MARCH 11, 2022 | NATIONAL 311 DAY | NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY | NATIONAL WORSHIP OF TOOLS DAY | NATIONAL PROMPOSAL DAY | NATIONAL OATMEAL NUT WAFFLES DAY | NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND MORTICIAN RECOGNITION DAY
NATIONAL 311 DAY
On 3/11, National 311 Day offers an annual reminder that 311 is a resource for communities around the country to connect with their city and non-emergency services. The 311 system is the non-emergency number to call in many cities across the country for residents to report issues, find out about… Read more…
NATIONAL JOHNNY APPLESEED DAY
March 11th – On National Johnny Appleseed Day, we remember a man who made apple (and pear) trees bloom across the nation. The day celebrates a kindly legend who lived by sage teachings and labored to bring the shade of fruit trees across much of the… Read more…
NATIONAL WORSHIP OF TOOLS DAY
March 11th is National Worship of Tools Day. This is a day to go out into the garage, the tool shed, the storage closet, or wherever it is you keep your tools. You can clean them, reorganize them, make something new with them or maybe go to the store and… Read more…
NATIONAL PROMPOSAL DAY
On March 11th, National Promposal Day prompts the ultimate question each year. “Will you go to prom with me?” It’s the day for high school students across North America to craft their unique invitations to the event of the year. Prom takes a lot of planning. That includes finding… Read more…
NATIONAL OATMEAL NUT WAFFLES DAY
National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day on March 11th celebrates a healthier version of the classic waffle. Whole grain oats and chopped nuts mixed into a waffle recipe are delicious, healthy ways to start your morning. A waffle is a batter-based or dough-based… Read more…
NATIONAL FUNERAL DIRECTOR AND MORTICIAN RECOGNITION DAY
National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day on March 11th reminds us to thank the professionals who consider every need during the most challenging time in our lives. Funeral directors and morticians dedicate their… Read more…
- World Glaucoma Week – Second Full Week
- Termite Awareness Week – First Full Week Before Spring
- Brain Awareness Week – Changes annually – March 14-20, 2022
- National Fix a Leak Week – March 14-20, 2022
In the Classroom
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 waffles
2 cups flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Turn on the waffle iron to heat. In a large bowl, beat eggs until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat until the batter is smooth.
Spray the waffle iron with cooking spray or coat with vegetable oil. Pour batter onto hot iron and cook until golden.
March 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Thanks to a pardon from out-going President Andrew Johnson, Dr. Samuel Mudd boards the steamer ship Liberty bound for his family in Maryland. He leaves behind his cell at Fort Jefferson located on an island of the Dry Tortugas off the Gulf Coast of Florida where he was imprisoned for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
President William Howard Taft is interred at Arlington National Cemetery. He’s the first president and chief justice of the United States to be buried in the national cemetery. John F. Kennedy is the only other president buried there.
The Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway in New York City debuts Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. It’s the first production written by an African American woman to be seen on Broadway.
World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus confirms the COVID-19 outbreak is a pandemic.
March 11th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Lawrence Welk – 1903
As a bandleader, Lawrence Welk, brought wholesome music into the family rooms for more than two decades thanks to a syndication deal. His unique brand of “Champagne Music” and family-friendly programming continues to be found on Public Broadcasting stations.
Wanda Gág – 1893
The internationally recognized illustrator and author is best known for her children’s book Millions of Cats.
Dorothy Gish – 1898
The actress of both stage and screen found success during the silent era of film.
Ezra Jack Keats – 1916
The award-winning children’s author and illustrator wrote the popular book The Snowy Day among many others.
Vinnette Carroll – 1922
In 1972, Vinnette Justine Carroll became the first African American woman to direct on Broadway and the first to earn a Tony nomination for directing when she directed the musical Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope written by Micki Grant.
Sam Donaldson – 1934
For more than four decades, Donaldson served as an ABC News reporter and anchor. He also wrote the book Hold on, Mr. President.
Antonin Scalia – 1936
President Ronald Reagan appointed Antonin Scalia to the United States Supreme Court in 1986s after Chief Justice Warren Burger retired and Associate Justice William Rehnquist succeeded him. Associate Justice Scalia served the U.S. Supreme Court for 30 years until his death in 2016.
Jerry Zucker – 1950
Jerry Zucker is known mostly by the zany films he directs, produces, and writes. Films like Airplane! and The Naked Gun series full of parody and satirical comedy surely leave audiences weak in the knees for more. He’s also dabbled in the romance genre with films like Ghost and A Walk in the Clouds.
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