Calendar day; March 31, 2014

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Monday, the 31st of March, 2014 is the 90th day in 2014 and in the 14th calendar week.
Baseball Opening Day
March 31, 2014 in the USA
Today is Baseball Opening Day! Often hailed as the true beginning of spring, Opening Day is the most important day of the year for baseball lovers across the country. For the next six months, over 750 players on thirty Major League teams will compete in 2,430 games.
Baseball has been revered as America’s National Pastime for over a century. Opening Day is a national event that brings fans together to celebrate the beginning of a new season. In recent years it has also provided an arena for “political pitchers.” Since 1910, every President except Jimmy Carter has thrown a ceremonial first pitch for Opening Day, the All-Star Game, or the World Series.
To celebrate Baseball Opening Day, tune in to watch the game, head outside to throw a few pitches, or invite friends and family over for hotdogs and traditional ballpark snacks. Play ball!
Where is Baseball Opening Day?
Nationwide USA
Cesar Chavez Day
March 31, 2014 in USA (California, Colorado, Texas)
Cesar Chavez Day is celebrated on March 31, 2014. César Chávez Day is an official state holiday in the U.S. states of California, Colorado and Texas. The day is commemorated to promote service to the community in honor of César Chávez’s life and work. Many, but not all, state government offices, community colleges, and libraries are closed. Many public schools in the state are also closed.
Where is Cesar Chavez Day?
Nationwide USA (California, Colorado, Texas)
Transfer Day 2014
March 31, 2014 in Virgin Islands
Transfer Day takes place on March 31, 2014. Transfer Day is a holiday celebrated in the U.S. Virgin Islands on March 31. It marks the transfer of the islands from Denmark to the United States that took place in 1917. The year of 2007 marked the 90th anniversary of the acquisition of the islands.
Where is Transfer Day?
Nationwide Virgin Islands
Seward’s Day 2014
March 31, 2014 in Alaska
Seward’s Day takes place on March 31, 2014. Seward’s Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska. It falls on the last Monday in March and commemorates the signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30, 1867. It is named for then-Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase from Russia. It should not be confused with Alaska Day, which marks the formal transfer of control over Alaska from Russia to the United States.
Where is Seward’s Day?
Nationwide Alaska
National Clam on the Half Shell Day
March 31, 2014 in the USA
National Clam on the Half Shell Day is observed on March 31, 2014. The day is a chance to eat clams in a raw way and in their natural packaging. A clam’s shell consists of two usually equal halves. Clams can be eaten raw, steamed, boiled, baked or fried. They can also be made into clam chowder or they can be cooked using hot rocks and seaweed in a New England clam bake.
Where is National Clam on the Half Shell Day?
Nationwide USA
Bunsen Burner Day
March 31, 2014 in the World
Bunsen Burner Day takes place on March 31, 2014. The holiday commemorates the birthday of the inventor of the Bunsen burner: chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard von Bunsen was born on March 31, 1811. A Bunsen burner is a common piece of laboratory equipment that produces a single open gas flame, which is used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. The gas can be natural gas (which is mainly methane) or a liquefied petroleum gas, such as propane, butane, or a mixture of both.
Bunsen Burner Day is celebrated in different ways. Some even compose songs with lyrics such as: “Just one spark is all that’s needed / To start this show of sweet combustion. / That’s its penultimate function. / Just one light to wake my blue angel of fire. Bunsen burner / It’s the flame that never dies. / My bunsen Burner / You light up the sky in my lab” (by Blegen/Hallock/Roper).
Where is Bunsen Burner Day?
Historical Events:
1146 – Bernard of Clairvaux preaches his famous sermon in a field at Vézelay, urging the necessity of a Second Crusade. Louis VII is present, and joins the Crusade.
1521 – Magelhaes takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus
1667 – France & England sign anti-Dutch military accord
1822 – The massacre of the population of the Greek island of Chios by soldiers of the Ottoman Empire following a rebellion attempt, depicted by the French artist Eugène Delacroix.
1854 – Treaty of Kanagawa: Commodore Perry forces Japan to opens ports to US
1870 – 1st black to vote in US (Thomas P Mundy of Perth Amboy NJ)
1889 – 300m Eiffel Tower officially opens (commemorates French Revolution)
1916 – Dutch government ends all milt engagements
1917 – US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands
1920 – British parliament accept Irish Home Rule law
1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.
1932 – Ford publicly unveils its V-8 engine
1939 – Britain & France agree to support Poland if invaded by Germany
1948 – Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe
1949 – Newfoundland becomes Canada’s 10th province
1951 – US tanks exceed 38° of latitude in Korea
1959 – Dalai Lama fled China & was granted political asylum in India
1965 – US ordered the 1st combat troops to Vietnam
1979 – The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien).
1983 – Earthquake in Colombia kills some 5,000 people
1990 – Riots began in London over the new poll tax laws
1991 – The Establishment of Islamic Constitutional Movement – Hadas in Kuwait.
2007 – In Sydney, Australia, 2.2 million people take part in the first Earth Hour.

