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omg! it’s national Crayon day! ;)

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let’s color!

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Happy Birthday, Wonder Woman

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HUG A GI DAY!!

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I’m a Vet and I could use a HUG!

Calendar day; March 4, 2016

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Friday, the 4th of March, 2016 is the 64th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:
World Day of Prayer
March 4, 2016 in the World
The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The World Day of Prayer began in the 19th century when Christian women of Canada and the United States started to be involved in missions at home and in other parts of the world.  The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
Through the World Day of Prayer, women are encouraged to become aware of the other countries and cultures and no longer live in isolation. They are also encouraged take up the burdens of other people, to sympathize with the problems of other countries and cultures and pray with and for them. They are further encouraged to become aware of their talents and use them in the service of society. The World Day of Prayer aims to demonstrate that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.
Every year, worship service focuses on a different country and a specific theme. World Day of Prayer National/Regional Committees of that country prepare the order of worship on these themes to be used on the next World Day of Prayer.
Where is World Day of Prayer?
Worldwide
International Scrapbooking Day
March 4, 2016 in the World
Celebrated all over the world, International Scrapbooking Industry Day is the day when fans of memories, paper, photos and adhesive mixed to celebrate this greatly well-liked interest.
Scrapbooking is about maintaining memories whether they’re in paper, image or letter style, or even products such as pressed flowers from your first day, ribbons from chocolates on Valentine’s Day or even an airline ticket from your first vacation wth the women, men or without your parents, and even with the children. All that’s required is some glue, a decorated publication or cd, and some time to take a seat and begin sticking! Some communities and cities also have their very own Scrapbooking Clubs where like-minded distributor meet to talk, junk, and hold fairs where you could pick your next scrapbook design, see the most recent trends in scrapbooking, and try new gadgets.
The advent of scanners, desktop publishing, page layout programs, and advanced printing options make it relatively easy to create professional-looking layouts in digital form. The internet allows scrapbookers to self-publish their work. Scrapbooks that exist completely in digital image form are referred to as “digital scrapbooks” or “computer scrapbooks.”
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Hug a GI Day 2016
March 4, 2016 in the USA
Hug a GI Day takes place on March 04, 2016. Hug a GI Day ist for all the men and women who proudly serve for your country. You can give a big hug to all GIs you see today to thank them.
Today the term G.I. is fairly commonly known to refer to those serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. How that came to be is a little less military protocol and more the American story.
It seems at the turn of the 20th century, G.I. was a notation used in supply records for galvanized iron. It was later used during World War I for German artillery shells made from galvanized iron. Sometime during the war soldiers started interpreting the initials as “Government Issue” or “General Issue”. By the time World War II came around it was starting to gain meaning as generic enlisted man. Not surprisingly, sarcastic usage among many servicemen was common, feeling they were just like any other Government Issued supply being mass-produced for Uncle Sam.
About that time G.I. Joe was born. His creator, comic strip artist and former Army Sergeant David Breger, issued his first G.I. Joe cartoon series in Yank magazine on June 17, 1942. The term G.I. became more permanently etched in the American language when in 1944 President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill that became known as the G.I. Bill; Servicemen’s Readjustment Act. And then there was no going back when Hasbro trade marked their G.I. Joe as an action figure in 1964.
Find a G.I. you know and give them a hug. Is your G.I. too far away to give a hug? Send him or her a virtual one via text, e-mail, phone or even snail mail.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National Employee Appreciation Day
March 4, 2016 in the USA
National Employee Appreciation Day is observed annually on the first Friday in March.   This day was created as a way of focusing the attention of all the employers in all industries on employee recognition.  Celebrations are created and carried out by employers everywhere, and consist of various ways that deserved appreciation is shown to their employees.Employees are one of a company’s greatest assets.  Recognition and appreciation is known as one of the key motivational factors in the workplace.
An employer may show their appreciation of an employee’s efforts and contributions to the goals of the company in a variety of ways from rewards to verbal interactions. Expressing employee appreciation increases employee job satisfaction.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 4th March:
852 Croatian Duke Trpimir I issued a statute, a document with the first known written mention of the Croats name in Croatian source
1238 Battle of the Sit River is fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal
1681 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania
1774 First sighting of Orion nebula (William Herschel)
1789 1st US Congress meets and declares constitution in effect (9 senators, 13 reps)
1798 Catholic women force to do penance for kindling sabbath fire for Jews
1881 Holmes & Watson begin “A Study in Scarlet”, 1st case together
1894 Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
1922 1st vampire film Nosferatu released in Germany, an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula
1924 “Happy Birthday To You” published by Claydon Sunny
1930 Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve apartments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people
1954 Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
1962 AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
1978 Chicago Daily News, founded in 1875, publishes last issue
1994 4 Arab terrorist founded guilty of bombing the World Trade Center
1995 Blind teenage boy receives a ‘Bionic Eye’ at a Washington Hospital
2005 United Nations warns that about 90 million Africans could be infected by HIV in the future without further action against the spread of the disease

