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MARCH 15, 2022 | EVERYTHING YOU THINK IS WRONG DAY | NATIONAL SHOE THE WORLD DAY | WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY | NATIONAL PEARS HELENE DAY | NATIONAL KANSAS DAY | NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY

EVERYTHING YOU THINK IS WRONG DAY – March 15

EVERYTHING YOU THINK IS WRONG DAY

March 15th recognizes Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, a day where decision-making should be avoided, as your thoughts are (according to the founder of this holiday) wrong. It is also a day created for some people to realize that they are not… Read more…

NATIONAL SHOE THE WORLD DAY - March 15

NATIONAL SHOE THE WORLD DAY

Each year, National Shoe The World Day on March 15th shines a light on the value of good footwear for millions of people around the world. Each day, over 500 million children, teens, and adults do not have… Read more…

WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY – Third Tuesday in March

WORLD SOCIAL WORK DAY

World Social Work Day on the third Tuesday in March recognizes the hard work and dedication of social workers. A global organization of social workers comes together for social justice, human rights, and social development all through the promotion of best practices… Read more…

NATIONAL PEARS HELENE DAY – March 15

NATIONAL PEARS HELENE DAY

On March 15th, National Pears Hélène Day celebrates a food holiday about the delicious, smooth French dessert combining warm poached pears, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce. Pears Hélène is a dessert made from pears poached in… Read more…

National Kansas Day - March 15

NATIONAL KANSAS DAY

On March 15th, National Kansas Day recognizes The Sunflower State. Magnificent herds of bison, elk, mule deer, and antelope roamed the vast open plains populated by Cherokee, Osage, Pawnee, and many other tribes. The region became a part of the United States with the… Read more…

National Equal Pay Day

NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY

Each year on a day in March or April, National Equal Pay Day brings awareness to pay discrepancies between women and men for the same work. The day represents how far into the year a woman works to earn as much as a man doing the same job. While the observance is only… Read more…


On Deck for March 16, 2022

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Bacon Onion Potato Soup 810 x 810

Bacon Onion Potato Soup

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion (about 8 ounces), chopped
3 strips uncooked bacon
4 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 celery rib, sliced
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Over medium heat in a large saucepan or Dutch oven, drizzle olive oil and add onions. Cook until translucent. Add bacon and fry until crisp.

Add potatoes, celery, flour and chives. Pour in broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender.** Add cream and cheese, warming through. Serve hot.

**Note: You can freeze the soup before adding the cream and cheese. This makes an excellent make-ahead meal. Double the recipe and freeze half, add the cream and cheese for a meal tonight and one later in the month.

March 15th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1892

Jesse W. Reno of New York City patented an “endless conveyor or elevator” that operated as a ride at Coney Island. His patent no. 470,918 describes an escalator-type machine. The Otis Elevator Company would purchase Reno’s company after the turn of the century.

1913

The first presidential press conference is held in the Oval Office. Just eleven days before, President Woodrow Wilson had been inaugurated and his secretary encouraged him to hold a meeting with the press. An appointment was made and more than 100 reporters fill Wilson’s office. While the location of the presidential press conference may be different, that meeting over 100 years ago kicked off a tradition that still continues today.

1919

Over a weekend in Paris, more than 1,000 American Expeditionary Forces gathered to launch a patriotic veteran service organization. Today the American Legion is comprised of current and former members of the military. The organization makes many contributions in support of youth and veterans including creating the American Legion Baseball program, leadership programs, financial support to the Vietnam Memorial, scholarships, and much more.

1954

The Chords record the first Doo-wop song “Sh-boom.”

March 15th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Andrew Jackson – 1767

The people elected the durable seventh U.S. president known as “Old Hickory” for being tough in battle to a two-term presidency.

Alice Cunningham Fletcher – 1838

As an anthropologist, Alice Cunningham Fletcher immersed herself in Native American cultures and pioneered ethnological study.

Emil von Behring – 1854

In 1901, the German physiologist received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for “for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphtheria…” It was the first Nobel Prize for medicine in the history of the award.

Liberty Hyde Bailey – 1858

In 1903, the American horticulturist and botanist co-founded the American Society for Horticultural Science. He was immensely dedicated to rural communities and their cooperative efforts. Many of his influences still exist today in the form of county extension services, 4-H Clubs, and rural services.

Madelyn Pugh – 1921

The American writer is best known for her work on television sitcoms like I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Life with Lucy.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – 1933

In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court of the United States. She served 27 years, often seen as an advocate for women’s rights, until her death in 2020.

Sly Stone – 1944

The pioneer of funk was born Sylvester Stewart and led the band Sly and the Family Stone. Songs like “Dance to the Music” and “Everyday People” brought dancers to their feet.

Notable Mentions

Alan Bean – 1932
Rosabeth Moss Kanter – 1943
Bret Michaels – 1963
Naoko Takeuchi – 1967

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