butter bite.

National Pig Day
recognizes and gives thanks to domesticated pigs. For some unknown reason, big, pot-bellied pigs seen in zoos, are often the symbol of the day. Pigs are clever and intelligent animals. But, most people are unaware of this high level of intelligence. They can be taught to do tricks. Some people even keep them as pets. Today is a day to give pigs the respect that they deserve.

Iceland: Beer Day
- This event began on Mar 1, 1989, when a 75-year prohibition of beer was lifted. Features celebrations in pubs and restaurants all over Reykjavik.

Go Bowling Day
- The Egyptians were rolling a ball to knock down targets more than 7,000 years old, but modern day bowling is a very American sport. The Dutch in New Amsterdam (New York) were bowling at ninepins in 1650. Their alley was a long plank only about a foot wide, so... lots of gutter balls.

Share a Smile Day
- "No one needs a smile as much as a person who fails to give one."
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." Mother Teresa
Go smile at a stranger today!

Plan a Solo Vacation Day
- Traveling alone is a great way to explore a new city or town, take in some new sights and enjoy some new experiences. However, planning a solo vacation does require a little more work than a group or couples trip. Look beyond the regular scope of activities for options that really resonate with you and will help you make the most of your trip.

K-Mart's Birthday
- Under the leadership of executive Harry B. Cunningham, S.S. Kresge Corp. opened the first Kmart store on March 1, 1962, in Garden City, Michigan, just a few months before the first Wal-Mart opened. This store is still in operation to this day. A total of eighteen Kmart stores opened that year. Kmart Foods, a now defunct chain of Kmart supermarkets, opened in that same decade.

Town Meeting Day
- The first Tuesday in March is an official state holiday in Vermont. Nearly every town elects officers, approves budget items and deals with a multitude of other items in a daylong public meeting of the voters.

Refired, Not Retired Day
- Are you thinking about retiring, maybe in the next five years? Or, have you already retired? Are you a baby boomer or close to being one? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you definitely need to make yourself part of the 'ReFIRED', not retired, generation. What's more, you're a charter member of the "ReFIRED" generation.

Peace Corp Birthday
- President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order officially establishing the Peace Corps on this date in 1961. The Peace Corps has sent more than 170,000 volunteers to 136 countries to help people help themselves. The volunteers assist in projects such as health, education, water sanitation, agriculture, nutrition and forestry.

Asiatic Fleet Memorial Day
- The United States Navy's presence in the Far East dates to 1822. The Asiatic Fleet was formed in 1902, reestablished in 1910, and continued to serve into 1942. Through years of unrest and disturbance, the Fleet protected American lives and interests along the China coast and the Yangtze River, bearing responsibilities that were as much diplomatic as Naval. The Fleet also assisted civilian areas devastated by the forces of nature and by internal warfare.

National Horse Protection Day
- A day to raise awareness through public education about the plight of horses in America—the abuse, neglect, homelessness and slaughter. This day also encourages adoption events around the nation to help unwanted horses find a forever home.

Lindbergh Kidnapping
- Twenty-month-old Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr, the son of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, was kidnapped from their home at Hopewell, NJ. Even though the Lindberghs paid a $50,000 ransom, their child’s body was found in a wooded area less than five miles from the family home on May 12, 1932. Bruno Richard Hauptmann was charged with the murder and kidnapping. He was executed in the electric chair Apr 3, 1936. As a result of the kidnapping and murder, the Crime Control Act was passed on May 18, 1934, authorizing the death penalty for kidnappers who take their victims across state lines.

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Registered: 06-06-2002
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 7:01am
That reminds me, DD and her BFF jumped at each other while they were running about and one ended up with sore teeth and the other thought she's have a black eye but it didn't actually change colour!! Hope you are ok.

We had our Pancakes last night, DD discovered that all her class at school call it Pancake Tuesday whereas I call it Pancake Day!!
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Registered: 12-12-2007
Wed, 03-09-2011 - 12:38pm
I hope the girls are okay!! I'm feeling better. I'm just looking forward to not having a headache!! That's what I get for playing with the boys!!

Pancake Day sounds like lots of fun!! and really yummy!! DD18 really loves pancakes, but traditional American pancakes. I'm not sure that's she's ever had a crepe. DD10 has and she loves them!!! and I know she'd love trying to flip them!!
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Thu, 03-10-2011 - 5:42pm

Oh no!!

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Fri, 03-11-2011 - 12:40pm
I'm feeling better and no black eyes. Just a sore nose, a little tweek in my neck, and some headaches. Most of it is all gone today. I'll just put my hands in front of my face when the big guys are hitting from now on!!! :0)
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Fri, 03-11-2011 - 2:31pm

Glad that you are getting better!

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 10:10am

March 12th is...

March.jpgAlfred Hitchcock Day
- At the turn of the century when film was being born, so was one of the greatest directors of all time. Known by many as the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock revolutionized film-making during his expansive fifty-year career. Sadly enough, although extremely influential, Hitchcock would never win a single Academy Award for his outstanding directing ability; however, Alfred Hitchcock's ideas and techniques changed film-making during its most pivotal years and for generations to come.

Girl Scout Day
- Girl Scout Day recognizes and celebrates the Girls Scouts of America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah Georgia with 18 girls. The Girls Scouts became a national organization, and was was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are millions of girls involved with Girl Scouts.

National Baked Scallops Day
- Scallops are one of the most popular shellfish in the world. These meaty mollusks are low in fat and are delicious sauteed, deep fried, or baked! Baking them leaves out a lot of the butter and fat that otherwise go into cooking this lean, white seafood. Put scallops on the menu and in the oven for National Baked Scallops Day!

