Wednesday, the 2nd of March, 2016 is the 62th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:
Dr. Seuss Day
March 2, 2016 in the World
We truly love him
in a house.
We truly love him
with a mouse.
We truly love him
here or there.
We truly love him
anywhere.
We truly love the silly goose.
We truly love old Dr. Seuss!
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, the ungrateful hairball!
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.
Where is Dr. Seuss Day?
Worldwide
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NEA’s Read Across America Day
March 2, 2016 in the USA
In 1997 an organization known as the National Education Association (NEA), pushed for a special day to celebrate reading throughout the United States. This idea proved to be a popular one so it was not long before the first Read Across America Day was held on March 2, 1998. This nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr Seuss (Geisel), an American writer best known writing children’s books.
Read Across America Day promotes reading, particularly for children and young adults.  Many schools, libraries, and community centers across the United States participate in the day by bringing people together to take part in reading books. Various reading activities and events are held across the country on this day.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Texas Independence Day
March 2, 2016 in Texas
Texas Independence Day is the celebration of the adoption of the Texas Declaration of Independence on March 2, 1836. With this document signed by 59 people, settlers in Mexican Texas officially declared independence from Mexico and created the Republic of Texas.
Where is Texas Independence Day?
Nationwide Texas
National Old Stuff Day
March 2, 2016 in the USA
Observed on March 2nd, National Old Stuff Day is a day to give notice to all that old stuff and try something new. Well, maybe not ALL the old stuff, but some of it. It’s a day to break out of the old routines and try something new.
We have all heard the saying, “same old, same old”, well, this is the day to do things differently. There is no limite to how you can change up your day. Take a moment to recognize the things that you do each day. Is there a better way? One more efficient? A better route to work? A less stressful approach to a task?
Approach the day with a new attitude.  Consider alternatives to each of the choices you make each day.  Is there a better or equal alternative?  Try making a new choice when available. Maybe it’s just a way to brighten your day or someone else’s day. Whatever it is, strive to make the day new, not the same old day it was yesterday.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 2nd March:
1127 Assassination of Charles the Good, Count of Flanders
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 US Congress bans slave trade effective January 1, 1808
1836 Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico in Columbia
1865 Second Taranaki War: The Volkner Incident in New Zealand
1888 The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace
1909 Great Britain, France, Germany & Italy asks Serbia to set no territorial demands
1925 Japan’s House of Representatives recognizes male suffrage
1933 “King Kong” starring Fay Wray premieres at Radio City Music Hall & RKO Roxy NYC
1944 Fumes from locomotive stalled in a tunnel suffocate 521 in Italy
1946 Ho Chi Minh elected president of North Vietnam
1956 Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France
1970 US Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
1983 Compact Disc recordings developed by Phillips & Sony introduced
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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