2018 Daily Holidays that fall on March 6, include:
National Oreo Cookie Day
National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
Peace Corps Day - March 6, 2018
Town Meeting Day Vermont - March 6, 2018 (First Tuesday of March)
Unique Names Day - March 6, 2018 (Tuesday of First Full Week in March which is Celebrate Your Name Week)
2018 Weekly Holidays that include March 6, are:
Celebrate Your Name Week - March 4-10, 2018 (First Full Week in March)
Endometriosis Awareness Week - March 3-9, 2018
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 Aplastic Anemia & MDS Awareness Week - March 1-6
National Cheerleading Week - March 1-7
National Consumer Protection Week - March 4-10, 2018
National Days of Action (Peace Corps) - March 3-15, 2018
National Dental Assistants Recognition Week - March 4-10, 2018
National Ghostwriters Week - March 1-7
National Pet Sitters Week - March 1-7
National Procrastination Week - March 4-10, 2018 (Second Week of March)
National School Breakfast Week - March 5-9, 2018 (Mon-Fri of the First Full Week in March)
National Schools Social Work Week - March 4-10, 2018 (First Full Week of March)
National Words Matter Week - March 4-10, 2018 (First Full Week of March)
National Write a Letter of Appreciation Week - March 1-7
Newspaper in Education Week - March 5-9, 2018 (First Full School Week in March)
Orthodox Lent - February 19 - April 7, 2018
Professional Pet Sitters Week - March 4-10, 2018
Read an E-Book Week - March 4-10, 2018
Return Borrowed Books Week - March 4-10, 2018 (First Week of March)
Save Your Vision Week - March 4-10, 2018
Universal Human Beings Week - March 1-7
Teen Tech Week - March 4-10, 2018 (Second Week in March)
Will Eisner Week - March 1-7
Women in Construction Week - March 4-10, 2018
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week - March 5-11, 2018
World Orphan Week - March 4-11
2018 Monthly Holidays that include March 6, 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)
North Dakota Winter Show - March 3-10, 2018 (Valley City, ND)
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.
The Astrological Sign for March 6 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.
1475 – Michelangelo, Italian artist and sculptor (d. 1564)
1619 – Cyrano de Bergerac, French soldier, poet (d. 1655)
1906 – Lou Costello, American actor and comedian (d. 1959)
1923 – Ed McMahon, American television personality (Star Search, The Johnny Carson Show) (d. 2009)
1924 – William H. Webster, American lawyer, former FBI and CIA director
1926 – Alan Greenspan, American economist who served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the US from 1987 to 2006
1944 – Mary Wilson, American singer (The Supremes)
1947 – Kiki Dee, British singer (I loved the Duet she did in 1976 with Elton John, Don't Go Breaking My Heart - it went to #1 in both the US and the UK)
1947 – Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, and film producer
1963 – Suzanne Crough, American actress (Partridge Family)
1972 – Shaquille O'Neal, American basketball player
1836 - Davy Crockett, American frontiersman who died at the Battle of the Alamo (b. 1786)
1888 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist of Little Women, Little Men, and Jo's Boys (I LOVED her books!!) (b. 1832)
1932 - John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever)
2006 – Dana Reeve, American actress and activist for disability causes, widow of Christopher Reeve (Superman) (b. 1961)
2007 – Ernest Gallo, American winemaker who with his brother Julio, founded the E.& J. Gallo Winery in 1933 (b. 1909)
2016 - Nancy Reagan, American actress and wife of the 42nd President of the United States, Ronald Reagan from 1981-1989
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1964 - Eddie Fisher and Elizabeth Taylor divorce (Her 4th divorce)
Quote of the Day
Will Social Security Benefits be available to you when you retire? That is a big question! Per an article written in 2010 by Steven C. Goss, Chief Actuary of the US Social Security Administration. "As a result of changes to Social Security enacted in 1983, benefits are now expected to be payable in full on a timely basis until
2037, when the trust fund reserves are projected to become exhausted. At the point where the reserves are used up, continuing taxes are expected to be enough to pay 76 percent of scheduled benefits. Thus, the Congress will need to make changes to the scheduled benefits and revenue sources for the program in the future." You can read the entire article for more information.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
On March 6, instead of a Recipe of the Day, we are having a Food Tip of the Day! Today is National Frozen Food Day, and Kerry, from Healthy Diet Habits has lots of tips on Frozen Vegetables and Tips to Shop for them, or make your own.
This Day in History
1521 - Magellan discovers Guam
1788 – The First Fleet (11 ships leaving Britain for Australia), arrives at Norfolk Island in order to found a convict settlement
1808 - 1st college orchestra in the US is founded at Harvard
1836 - 3,000 Mexicans beat 182 Texans (including Davy Crockett) at the Alamo, after a 13 day fight
1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case that slaves cannot be citizens
1886 - 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, debuts in New York City
1899 – Bayer registers "Aspirin" as a trademark
1912 – The Oreo cookie is introduced by Nabisco
1918 - US naval boat, Cyclops, disappears in the Bermuda Triangle
1944 - The US Air Force begins daylight bombing of Berlin
1950 - Silly Putty invented
1967 – Joseph Stalin's daughter Svetlana Alliluyeva defects to the United States from Russia
1981 – Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time on the CBS Evening News after 19 years
1992 – The Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.
This Day in Music
1975 - Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti is certified gold
1975 - Average White Band's Pick Up The Pieces is certified gold
1993 - Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle went to #1 with A Whole New World, the theme song of Disney's Aladdin
2000 - Eric Clapton
is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making him the first
person inducted three times. He was inducted in as a member of the groups, The Yardbirds and Cream.
Above is Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle singing their duet, A Whole New World, the theme song of Disney's Aladdin that went to #1 on this day in 1993.
Below is Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, singing the same song together. I think they did a great job with the song!
This Day in Sports
1922 - Babe Ruth signs a contract with the New York Yankees for $52,000 a year, for 3 years
1972 - Jack Nicklaus, passes Arnold Palmer as golf's all time highest money maker
1976 - Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Gothenburg won by Dorothy Hamill
1983 – The first United States Football League game is played
1985 - Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (Ireland) A mild minced oath; a euphemism for "by God".
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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