 

Calendar day; March 3, 2016

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Thursday, the 3rd of March, 2016 is the 63th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:

March 3, 2016 in the World
March 03, 2016 is World Wildlife Day. This day had been introduced in 1973 during the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. It aims to save plants and animals in danger of extinctions due to commercial interests. The convention prohibits the trade of such threatened species.
World Wildlife Day stresses the valuable heritage of biodiversity humans are responsible for. Every individual is called to become active and try his best to help save threatened species. At least, people should be aware of how many plants and animals are in danger of extinction and check the species listed. World Wildlife Day is a perfect opportunity to get in touch with this severe problem.
Where is World Wildlife Day?
Worldwide
Hinamatsuri 2016
March 3, 2016 in Japan
Hinamatsuri takes place on March 03, 2016. Hinamatsuri is also called the Japanese Doll Festival or Girls’ Day. Platforms covered with a red carpet are used to display a set of ornamental dolls representing the Emperor, Empress, attendants, and musicians in traditional court dress of the Heian period.
The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period. Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Hinamatsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi, in which straw hina dolls are set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them. The Shimogamo Shrine celebrates the Nagashibina by floating these dolls between the Takano and Kamo Rivers to pray for the safety of children. People have stopped doing this now because of fishermen catching the dolls in their nets
Families generally start to display the dolls in February and take them down immediately after the festival. Superstition says that leaving the dolls past March 4 will result in a late marriage for the daughter.
Where is Hinamatsuri?
Nationwide Japan
Peach Blossom Day
March 3, 2016 in the World
Peach Blossom Day is observed on March 03, 2016. It is a day to celebrate peach blossoms and a day for girls to celebrate being girls. Peach Blossom Day refers to the Japanese Doll Festival, which takes place on March 3.
The peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China and South Asia, where it was first cultivated. It bears an edible juicy fruit also called a peach. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves; they are solitary or paired, pink, with five petals. The fruit has yellow or whitish flesh, a delicate aroma, and a skin that is either velvety in different cultivars.
Peaches are not only a popular fruit, but are symbolic in many cultural traditions, such as in art, paintings and folk tales such as Peaches of Immortality. Momotaro, one of Japan’s most noble and semihistorical heroes, was born from within an enormous peach floating down a stream. Momotaro or “Peach Boy” went on to fight evil oni and face many adventures.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
International Ear Care Day
March 3, 2016 in the World
International Ear Care Day is an annual advocacy event held on 3 March. Designated at the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in Beijing, China in 2007, the Day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world.
Each year, this Day addresses a specific theme and activities are carried out by WHO and its partners. The theme for World Hearing Day 2016 is ‘Childhood hearing loss: act now, here is how!’ This aims to draw attention to the fact that the majority of causes which lead to hearing loss in children can be prevented through public health measures. Further, those who have hearing loss can benefit greatly from early identification and suitable, timely interventions. The day aims to raise awareness about public health strategies to reduce the prevalence and impact of hearing loss.
Where is International Ear Care Day?
Worldwide
World Book Day in the United Kingdom
March 3, 2016 in United Kingdom
World Book Day in the United Kingdom is observed on March 03, 2016. World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the firstThursday in March. It is the local manifestation of World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 in the United Kingdom. The original, global World Book Day event is generally observed on 23 April.
World Book Day is a registered charity. It does not raise funds for itself but does support Book Aid International and Readathon as its nominated charities, encouraging schools to hold special fundraising events for children less fortunate than themselves.
Where is World Book Day in the United Kingdom?
Nationwide United Kingdom
National Anthem Day
March 3, 2016 in the USA
National Anthem Day takes place on March 03, 2016. “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States of America. It was made the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, which was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
National I Want You to be Happy Day
March 3, 2016 in the USA
National I Want You to be Happy Day is observed annually on March 3.  This day was created as a day encouraging us to do something to make others happy.  Putting a smile on someone’s face tends to put one on ours, too. 
It’s actually quite limitless.  A flower here, a silly knock-knock joke there.  Buy the person’s coffee standing in line behind you.  Remind your kids how much you love them.  Leave a sticky note for a co-worker telling them to have a spectacular day, a happy day.  Draw a happy face in the snow for a stranger to come across later.  Give someone a hug.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 3rd March:
78 Origin of Saka Era (India)
1409 Austrian civil war ends
1776 American commodore Esek Hopkins occupies Nassau, Bahamas
1838 Rebellion at Pelee Island, Ontario, Canada
1857 Second Opium War: France and the United Kingdom declare war on China
1875 1st recorded hockey game (Montreal)
1878 Bulgaria liberated from Turkey (Peace of San Stefano)
1885 American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1904 Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany becomes the first person to make a sound recording of a political document, using Thomas Edison’s cylinder
1918 Facing pressure from internal counterrevolutionary forces and an external German offensive, the Bolsheviks are forced to signs the harsh Treaty of Brest-Litovsk with Germany and Austria
1921 Toronto’s Dr Banting & Dr Best announce discovery of insulin
1923 Time magazine publishes 1st issue featuring Joseph G. Cannon (Speaker of US House of Representatives)
1931 “Star Spangled Banner” officially becomes US national anthem by congressional resolution
1939 In Mumbai (Bombay), Mohandas Gandhi begins to fast in protest against autocratic rule in India
1956 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
1991 Latvia & Estonia vote to become independent of the USSR
1992 Gas explodes in coal mine at Zonguldak Turkey, 263 die
1992 Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina established
1997 The tallest free-standing structure in the Southern Hemisphere, Sky Tower in downtown Auckland, New Zealand, opens after two-and-a-half years of construction
2005 Mayerthorpe Incident: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide. It is the deadliest peace-time incident for the RCMP since 1885 and the North-West Rebellion