Calendar day; March 30, 2014

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Sunday, the 30th of March, 2014 is the 89th day in 2014 and in the 13th calendar week.

Land Day 2014
March 30, 2014 in Palestine

Land Day is celebrated on March 30, 2014. Land Day is an annual day of commemoration for Palestinians of the events of that date in 1976. In response to the Israeli government’s announcement of a plan to expropriate thousands of dunams of land for “security and settlement purposes”, a general strike and marches were organized in Arab towns from the Galilee to the Negev. In the ensuing confrontations with the Israeli army and police, six Arab citizens were killed, about one hundred were wounded, and hundreds of others arrested.

Where is Land Day?
Nationwide Palestine

Take a Walk in the Park Day
March 30, 2014 in the World

Take a Walk in the Park Day is celebrated on March 30, 2014. You should visit a local park on that day instead of walking around the block or going to mall. A park is an area of open space provided for recreational use. It can be in its natural or semi-natural state, or planted, and is set aside for human enjoyment or for the protection of wildlife or natural habitats. An urban park is a park in cities and other incorporated places. Common features of urban parks include playgrounds, gardens, hiking, running and fitness trails or paths, bridle paths, sports field and courts, public restrooms, boat ramps and/or picnic facilities, depending on the budget and natural features available.

Where is Take a Walk in the Park Day?

I am in Control Day
March 30, 2014 in the USA

I Am in Control Day in an ironic reminder that we are not always in control. President Ronald Reagan had only been in office for 69 days when an attempt was made on his life. His lung was punctured by a bullet. The date was March 30, 1981. Reagan survived the assassination attempt by John Hinckley, Jr.

In the White House, then Secretary of State Alexander Haig was taken a little out of context when he said “I am in control here”. Instead of focusing upon the entire statement (“Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State in that order, and should the President decide he wants to transfer the helm to the Vice President, he will do so. He has not done that. As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending return of the Vice President and in close touch with him.”), people and the press foscused upon these few words. Political uproar eventually led to his resignation.

Haig’s “I’m in control” statement lives on in infamy and on that infamous day, I am in Control Day was born.

History sometimes fades with time. Alexander Haig’s statement was all but forgotten. Meanwhile, this special day continued on, and evolved. People came to think about this day in a different context. They personalized it into a day to get their life in control. In that sense, today is definitely a call to action. “I am in Control Day” is your chance to get things in order and under control.

Most likely, the first step is to take a deep breath and relax. Now, assess the situation, and………. get things under control. Once you have accomplished this today, you can work on staying in control everyday.

Where is I am in Control Day?
Nationwide USA

National Doctor’s Day
March 30, 2014 in the USA

National Doctor’s Day takes place on March 30, 2014. National Doctor’s Day is commonly celebrated in healthcare organizations as a day to recognize the contributions of doctors to individual lives and communities. These events are typically organized by staff at a healthcare organization. Staff may organize a lunch for doctor’s present the doctor with a gift, or coordinate a team lunch. Doctors Day marks the date that Crawford W. Long, M.D., of Jefferson, GA, administered the first ether anesthetic for surgery on March 30, 1842. On that day, Dr. Long administered ether anesthesia to a patient and then operated to remove a tumor from the man’s neck. Later, the patient would swear that he felt nothing during the surgery and was not aware the surgery was over until he awoke. The first Doctors Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Winder, Georgia. Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond, decided to set aside a day to honor physicians. This first observance included the mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on graves of deceased doctors. The red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors Day.

