Eight Hour Day or Labor Day - March 13, 2017 (Observed in Australia "Eight hours labor, eight hours recreation, eight hours rest!"
Fill Our Staplers Day - March 13, 2017 (also on November 6, 2017) (Observed on the days after daylight savings time starts and stops)
Good Samaritan Involvement Day - March 13
IUGR Awareness Day - (IUGR = Intrauterine Growth Restriction)
K-9 Veterans Day
L. Ron Hubbard Day
National Jewel Day
National Napping Day - March 13, 2017 (Monday after Daylight Savings Starts)
National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day
Smart & Sexy Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 13, are:
Brain Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2017
Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 12-18, 2017 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910)
Girl Scout Week - March 12-18, 2017 (Second Week of March)
International Brain Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2017
Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 1 - April 13, 2017
Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is April 16, 2017)
National Agriculture Week - March 12-18, 2017
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 12-18, 2017 (Third Week of March)
No More Week - March 7-13, 2017
Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017
Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 12-18, 2017
Termite Awareness Week - March 12-18, 2017
Turkey Vultures Return to the Living Sign - March 11-17
Universal Women's Week - March 8-14
2017 Monthly Holidays that include March 13, 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 16, 2017 - March 18, 2017 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.
Iditarod Race - Starts March 4, 2017 - Awards Banquet on March 19, 2017 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 7-26, 2017 (Houston, TX)
Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 11-19, 2017 (Indianapolis, IN)
The Astrological Sign for March 13 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.
1798 – Abigail Fillmore, wife of Millard Fillmore was the First Lady of the United States from 1850 to 1853 (d. 1853)
1911 – L. Ron Hubbard, American science fiction author and founder of Scientology (d. 1986)
1913 – William J. Casey, American CIA director from 1981 - 1987 (d. 1987)
1939 – Neil Sedaka, American singer and songwriter
1950 – William H. Macy, American actor (Fargo)
1956 – Dana Delany, American actress (China Beach, Desperate Housewives, Body of Proof)
1985 – Emile Hirsch, American actor (Into the Wild)
1901 – Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States (b. 1833)
1906 – Susan B. Anthony, American women's suffrage activist (b. 1820)
2006 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1961 - Pablo Picasso at age 79, marries his model 37 year old model Jacqueline Rocque
1975 - Tammy Wynette and George Jones divorced after six years of marriage
1994 - Cuba Gooding Jr (Jerry Maguire) weds Sara Kapfer
Quote of the Day
One of the most remembered quotes from the Movie, Jerry Maguire, is when Cuba Gooding says...."SHOW ME THE MONEY".
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Holidays and Observances, Recipe / Healthy Diet Habit Tip for March 13, is information on How Carbohydrates are related to Weight Gain. March is National Nutrition Month.
Your body needs carbohydrates to run, so please don't eliminate them! Choosing fruits, vegetables, whole grains, protein, and healthy fats, are the best choices for healthy eating. Find out more about Carbohydrates and Weight Gain, from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1639 – Cambridge College is renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard
1862 – During the American Civil War, the U.S. government forbids all Union army officers to return fugitive slaves
1884 - US adopts Standard Time
1897 - San Diego State University is founded in San Diego, California
1933 - Banks reopen
1964 – American Kitty Genovese is murdered, reportedly in view of neighbors who did nothing to help her. This event inspired the creation of Good Samaritan Involvement Day celebrated today
1986 - Microsoft has its Initial public offering
1988 – The Seikan Tunnel, the longest undersea tunnel in the world, opens between Aomori and Hakodate, Japan
1991 - Exxon pays $1 billion dollars in fines & cleanup for the Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska
1997 – The Phoenix lights are seen over Phoenix, Arizona by hundreds of people
2013 – Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis
This Day in Music
1965 - The Beatles' Eight Days a Week hits #1
1965 - Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds due to musical differences with the other group members
1967 - The Beatles' Penny Lane hits #1
1968 - The Byrds' Greatest Hits is certified gold
1976 - Eagles' Their Greatest Hits Album (1971-1975) hits #1
1978 - The Bee Gees' Night Fever hits #1
1980 - Pink Floyd's The Wall is certified platinum
1988 - Bob Seger receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1993 - Eric Clapton's Unplugged album hits #1
1998 - Rick Astley's Never Gonna Give You Up hits #1
1999 - Cher's Believe hits #1
2006 - Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on this day are: Black Sabbath, Blondie, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Miles Davis and The Sex Pistols who turn down the induction
Believe, by Cher topped the charts on this day in 1999. Cher was 52 when she made this song, and it turned into the biggest selling single of her career. I always loved her...you never knew what to expect!
This Day in Sports
1943 - Baseball approves official ball, made with cork & balata
1949 - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
1960 - NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
1961 - John F Kennedy sets up the Alliance for Progress
1980 - Eric Heiden skates world record 1000m (1:13.60)
1982 - Ice Dance Championship at Copenhagen won by Torvill & Dean (GRB)
1982 - Men's Figure Skating Champions in Copenhagen won by Scott Hamilton (USA)
1982 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skate Champs in Copenhagen won by Elaine Zayak of the USA - she lands six triple jumps!!
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. Curved at the extremity, shaped like a hook
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