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Mar 302014
 
Pencil Day

March 30th is Pencil Day. On March 30, 1858, Hymen Lipman received a patent for a pencil with an attached eraser. It was later invalidated because it was determined to be a composite of two devices (a pencil and an eraser) rather than an entirely new product. The word pencil is derived from the Old French […]

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Mar 292014
 
Borrowed Days

March 29, 30, and 31 are Borrowed Days in the Scottish Highlands. The last days of March tend to have bad weather giving rise to the notion that they are “borrowed” from April. An old Scottish rhyme explains that the last three days were borrowed from April. In return March would destroy a group of young […]

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Mar 232014
 
Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Day

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry gave a speech that included the words “Give me liberty, or give me death.” The speech was given at the Virginia Convention at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia. He is credited with swinging the balance and convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia […]

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Mar 202014
 
National Cherry Blossom Festival

The National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place during the last week of March and the first week of April in Washington, DC. It commemorates the gift of the Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington on March 27, 1912. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees to strengthen the growing friendship […]

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Mar 202014
 
International Astrology Day

International Astrology Day is celebrated on the Northward (March) equinox. The date varies year to year between March 19–22, though it usually falls on March 20 or March 21. From 2010-2020 it will occur on March 20th. Astrology is the study of the movements, and relative positions, of celestial bodies and interpreting that as having an influence on […]

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Mar 182014
 
Sheelah’s Day

March 18th is Sheelah’s Day. The day after St. Patrick’s Day was known as Sheelah’s Day in rural Ireland. There is no consensuses on who Sheelah actually was – St. Patrick’s mother, his wife, or the ancient fertility goddess known as Sheela-na-gig. Some believe that it’s a day to celebrate femininity to balance out the masculinity of […]

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Mar 162014
 
Curlew Day

March 16th is Curlew Day. Curlews are shorebirds with long, slender, down-curved bills and mottled brown plumage. Similar to Swallows Day, this is the day curlews return to the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon to start their courtship rituals and nest. The Refuge celebrates this day with tours and special talks. There are eight […]

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Mar 142014
 
Pi Day

March 14th is Pi Day worldwide. This yearly celebration commentates the mathematics constant π (pi), the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. In US digit format, March 14 is 3/14. The first three digits of pi are 3.14. Being an irrational number, π cannot be expressed exactly as a common fraction. Consequently, its […]

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Mar 122014
 
Alfred Hitchcock Day

March 12th is Alfred Hitchcock Day. Why March 12th was chosen is a mystery. Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and […]

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Mar 112014
 
Johnny Appleseed Day | Days | Festivals

March 11 and September 26 are both Johnny Appleseed Day. Johnny Appleseed Days are in October, and Johnny Appleseed Festivals are held in October and September. Johnny Appleseed was a man called John Chapman. He was an American pioneer and nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, as well as the […]

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