Where is National Doctor’s Day?
Nationwide USA

National Pencil Day
March 30, 2014 in the USA

Today is Pencil Day! On this day in 1858, the United States Patent and Trademark Office granted the first-ever patent for a modern pencil with an eraser attached to it. Hymen Lipman created the wooden pencil and received high praise for how easy it was to use for writing and drawing.

Did you know that a single wooden pencil can write 45,000 words or draw a line that is 35 miles long? A pencil can also write under water, upside down, or in zero gravity. Manufacturers painted the first pencils yellow because the color was associated with royalty and honor. People quickly began assuming that yellow pencils were the best type!

To celebrate Pencil Day, set aside your laptop and use a pencil and paper to write today!

The Pencils Blog:

Where is National Pencil Day?
Nationwide USA

Natural events:

2nd March New Moon
March 30, 2014 in EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05

On March 30, 2014 the moon reaches its minimum brightness. Therefore it is called new moon. In astronomical terminology, the phrase new moon is the lunar phase that occurs when the Moon, in its monthly orbital motion around Earth, lies between Earth and the Sun, and is therefore in conjunction with the Sun as seen from Earth. At this time, the dark (unilluminated) portion of the Moon faces almost directly toward Earth, so that the Moon is not visible to the naked eye.

The original meaning of the phrase new moon was the first visible crescent of the Moon, after conjunction with the Sun. This takes place over the western horizon in a brief period between sunset and moonset, and therefore the precise time and even the date of the appearance of the new moon by this definition will be influenced by the geographical location of the observer. The astronomical new moon, sometimes known as the dark moon to avoid confusion, occurs by definition at the moment of conjunction in ecliptic longitude with the Sun, when the Moon is invisible from the Earth. This moment is unique and does not depend on location, and under certain circumstances it is coincident with a solar eclipse.

Where is 2nd March New Moon?
EST Eastern Standard Time / UTC-05

Historical Events:

240 BC – 1st recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

988 – Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders

1296 – Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.

1778 – Playwright Voltaire crowned with laurel wreath

1856 – Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War

1858 – Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Phila)

1867 – US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre – Seward’s Folly)

1919 – Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

1935 – Newfoundland changes time to 3½ hrs W of Greenwich, repeats 44 sec

1953 – Albert Einstein announces revised unified field theory

1961 – NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 169,600′ (51,690 m)

1972 – North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam

1976 – Israel kills 6 Palestinians protesting land confiscation

1991 – Last issue of Dutch Newspaper “Vr˜e Folk” (Free People)

2006 – UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.

Calendar day; March 29, 2014

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Saturday, the 29th of March, 2014 is the 88th day in 2014 and in the 13th calendar week.
Festival of Smoke and Mirrors
March 29, 2014 in the World
The Festival of Smoke and Mirrors every March 29 remembers the old magician’s technique, as well as a favorite debating technique for a lot of people who might not win the argument otherwise.
Old magic shows (such as “Pepper’s Ghost” in 1800s London) used carefully placed mirrors to produce the illusions for the audience. Bursts of smoke at certain times would cover any sudden changes and distract the audience.
Today the phrase “smoke and mirrors” is a metaphor for a deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial explanation or description (in other words, it’s the perfect description of just about every political statement!)
Where is Smoke and Mirrors Day?
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day 
March 29, 2014 in the USA
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day celebrates small business owners. These individuals spend countless hours nurturing and growing their young enterprises. The workload demands, and lack of a hired staff, often translates into long and late hours, and many missed family and personal events. But, all in all, they love what they do. After all, they are their own boss.
New businesses have always been a vital, yet not fully appreciated, part of the U.S. economy. On they retail side, they bring different and unique products to the marketplace. They provide stellar and personal service support. When you call, you are more likely to get a real, live person. And unlike big national chains, they know their products. They are outstanding performers in niche markets. In manufacturing, they create many new concepts and ideas, making them creators of new products.
Celebrate National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by showing your support….shop their stores today, and everyday.
Where is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day?
Nationwide USA
National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
March 29, 2014 in the USA
It’s National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day! An insurance salesman named Harry Baker invented chiffon cake in the 1920s. He sold his cakes to the Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles and all of Hollywood fell in love with the dessert’s lighter-than-air texture. Baker carefully guarded the recipe for over twenty years before selling it to General Mills (home of the Betty Crocker brand) for an undisclosed amount.
The recipe for chiffon cake debuted in a 1948 edition of Better Homes and Gardens. General Mills marketed it as “the first new cake in 100 years” and it quickly became a nationwide sensation. The secret recipe called for vegetable oil instead of butter or shortening, and instructed the baker to beat the egg whites and egg yolks separately.
There are many flavors of chiffon cake including chocolate, orange, walnut, maple, and today’s reason to celebrate, lemon! To celebrate National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day, try baking a delicious lemon chiffon cake for your family tonight!
Where is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
1549 – The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
1632 – Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
1795 – Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
1798 – Republic of Switzerland forms
1848 – Niagara Falls stops flowing for 30 hours due to an ice jam
1867 – British North America Act (Canadian constitution) passes
1886 – Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Coke
1912 – Capt Robert Scott, storm-bound in a tent near South Pole, makes last entry in his diary “the end cannot be far”
1942 – British cruiser HMS Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
1961 – After a 4½ year trial Nelson Mandela is acquitted on treason charge
1971 – Development of a serum hepatitis vaccine for children announced
1994 – Serbs & Croats signed a cease-fire to end the war in Croatia
2004 – The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.

