Holidays and Observances
2017 Daily Holidays that fall on March 19, include: Act Happy Day Client's Day Goddess of Fertility Day - March 19, 2017 (Day before Spring Equinox which falls on March 20, 2017) International Clients Day Let's Laugh Day National Chocolate Caramel Day National Poultry Day Operation Iraqi Freedom Day Saint Joseph's Day Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day 2017 Weekly Holidays that include March 19, are: American Chocolate Week - March 19-25, 2017 (Third Full Week of March) Brain Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2017 BYO Cup Day (@ 7/11) - March 18-19, 2017 Health Information Professionals Week - March 19-25, 2017 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 Animal Poison Prevention Week - March 19-25, 2017 (Third Full Week of March) National Button Week - March 19-25, 2017 (Third Full Week in March) National Fix a Leak Week - March 19-25, 2017 National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week - March 19-25, 2017 (Third Week of March) National Poison Prevention Week - March 19-25, 2017 (Third Full Week of March) Orthodox Lent - February 27 - April 7, 2017 Sherlock Holmes Weekend - March 17-19, 2017 Tsunami Awareness Week - March 19-27, 2017 (in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands) World Folktales & Fables Week - March 19-25, 2017 2017 Monthly Holidays that include March 19, 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: 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
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) Astrological Sign
The Astrological Sign for March 19 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.
1734 – Thomas McKean, American lawyer and signatory of the American Declaration of Independence (d. 1817) 1848 – Wyatt Earp, American Marshall (d. 1929) 1936 – Ursula Andress, Swiss actress (1st Bond Girl in Dr. No in 1962) 1946 - Ruth Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) 1947 – Glenn Close, American actress (Fatal Attraction) 1955 – Bruce Willis, American actor (Moonlighting, Die Hard Series, Armageddon, The Sixth Sense)
1950 - Edgar Rice Burroughs, Science Fiction Author (Tarzan of the Apes) (b. 1875) 1974 – Anne Klein, American fashion designer (b. 1923)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1976 - Princess Margaret separates from the Earl of Snowdon, after 16 years 1992 - British Prince Andrew & Princess Sarah Ferguson announce separation 1996 - Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson after 38 years of marriage 2009 - Talk show host David Letterman, weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko
Quote of the Day
March 19 is
ACT HAPPY DAY and LET'S LAUGH 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 19, is to shop at Farmer's Markets for Fresh Organic Produce. The week of
March 15-21, 2015 is National Agriculture Week. National Agriculture Day was observed on March 18, 2015.
Here are some of the benefits of shopping at Farmer's Markets , from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits. See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food! See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.
This Day in History
1831 - 1st US bank robbery at City Bank, New York - $245,000 is taken 1883 - Jan Matzeliger invents 1st machine to manufacture entire shoes 1895 - Los Angeles Railway is established to provide streetcar service 1915 - Pluto is photographed for the 1st time 1918 – The U.S. Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time 1931 – Gambling is legalized in the US State of Nevada 1932 – The Sydney Harbour Bridge is opened in Sydney, Australia 1942 - FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non military duty 1945 - Adolf Hitler issues Nero Decree to destroy all German factories 1984 - Mobil oil tanker spills 200,000 gallons into the Columbia River 1987 - PTL leader Jim Bakker resigns after sex scandal with Jessica Hahn 2003 – US President George W. Bush orders the start of war against Iraq 2012 - Wendy's overtakes Burger King to become the second best selling hamburger chain
This Day in Music
1968 - Dean Martin's album Houston is certified gold 1971 - Janis Joplin's Me And Bobby McGee hits #1 1974 - Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour. They had formerly been known as Jefferson Airplane, and then changed to just Starship in 1984. 2001 - Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, Paul Simon, Queen, Ritchie Valens, Solomon Burke, Steely Dan and The Flamingos
Above is Aerosmith's song, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing that was featured in the movie Armageddon.
This Day in Sports
1938 - Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes 1942 - Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago 1956 - Biggest NBA margin of victory to date - Minnesota Lakers-133, versus St Louis Hawks-75 1972 - LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, for a record 63 points win 1987 - Bonnie Blair skates ladies world record 500 m (39.43 sec) 1989 - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Kurt Browning (CAN) 1990 - 1st world ice hockey tournament for women held in Ottawa 1991 - St Louis Blue Brett Hull is 3rd NHL'er to score 80 goals in a season 1991 - Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road losses 1997 - Major League Baseball announces a 5 year/$50M deal with Pepsi
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
vaguery (noun) 1. (uncountable) Vagueness, the condition of being vague.
2. (countable) A vagueness, a thing which is vague, an example of vagueness. 3. (countable, in the plural) An eggcorn for vagaries. Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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