March Holidays

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Tue, 03-01-2011 - 9:59am

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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Wed, 03-02-2011 - 11:40am

March 2nd is...

March.jpgCat in the Hat Day
- a day where you just want to snuggle up and read a good book or watch an old movie, drinking a cup of hot tea and having a bowl of soup for lunch. It’s a day to just be, not concerning yourself with fixing anything, a day without concern. I love days like that, lazy days, days where the mind can take a rest.

Old Stuff Day
- Today is not a day to do the same old stuff. Rather, it's a time to recognize the boring nature of your daily routine, and make some exciting changes. Find new and different activities, projects, and hobbies. Attend an event. Do something, anything, different. You will be glad that you did!

National Banana Cream Pie Day
- Banana cream pie is a rich dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Its custard filling is made from eggs, milk, cream, and flour. Another thing to love about banana cream pies is their graham cracker or pastry dough crust. In a 1951 survey conducted by the United States armed services, banana cream pie was ranked the soldier's favorite dessert!

Silly Putty Birthday
- The venerable goo is a company dream come true. With little advertising, manufacturer Binney & Smith has churned out more than 300 million units - roughly the equivalent of 4,500 tons of the stretchy stuff which would be enough to build a life-size replica of the Goodyear Blimp.

Highway Numbers Introduced
- A joint board of state and federal highway officials created the first system of interstate highway numbering in the US in 1925. Standardized road signs identifying the routes were also introduced. Later the system would be improved with the use of odd and even numbers that distinguish between north-south and east-west routes, respectively.

Dr. Seuss's Birthday
- Theodor Seuss Geisel, creator of The Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, was born at Springfield, MA. Known to children and parents as Dr. Seuss, his books have sold more than 200 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. His career began with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was turned down by 27 publishing houses before being published by Vanguard Press.

NEA's Read Across America Day
- a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!


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Thu, 03-03-2011 - 11:13am

March 3rd is...

March.jpgWhat if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs? Day
- We are grateful today that the infinite wisdom of the universe has not allowed cats and dogs to have thumbs. Imagine the cat, able to operate the can opener! Imagine the dog, able to open the refrigerator door!

National Mulled Wine Day
- Ideally, it would be a day when children still have to go to school but grown-ups can stay home and enjoy mulled wine. Share a mug of the warm spicy stuff with a friend or loved one this evening. It just makes you feel good - too much might have the opposite effect, though.

33 Flavors Day - Baskin Robins Birthday
- The Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors started as separate ventures from Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, owning Burt's Ice Cream Shop and Snowbird Ice Cream respectively. Snowbird Ice Cream featured 21 flavors, a novel concept for the time. When the separate companies merged in 1953, this concept grew to 31 flavors. The first store that adopted the new 31 look was 804 North Glendale Ave. in Glendale, California in March of 1953.

Alexander Graham Bell's Birthday
- Inventor of the telephone, born at Edinburgh, Scotland in 1847, Bell acquired his interest in the transmission of sound from his father, Melville Bell, a teacher of the deaf. Bell’s use of visual devices to teach articulation to the deaf contributed to the theory from which he derived the principle of the vibrating membrane used in the telephone. On Mar 10, 1876, Bell spoke the first electrically transmitted sentence to his assistant in the next room: “Mr Watson, come here, I want you.”

World Book Day
- World Book Day is the biggest annual celebration of books and reading in the UK and Ireland. (Most other countries hold World Book Day on Apr 23.) A main aim of this day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

Peach Blossom Day
- a day to celebrate peach blossoms, and for girls to celebrate being girls. The roots of Peach Blossom Day trace directly back to Japan. A Doll Festival is held in Japan every year on March 3rd. This is also when peach trees bloom in Japan. Simply said, it's an opportunity for girls to celebrate being girls.

National Anthem Day
- Many people think the Star Spangled Banner was written during the Revolutionary War. It was actually written during the war of 1812 (1812-1814). The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. It was written by Francis Scott Key. National Anthem Day celebrates this song, and the rich history behind its creation. The song officially became the US national anthem on March 3, 1931.

I Want You To Be Happy Day
- A day dedicated to reminding people to be thoughtful of others by showing love and concern, even if things are not going well for them. Celebrate today by doing more than wishing someone is happy. Do something to make others happy. It can start with an ecard that will put a smile on someone's face. Other ideas include a phone call, making positive compliments, or cooking a special meal. Be creative. There are endless ways to make others happy.

International Sister Cities Day
- Sister city partnerships have the potential to carry out the widest possible diversity of activities of any international program, including every type of municipal, business, professional, educational and cultural exchange or project. Sister city programs are also unique in that they inherently involve the three main sectors in a community: local government, businesses, and a wide variety of citizen volunteers (and civil society or non-profit organizations).


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Sat, 03-05-2011 - 11:25am

March 6th is...