A Happy moment


So some backstory before the pix; Hubs collects M&M’s stuff, so yes we own these big M&M display pieces. I bought them for him for his birthday, Yule, etc. Last year I got him Ms Brown for our anniversary. LOL 😀 These pix were taken before that. He had gotten bored one day when he was off and decided to surprise me. I came home from work and found this! LOL 😀

His M&M’s playing cards and using little M&M’s as chips. And yes, Red is wearing hubs fish hat!! LOL 😀
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Hubs makes me giggle! 😀

Calendar day; March 28, 2014

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Friday, the 28th of March, 2014 is the 87th day in 2014 and in the 13rd calendar week.
Serfs Emancipation Day
March 28, 2014 in China
Serfs Emancipation Day is celebrated on March 28, 2014. Serf Liberation day is an annual holiday in the Tibet Autonomous Region, which celebrates the emancipation of serfs in Tibet. The holiday was adopted by the Tibetan legislature on January 19, 2009, and was promulgated that same year. In modern Tibetan history, March 28, 1959, was the day that the Tibetan government was declared illegal by the People’s Republic of China, which according to official Chinese history, liberated Tibetans from feudalism and theocracy. The head of that former government, the 14th Dalai Lama, calls the holiday a diversion from current problems in Tibet.
Where is Serfs Emancipation Day?
Nationwide China
Teacher’s Day
March 28, 2014 in Czech Republic
The Czech Republic Teacher’s Day is one of the vibrant celebrations in the world participated by thousands of private and public schools. This, despite of the fact that the country is disturbed by recent demonstrations of teachers demanding for increased salaries and other fringed benefits. Every 28th of March is the country’s national declaration of Czech Republic Teacher’s Day where lots of fun fare and schools activities are to be observed during the day.
Czech Republic Teacher’s Day – March 28th
Where is Teacher’s Day?
Nationwide Czech Republic
Eggsibit Day
March 28, 2014 in the World
Today is Eggsibit Day! Eggsibits (art exhibits of beautifully decorated eggs) take place each spring all around the world. At the annual Eggsibit in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, judges from the National Egg Art Guild award prizes for the most original, the most beautiful, and the most humorous egg designs.
People have been decorating eggs for centuries. One of the traditional forms of this ancient art is the wax-resist method, which is popular in eastern Europe. Artists use a stylus to create a design on the egg with melted beeswax before dipping it in the dye. The wax seals that section of the design so it doesn’t absorb the color. They adjust the wax and repeat the process with different colored dyes to create an intricate pattern.
Invite some friends over for an evening of decorating, and host your own eggsibit!
International Egg Art Guild:
Where is Eggsibit Day?
Something on a Stick Day
March 28, 2014 in the World
Something on a Stick Day is observed on March 28, 2014. The holiday celebrates things on a stick like popsicles, corndogs and marshmallows. The celebration of Something on a Stick Day is really easy: 1. get a stick; 2. push something on it; 3. have fun with your creation!
Skewered foods are a popular example for things on a stick. A skewer is a thin metal or wood stick used to hold pieces of food together. They are used while grilling or roasting meats, and in other culinary applications.
Small, often decorative, skewers of glass, metal, wood or bamboo known as “olive picks” are used for garnishes on cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. Many types of snack food are sold and served “on a stick” or skewer, especially at outdoor markets, fairs, and sidewalk or roadside stands.
Something on a Stick Day:
Where is Something on a Stick Day?
National Black Forest Cake Day
March 28, 2014 in the USA
Black Forest Cake — a combination of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries — hails from Southern Germany. The “black forest” portion of the name refers to the Germain mountain range, not because the cake originated there, but because the area manufactures the specialty Kirschwasser liquor used in the original German recipe. While most American recipes forego the alcohol, in Germany it is illegal to market the dessert as a true Black Forest Cake (Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte) without the liquor ingredient.
Where is National Black Forest Cake Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
193 – Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian Guards, who then sell the throne in an auction to Didius Julianus.
845 – Paris is sacked by Viking raiders, probably under Ragnar Lodbrok, who collects a huge ransom in exchange for leaving.
1556 – Origin of Fasli Era (India)
1776 – Juan Bautista de Anza finds the site for the Presidio of San Francisco.
1795 – Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.
1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of NH patents a washing machine
1802 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthäus Olbers discovers 2 Pallas, the second asteroid known to man.
1854 – Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)
1881 – “Greatest Show On Earth” was formed by PT Barnum & James A Bailey
1885 – US Salvation Army officially organized
1910 – 1st seaplane, takes off from water at Martinques France (Henri Fabre)
1922 – 1st microfilm device introduced
1929 – Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
1939 – Dutch hunter shoots down British bombers
1939 – Spanish Civil War ends, Madrid falls to Francisco Franco
1944 – Astrid Lindgren sprains ankle & begins writing Pippi Longstocking
1959 – 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet’s government & installs Panchen Lama
1979 – Major nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island, Middletown, Pa (no deaths)
2006 – At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government’s proposed First Employment Contract law.

