NATIONAL MARIO DAY
National Mario Day on Mar 10 recognizes an iconic character from a popular video game. The character, known today as Mario, first appeared in 1981 in a game called Donkey Kong made by Nintendo. Dedicated fans knew Mario before his time as a plumber. At his creation, Donkey… Read more…
NATIONAL PACK YOUR LUNCH DAY
National Pack Your Lunch Day on March 10th encourages everyone across the country to take their lunch to work, school, or wherever they’re spending the day. It’s an opportunity to revitalize lunchtime with fresh and healthful meal choices. Packing your lunch has benefits you may not expect. One of the immediate benefits… Read more…
WORLD KIDNEY DAY
World Kidney Day on the second Thursday in March sets out each year to create increased awareness about kidney care. Our kidneys are vital to our everyday health, and many health issues contribute… Read more…
NATIONAL BLUEBERRY POPOVER DAY
What better way to start March 10th than with National Blueberry Popover Day? Popovers are airy rolls that puff up when baked, popping over the edge of the tin. They are light and crispy on the outside while the insides are warm and often hollow. They can be filled with… Read more…
NATIONAL WOMEN AND GIRLS HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY
Observed annually on March 10th, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day empowers people everywhere with knowledge and information regarding HIV/AIDS. It also focuses on the often-overlooked impact it has on women and girls. According to the CDC, HIV diagnoses in… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cold water
5 cups fresh blueberries, divided
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 refrigerated pie crust (9 inches), baked
Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt, and water in a saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Add 3 cups of blueberries and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes until thick and bubbly stirring frequently.
Remove from the heat and add butter. Stir until butter is melted. Add lemon juice and remaining blueberries. Let cool, then pour into prepared pie crust.
March 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The ringtone has changed tremendously since Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call. The greetings have, too. Bell connected to Thomas Watson, his assistant, and said, “Mr. Watson, come here; I want you.” It’s a good thing Watson didn’t ignore his call.
The civil rights activist, Harriet Tubman, dies of pneumonia. She had earned the nickname “Moses” for her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. During the American Civil War, Tubman volunteered as a cook and nurse but quickly became a scout and spy for the Union. In this role, she freed hundreds of more slaves. Upon her death was buried with military honors at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn.
Warner Brothers enters the film industry with its first film Four Years in Germany.
All nine planets aligned on the same side of the sun within 98 degrees. When celestial bodies align on the same path it’s called a syzygy.
March 10th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Lillian Wald – 1867
Recognizing the need for improved living conditions and better health care in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York, Lillian Wald founded the Henry Street Settlement in 1893. As a nurse, she dedicated her career to improving public health and providing social services.
Alfred Peet – 1920
Before there were gourmet coffee shops on every corner, there was Alfred Peet. He opened his first coffee store in 1966 in Berkeley, California. He thought Americans drank lousy coffee and set out to change that.
Chuck Norris – 1940
Chuck Norris doesn’t #Celebrate Every Day. Every day celebrates Chuck Norris.
Laurel Blair Salton Clark – 1961
Space Shuttle Columbia mission specialist and NASA astronaut, medical Dr. Laurel Blair Clark was one of seven who died aboard the flight on February 1, 2003.
Shannon Miller – 1977
Gymnast Shannon Miller is a 7-time Olympic medal winner. She competed at the 1992 Barcelona Games and the 1996 Atlanta Games bringing home a total of two gold, two silver, and three bronze medals.
Hallie Quinn Brown – 1850
Judith Jones – 1924
James Earl Ray – 1928
Barbara Corcoran – 1949
Sharon Stone – 1958
Jasmine Guy – 1964
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