Sunday, the 2nd of March, 2014 is the 61th day in 2014 and in the 9th calendar week.

Old Stuff Day 2014
March 2, 2014 in the World

On Old Stuff Day you have the chance to get rid of the same old stuff that you usually do.

When asking someone “What’s new?” or “What’s happening?”, how often do you hear “Nothing really, same old stuff”.

Well, today, is Old Stuff Day, in recognition of this all too common response. It is suggestive of a boring time period, or a boring life style. ….how sad.

Old Stuff Day is not a day to do the same old stuff. Rather, it’s a time to recognize the boring nature of your daily routine, and make some exciting changes. Find new and different activities, projects, and hobbies. Attend an event. Do something, anything, different. You will be glad that you did!

Where is Old Stuff Day?
Worldwide

Clean Up Australia Day
March 2, 2014 in Australia

Clean Up Australia Day takes place on March 02, 2014. Clean Up Australia Day is held on the first Sunday of March every year, and encourages people to clean up their local areas. Any person can register a place they plan to clean up, on the Clean Up Australia website, and others can join them there. Activities on the day include removing large items such as car bodies from water ways and the collection of general waste lying around.

Where is Clean Up Australia Day?
Nationwide Australia

National Corndog Day
March 2, 2014 in the USA

National Corndog Day is celebrated on March 02, 2014. National Corndog Day is a celebration of basketball, the corn dog, Tater Tots, and American beer that occurs in March of every year on the first Saturday of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championship.

A corn dog is a hot dog sausage coated in a thick layer of cornmeal batter and deep fried in oil, although some are baked. Almost all corn dogs are served on a wooden stick, though some early versions had no stick.

Corn dogs are often served as street food or as fast food. Some vendors or restaurateurs dip and fry their dogs just before serving. Corn dogs can also be found at almost any supermarket in North America as frozen food that can be heated and served.

Where is National Corndog Day?
Nationwide USA

National Banana Cream Pie Day!
March 2, 2014 in the USA

It’s National Banana Cream Pie Day! People have been making pies filled with cream, pudding, and custard since the Medieval times. Similar inventions from that era include Napoleons, cream puffs, and éclairs.

Bananas arrived in the United States in the 1880s. By the early 1900s, banana recipes appeared in every major cookbook across the country. Traditional banana cream pie recipes call for a crust made out of graham crackers or pastry dough; a layer of sliced bananas; a custard filling made with eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla; and a topping of whipped cream or meringue. Common embellishments include pecans or drizzles of chocolate and caramel.

Celebrate National Banana Cream Pie Day with a big slice of banana cream pie from your favorite local bakery!

Where is National Banana Cream Pie Day?
Nationwide USA

March 2, 2014 is Academy Awards

Tonight is the biggest night of the year for the film industry—the Academy Awards! Download and print our free Oscar Bingo game to play with your family and friends as you watch the festivites! The first Academy Awards ceremony took place on May 16, 1929. It was a private dinner party with less than 250 guests in attendance and tickets cost $5. The ceremony only lasted fifteen minutes! Today, an average of 40 million people watch the ceremony on television.

The trophy for the Academy Awards is a knight gripping a crusader’s sword standing on a reel of film. The reel has five spokes representing the original branches of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians, and writers. The statuette is officially known as the Academy Award of Merit, but was nicknamed “Oscar” in the 1930s. Each of the Oscars costs $500 to produce and weigh about 8.5 pounds.

So, who will take home the award for Best Picture this year? Who will be the best dressed on the red carpet? Tune in tonight to find out!

Historical Events:

986 – Louis V becomes King of the Franks.

1498 – Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits Mozambique Island

1717 – The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.

1791 – Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.

1807 – Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808

1836 – Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico

1867 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Savannah Missouri, 1 dead

1888 – The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.

1901 – The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.

1923 – Time magazine debuts

1925 – Japan’s House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage

1933 – “King Kong,” premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC

1946 – Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam

1953 – The Academy Awards are first broadcast on television by NBC.

1956 – Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France

1962 – JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

1970 – Rhodesia becomes independent republic

1970 – Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years

1974 – Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up

1978 – 1st broadcast of “Dallas” on CBS TV

1983 – Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony introduced

1989 – Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil

1998 – Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice.