Tuesday, the 18th of March, 2014. The day is the 77th day in 2014 and in the 12nd calendar week.

Supreme Sacrifice Day
March 18, 2014 in the World

Supreme Sacrifice Day recognizes the ultimate sacrifice made by some for the good of others. History is filled with examples of people who offered the supreme sacrifice for other people.

Examples:

-Jesus Christ gave the supreme sacrifice when he died on the cross for us.
-Soldiers in battle gave their lives to protect our freedom, our way of life, and to keep us safe.
-Fireman and police officers have given their lives in the line of duty, while saving and/or protecting people.
-More often than you think, a young man or a young women caught up in a love triangle, gave up the chase for the sake of their loved one.
-The list goes on and on and on.

Today is a day to reflect and offer thanks and appreciation to those who made the supreme sacrifice for us.

Where is Supreme Sacrifice Day?
Worldwide

Goddess of Fertility Day
March 18, 2014 in the World

Goddess of Fertility Day celebrates Aphrodite and other gods and goddesses of fertility. In ancient times, many cultures had multiple gods and goddesses. Each one represented various aspects of life. The ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite was by far the most well known goddess of fertility. People would pray and make offerings to Aphrodite when seeking to create a family. Her Roman equivalent is the goddess Venus. Goddess of Fertility Day is a chance to celebrate life, fertility and rebirth.

Fertility is the natural human capability of producing offspring. As a measure, “fertility rate” is the number of children born per couple, person or population. Human fertility depends on factors of nutrition, sexual behavior, culture, instinct, endocrinology, timing, economics, way of life, and emotions.

If you are looking to procreate, today might be the perfect time. However, if you are looking to avoid the unexpected pitter-patter of little feet, one might suggest today is a day of abstinence.

Where is Goddess of Fertility Day?
Worldwide

National Awkward Moments Day
March 18, 2014 in the USA

Ever had an awkward moment? Of course you have. Everyone has – in fact, you’re probably not human if you’ve said no.

Remember the time you leaned in for a kiss, and she wasn’t feeling it? Or the time you peed your pants in class? What about when you used the wrong name throughout that funeral eulogy? Sure, those incidents were traumatizing, but they were also really, really funny to most people who aren’t you. That’s why it’s so important to celebrate Awkward Moments Day. Seriously, what better day than the one following the biggest drinking holiday of the year to have a holiday for people playing the fool?

Where is National Awkward Moments Day?
Nationwide USA

Oatmeal Cookie Day
March 18, 2014 in the USA

It’s Oatmeal Cookie Day! Oatmeal cookies have been around since the late 1800s. They originated in England, and evolved from the savory oatcake. In the Middle Ages, soldiers carried oatcakes with them in case they needed a quick boost of energy during battle. Although our modern-day version is much sweeter, oatcakes and oatmeal cookies share many of the same ingredients including spices, nuts, and raisins.

Oats are an excellent source of iron and fiber, which explains why oatmeal cookies are the healthiest type of cookie! Make a batch today to celebrate Oatmeal Cookie Day!

Where is Oatmeal Cookie Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1241 – Kraków is ravaged by Mongols.

1314 – Jacques de Molay, the 23rd and the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar, is burned at the stake.

1325 – According to legend, Tenochtitlan is founded on this date. The event is depicted on the Mexican coat of arms.

1813 – David Melville, Newport, RI, patents apparatus for making coal gas

1834 – Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.

1881 – Barnum & Bailey’s Greatest Show on Earth opens (Madison Square Garden)

1899 – Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering

1909 – Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast

1922 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience

1944 – 2,500 women trample guards & floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois dept store

1949 – NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified

1952 – Communist offensive in Korea

1961 – Poppin’ Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced

1977 – US restricts citizens from visiting Cuba, Vietnam, N Korea & Cambodia

1989 – In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops.

1990 – 1st free elections in East Germany, Conservatives beat Communists