Holidays and Observances
2016 Daily Holidays that fall on March 19, include: Act Happy Day Client's Day Earth Hour - March 19, 2016 at 8:30pm (Worldwide event - turn off your power for 60+ minutes to help save the planet!) International Clients Day International Sports Car Racing Day - March 19, 2016 Let's Laugh Day Maple Syrup Saturday - March 19, 2016 - Third Saturday of March National Chocolate Caramel Day National Corndog Day - March 19, 2016 National Poultry Day National Quilting Day - March 19, 2016 (Third Saturday of March) Operation Iraqi Freedom Day Saint Joseph's Day Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day 2016 Weekly Holidays that include March 19, are: Brain Awareness Week - March 14-20, 2016 Campfire USA Birthday Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Second Full Week in March) (Founded March 17, 1910) Consider Christianity Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Begins the Second Sunday before Easter) International Brain Awareness Week - March 14-20, 2016 Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - February 10, 2016 - March 24, 2016 Make Mine Chocolate - (Campaign kicks off annually on Feb 15, and ends on Easter which is March 27, 2016) National Agriculture Week - March 13-19, 2016 National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Third Week of March) Orthodox Lent - March 14 - April 22, 2016 Passiontide - March 13 - 26, 2016 (The Last Two Weeks of Lent - Passion Week and Holy Week) Passion Week - March 13-19, 2016 (Starts on the Fifth Sunday in Lent; the Week before Holy Week) Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2016 Sherlock Holmes Weekend - March 18-20, 2016 Termite Awareness Week - March 13-19, 2016 2016 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
Hong Kong Arts Festival - February 19, 2016 - March 20, 2016 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo - March 1-20, 2016 (Houston, TX) Iditarod Race - Starts March 5, 2016 - Awards Banquet on March 20, 2016 - A Dogsled Race on the Iditarod Trail in Alaska running 1,000 miles from Anchorage to Nome. Indiana Flower and Patio Show - March 12-20, 2016 (Indianapolis, IN) Ultra Music Festival - March 18-20, 2016 - World's Premier Electronic Music Festival held in Miami, Florida.
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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