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Calendar day; March 1, 2015

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Monday, the 2nd of March, 2015 is the 61th day in 2015 and in the 10th calendar week.
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week
March 2-8, 2015 in the World
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week {abbrv. WOAW Week} is an annual holiday during the week (Monday through Sunday) that includes March 8.
Women of Aviation Worldwide Week is officially defined as “an international celebration of all women of aviation, and their contribution to the betterment of the air and space industry.”
In January 2010, Mireille Goyer launched an international grassroots initiative to celebrate the centennial of the first female pilot license worldwide earned by Raymonde de Laroche on March 8, 1910. Her call to “Fly it forward” encouraged pilots from around the world to introduce record numbers of girls and women to aviation during, what was then dubbed, “Women Pilots’ Week” as a salute to the pioneering women pilots of 1910.
In 2011, the initiative morphed into “Women of Aviation Worldwide Week” as the world celebrated the centennial of International Women’s Day. Each year, a theme is selected to highlight the anniversary of significant international historical achievements of some outstanding women of aviation.
Institute for Women Of Aviation Worldwide: http://www.iwoaw.org/
General Events:
Dr. Seuss Day
March 2, 2015 in the World
Today is Dr. Seuss Day, a full twenty-four hours to make a mess with the Cat in the Hat, dance around with the Fox in Sox, hear a Who with Horton, count the red and blue fish, help the Grinch see the error of his ways, and listen to Sam I Am’s friend complain about his dish of green eggs and ham!
Theodor Seuss Geisel, commonly known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was a writer, poet and cartoonist. Though best known as a children’s author (he released a whopping forty-six books for tykes), his career also saw him work as an illustrator for advertising campaigns and a political cartoonist during the Second World War. He was also a true perfectionist, known to discard 95% of his material before settling on a theme for a new book, sometimes spending up to a year writing a single story, and preferring payment upon completion, rather than in advance.
March 2nd is a celebration of his life and works, as it was on this day in 1904 that he entered the world. Having lived eighty-seven years and made an incredible impact on numerous generations, he died in 1991 at his home in La Jolla, California. His many bizarre, colourful and zany tales are still cherished by young and old alike, and, having been translated into more than twenty languages, are read all across the world every single day.
If you fancy paying a fitting tribute, we recommend dressing up with a friend as Thing 1 and Thing 2. All you need are blue wigs and red jumpsuits. Oh, and boundless energy!
Where is Dr. Seuss Day?
Casimir Pulaski Day
March 2, 2015 in Illinois, USA
Casimir Pulaski Day takes place on March 02, 2015. Casimir Pulaski Day is a holiday observed in Illinois on the first Monday of every March in memory of Casimir Pulaski (March 6, 1745 – October 11, 1779), a Revolutionary War cavalry officer born in Poland as Kazimierz Pu?aski. He is known for his contributions to the U.S. military in the American Revolution by training its soldiers and cavalry.
Where is Casimir Pulaski Day?
Nationwide Illinois, USA
National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 2, 2015 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 the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 2nd March:
1498 – Vasco da Gama’s fleet visits Mozambique Island
1629 – English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament
1791 – Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris.
1807 – Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1815 – Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King
1836 – Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia
1872 – Louis Riel goes into voluntary exile in St. Paul, Minnesota
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
1919 – 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
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
1956 – Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France
1965 – One of the most popular musical films of all time, “The Sound of Music”, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released
1974 – Grand jury concludes Pres Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
1984 – Iran offensive against Iraq fails
1989 – Tanker Exxon Houston runs aground in Hawaii, spills 117,000 gallons of oil
1991 – Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings end to the 1991 Gulf War
1998 – Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter’s moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice

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