March.jpgNational Cheese Doodle Day
- Cheese doodles were originally manufactured by the Yohai family at King Kone Corporation in the Bronx. During the 1960's, the company was acquired by Wise Foods, Inc. and became part of their potato chip division. Today, cheese doodles are one of Wise's strongest brands. Did you know that there are over 15 million pounds of cheese doodles produced each year?

Saint Piran's Day
- Celebration in honor of St. Piran, patron saint of Cornwall and Cornish peoples. Held to help preserve history and culture of the Cornish (Celtic).

8 hour day (Australia's Labor Day)
- Celebrating the Australian labour movement, the Labour Day public holiday is fixed by the various state and territory governments, and so varies considerably. In both Victoria and Tasmania, it is the second Monday in March (though the latter calls it Eight Hours Day). In Western Australia, Labour Day is the first Monday in March.

Dr. Doolittle Day
- Doctor John Dolittle is the central character of a series of children's books by Hugh Lofting. He is a doctor who shuns human patients in favour of animals, with whom he can speak in their own languages. He later becomes a naturalist, using his abilities to speak with animals to better understand nature and the history of the world. Doctor Dolittle first saw light in the author's illustrated letters to children, written from the trenches during World War I when actual news, he later said, was either too horrible or too dull.

Healing From the Inside Out Day
- an approach that draws on ancient wisdom, scientific studies and the direct experiences of many individuals who grew to realize that our suffering was in fact an opportunity, a wake up call, prompting us to reexamine and ultimately to redo our lives.

Multiple Personality Day
- Don't be surprised to find yourself surrounded by people who are talking to themselves today. You might find yourself talking to yourself, too! When you wish someone "Happy Multiple Personalty Day", you may need to do so multiple times, once for each personality.

Potty Dance Day
- Join thousands of potty training families across the country on Potty Dance Day! Learn how to do the Potty Dance from a Ralph’s World concert at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis streamed live on Pull-Ups.com. Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm EST


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Sun, 03-06-2011 - 10:25am

March 6th is...

March.jpgToronto's Birthday
- The City of Toronto was incorporated on March 6 1834, following a significant increase in demand for public services in the former municipality of York. Toronto is now Canada’s largest city and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.

Alamo Day
- Anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort in 1836, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23 and reached its climax Mar 6, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry “Remember the Alamo” and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, Apr 21, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas’s independence. Read more

Oreo Cookies Day
- n 1912, Nabisco had a new idea for a cookie - two chocolate disks with a creme filling in between. The first Oreo cookie looked very similar to the Oreo cookie of today, with only a slight difference in the design on the chocolate disks.

Stop Bad Service Day
- If we all complained when we get bad service, perhaps companies would better train their employees to give good service. Also be sure to give compliments for good service.

Michalangelo's Birthday
- Anniversary of the birth, at Caprese, Italy, of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, a prolific Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect and poet who had a profound impact on Western art. Michelangelo’s fresco painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican at Rome, Italy, is often considered the pinnacle of his achievement in painting, as well as the highest achievement of the Renaissance. Also among his works were the sculptures David and The Pieta. Read more

National Frozen Food Day
- celebrates all those yummy foods and snacks in your freezer. Sure, the invention of the freezer made this day possible. But, the methods and techniques of preparing and freezing foods is what makes frozen foods taste great, look great and store in a frozen state until you need them. Imagine how your busy life would be if you didn't have a frozen dinner to pop into the microwave in between a late day at work and your evening event. You'd have to stop and make a dinner from scratch!

Dentist's Day
- a day to display a big, toothy smile. After all, your Dentist plays a role in that big, bright smile. He's an important person in keeping your smile bright, and your teeth and mouth healthy.

Namesake Day
- A day to think about where you got your name. Start off by pondering your name. Have you ever wondered why you have the name you do? Were you named after someone? Explore the birth of your given name(s). Take time to discover whether you have a name twin. You may even be inspired to reach out to a namesake!


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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 11:18am

March 7th is...

March.jpgShrove Monday
- sometimes known as Collop Monday, Rose Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday, is the Monday before Ash Wednesday. Part of the English traditional Shrovetide celebrations of the week before Lent, the Monday precedes Shrove Tuesday. As the Monday before Ash Wednesday, it is part of diverse Carnival celebrations which take place in many parts of the Christian world, from Greece, to Germany, to the Mardi Gras and Carnival of the Americas.

National Crown Roast of Pork Day
- a special day to cook and eat pork. To participate in this day it must be crown roast pork. Any other just will not do. The first mention of the recipe was in “The Market Basket” which was part of “The Southeast Missourian” newspaper on November 4, 1932. In the article, “Sister Mary’s Kitchen” says the crown roast of pork has a festive appearance. It also explains how to carve the crown.

