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Monday, the 16th of March, 2015 is the 75th day in 2015 and in the 12th calendar week.
General Events:
National Everything You Do Is Right Day
March 16, 2015 in the USA
March 16th every year is one of the most perfect days ever. You know why? It is the Everything You Do Is Right Day. On this unique day, all the things you do are absolutely right even when they are normally not on others.
National Everything You Do Is Right Day tells us we can forget about logic,  forget about rules, forget about common sense, forget about deadlines and etc.  However, please be careful as once it is over, you will have to answer for everything you did and everything that happened.
Have a Safe, Legal and Fun Everything You Do Is Right Day.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Freedom of Information Day
March 16, 2015 in the World
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March 16, 2015 in the World

Freedom of Information Day is celebrated on March 16, 2015. Freedom of Information (FOI) Day is an annual event on or near March 16, the birthday of James Madison, the fourth Presidnet of the United States. James Madison is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. Freedom of information and individual rights was a very important issue to James Madison.

Freedom of information is an extension of freedom of speech, a fundamental human right recognized in international law, which is today understood more generally as freedom of expression in any medium, be it orally, in writing, print, through the Internet or through art forms. This means that the protection of freedom of speech as a right includes not only the content, but also the means of expression. Freedom of information may also refer to the right to privacy in the context of the Internet and information technology. As with the right to freedom of expression, the right to privacy is a recognised human right and freedom of information acts as an extension to this right.
Lastly, freedom of information can include opposition to patents, opposition to copyrights or opposition to intellectual property in general. The international and United States Pirate Party have established political platforms based largely on freedom of information issues.

Where is Freedom of Information Day?
Worldwide

St. Urho’s Day
March 16, 2015 in the USA
The legend of St. Urho originated in Northern Minnesota in the 1950s. However, there are differing opinions as to whether it began with the fables created by Sulo Havumaki of Bemidji, or the tongue-in-cheek tales told by Richard Mattson of Virginia. Either way, the legend has grown among North Americans of Finnish descent to the point where St. Urho is known and celebrated across the United States and Canada, and even in Finland.
As the legend goes, St. Urho drove the grasshoppers out of Finland, saving the country’s grape harvest – and thus its wine crop. While this may have striking similarities to the story of an Irish saint who shall remain nameless, it’s clearly superior in a few key ways:
– St. Urho’s Day is celebrated on March 16th – before, and therefore superior to, anything that one might celebrate on March 17th.
– St. Urho saved grapes, ensuring abundance of wine. What could be more important to celebrate than wine? I mean really.
– St. Urho’s colors are royal purple and nile green – two colors, not one. Take that.
To celebrate St. Urho’s Day, Finnish-American towns hold parades, pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, cribbage tournaments, and all sorts of other celebrations. Attendees are decked out in purple and green, surrounded by images of grasshoppers and grapes.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 16th March:
597 BC – Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
1190 – York Progrom: Jews living in York, England, besieged in Clifford’s Tower and massacred or commit sucide rather than submit to baptism
1322 – The Battle of Boroughbridge takes place in the First War of Scottish Independence
1731 – Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson
1815 – Willem I proclaimed king of the Netherlands, including Belgium
1830 – London’s re-organised police force (Scotland Yard)
1867 – First publication of an article by Joseph Lister outlining the discovery of antiseptic surgery, in The Lancet
1881 – Barnum & Bailey Circus debuts
1900 – Sir Arthur Evans rediscovers the bronze age city of Knossos in Crete, home of the legendary Minotaur
1921 – Britain signs a trade agreement with the USSR and sends a trade mission to Moscow: this goes against the US, who in the same month refused to sign a trade agreement
1935 – Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty
1945 – Allies secure Iwo Jima
1968 – My Lai massacre occurs (Vietnam War); 450 die
1978 – US Senate accepts Panama Canal treaty
1995 – Mississippi House of Representatives formally abolishes slavery & ratifies 13th Amendment
2005 – Israel officially hands over Jericho to Palestinian control.
2006 – The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.

 

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