Friday, the 7th of March, 2014 is the 66th day in 2014 and in the 10th calendar week.

World Day of Prayer
March 7, 2014 in the World

World Day of Prayer is celebrated on March 07, 2014. The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.

Through the World Day of Prayer, women are encouraged to become aware of the other countries and cultures and no longer live in isolation. They are also encouraged take up the burdens of other people, to sympathize with the problems of other countries and cultures and pray with and for them. They are further encouraged to become aware of their talents and use them in the service of society. The World Day of Prayer aims to demonstrate that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.

Every year, worship service focuses on a different country and a specific theme. World Day of Prayer National/Regional Committees of that country prepare the order of worship on these themes to be used on the next World Day of Prayer.

World Day of Prayer:

Where is World Day of Prayer?

Employee Appreciation Day
March 7, 2014 in the World

It’s easy to get bogged down in the day-to-day tasks of working life. That’s no excuse, however, for managers, CEOs and employers to forget just how important and valuable their employees are. Employee Appreciation Day encourages managers of all levels to support and reward their employees, and to show their appreciation!

Celebrations today should be created and executed by your company. Recognitions vary widely, and may include a lunch, snack, cakes, or other munchies, and small recognition gifts. Don’t expect a day off. Chances are, it just won’t happen.

As we researched this day, we wondered if it was a coincidence that Employee’s Day and Bosses Day are six months apart…..hmmmmmm.

Where is Employee Appreciation Day?

National Salesperson Day
March 7, 2014 in the USA

National Salesperson Day is established to recognize the value of the truely professional salesperson. This day also recognizes the hard work performed by professional sales people.

Who is a salesperson? This is a huge part of the workforce. Some examples include:

Register clerks at the grocery store
Clerks at your convenience store
Door to door sales people
Car salesman
Life Insurance agents
Mortgage brokers and loan officers
Travelling salesman
Manufacturer’s reps
The list goes on and on

Celebrate today by offering thanks and appreciation to any sales people you come in contact with today.

Where is National Salesperson Day?
Nationwide USA

National Cereal Day
March 7, 2014 in the USA

It’s National Cereal Day! Cereal is the most popular breakfast food in America, but that wasn’t always the case. Up until the 1860s, most people ate eggs, bacon, and sausage every morning. Cereal emerged as a healthier alternative at the end of the 19th century.

The invention of one of the most famous brands of cereal was an accident. In 1877, two brothers named John Harvey Kellogg and Will Keith Kellogg were experimenting with food made with boiled wheat. They left a batch out overnight and returned to find it stale. Instead of throwing it away, they rolled it out and discovered that each wheat berry formed its own flake. They tried the same process with corn, and created the first dry breakfast cereal, which we now know as Kellogg’s Corn Flakes!

Today, 49% of Americans start their day with a bowl of cereal. Wholegrain cereals are an excellent source of fiber, iron, and B vitamins. Celebrate National Cereal Day with a bowlful of your favorite brand!

Where is National Cereal Day?
Nationwide USA

National Crown Roast of Pork Day
March 7, 2014 in the USA

National Crown Roast of Pork Day is observed on March 07, 2014. A pork crown roast is arranged into a circle, either boneless or with rib bones protruding upward as points in a crown. You can celebrate the Crown Roast of Pork Day by arranging roast of pork in such a way.

Where is National Crown Roast of Pork Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

321 – Roman Emperor Constantine I decrees that the dies Solis Invicti (sun-day) is the day of rest in the Empire.

1530 – King Henry VIII’s divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England’s church

1778 – Capt James Cook 1st sights Oregon coast, at Yaquina Bay

1848 – In Hawaii, Great Mahele (division of lands) signed

1854 – Charles Miller patents 1st US sewing machine to stitch buttonholes

1857 – Baseball decides 9 innings constitutes an official game, not 9 runs

1876 – Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone

1906 – Finnish Senate accepts universal suffrage, except for poor

1908 – Cincinnati Mayor Mark Breith stood before city council & announces that, “women are not physically fit to operate automobiles”

1912 – Roald Amundsen announces discovery of the South Pole

1926 – 1st transatlantic telephone call (London-NY)

1933 – Game of “Monopoly” invented

1945 – Yugoslavia government of Tito forms

1955 – Mary Martin as “Peter Pan” televised

1973 – Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory

1994 – US Navy issues 1st permanent order assigning women on combat ship

1994 – ANC chief Nelson Mandela rejects demand by white right-wingers for separate homeland in South Africa

1996 – The first democratically elected Palestinian parliament is formed.