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Calendar day; March 27, 2014


Thursday, the 27th of March, 2014 is the 86th day in 2014 and in the 13th calendar week.
National Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
March 27, 2014 in the USA
Today is Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day! What country music song always puts a smile on your face? Perhaps it’s Johnny Cash’s “Every Time I Itch I Wind Up Scratching You,” Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,” or Homer & Jethro’s “She Made Toothpicks Out Of The Timber Of My Heart.” Today is the day to pay tribute to these unique songs!
Country music evolved from Appalachian folk music in the 1920s and became a nationwide sensation in the 1940s. The Grand Ole Opry radio station in Nashville, Tennessee began broadcasting weekly concerts that showcased all the different genres of country music—hillbilly, honky-tonk, bluegrass, western, rockabilly, gospel, and more.
In honor of today’s Reason to Celebrate, put on your cowboy hat, get out your banjo, and belt out your favorite quirky country music song!
One list of the best from over four decades of country music. Listen to all 10 and to decide which you think could have been a hit had it been able to overcome the silly title:
Where is National Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events:
196 BC – Ptolemy V ascends to the throne of Egypt.
1513 – Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon discovers Florida
1613 – The first English child born in Canada at Cuper’s Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
1668 – English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company
1790 – The modern shoestring (string and shoe holes) invented in England
1848 – John Parker Paynard originates medicated adhesive plaster
1866 – Andrew Rankin patents the urinal
1914 – 1st successful blood transfusion (in Brussels)
1933 – Japan leaves League of Nations
1940 – Himmler orders building of Auschwitz concentration camp, at Katowice
1956 – French commandos land in Algeria
1964 – Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
1980 – Mount St Helens becomes active after 123 years
2006 – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.

