Eight Hour Day or Labor Day - March 11, 2019 (Observed in Australia "Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest!"
Clean Monday - March 11, 2019 (Public Holiday in Greece)
Fill Our Staplers Day - March 11, 2019 (also on November 6, 2017) (Observed on the days after daylight savings time starts and stops)
Johnny Appleseed Day
National Napping Day - March 11, 2019 (Monday after Daylight Savings Starts)
National Worship of Tools Day
Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
World Plumbing Day
2019 Weekly Holidays that include March 11, are:
Brain Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2019
Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 10-16, 2019 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910)
Girl Scout Week - March 10-16, 2019 (Second Week of March)
International Brain Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2019
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 6, 2019 through April 18, 2019
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 21, 2019)
National Agriculture Week - March 10-16, 2019
National Catholic Sisters Week - March 10-16, 2019 (Second Week in March)
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 10-16, 2019 (Third Week of March)
National Wildlife Week - March 11-15, 2019
Orthodox Lent - March 11 - April 27, 2019
Termite Awareness Week - March 10-16, 2019
Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
World Orphan Week - March 4-11
2019 Monthly Holidays that include March 11, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our March Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of March.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 21, 2019 - March 23, 2019 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 25 - March 17, 2019 (Houston, TX)
Iditarod Race - Starts March 2, 2019 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 9-17, 2019 (Indianapolis, IN)
The Astrological Sign for March 11 is Pisces.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for March are:
The Jonquil, better known as Daffodil or Narcissus
The meaning of the Daffodil is friendship and domestic happiness
The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.
1903 – Lawrence Welk, American musician (The Lawrence Welk Show) (d. 1992)
1950 – Bobby McFerrin, American singer (Don't Worry, Be Happy!)
1965 – Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
1968 – Lisa Loeb, American singer-songwriter and actress (Liz and Lisa)
1971 – Johnny Knoxville, American actor and comedian (MTV series Jackass)
1983 – Melissa Rycroft, American cheerleader, reality TV star (The Bachelor, Dancing With the Stars)
1955 – Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American entrepreneur (The Oscar Mayer Company) (b. 1859)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1302 - Romeo & Juliet's wedding day, according to Shakespeare
Quote of the Day
For National Procrastination Week, the definition of "Tomorrow" above, seems appropriate.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for March 11, is a Healthy Granola Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1702 – England's first national daily newspaper, The Daily Courant, is published for the first time
1779 - US Army Corps of Engineers is established
1824 – The Bureau of Indian Affairs is created by the United States Department of War
1861 – The Constitution of the Confederate States of America is adopted
1897 - A
meteorite enters the earth's atmosphere and explodes over New
Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris causes damage but no injuries.
1913 – The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. Canberra Day is one of the Holidays in Australia and also where we lived for four years while growing up!
1953 - 1st woman Army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)
1985 - Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as Soviet leader
1990 – Lithuania declares itself independent from the Soviet Union
2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 81 miles east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami and killing thousands of people. Also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history.
This Day in Music
1967 - The Supremes' Love Is Here and Now You're Gone hits #1
1967 - Pink Floyd releases their 1st single (Arnold Layne)
1970 - The 5th Dimension win the Record of the Year Grammy for Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In
1987 - Huey Lewis & the News' Jacob's Ladder hits #1
1991 - Janet Jackson signs $40 Million, 3 album deal with Virgin records
1994 - The Supremes receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997 - Paul McCartney is knighted by Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, becoming "Sir" Paul McCartney.
The song above, Jacob's Ladder by Huey Lewis & The News hit # 1 in 1987. I've always loved them, and took my kids to an outdoor concert by them at the Hilton Hotel in Reno years ago when we lived in Truckee, California. It was great, but it happened to coincide with the Harley Davidson Convention at the Hotel, so I think we were the only ones at the concert, not wearing Black Leather! They were all so nice!
This Day in Sports
1979 - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sunstar Golf Classic
1979 - Randy Hold receives 67 min in penalties in a 60 min NHL hockey game
1981 - Johnny Mize & Rube Foster elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1983 - Ice Dance Championship at Helsinki Finland won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
1983 - Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Helsinki won by Rosalynn Sumners (USA)
1983 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1986 - NFL adopts instant replay rule
1987 - Wayne Gretzky scores 1,500th NHL point
1991 - Monica Seles ends Steffi Graf's streak of 186 weeks ranked as #1
1993 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Prague won by Kurt Browning (Canada)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (intransitive) To complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner.
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