 

Calendar day; March 2, 2016

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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
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We truly love him
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We truly love him
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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

 

Calendar day; March 1, 2016

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Tuesday, the 1st of March, 2016 is the 61th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
Women’s History Month
March 1 – 31, 2016 in USA, UK, Australia
March 2016 is Women’s History Month. In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day).
In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements
In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.
Irish American Heritage Month
March 1 – 31, 2016 in USA, Ireland
In March 2016 Irish American Heritage Month is celebrated. Irish-American Heritage Month is a special proclamation issued yearly by the United States President or Congress to honor the achievements and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States.
Saint Patrick’s Day is a religious holiday that honours the saint who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the early fifth century, but the holiday has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. Boston and New York City both claim the world’s first Saint Patrick’s Day parade
Each year in March, the Irish Taoiseach visits the United States for Saint Patrick’s Day. A Shamrock Ceremony takes place in the morning at the White House where a crystal bowl containing shamrock, a traditional symbol of Ireland, is presented to the President in the Oval Office.
General Events:
Zero Discrimination Day
March 1, 2016 in the World
The Zero Discrimination Day will be held on , 01 2016. This United Nations Day aims to combat all forms of discrimination. In particular, this involves the organization of UNAIDS and their fight for a fair and equal treatment of patients suffering from HIV and AIDS.
Worldwide almost 40 million people live with the so-called human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). The United Nations program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) pursues the goal of individual countries and their use in the fight against AIDS to support and coordinate their activities. On Zero Discrimination Day worldwide actions will take place to raise the awareness.
Where is Zero Discrimination Day?
Worldwide
Self-injury Awareness Day
March 1, 2016 in the World
Self-injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a grassroots annual global awareness event / campaign on March 1, where on this day, and in the weeks leading up to it, some people choose to be more open about their own self-harm, and awareness organizations make special efforts to raise awareness about self-harm and self-injury. Some people wear an orange awareness ribbon, write “LOVE” on their arms, draw a butterfly on their wrists in awareness of “the Butterfly Project” wristband or beaded bracelet to encourage awareness of self-harm. The goal of the people who observe SIAD is to break down the common stereotypes surrounding self-harm and to educate medical professionals about the condition.
Where is Self-injury Awareness Day?
Worldwide
Beer Day in Iceland
March 1, 2016 in Iceland
Beer Day in Iceland is observed on March 01, 2016. Following the end of prohibition, some Icelanders celebrate Beer Day on March 1. Prohibition in Iceland went into effect in 1915 and lasted, to some extent, until March 1, 1989. Some people may take part in a “rúntur” (bar crawl) on Beer Day, with a few bars staying open until 4:00 a.m. the next day. The legalization of beer remains a significant cultural event in Iceland as beer has become the most popular alcoholic beverage.
Where is Beer Day in Iceland?
Nationwide Iceland
Baba Marta Day
March 1, 2016 in Bulgaria
Baba Marta Day takes place on March 01, 2016. Baba Marta is the name of a mythical figure who brings with her the end of the cold winter and the beginning of the spring. All Bulgarians celebrate on March 1 a centuries-old tradition and exchange martenitsi on what is called the day of Baba Marta, which this year dawned with a shy sun, spelling relatively nice weather ahead. Eagerly followed on March 1 every single year, the tradition of giving your friends red-and-white interwoven strings brings health and happiness during the year and is a reminder that spring is near.
