Eight Hour Day or Labor Day - March 12, 2018 (Observed in Australia "Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest!"
Fill Our Staplers Day - March 12, 2018 (also on November 6, 2017) (Observed on the days after daylight savings time starts and stops)
Girl Scouts Day - (Founded March 12, 1912)
National Alfred Hitchcock Day
National Baked Scallops Day
National Napping Day - March 12, 2018 (Monday after Daylight Savings Starts)
Plant a Flower Day
World Day Against Cyber Censorship
2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 12, are:
Brain Awareness Week - March 12-18, 2018
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)
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 Sleep Awareness Week - March 11-18, 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
Shakespeare Week - March 12-18, 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
World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup - March 10-12, 2018 (Second Weekend in March in Sweetwater, TX)
2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 12, 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 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.
Paralympic Winter Games (XII) - March 9-18, 2018
The Astrological Sign for March 12 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.
1933 – Barbara Feldon, American actress and model (Get Smart)
1938 – Johnny Rutherford, American auto racer (Won the Indianapolis 500 in 1974, 1976 and 1980)
1946 – Liza Minnelli, American singer and actress
1947 – Mitt Romney, American politician, 70th Governor of Massachusetts
1948 – James Taylor, American singer-songwriter (You've Got a Friend)
1957 – Marlon Jackson, American singer and actor (The Jackson 5)
1962 – Darryl Strawberry, American baseball player
1968 – Aaron Eckhart, American actor (Erin Brockovich, Thank You For Smoking, The Dark Knight)
1914 - George Westinghouse, US engineer (Westinghouse Electric)
1945 - Anne Frank, Jewish Victim of Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank) (although there is debate on the exact day in March she died)
2012 – Michael Hossack, American drummer (Doobie Brothers) (b. 1946)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1969 - Paul McCartney, of The Beatles, marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
Quote of the Day
March12th is Girl Scouts Day!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances, Healthy Diet Habits Tip of the Day for March 12, is to follow the Half Plate Rule, which is a simpler way to eat healthy, if you don't want to count calories. Find out more about the Half Plate Rule, from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits!
This Day in History
1609 - Bermuda becomes an English colony
1642 - Abel Tasman is 1st European in New Zealand
1850 - 1st US $20 gold piece issued
1894 – Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi
1912 – The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States by Juliette Gordon Low
1918 – Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again
1928 – In California, near Santa Clarita, the St. Francis Dam fails and the resulting floods kill over 600 people (2nd greatest loss of life disaster in the US)
1938 - Nazi Germany invades Austria
1945 - New York is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
1947 - US President Harry Truman introduces his Truman-doctrine to fight communism
1959 - US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
1993 – Janet Reno was sworn in as the United States' first female attorney general
1994 – The Church of England ordains its first female priests
2003 - Elizabeth Smart, was found after having been missing for 9 months.
2009 – Financier Bernard Madoff plead guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion using a Ponzi Scheme, the largest financial fraud in US History
This Day in Music
1969 - Simon & Garfunkel win Record of the Year for Mrs. Robinson at the Grammy Awards
1969 - Glen Campbell wins Album of the Year for By The Time I Get To Phoenix at the Grammy Awards
1983 - U2's album War, hits #1 in the UK and spends 147 weeks on the charts. The album featured the singles New Years Day and Two Hearts Beat As One
1983 - Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse of the Heart hits #1 in the UK (hits #1 also in the US, Canada, and Australia)
2001 - Judy Garland's Over The Rainbow was voted the Song Of The Century in a poll published in America
2007 - Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in New York City are Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Patti Smith, R.E.M., The Ronettes and Van Halen
This Day in Sports
1966 - Jockey Johnny Longden retires after 40 years (6,032 career wins)
1967 - Austria's Reinhold Bachler ski jumps 505 feet
1978 - Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:14.99)
1983 - Don Ritchie runs world record 50 mile (4:51:49)
1984 - British ice dancing team, Torvill & Dean, become 1st skaters to receive 9 perfect 6.0s in world championships
1985 - Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points
1986 - Susan Butcher wins 1,158 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race
1987 - David Robinson scores 50 points in a NCAA basketball game
1995 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Birmingham won by Elvis Stojko (Canada)
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
zombie out (verb)
1. (informal) Become like a zombie in being listless, vacant, and unresponsive.
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