Calendar Day; March 26, 2014


Wednesday, the 26th of March, 2014 is the 85th day in 2014 and in the 13th calendar week.
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day
March 26, 2014 in the World
Make Up Your Own Holiday Day takes place on March 26, 2014. Now it’s your turn: Make Your Own Holiday Day allows you to make today a special holiday for anything you want. Holidays are designated as having special significance for which individuals, a government, or a religious group have deemed that observance is warranted.
Establishing an official national holiday is not an easy process. For example, in the 1800s Sarah Josepha Hale decided that our nation should observe a national day of thanks. She wrote countless letters to politicians, governors, and even the president. In 1863 President Abraham Lincoln agreed to Hale’s proposal, but Thanksgiving did not become an official national holiday until 1941!
Unofficial holidays are holidays that are not traditionally marked on calendars. These holidays are celebrated by various groups and individuals. Some promote a cause, others recognize historical events not officially recognized, and others are “funny” holidays celebrated with humorous intent.
Where is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day?
So my holiday is: Peace, love, Smiles and naturally HUGS!
Prince Kuhio Day
March 26, 2014 in Hawaii
Prince Kuhio Day is observed on March 26, 2014. Prince Kuhio Day is an official holiday in the state of Hawaii in the United States. It is celebrated annually to mark the birth of Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole – heir to the throne of the Kingdom of Hawaii, prince of the House of Kalakaua, and later territorial delegate to the United States Congress.
Where is Prince Kuhio Day?
Nationwide Hawaii
Historical Events:
1147 – Jewish community in Cologne fast to commemorate anti-Jewish violence
1150 – Tichborne family of Hampshire England started tradition of giving a Gallon of flour to each resident to keep deathbed promise
1780 – 1st British Sunday newspaper appears (Brit Gazette & Sunday Monitor)
1804 – Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 – Territory of Orleans organizes in Louisiana Purchase
1845 – Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precusor of bandaid
1859 – 1st sighting of Vulcan, a planet thought to orbit inside Mercury
1885 – Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film
1885 – Louis Riel’s forces defeat Canadian forces at Duck Lake, Sask
1895 – King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain’s Arbor Day
1926 – The 1st lip-reading tournament held in America
1936 – Mary Joyce ends a 1,000 mile trip by dog in Alaska
1937 – Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
1953 – Salk Polio vaccine announced
1955 – “Ballad of Davy Crockett,” becomes the #1 record in US
1970 – 500th nuclear explosion announced by the US since 1945
1971 – Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares its independence
1973 – Soap “Young & Restless” premieres
1989 – 1st free elections in USSR; 190 M votes cast; Boris Yeltsin wins
1999 – The “Melissa worm” infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.