Where is Baba Marta Day?
Nationwide Bulgaria
Whuppity Scoorie Day
March 1, 2016 in Scotland
Whuppity Scoorie Day takes place on March 01, 2016. Whuppity Scoorie is a traditional festival dating from the early 19th century observed by people in Lanark, Scotland to celebrate the approach of spring. Local children gather around the local St. Nicholas kirk where at 6 pm the wee bell is rung. This is the starting sign for the children to run around the church in an anticlockwise direction, making noise and swinging paper balls on strings above their heads as they run. It is no longer a race for safety reasons and to increase fairness for the younger participants. After three laps, they scramble for coins thrown by members of the Community Council who host the event. The Community Council also hosts a “Whuppity Scoorie Storytelling Festival” and art workshops after the event until March 7.
Where is Whuppity Scoorie Day?
Nationwide Scotland
Pig Day
March 1, 2016 in the USA
National Pig Day is observed on March 01, 2016. National Pig Day is an event held annually in the United States to celebrate the pig. The holiday celebration was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock, Texas, and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina. According to Rave the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.” The holiday is most often celebrated in the Midwest.
National Pig Day includes events at zoos, schools, nursing homes, and sporting events around the United States. It is also recognized at “pig parties” where pink pig punch and pork delicacies are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs’ honor. The question of whether the holiday is a time to honor pigs by “giving them a break” or to appreciate their offerings (spare ribs, bacon and ham) is an open question.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Natural events:
Beginning of meteorological spring
March 1, 2016 in Northern Hemisphere
In meteorology for the Northern hemisphere, spring begins on March 01, 2016. It is also called the beginning of meteorological spring. The meteorological seasons are divided according to the calendar months. Spring months are March, April and May.
Spring is one of the four conventional temperate seasons following winter and preceding summer. Spring is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born. The term is also used more generally as a metaphor for the start of better times, as in the Prague Spring.
Unstable weather may more often occur during spring, when warm air begins on occasions to invade from lower latitudes, while cold air is still pushing on occasions from the Polar regions.
Where is Beginning of meteorological spring?
Worldwide Northern Hemisphere
Historical Events on 1st March:
752 BC Romulus, first king of Rome, celebrates the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses, following the Rape of the Sabine Women
743 Slave export by Christians to heathen areas prohibited
1382 Maillotin uprising against taxes in France
1565 Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1692 Sarah Goode, Sarah Osborne, & Tituba arrested for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussets
1811 Egyptian king Muhammad Ali Pasha oversees ceremonial murder of 500
1847 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
1873 E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter
1896 Henri Becquerel discovers radioactivity
1920 Austria becomes a kingdom again, under Adm Horthy
1920 Nikolaus Horthy is elected Regent of Hungary, which has adopted a constitution on 28 February
1941 Captain America first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics
1946 British government nationalizes and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
1950 Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Taiwan
1967 Dominica & St Lucia gain independence from Britain
1971 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Wash DC
1978 Charlie Chaplin’s coffin and remains are stolen from a Swiss cemetery
1982 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
1985 Pentagon accepts theory that atomic war would cause a nuclear winter
1995 Belgium ends military conscript
2002 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan
2007 “Squatters” are evicted from Ungdomshuset in Copenhagen, Denmark, provoking the March 2007 Denmark Riots