Unique Names Day
- First there was Chastity, Moon Unit, Zowie Bowie and Elijah Blue. Now we’ve got Suri, Shiloh Nouvel, Apple, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline! And what about Nick’s kid Kal-el? However you feel about them, it looks like unique names are here to stay. Today’s the day to thank your parents for scarring you for life giving you that unusual identity.

Telephone Patented
- Alexander Graham Bell of Scotland is commonly credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone. Bell was the first to obtain a patent, in 1876, for an "apparatus for transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically", after experimenting with many primitive sound transmitters and receivers.

U.S. Snowshoe Day
- Snowshoes are fun because they allow you to hike in the winter. By staying above the snow, you can go just about anywhere you can normally hike in the summer. The advantage of snowshoeing is that you get to “float” down the mountain when you are ready to descend, especially if there is fresh powder. Or you can strap a snowboard to your pack and really get down fast!

National Be Heard Day
- There are more than 145 million small businesses in the US, but often, small business owners are less likely to get the media coverage they deserve. Today celebrates and empowers business owners and entrepreneurs who can find their voices, tell their stories and be heard through publicity efforts. Read more

World Day of Prayer
- a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

Fun Facts About Names Day
- Celebrate names today by looking up interesting tidbits about names. Does the doll we call “Barbie” have a last name? Does the dog game piece from Monopoly have a name? What was the name of the White House before it was renamed the White House? Surprise, entertain and enlighten others by sharing what you find.


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Wed, 03-09-2011 - 12:01am

March 9th is...

March.jpgPanic Day
- Hopefully, everything is going just swell in your life, and you have no need for this day. But, if problems and troubles are looming, try to hold off hitting the panic button until this day arrives. Don't worry. Don't fret. and, above all, don't panic. However, if ever there was a day to panic, today is that day. Run around all day in a panic, telling others you can’t handle it anymore!

National Crabmeat Day
- a day dedicated to crab meat and all of the recipes it is related to, such as crab cakes and crab bisques. The Blue crab is a type of crab commonly used for the production of processed crab meat. The annual amount of blue crab harvested from the Chesapeake Bay make up fifty percent of the total landings in Maryland's commercial fisheries.

Bang-Clang Day
- This day celebrates the Battle of Hampton Roads (March 9, 1862), the first battle between armored ships, the Monitor and the Merrimac (the Virginia).

Barbie's Birthday
- Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.

Ash Wednesday
- In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. While Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, all Roman Catholics are encouraged to attend Mass on this day in order to mark the beginning of the Lenten season.

Registered Dietitian Day
- commemorates the dedication of RDs as advocates for advancing the nutritional status of Americans and people around the world. As the nation's food and nutrition experts, registered dietitians are committed to improving the health of their patients and community.

Joe Franklin Day
- Joe Franklin started in radio when he was 17, as a record librarian at a New York City's WNEW. Even then, he knew his oddball trivia, and the station soon gave him a 15-minute show dedicated to nostalgia about vaudeville. Franklin started in the new medium of television in 1950, pretty much inventing the talk show. The Joe Franklin Show was the longest-running talk show in TV when it ended in 1990, though it has since been eclipsed in longevity by The Tonight Show. Franklin says he did more than 28,000 episodes of the show, which works out to about 1.9 episodes per day over 40 years, so it must be the longest run for one show with one host.

Lent Begins
- Lent in the Christian tradition, is the period of the liturgical year leading up to Easter. Lent is a time of sacrifice for Jesus. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer — through prayer, penitence, alms-giving and self-denial — for the annual commemoration during Holy Week of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events linked to the Passion of Christ and culminates in Easter, the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Learn What Your Name Means Day
- There are many online sites with a names/naming theme. To discover the (traditional/conventional) meaning of names, possibly yours, consider any of many sources on the subject. Also try this: Give your name its own meaning that reflects who you are, make the definition uniquely yours (decide for yourself what your own name means).

Get Over It Day
- based on the idea that everyone has SOMETHING to get over. It is the day to finally get over that ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend, those stressful school- or work-related issues, any fears, insecurities, embarrassing moments, bad relationships, etc. If you're not sure what YOU have to get over, just ask your friends what they're tired of hearing you complain about.


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Thu, 03-10-2011 - 9:59am

March 10th is...

March.jpgInternational Day of Awesomeness
- is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don't realize it, and their feats of awesomeness are rarely recognized. We aim to fix that, with a special day to both perform and celebrate feats of awesomeness!

National Blueberry Popover Day
- Named for these baked goods' ability to spill over the pan, popovers are sometimes compared to Yorkshire pudding, and they have an almost custard like base surrounded by air bubbles and a crisp crust. They are made using eggs, milk, butter and flour.

