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MARCH 9TH, 2013 – NATIONAL GENEALOGY DAY – NATIONAL BARBIE DAY – NATIONAL JOE FRANKLIN DAY – NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY – NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY

8 Mar

NATIONAL GENEALOGY DAY

Celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of March, it is National Genealogy day.  Today is a day to give recognition of family history and a great time to look back into your heritage.  There are many people that use researching their genealogy as a hobby.

As described in Wikipedia:  “Genealogy (from Greek: γενεά, genea, “generation”; and λόγος, logos, “knowledge”) is the study of families and the tracing of their lineages and history. Genealogists use oral traditions, historical records, genetic analysis, and other records to obtain information about a family and to demonstrate kinship and pedigrees of its members. The results are often displayed in charts or written as narratives.  The pursuit of family history tends to be shaped by several motivations, including the desire to carve out a place for one’s family in the larger historical picture, a sense of responsibility to preserve the past for future generations, and a sense of self-satisfaction in accurate storytelling.”

Studying genealogy is a good way to feel, and stay, connected to your ancestors and family.

NATIONAL GENEALOGY DAY HISTORY

Celebrate Your Name Week (CYNW) is a holiday that was established in 1997 by Jerry Hill.  National Genealogy Day, an “unofficial” National holiday,  is part of  CYNW and is celebrated on the seventh day of this week.

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NATIONAL BARBIE DAY

Today celebrates the anniversary of  the day the Barbie Doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9th, 1959.  Today is National Barbie Day.

March 9th, 1959 is also used as Barbie’s official birthday.

Barbie was one of the first toys to have a marketing strategy based extensively on television advertising.

It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries.

We all know a little girl that loves Barbie dolls and has at least one doll, if not a whole collection of them.  Wish her a Happy Barbie Day!!

NATIONAL BARBIE DAY HISTORY

Our research has failed to find the creator and the origin of National Barbie Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL JOE FRANKLIN DAY

March 9th celebrates National Joe Franklin Day.  Joe Franklin (born Joseph Fortgang on March 9, 1926) is an American radio and television personality.

Joe Franklin began his career as a radio personality, at the age of seventeen.  In the year 1951, he made his debut in television with his invention of an entirely new programming format; the talk show.

As an author, Franklin has written 23 books and has also appeared as himself in countless films.

With having more than 40 years on the air and have produced more than 28,ooo episodes, The Joe Franklin Show was one of the longest running TV talk shows in history.  Franklin would delight his audience with trivia about entertainers from past generations as well as up-and-comers from the present.  His guests ranged from novelty performers like Tiny Tim, and Morris Katz to popular entertainers like Bill Cosby and Captain Lou Albano to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon and Yoko Ono.  Many of today’s well known talents such as Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand and Julia Roberts got their first television exposure on the Joe Franklin Show.

So today, March 9th, Happy Joe Franklin Day!!

NATIONAL JOE FRANKLIN DAY HISTORY

National Joe Franklin Day is celebrated on the birthday of Joe Franklin however, our research was unable to find the creator of this day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY

Today, March 9th, we celebrate one of the American food holidays.  It  is National Meatball Day.

It is not clear how this day got  started, but who could resist the idea of celebrating National Meatball Day?  There are many different ways to celebrate meatballs today:  Spaghetti and meatballs – Swedish Meatballs –  Meatball Sub. – Meatball Pizza –  Turkey Meatballs –  Lamb Meatballs – Porcupine Meatballs (made with rice) – and the list goes on and on.

There is a restaurant in New York that has 54 different kinds of meatballs.

Today to celebrate, some restaurants are giving a free side order of meatballs, while others are donating money to homeless shelters from the meatball orders.

Cook yourself up your favorite meatballs today or go out and order some from a menu near you!

NATIONAL MEATBALL DAY HISTORY

Our research was unable to find the creator or the origin of National Meatball Day, an “unofficial” National holiday.

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NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY

Nothing sounds more delicious than digging into a crab meat dish on National Crab Meat Day.  Celebrated annually on March 9th, National Crab Meat Day, an American food holiday,  is a day for all crab meat lovers to celebrate their favorite crustacean.

Today to celebrate, you can boil some crab or maybe you would prefer to steam it.  There are hundreds of recipes that the crab meat can be used in.  Dishes prepared with crab meat my be; crab imperial, crab pasta, crab bisque  crab tacos, crab legs, crab salad  or one of the many others. 

** There are 1 1/2 million tons of crab consumed every year around the world.

Enjoy your favorite crab dish today!!

NATIONAL CRAB MEAT DAY HISTORY

The origin and creator of National Crab Meat Day was not found.  National Crab Meat Day is an “unofficial” National holiday.

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http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/03/09/national-crab-meat-day/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie_doll

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Franklin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrate_Your_Name_Week

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