Calendar day; March 25, 2014

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Tuesday, the 25th of March, 2014 is the 84th day in 2014 and in the 13rd calendar week.
Tolkien Reading Day
March 25, 2014 in the World
Tolkien Reading Day is celebrated on March 25, 2014. Tolkien Reading Day is an annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien’s works in education and library groups. The date of March 25 was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The day was originally suggested by columnist Sean Kirst, of the Syracuse, NY Post-Standard newspaper. He has organized Tolkien Reading Days every year since 2008.
Where is Tolkien Reading Day?
Freedom Day in Belarus
March 25, 2014 in Belarus
Freedom Day in Belarus is observed on March 25, 2014. Freedom Day is an unofficial holiday in Belarus, which is celebrated on March 25 to commemorate the creation on that date in 1918 of the Belarusian People’s Republic (BPR). People and groups opposed to the current Belarusian government under Alexander Lukashenko celebrate the holiday. The government does not recognize it for the stated reason that the BPR was created by the Germans, who were occupying Belarus in 1918. Celebrations of the holiday are an annual occasion of demonstrations against the rule of Lukashenko.
Where is Freedom Day in Belarus?
Nationwide Belarus
Old New Year’s Day
March 25, 2014 in the World
It’s Old New Year’s Day! Although the Gregorian calendar was created in 1582, many countries chose to ignore it for several hundred years. Instead, they used “Annunciation Style dating,” which recognized the Feast of the Annunciation (March 25) as New Year’s Day.
England didn’t adopt our modern-day Gregorian calendar until 1751. Russia held out until 1918! In fact, people in Russia, Switzerland, Macedonia, Georgia, Belarus, and Serbia still celebrate the Old New Year.
Plan a grand feast with family and friends to celebrate the occasion. Happy Old New Year!
Where is Old New Year’s Day?
Waffle Day 2014
March 25, 2014 in Sweden
Waffle Day is celebrated on March 25, 2014. Waffle Day is a tradition that is celebrated in Sweden, and to a lesser extent elsewhere. Waffles are typically eaten on this day. The name comes from Vårfrudagen (“Our Lady’s Day”), which in vernacular Swedish sounds almost like Våffeldagen (waffle day). Our Lady’s Day is celebrated on March 25 (nine months before Christmas), the Christian holiday of Annunciation, and the Waffle Day is hence celebrated on the same day although it has no religious connections to Our Lady’s Day.
A waffle is a batter-based or dough-based cake cooked in a waffle iron patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of iron and recipe used, with over a dozen regional varieties in Belgium alone. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and the United States. Waffles can be eaten plain (especially the thinner kinds) or sprinkled with powdered sugar. Depending on the region they may be eaten with various toppings.
Where is Waffle Day?
Nationwide Sweden
Maryland Day 2014
March 25, 2014 in Maryland
Maryland Day takes place on March 25, 2014. Maryland Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is observed on the anniversary of the March 25, 1634, landing of the first European settlers in the Province of Maryland.
Where is Maryland Day?
Nationwide Maryland
Pecan Day 2014
March 25, 2014 in the World
Pecan Day is celebrated on March 25, 2014. It’s a holiday to celebrate and enjoy popular, tasty pecans. “Pecan” is from an Algonquian word, meaning a nut requiring a stone to crack. A pecan is not truly a nut, but is technically a drupe, a fruit with a single stone or pit, surrounded by a husk. Pecans are a good source of protein and unsaturated fats. Like walnuts (which pecans resemble), pecans are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, although pecans contain about half as much omega-6 as walnuts.
Where is Pecan Day?
Historical Events:
31 – 1st Easter, according to calendar-maker Dionysius Exiguus
421 – Friday at 12 PM – city of Venice founded
1199 – Richard I, Lion Heart, King o f England, is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6.
1634 – Under charter granted to Lord Baltimore and led by his brother Leonard Calvert first settlers found Catholic colony of Maryland
1669 – Mount Etna in Sicily erupts, destroying Nicolosi, killing 20,000
1807 – British Parliament abolishes slave trade
1821 – Greece gains independence from Turkey (National Day)
1882 – 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
1896 – Modern Olympics began in Athens, Greece [NS=Apr 6]
1916 – Women are allowed to attend a boxing match
1918 – The Belarusian People’s Republic is established.
1920 – Greek Independence Day
1944 – RAF Flight Sgt Nicholas Alkemade survives a jump from his Lancaster bomber from 18,000 feet over Germany without a parachute; his fall was broken by pine trees and soft snow, and he suffered only a sprained leg.
1954 – RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½” screen at $1,000)
1990 – 10th Golden Raspberry Awards: Star Trek V wins

Happier app tutorial adding a photo collage

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So from reading through my friend’s walls, I have seen a lot of them and others not knowing that within the Happier app is the ability/function to make a collage to post! I love helping people out. And I am a visual person, so yeah, screen caps with instructions too! I think there are seven easy steps to do this! And hopefully this helps some of my friends and others. 🙂

Instructions/steps will be above the screen capped pix from my iphone. BTW this little tutorial is from using an iPhone, is should be same with other gadgets. I haven’t heard any different from anyone, and this is from using the phone app, I have not seen the option to do a frame on the actual web site: Happier



Step one: Click on Share a Happy moment



Step two: Click on add pictures and select the option for adding multiple photos/frames


Step three:  There are multiple frames that you can choose from; I’ve shown two screen caps here. Choose a layout. 



Step four: Once you see your frame in the app, click on the first open spot you want to use, and then choose to take a photo or use one in your library. 


Step five: Repeat step four until all the little frames have photos in them. 


Step six: Choose a contrasting or complimentary color to separate your pix. There are five colors to choose from; see the little round colors, or you can choose none, by selecting the red circle with the line through it. 


Step seven: Share your creation!


Optional step: please let me know if this little tutorial helped you out. I’m not getting paid for this or anything, I just like helping people, and I’d like to know if you enjoy the screen shots to help you out as well. I’m more of a visual and text type of learner. So leave me your opinions!! Thank you! 

Up next if people want the mini tutorial on how to edit your posts on Happier! Let me know. 😀

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