Wednesday, the 12th of March, 2014 is the 71th day in 2014 and in the 11st calendar week.

Aztec New Year
March 12, 2014 in Mexico

Aztec New Year is celebrated on March 12, 2014. The Aztec New Year is the celebration of the new year according to the Aztec calendar. The date on which the holiday falls in the Gregorian calendar depends on the version of the calendar used, but it is generally considered to occur at sunrise on March 12. The holiday is observed in some Nahua communities in Mexico. To celebrate, ocote (pitch-pine) candles are lit on the eve of the new year, along with fireworks, drumming, and singing. Some of the most important events occur in Huauchinango, Naupan, Mexico City, Zongolica, and Xicotepec.

Where is Aztec New Year?
Nationwide Mexico

Girl Scouts Day
March 12, 2014 in the USA

Today is Girl Scout Day! On this day in 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Low believed that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. She organized service projects, outdoor adventures, and enrichment programs to get girls out of the house and into the community.

Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are active Girl Scout members, and over 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. According to the mission statement of the organization, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

In honor of Girl Scout Day, take a moment to recognize and celebrate all that Girl Scouts of the USA has done for local communities across the country!

Where is Girl Scouts Day?
Nationwide USA

Youth Day in Zambia
March 12, 2014 in Zambia

AS Zambia commemorate the Youth Day, it is important to appreciate that the youth are an integral part of the development process and should always be placed at the core of project implementation at various levels.

This invariably means that the youth must be recognised and given a prominent role in sustainable development.

Where is Youht Day in Zambia?
Nationwide Zambia

Plant a Flower Day
March 12, 2014 in the World

Plant a Flower Day takes place on March 12, 2014. The aim of this day is to plant flowers, e.g. in your garden. Planting is the process to place a seed or plant in soil or other substrate in order that it may live and grow.

In modern times, people have sought ways to cultivate, buy, wear, or otherwise be around flowers and blooming plants, partly because of their agreeable appearance and smell. Around the world, people use flowers for a wide range of events and functions that, cumulatively, encompass one’s lifetime. People therefore grow flowers around their homes and dedicate entire parts of their living space to flower gardens.

A flower, sometimes known as a bloom or blossom, is the reproductive structure found in flowering plants. The biological function of a flower is to effect reproduction, usually by providing a mechanism for the union of sperm with eggs.

Where is Plant a Flower Day?
Worldwide

National Baked Scallops Day
March 12, 2014 in the USA

Scallops are one of the most popular shellfish in the world. These meaty mollusks are low in fat and are delicious sauteed, deep fried, or baked! Baking them leaves out a lot of the butter and fat that otherwise go into cooking this lean, white seafood.

Scallop shells symbolized female fertility in ancient times. Venus, the goddess of love, was often depicted with them, most famously in Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.”

Put scallops on the menu and in the oven for National Baked Scallops Day!

Where is National Baked Scallops Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

538 – Witiges, king of the Ostrogoths, ends his siege of Rome and retreats to Ravenna, leaving the city in the hands of the victorious Roman general, Belisarius.

1350 – Orvieto city says it will behead & burn Jewish-Christian couples

1455 – First record of Johann Gutenberg’s Bible, letter dated this day by Enea Silvio Piccolomini refers to the bible printed a year before

1609 – Bermuda becomes an English colony

1755 – 1st steam engine in America installed, to pump water from a mine

1848 – 2nd republic established in France

1894 – In Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA, Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the first time.

1904 – 1st main line electric train in UK (Liverpool to Southport)

1912 – Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) forms in Savannah, by Juliette Gordon Low

1925 – British government of Baldwin refuses to ratify Geneva agreement

1933 – FDR conducts his 1st “fireside chat”

1945 – NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment

1947 – Pres Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

1968 – Mauritius gains independence from Britain (National Day)

1994 – Church of England ordains 1st 33 women priests

2011 – A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan’s earthquake.