ST. PATRICK’S DAY
St. Patrick’s Day kicks off a worldwide celebration also known as the Feast of St. Patrick. On March 17th, many will wear green in honor of the Irish and decorate with shamrocks. According to lore, the wearing of the green tradition dates back to a story written about St. Patrick in 1726. St. Patrick (c. AD 385–461) used the shamrock to illustrate… 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. Children are amazing creatures. Their ability to… Read more…
NATIONAL CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE DAY
On March 17th National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day coincides with St. Patrick’s Day in the United States. To “corn” something is simply to… Read more…
NATIONAL FARM RESCUER DAY
National Farm Rescuer Day dedicates the third Thursday of March to those who support farmers in need. When crisis strikes in the form of illness, injury or natural disaster, Farm… Read more…
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 17th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Luther Halsey Gulick, M.D., and his wife, Charlotte Gulick found the Camp Fire Girls.
D. Appleton and Company publishes Human Nature by Edith Wharton.
Warming up. Jackie Robinson takes the field for the first time for the Brooklyn Dodgers in an exhibition game in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Israel elects Golda Meir as its first female prime minister.
New York state elected David Paterson as its first African American Governor.
March 17th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
Bobby Jones – 1902
In 1934 the amateur golfer co-founded the Augusta National Invitation Tournament, known today as the Masters Tournament.
Nat King Cole – 1919
The jazz recording artist, songwriter, and pianist left a legacy of hit songs in his wake and a career full of internationally loved songs. Some of his most notable songs include “The Very Thought of You,” “Unforgettable,” “When I Fall in Love,” and “Smile.”
Myrlie Evers-Williams – 1933
on June 12, 1963, Medgar Evers died at the hand of an assassin. For 31 years and through two hung juries, his wife and fellow civil rights activist Myrlie Evers Williams persevered. She remained active in civil rights, advanced her education, was named the first African American woman to serve as commissioner for the Los Angeles, California Board of Public works, and served as chairperson for the NAACP in the 1990s. In 1993, Byron De La Beckwith was found guilty.
Robin Knox-Johnston – 1939
The British yachtsman became the first person to solo circumnavigate the globe non-stop. The 29-year-old Robin Knox Johnston departed from Falmouth, England, on June 14, 1968, in his yacht the Suhaili. His journey took 312 days and was completed on April 22, 1969. Queen Elizabeth knighted Johnston in 1995. In 2007, Sir Johnston once again circled the globe when he joined the Velux 5 Oceans around the world solo yacht race. At the age of 68, he became the oldest person to complete the journey.
Gary Sinise – 1955
The American actor, known for roles in television and film such as CSI: NY, Apollo 13, The Green Mile, and The Stand, also leads The Lt. Dan Band named after his Forest Gump character. Throughout his career, Sinise has been a fierce supporter of the military and first responders. In 2011, he founded The Gary Sinise Foundation to further support our country’s heroes.
Mia Hamm – 1970
The American professional soccer player was a member of the United States women’s national soccer team for 17 years earning two FIFA Women’s World Championships and two Olympic gold medals.
Norbert Rillieux – 1806
Paul Green – 1894
Kurt Russell – 1951
Rob Lowe – 1964
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