 

Calendar day; February 29, 2016

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Monday, the 29th of February, 2016 is the 60th day in 2016 and in the 9th calendar week.
General Events:
Leap Day 2016
February 29, 2016 in the World
Leap Day is celebrated on February 29, 2016. February 29, also known as the leap day of the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are divisible by 4. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of the year. For the Chinese calendar, this day itself in February will only occur in years of the monkey, dragon and rat.
Although most modern calendar years have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun (one Solar year) takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. An extra 24 hours thus accumulates every four years, requiring that an extra calendar day be added to align the calendar with the sun’s apparent position. Without the added day, the seasons would move back in the calendar, leading to confusion about when to undertake activities dependent on weather, ecology, or hours of daylight.
A person who is born on February 29 may be called a “leapling” or a “leap year baby”. In non-leap years, some leaplings celebrate their birthday on either February 28 or March 1, while others only observe birthdays on the authentic intercalary dates, such asFebruary 29 leap days.
Where is Leap Day?
Worldwide
World Rare Disease Day
February 29, 2016 in the World
World Rare Disease Day is an annual observance held on the last day of February to raise awareness for rare diseases and improve access to treatments and medical representation for individuals with rare diseases and their families. . It was established in 2008 because, according to the European Organization for Rare Diseases (EURORDIS), treatment for many rare diseases is insufficient, as are the social networks to support individuals with rare diseases and their families.
The 9th annual World Rare Disease Day will be held on Monday, February 29, 2016 (the rarest day of the year)! On this day, various activities take place in the United States, Europe, Russia, Japan and elsewhere around the world.
Where is World Rare Disease Day?
Worldwide
National Cupcake Day (Canada)
February 29, 2016 in Canada
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National Cupcake Day is a coordinated Canadian event to support local shelters, SPCAs, and Humane Societies. In 2015, animal lovers across Canada raised over $550,000 in support of their favourite societies.
Each year thousands of abused, abandoned and neglected animals across Canada are rescued by SPCAs and Humane Societies. The funds you raise for National Cupcake Day™ will have a significant impact on the shelters, clinics and animal cruelty inspectors in your community, ensuring that their life-saving work continues.
Bake cupcakes for friends or family & save the lives of animals across Canada.  National Cupcake Day is Monday, February 29, 2016, although you can hold your Cupcake Day party on whatever day works best for you in January or February.
Where is the event?
Nationwide Canada
Historical Events on 29th February:
1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
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1504 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne & Tituba, an Indian servant first people to be accused of witchcraft in Salem Mass.
1720 Queen Ulrica Eleonora of Sweden resigns
1880 Gotthard railway tunnel between Switzerland & Italy completed
1908 Dutch scientists produce solid helium
1920 Trying to maintain independence from Germany and the USSR, Czechoslovakia adopts a constitution
1956 Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
1960 1st playboy club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
1960 Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec
1972 Jack Anderson discloses Dita Beard (ITT) memo indicating antitrust charges were dropped for $400,000 contribution to Republican Party
1980 Michael Bracey ends 59 h 55 m trapped in an elevator, England

 

