General Events:
International Scrapbooking Day
March 4, 2015 in the World
International Scrapbooking Day takes place on March 04, 2015. Scrapbooking is a method for preserving personal and family history in the form of a scrapbook. Typical memorabilia include photographs, printed media, and artwork. Scrapbook albums are often decorated and frequently contain extensive journaling.
Celebrated all over the world, International Scrapbooking Industry Day is the day when lovers of memories, paper, photos and glue come together to celebrate this immensely popular hobby.
Scrapbooking is all about preserving memories whether they’re in paper, photo or letter format, or even items such as pressed flowers from your first date, ribbons from chocolates on Valentine’s Day or even an airline ticket from your first holiday wth the girls, guys or without your parents, or even with the kids. All that’s needed is some glue, a decorated book or album, and some time to sit down and start sticking! Some towns and cities even have their own Scrapbooking Clubs where like-minded people meet to chat, scrap, and hold fairs where you can choose your next scrapbook design, see the latest trends in scrapbooking, and try new products.
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?
Hug a GI Day 2015
March 4, 2015 in the USA
It’s “Hug a GI Day”. Give a great big hug to any and all GIs you see today. The men and women in the armed forces deserve our thanks and appreciation.
GI’s perform an invaluable service to the country. They risk their lives for freedom, and to keep us safe. A simple hug is a small thanks for this vital service to the country.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Saint Casimir’s Day
March 4, 2015 in Lithuania
Saint Casimir’s Day is observed on March 04, 2015. It is the anniversary of the death of Saint Casimir, the patron saint of Lithuania and Poland. St. Casimir is the patron saint of many Roman Catholic Churches in the United States which were established by Polish or Lithuanian immigrants.
St. Casimir’s Day in many Roman Catholic parishes is marked with a special Mass said in his honor. His feast day, March 4, is commemorated optionally according to the Liturgical Calendar of the United States Conference of Bishops. It is, however, kept with great reverence in Roman Catholic parishes of ethnic Polish or Lithuanian origin
Surviving contemporary accounts described Prince Casimir as a young man of exceptional intellect and education, humility and politeness, striving for justice and fairness. Early sources do not attest to his piousness or devotion to god, but his inclination to religious life increased towards the end of his life.
Where is Saint Casimir’s Day?
Nationwide Lithuania
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 sources
1238 – The Battle of the Sit River was 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 during the Mongol invasion of Russia
1461 – Battle of Towton: Duke Edward of York beats English queen Margaretha, Edward IV recognised as king of England in place of Henry IV
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
1804 – The Battle of Vinegar Hill, colony of New South Wales (Australia), when Irish convicts (some of whom had been involved in Ireland’s Battle of Vinegar Hill in 1798) led the colony’s only significant convict uprising
1824 – The “National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck” was founded in the United Kingdom, later to be renamed The Royal National Lifeboat Institution in 1858.
1870 – On command of Louis Riel, Thomas Scott is executed by a firing squad. Riel rejects all appeals and requests to intervene in an attempt to demonstrate to the Canadian government that the Metis must be taken seriously
1894 – Great fire in Shanghai; over 1,000 buildings destroyed
1923 – Lenin’s last article in Pravda (about Red bureaucracy)
1930 – Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people
1945 – In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver
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
1977 – Earthquake in Romania, kills 1,541
1985 – War veterans returned to the “Bridge over the River Kwai”
1995 – Blind teenage boy receives a ‘Bionic Eye’ at a Washington Hospital
1997 – President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
1998 – Gay rights: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex
2002 – Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions