Wednesday, the 18th of March, 2015 is the 77th day in 2015 and in the 12nd calendar week.
General Events:
Forgive Mom & Dad Day
March 18, 2015 in the World
Parenting is an enormously challenging task and although some parents are better than others, none are perfect. Forgive Mom & Dad Day presents a perfect opportunity to let go of past hurts and frustrations, to let well-meaning but disappointing parents off the hook, and to find freedom from nagging resentments. Forgiving opens the door to a brighter future.
As children strive to become autonomous young adults, and parents try to adapt to the changes, there is ample room for arguments, misunderstandings and deeply wounded feelings. Forgive Mom & Dad Day encourages acceptance. Accept that parents are human and capable of making mistakes. Accept that parenting is done without a guidebook; parents must do the best they can with the resources they have. Accept and understand that letting go of resentments benefits both parents and children, and leads to greater health, happiness and well-being.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Supreme Sacrifice Day
March 18, 2015 in the USA
March 18th is National Supreme Sacrifice Day.  This day honors those that have made huge sacrifices for the sake and the good of others and we also honor those who sacrifice their lives every day 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 the event?
Nationwidfe USA
Goddess of Fertility Day
March 18, 2015 in the World
In the ancient times, a few days before the spring equinox, women wishing to conceive would make offerings to the Greek goddess, Aphrodite, and to other gods and goddesses of fertility in celebration of life, fertility, and rebirth.
Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation. 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.
Where is the event?
Worldwide
National Oatmeal Cookie Day
March 18, 2015 in the USA
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 the event?
Nationwidfe USA
Historical Events on 18th March:
37 – The Roman Senate annuls Tiberius’ will and proclaims Caligula emperor
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
1541 – Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)
1793 – The first republican state in Germany, the Republic of Mainz, is declared by Andreas Joseph Hofmann
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)
1892 – Lord Stanley presents silver challenge cup for hockey (Stanley Cup)
1895 – 200 blacks leave Savannah, Ga for Liberia
1900 – Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia’s efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
1914 – White Wolf gang beats government army in Jingdezhen China
1922 – British magistrates in India sentence Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years imprisonment for disobedience
1931 – 1st electric shavers go on sale in US (Schick)
1940 – Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany’s war against France & Britain
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
1962 – Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
1965 – Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space
1975 – Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
1989 – In Egypt, a 4,400-year-old mummy is found in the Pyramid of Cheops
1994 – South Africa Goldstone committee reveals existence of secret police
2003 – British Sign Language is recognised as an official British language