Calendar day; February 26, 2016

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Friday, the 26th of February, 2016 is the 57th day in 2016 and in the 8th calendar week.
General Events:
International STAND UP to Bullying Day
February 26, 2016 in the World
International STAND UP to Bullying Day takes place on February 26, 2016. International STAND UP to Bullying Day is a special semi-annual event in which participants sign and wear a pink “pledge shirt” to take a visible, public stance against bullying. The event takes place in schools, workplaces, and organizations in 25 countries across the globe on the third Friday of November to coincide with Anti-bullying week, and then again on the last Friday of February.
The first International STAND UP to Bullying Day took place in February 2008. 236 schools, workplaces and organizations representing more than 125,000 students and staff registered to take a STAND against Bullying by signing and wearing a special pink pledge shirt.
Where is International STAND UP to Bullying Day?
Worldwide
Tell a Fairy Tale Day
February 26, 2016 in the World
Tell a Fairy Tale Day takes place on February 26, 2016. You could read your kids fairy tales today or read them alone. A fairy tale is a type of short story that typically features folkloric fantasy characters, such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, dwarves, giants, mermaids, or gnomes, and usually magic or enchantments. Fairy tales may be distinguished from other folk narratives such as legends and explicitly moral tales, including beast fables.
The older fairy tales were intended for an audience of adults, as well as children, but they were associated with children as early as the writings of the précieuses; the Brothers Grimm titled their collection Children’s and Household Tales, and the link with children has only grown stronger with time.
In cultures where demons and witches are perceived as real, fairy tales may merge into legends, where the narrative is perceived both by teller and hearers as being grounded in historical truth. However, unlike legends and epics, they usually do not contain more than superficial references to religion and actual places, people, and events; they take place once upon a time rather than in actual times.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
World Pistachio Day
February 26, 2016 in the World
National Pistachio Day is observed on February 26, 2016. The pistachio seed, commonly thought of as a nut, is a culinary nut, not a botanical nut. The kernels are often eaten whole, either fresh or roasted and salted, and are also used in ice cream, pistachio butter, pistachio paste and confections.
China is the top pistachio consumer worldwide, with annual consumption of 80,000 tons, while the United States consumes 45,000 tons. Iran, the United States and Turkey are the major producers of pistachios. The trees are planted in orchards, and take approximately seven to ten years to reach significant production.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National For Pete’s Sake Day
February 26, 2016 in the USA
For Pete’s Sake Day celebrates one example of a ‘minced oath’, where an offensive word or phrase is substituted by something more acceptable in society. Other examples include ‘For crying out loud!’, and ‘Sugar!’. Such euphemisms have been used for centuries whenever people hit thumbs with hammers, burn hands on hot plates, or sit on sharp things while in polite company.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “for Pete’s sake” came into use more than a century ago and prompted similar sayings such as “for the love of Pete” in 1906 and “in the name of Pete” in 1942.
The annual “For Pete’s Sake Day” was started by a former radio talk show host in Lebanon, Pa., Tom Roy and his wife, Ruth. They submitted it to publisher McGraw Hill’s “Chase’s Calendar of Events” 20 years ago. It’s been one of the featured made-up holidays ever since. “We only create for others to do with as they wish.”
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 26th February:
747 BC Epoch (origin) of Ptolemy’s Nabonassar Era
1616 Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo
1794 Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down
1848 Marx & Engels publish “Communist Manifesto”
1885 Congress of Berlin; gives Congo to Belgium & Nigeria to Great Britain
1910 Gandhi supports the African People’s Organisations resolution to declare the day of arrival of the Prince of Wales in South Africa as a day of mourning in protest against the South Africa Acts disenfranchisement of Indians, Coloureds and Africans in the upcoming Union of South Africa
1917 [NS Mar 11] Russian February Revolution: Tsar Nicolas II orders army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd – army mutinies
1923 Italian nationalist & fascists merge (blue-shirts & black-shirts)
1935 RADAR-Radio Detection & Ranging 1st demonstrated (Robert Watson-Watt)
1936 Military coup in Japan
1952 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb
1954 Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing “obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy” phonograph (rock & roll) records
1960 Vera Miles stars in the famous “Mirror Image” episode of the classic CBS television series “The Twilight Zone”
1971 Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day
1980 Egypt & Israel exchange ambassadors for 1st time
1986 People Power Revolution in the Philippines
1992 Irish Supreme Court rules 14 year old rape victim may get an abortion
1993 2nd tallest building in world, NYC World Trade Center bombed, 7 die
2001 The Taliban destroy two giant Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan

 

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