First Library Opened
- There are disputes about which was the first public library in the nation. Early American cities such as Boston and Philadelphia and New York had the first organized collections of books, but which library was truly "public" is subject to dispute. Sidis claims the first public library was Boston's in 1636, although the official Boston Public Library was organized later in 1852. In 1698, Charleston's St. Philip's Church Parsonage had a parish library.

Dennis the Menace Day
- In 1951, a comic strip character named Dennis Mitchell made his debut. Inked by Hank Ketcham, Dennis the Menace quickly became a newspaper favorite. Over the next forty-two years, Dennis has been used as the basis for a weekly television series, an animated program, and now, a major motion picture.

National Workplace Napping Day
- Sleeping at work is least on National Workplace Napping Day! Everyone loves to nap, and little siesta never hurt anyone. Drop it all, take a break, and take a nap.

International Fanny Pack Day
- Over the centuries a form of the fanny pack has been used to carry items for easy access. Today, pay tribute to this fashion essential. Read more

Plant a Flower Day!
- a day to get a little dirt under your fingernails. Take a few minutes to plant a flower today. Gardening is a great hobby. It's enjoyed by millions of people, old and young alike. Its a hobby that virtually everyone can participate in, regardless of age, and health. Senior citizens love it, as they can garden long after they give up other hobbies and sports.

Genealogy Day
- Join in on one of the world’s fastest growing hobbies and celebrate names at the same time. Get genealogy tips, hints and ideas, then begin the journey to knowing your heritage name by name, one ancestor at a time. Read more

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Mon, 03-14-2011 - 10:11am

March 13th is....

March.jpgDaylight Saving Time Begins
Did you remember to turn your clock one hours ahead last night - or did you do it when you got up? Or did you forget completely, until you turned on your computer and saw that the time was different?

Ear Muff Day
- celebrates a warm invention...the ear muff! People in cold climates can really appreciate this day. And, they are ever so thankful to the person who created the ear muff. Ear muffs keep your ears warm, and protect you from ear infections and earaches resulting from icy cold wind and weather.

National Coconut Torte Day
- Today dessert lovers can make a batch of coconut torte at home and share with friends and family, or purchase a torte if a local source is available. But if you feeling lazy and cheap, go get some Hostess Sno-balls and pig out.

Planet Uranus Discovered
- the first planet discovered in modern times, was discovered by William Herschel while systematically searching the sky with his telescope on March 13, 1781. It had actually been seen many times before but ignored as simply another star (the earliest recorded sighting was in 1690 when John Flamsteed cataloged it as 34 Tauri). Herschel named it "the Georgium Sidus" (the Georgian Planet) in honor of his patron, the infamous (to Americans) King George III of England; others called it "Herschel". The name "Uranus" was first proposed by Bode in conformity with the other planetary names from classical mythology but didn't come into common use until 1850.

Uncle Sam's Birthday
- Uncle Sam is the cartoon embodiment of the government of the United States of America, a character who appeared in newspapers and magazines beginning in the first part of the 19th century. The commonly accepted version of his origin, or at least the best explanation anyone's been able to supply, is that he was modelled after Samuel Wilson, a meat purveyor to the United States army during the War of 1812. Known as "Uncle Sam," Wilson put his initials on his goods. Read more

National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day
- It isn't always bad luck to open an umbrella inside. According to some, it's only considered bad if any of the following apply:
-The umbrella was a gift.
-The umbrella is black.
-The umbrella has never been used outdoors.
-There is a sick person in the house.

Ken Day
- This week, Ken will celebrate a milestone — 50 years of bowing down before his blond, bling-hungry goddess. Ken has spent his lifetime toiling, desperately, to please Barbie. Ken's world has been one capitulation after another. Yet, Mattel's 12-inch, plastic boy toy stands firm in the Barbie universe.

L. Ron Hubbard Day
- Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (March 13, 1911 – January 24, 1986), better known as L. Ron Hubbard (and often referred to by his initials, LRH), was an American pulp fiction author and religious leader who founded the Church of Scientology. After establishing a career as a writer, becoming best known for his science fiction and fantasy stories, he developed a self-help system called Dianetics which was first published in 1950.

Jewel Day
- is your chance to give or receive jewelry. Will you receive jewelry today? Who knows? But one thing we can be certain about ....... jewelry stores love this holiday. It does not need to be expensive or elaborate. Just a simple, inexpensive piece of jewelry will be in good keeping with this special day.

Check Your Batteries Day
- A day set aside for checking the batteries in your smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, HVAC thermostat, audio/visual remote controls and other electronic devices. This could save your life! Read more

Good Samaritan Involvement Day
- A day to emphasize the importance of unselfish aid to those who need it. Recognized on the anniversary of the killing of Catherine (Kitty) Genovese, Mar 13, 1964, in the Kew Gardens community, Queens, NY. Reportedly no fewer than 38 of her neighbors, not wanting “to get involved,” witnessed and watched for nearly 30 minutes as the fleeing girl was pursued and repeatedly stabbed by her 29-year-old attacker. Read more

Donald Duck Day
- Many years ago I remember seeing a Donald Duck cartoon ("Donald's Happy Birthday") in which Donald's nephews (Huey, Dewey, and Louie) were sitting in their playhouse trying to decide what to get Unca' Donald for his birthday. On the wall was a calendar showing the date: March 13.

K-9 Veterans Day
- March 13, 1942 is the official birthday of the United States K9 Corps, and so it seems only right to annually honor their service on that date. They served to save, and they deserve to be remembered.

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Registered: 12-12-2007
Mon, 03-14-2011 - 12:45pm

I love Alfred Hitchcock!!!

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Registered: 08-25-2000
Tue, 03-15-2011 - 9:48am

Enjoy your dad time!!!

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Tue, 03-15-2011 - 12:38pm