MARCH 16, 2023 | NATIONAL SPRAY TANNING DAY | NATIONAL PANDA DAY | NATIONAL FARM RESCUER DAY | ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KIDS DAY | NATIONAL CURL CRUSH DAY | NATIONAL EVERYTHING YOU DO IS RIGHT DAY | NATIONAL ARTICHOKE HEARTS DAY | NATIONAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DAY
NATIONAL SPRAY TANNING DAY | Third Thursday in March
Get your glow on and celebrate National Spray Tanning Day on the third Thursday in March by getting a fresh spray tan! Read more…
NATIONAL PANDA DAY
On March 16, National Panda Day draws attention to one of the world’s unique bears. Pandas are also one of the world’s most endangered and adored animals. Conservationists and animal lovers alike spread the word about the increasing efforts of the international community dedicated to protecting and restoring habitats. Read more…
NATIONAL FARM RESCUER DAY
National Farm Rescuer Day dedicates the third Thursday of March to those who support farmers in need. Read more…
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE KID DAY®
Every year on the third Thursday in March, Absolutely Incredible Kids Day encourages adults to tell kids how absolutely incredible they are. Take the challenge a step further and WRITE it down in a letter to that absolutely incredible kid. Read more…
NATIONAL CURL CRUSH DAY
National Curl Crush Day on March 16th empowers everyone to be their own curl crush by loving and showing off their natural, gorgeous curls. Read more…
NATIONAL EVERYTHING YOU DO IS RIGHT DAY
On March 16th let National Everything You Do Is Right Day correct all the wrong of March 15th. We know that day may have been a difficult day as it was National Everything You Think is Wrong Day. But this holiday, you get to feel good about everything that you do. Read more…
NATIONAL ARTICHOKE HEARTS DAY
On March 16th, National Artichoke Hearts Day offers a tasty option to add flavor to any dish. Read more…
NATIONAL FREEDOM OF INFORMATION DAY
March 16th recognizes National Freedom of Information Day annually during Sunshine Week. It also commemorates the birthday of President James Madison. Read more…
On Deck for March 17, 2023
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
NATIONAL CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DAY
Recipe of the Day
Easy Corn Beef & Cabbage
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: All Day
1 4-5 lb. corned beef
5 or 6 medium potatoes
1 medium head of cabbage
6 to 7 medium carrots
1 large yellow onion
Slice potatoes into quarters.
Cut carrots into thirds.
Cut onion in half and chop each half into eight pieces.
Slice/chop cabbage down to pieces about 1 inch long.
Pour 1/2 cup of water into crockpot and place corn beef into the middle.
Surround the beef with the vegetables.
Find the meat packaging for the seasoning packet supplied with the corned beef. Pour the seasoning over the meat and vegetables.
Cover crockpot with lid, turn onto medium, and let cook.
March 16th Celebrated History
President Thomas Jefferson signs the Military Peace Establishment Act establishing the Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Military Academy known as West Point.
Editors Samuel E. Cornish and John B. Russwurm publish the first issue of Freedom’s Journal in New York City. The newspaper is the first in the United States owned and operated by African Americans.
Ticknor, Reed & Fields publishes Nathaniel Hawthorn’s historical fiction set in colonial America, The Scarlet Letter.
It is rocket science. Robert Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket in the United States. The launch took place in a field in Auburn, Massachusetts. Goddard’s experiment led to modern rocket propulsion that makes space flight possible, and that’s why NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is named in his honor.
March 16th Celebrated History
James Madison – 1751
Considered the “Father of the Constitution,” James Madison served two terms from 1809 to 1817. During his terms, tensions between the French and British increased over trade. By 1812, the country was at war, one that destroyed the wreaked havoc on the new capital for most of Madison’s second term.
Rebecca Cole – 1846
Dr. Rebecca Cole, the second African American woman to earn her medical degree, graduated from the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1867. She gained further experience at the Infirmary for Woman and Children in New York, established by Elizabeth Blackwell. Cole’s career would span 50 years, serving as an advocate and a champion for her community.
Jurgis Bielinis – 1846
Between 1864 and 1904, Tsarist Russian ruled most of Lithuania. When the government attempted to eradicate the Lithuanian language and instituted a press ban to force Lithuanians to assimilate to the Russian language, Jurgis Bielinis and others like him stepped in. Bielinis organized a network of smugglers who brought books, newspapers, and other periodicals in the Lithuanian language across the border. Today, Lithuania celebrates March 16th as the Day of the Book Smugglers in his honor.
Patricia Ryan Nixon – 1912
The 39th First Lady took on the role when Richard Nixon took the oath of office on January 20, 1969. She is in good company as the fourth of six educators among the first ladies.
Jerry Lewis – 1926
“The King of Comedy” kept audiences laughing for more than eight decades. In the 1950s, Lewis began raising money for muscular dystrophy. The event grew into an annual televised event known as the MDA Labor Day Telethon. He hosted the televised event for 44 years.
Vladimir Komarov – 1927
In October 1964, the Soviet test pilot and cosmonaut commanded the first spaceflight to carry multiple crew members, the Voskhod 1. Komarov died tragically on April 24, 1967, during his second mission aboard the Soyuz 1 upon re-entry when the spacecraft’s parachute failed to deploy. He is the first casualty of space exploration.
C Vivian Stringer – 1948
For more than a quarter of a century, C. Vivian Stringer made 17 NCAA Tournament visits as the Rutgers Scarlet Knights Women’s Basketball head coach.
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