This month in History

This month in History: March 2020

General events not linked to a day

Woman History Month

National Fresh Celery Month

National Noodle Month

National Flour Month

National Frozen Food Month

National Nutrition Month

National Peanut Month

National Hot Cross Bun Day (Good Friday)

National Sauce Month

National Caffeine Awareness Month

1 March

St. David’s Day (Wales)

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

1932 The Lindbergh baby is kidnapped

1936 The Hoover Dam ( Boulder Dam ) is completed

1941 Nashville, Tennessee becomes the home of the very first FM radio station

1961 President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps

1966 Venera 3 became the first man made object to reach Venus

1971 The radical left organization Weather Underground / Weatherman bomb the United States Capitol

2005 Dennis Rader, accused of leading a double life as the BTK ( Bind, Torture and Kill, ) serial killer, was charged in Wichita, Kan

2 March

National Banana Cream Pie Day

1904 Dr Seuss’s Birthday (1904 – 1991)

1917 Czar Nicholas II Abdicates

1933 The Original King Kong movie has its world premiere in New York

1949 First automatic street lights are installed in New Milford, Connecticut

1965 Operation Rolling Thunder begins Vietnam

1965 Movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer in the lead roles has its world premiere in New York.

1969 British / French joint project, Concorde, has it’s maiden flight

2008 Dmitry Medvedev wins the Russian presidential election

2017 World Book Day

3 March

National Cold Cuts Day

National Moscow Mule Day

Hinamatsuri Day (Girls Day) Japan

1847 Alexander Graham Bell (1847 – 1922)

1923 The first issue of the weekly periodical, “TIME” appeared on newsstands

1931 Star Spangled Banner became Official United States Anthem

1952 Communist Teachers Banned From Public Schools

1991 Rodney King Beating In Los Angeles

4 March

National Poundcake Day

1678 Antonio Vivaldi’s Birthday (1678 – 1741)

1902 Triple AAA Founded

1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as the 32nd president of the United States

5 March

National Cheese Doodle Day

1512 Gerardus Mercator (1512 – 1594)

1770 Boston Massacre

1933 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced a four-day “bank holiday”

1956 US Supreme Court upholds a ban on racial segregation in state schools, colleges and universities

1966 A BOAC British Boeing 707 crashed on Mount Fuji, Japan

2004 Martha Stewart is convicted of the felony of obstructing justice

2008 Brett Favre ( 38 ) the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers announced his retirement.

6 March

National Oreo Day

1475 Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 – 1564)

1899 The Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin Patent

1936 The sleek new prototype (K5054) for what would become the Spitfire Fighter Aircraft takes off on its maiden flight

1951 The Rosenberg Trial Starts

1957 Ghana gains it’s independence from Britain

1987 The British ferry, the Herald of Free Enterprise, capsized after leaving Zeebrugges

2007 Lewis ( Scooter ) Libby former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney is convicted

7 March

National Cereal Day

1872 Piet Mondrian (1872 – 1944)

1876 Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention the telephone

1932 The Communist Party of America host a “March on Hunger”

1965 Civil Rights March Alabama attacked by Troopers with night sticks

1988 IRA gang shot dead in Gibraltar

2006 Apple Patented the i-pod

2007 The British House of Lords becomes 100% elected.

8 March

National Peanut Cluster Day

1917 The Russian Revolution Starts

1936 Daytona Car Racing Begins

1969 The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am the epitome of the American muscle car is introduced

2014 International Women’s Day

9 March

NationalMeatball Day

National Crab Day

1454 Amerigo Vespucci

1959 Barbie doll makes debut at the American Toy Fair in New York

1974 Work on the 800 mile long Alaska Oil pipeline connecting oil fields in northern Alaska to the sea port at Valdez begins.

2004 John Allen Muhammad was sentenced to death in Virginia ( Beltway Sniper Attacks )

10 March

National Ranch Dressing Day

1820 Harriet Tubman (1820 – 1913)

1977 rings discovered around Uranus

11 March

National “Eat Your Noodles” Day

1811 Urbain le Verrier born, astronomer who discovered Neptune

1844 Johnny Appleseed died

12 March

National Milky Way Day

1930 Gandhi leads civil march to the sea against British rule in India

2015 Holi (India)

13 March

National Chicken Noodle Soup Day

1781 William Herschel discovered Uranus

2013 World Kidney Day

14 March

National Potato Chip Day

Pi Day

Butterflies Day

1879 Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

15 March

National Peanut Lovers’ Day

National Day in Hungary

44BC Julius Caesar murdered – Ides of March

1920 Maine became a state
1937 First Blood Bank Opened

16 March

National Artichoke Heart Day

Everything-You-Do-Is-Right Day

1751 James Madison’s Birthday (1751 – 1836)

1926 Robert Goddard launches the first liquid-fuel rocket

17 March

National “Eat Like an Irishman” Day

St. Patrick’s Day
Submarine Day

18 March

National Sloppy Joe Day

Birthday of Sparky the Fire Dog, official mascot of the National Fire Protection Association

1965 First Space Walk by astronaut Alexsei Lennov

19 March

Vernal Equinox, first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere

721 B.C. First lunar eclipse recorded by humans in Babylon

20 March

National Ravioli Day

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

1852 Uncle Tom’s Cabin first Published

1916 Bill Martin Jr. Birthday (1916-2004)

1985 Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod

21 March

National Crunchy Taco Day

Human Rights Day in South Africa

1685 Johann Sebastian Bach’s Birthday (1685-1750)
2015 World Poetry Day

22 March

National Water Day

World Water Day

23 March

National Chips and Dip Day

National Day of Pakistan

1513 Ponce De Leon Discovered and Named Florida

1775 Patrick Henry’s ‘Give me liberty or give me death’ speech

1806 Lewis and Clarke Expedition Began

2014 World Meteorological Day

24 March

National Tortilla Chip Day

1874 Harry Houdini’s Birthday (1874 – 1926)

25 March

National International Waffle Day

National Family Day (USA)

Greek Independence Day

2015 Earth Hour

1655 Christian discovered Titan, Saturn’s largest moon

26 March

National Nougat Day

1874 Robert Frost’s Birthday (1874 – 1963)

27 March

National World Whisky Day

Photography Day

2011 World Theatre Day

28 March

National Black Forest Cake Day

1802 second asteroid, Pallas, discovered

1930 First Washing Machine Patented

29 March

National Chiffon Cake Day

1886 Coca Cola was invented

1974 spacecraft Mariner 10 took the first close-up photos of Mercury

30 March

National Hot Chicken Day

National Turkey Neck Soup Day

Doctor’s Day

1853 Vincent Van Gogh’s Birthday (1853 – 1890)

31 March

National Oysters on the Half Shell Day

National Clam Day

Bunsen Burner Day

1889 Eiffel Tower Opened

1927 Cesar Chavez, labor leader, born


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