First Telephone Message
- Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first telephone message on March 10, 1876, to his assistant in the next room: “Mr Watson, come here, I want you,” at Cambridge, MA. Read more

Harriet Tubman Day
- Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad leader, born a slave at Bucktown, Dorchester County, MD, about 1820 or 1821. She escaped from a Maryland plantation in 1849. She led more than 300 other slaves to their freedom, too. Harriet Tubman was acquainted with many of the social reformers and abolitionists of her time, and she spoke against slavery and for women's rights. Tubman died March 10, 1913. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush first declared March 10 to be Harriet Tubman Day; in 2003 New York State established the holiday.

Salvation Army Birthday
- In 1865, the Salvation Army was founded in London by William Booth, an English Methodist minister. First known as the "Christian Mission" to provide social welfare assistance to the residents of urban slums and save them from their sinful lifestyles of prostitution, gambling, and drunkenness, it was renamed in 1878.

Mario Day
- Did you know that if you spell out the abbreviation for March, Mar, and add the number 10, you get MAR10...looks like the spelling for the name of our pal Mario! Kinda cool, huh? If your name is Mario this is your day. A day where we celebrate those named Mario... or maybe just Super Mario, everyone's favorite awesome, friendly Nintendo dude. Play his video games all day to celebrate him and all the other Marios in the world.

Nametag Day
- To celebrate the day – wear your own name tag* – proudly. This way we are only strangers once. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you wear a “Hello, I’m [your name here]” nametag. *Adults only! This is NOT a day for children! Safety first!

World Kidney Day
- Kidneys play a vital role in keeping us alive and well. World Kidney Day spreads the word that kidney disease is common, harmful & treatable. The slogan for this year's campaign is Protect Your Kidneys and Save Your Heart.

First paper money issued
- Paper money was first issued in the United States on March 10, 1862, and became legal tender by an act of Congress seven days later. The early currency of the USA did not exhibit faces of presidents, as is the custom now. In fact, George Washington was against having his face on the currency, a practice he compared to the policies of European monarchs.

Middle Name Pride Day
- honors the seldom used middle name that often sets you apart from others. It was selected with care, so you should be proud of it. It's the middle name your parents gave you that makes your name unique. It often was selected to honor a friend or relative. That person may have possessed certain characteristics that they want you to inherit.

Also Known As Day
- Today, whether privately or otherwise, come up with a new name for yourself. This is a playful, fun way for you to step outside of usual you. Be as creative as you dare to be and share your 'new (albeit temporary) name' as you choose, if you choose to do so. Encourage others to adopt a new name for the day!


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Thu, 03-10-2011 - 11:09pm

March 11th is...

March.jpgCheck Your Batteries Day
- We use them for everything, so check up on your batteries today...and on a regular basis too! Start by recharging any battery that needs to be recharged. Next, go around your house and dig for batteries. Look in your smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, HVAC thermostat, audio/visual remote controls and other electronic devices; any device that uses batteries and make a change

National Oatmeal-Nut Waffle Day
- If you love waffles and nuts, today is your lucky day -- it's Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day! Oatmeal nut waffles are a delicious and nutritious meal to enjoy anytime of the day. They're typically eaten with yogurt and honey, but they're also great with peanut butter and syrup!

Frankenstein's Birthday
- Terrifying, unnerving, more dangerous than death, Victor Frankenstein’s monster has stalked the halls of English literature since its debut in 1818. Birthed on the same stormy night that saw the debut of the romantic vampire in horror fiction, FRANKENSTEIN haunts our collective unconscious still.

Bureau of Indian Affairs Established
- Although the bureau, which was called the Office of Indian Affairs, was formed in 1824, similar agencies had existed in the U.S. government as far back as 1775, when a trio of Indian agencies were created by the Second Continental Congress. Benjamin Franklin and Patrick Henry were among the early commissioners, who were charged with negotiating treaties with Native Americans and obtaining their neutrality during the American Revolutionary War.

Dream 2011 Day
- To focus attention on the new millennium—so that all humans, nations and institutions devote this year to unparalleled dreams for a better world and thinking, action, inspiration, determination and love to solve the remaining problems and to achieve a peaceful, united human family on Earth. Read more


Worship of Tools Day
- There are few things that the male population worships more than his tools. To some, a tool is a natural extension of their arm. So, Worship of Tools Day is a logical day of celebration. And, it's definitely a guy thing. Please note however, there are more than a few ladies who love to work with their hands, and find today to be an important holiday.

Johnny Appleseed Day
- Johnny Appleseed Day honors one of America's great legends. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. John Chapman was among the American settlers who were captivated by the movement west across the continent. As Johnny Appleseed travelled west, he planted apple trees along the way, and sold trees to settlers. With every apple tree that was planted, the legend grew.


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Sat, 03-12-2011 - 9:31am

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 acceptable...at 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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Sun, 03-13-2011 - 11:20am

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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