March 11

March 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 11, include:

  • Check Your Batteries Day - March 11, 2018 (Second Sunday in March)
  • Daylight Savings Start - March 11, 2018
  • Girl Scout Sunday - March 11, 2018 (The Sunday in Girl Scout Week, or closest to March 12)
  • Johnny Appleseed Day 
  • Mothering Sunday - March 11, 2018
  • National Worship of Tools Day 
  • Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
  • World Plumbing Day 

2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 11, are:

  • Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910)
  • Girl Scout Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Second Week of March)
  • Jewish Book Week - March 3-11, 2018
  • Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 14, 2018 - March 29, 2018
  • Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 1, 2018)
  • National Agriculture Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • National Catholic Sisters Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Second Week in March)
  • National Days of Action (Peace Corps) - March 3-15, 2018
  • National Groundwater Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 11-17, 2018 (Third Week of March)
  • No More Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
  • Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • Termite Awareness Week - March 11-17, 2018
  • Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
  • Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
  • Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 5-11, 2018
  • World Orphan Week - March 4-11
  • World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 10-12, 2018 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)

2018 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.

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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 23, 2018 - March 24, 2018 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - February 27 - March 18, 2018 (Houston, TX)
  • Iditarod Race - Starts March 3, 2018 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome. Awards Banquet is Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 4pm.
  • Crufts (The World's Largest Dog Show) held in Birmingham, England - March 8-11, 2018
  • Paralympic Winter Games (XII) - March 9-18, 2018


Astrological Sign

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


Birthstone

The Birthstone(s) for March is the aquamarine and the bloodstone.


Famous Birthdays

  • 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)


Famous Deaths

  • 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.

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

quibble (verb)

1. (intransitive) To complain or argue in a trivial or petty manner.

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