MARCH 13, 2022 | DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME | NATIONAL GOOD SAMARITAN DAY | NATIONAL JEWEL DAY | NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY | NATIONAL OPEN AN UMBRELLA INDOORS DAY | NATIONAL COCONUT TORTE DAY | NATIONAL EARMUFF DAY
DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March in the USA. The practice gives people an extra hour of sunlight in the evening by setting the clock ahead one hour on a predetermined date each year. The practice of Daylight Saving Time (DST) advances clocks during the… Read more…
NATIONAL GOOD SAMARITAN DAY
National Good Samaritan Day on March 13th recognizes the unselfish actions of those who provide help when needed. The day is also known as Good Samaritan Involvement Day and celebrates kindness in all its forms. The term “good Samaritan” comes from the Bible parable where… Read more…
NATIONAL JEWEL DAY
National Jewel Day on March 13th recognizes the makers and the jewelers who create the special pieces that take our breath away. The day also recognizes the precious and semi-precious stones that go into beautiful pieces of jewelry. Each year, the day reminds us to wear those pieces and…Read more…
NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY
March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day and the dedicated K9 units who’ve served since World War II. A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. We… Read more…
NATIONAL OPEN AN UMBRELLA INDOORS DAY
National Open an Umbrella Indoors Day on March 13th annually is a national science experiment of sorts. Open an umbrella indoors and pay attention to whether or not you suffer any bad luck. One often wonders how superstitions pass from one… Read more…
NATIONAL COCONUT TORTE DAY
National Coconut Torte Day on March 13th recognizes a rich dessert featuring the decadent flavor of coconut and decorated with it, too! Coconut lovers may enjoy this holiday savoring the delicious taste of this rich dessert. The word torte is German and literally means cake. Torte refers to…Read more…
NATIONAL EARMUFF DAY
National Earmuff Day on March 13th recognizes the creation of the protection that keeps our ears warm. The annual celebration highlights the history of the fun and innovative invention each year. If you live in a cold climate like Chester Greenwood…Read more…
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Recipe of the Day
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 50-60 minutes
2 pie crusts – homemade or bought
3-4 cups rhubarb, chopped
3 cups strawberries, sliced
1 1⁄3 cups granulated sugar
1⁄4 cup cornstarch
1 egg white
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Using a large mixing bowl, add chopped rhubarb, sliced strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix well.
Spoon mixture into pie pan containing pie crust.
Place top crust over mixture and pinch outer edges to seal.
Cut vent slices into the top crust, brush on egg white over top, and place in oven.
Bake 50 – 60 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
Remove from oven and cool 15 to 20 minutes.
Serve each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or whipped topping. Enjoy!
March 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Fifteen-year-old Chester Greenwood of Farmington, Maine received the first patent for earmuffs.
The comedy duo Abbot and Costello copyright their baseball comedy routine “Who’s on First.”
RCA Victor releases Elvis Presley’s self-titled first album. The album included songs Blue Suede Shoes, Blue Moon, and I Got a Woman.
Walt Disney releases The Love Bug nationwide. Starring Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, and Buddy Hackett, the movie features a lovable and single-minded Volkswagen Beetle.
CBS premiers The Incredible Hulk. Bill Bixby stars as David Banner.
March 13th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Abigail Fillmore – 1798
The fourteenth First Lady of the United States was the first of many teachers in the White House. When her husband Millard Fillmore took office after the death of President Zachary Taylor, First Lady Fillmore turned her attention to creating the first White House library.
Albert William Stevens – 1886
In the 1920s and 30s, the adventurous Army officer developed skills as a high-altitude pilot, balloonist, and photographer. Among his many accomplishments, he took the first photographs that showed the Earth’s curvature and the Moon’s shadow on the Earth’s surface during an eclipse.
Janet Flanner – 1921
“I act as a sponge. I soak it up and squeeze it out in ink every two weeks.” ~ Janet Flanner
For 50 years, the American journalist served as one of The New Yorker magazine’s first writers. She began writing for the magazine under the pen name Genet as the magazine’s Paris correspondent.
William H. Macy – 1950
The award-winning actor began his career in theatre. Today, Macy’s performances on both the small and big screens fill quite an array of characters. While his most memorable may be Frank Gallagher in Shameless and Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo, his Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and State and Main roles are also worth noting.
Percival Lowell – 1855
L. Ron Hubbard – 1911
Charo – 1951
Mikaela Shiffrin – 1995
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