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March 21, 2022 - NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY – WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY – NATIONAL COUNTDOWN DAY – NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY – NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY – NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY – NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY

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MARCH 21, 2022 | NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY | WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY | NATIONAL COUNTDOWN DAY | NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY | NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY | NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY | NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY

NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY – March 21

NATIONAL COMMON COURTESY DAY

National Common Courtesy Day on March 21st serves as a reminder of the behavior that keeps society from melting into a sea of madness. In addition, the day brings awareness to how crucial common courtesy is in our lives and provides examples to help us… Read more…

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY – March 21

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st gives people with Down Syndrome and their advocates a voice and an opportunity to be heard. It’s a day where we assemble and organize activities to promote public awareness for the genetic disorder. The goal is to educate others on the importance… Read more…

NATIONAL COUNTDOWN DAY – March 21

NATIONAL COUNTDOWN DAY

3…2…1…National Countdown Day on March 21 ticks down the minutes, seconds, or days to events big and small. 3…2…1. July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launches into the atmosphere carrying the… Read more…

NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY – March 21

NATIONAL FRENCH BREAD DAY

National French Bread Day bakes up a delicious celebration enjoyed by millions across the United States each year on March 21st. French bread, also known as a baguette, is a long thin loaf made from… Read more…

NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY – March 21

NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY               

Spring is now in the air, and so is National Fragrance Day. Each year on March 21st, let your favorite scents lift your mood or carry you to another place. Have you ever been transported back in time simply by catching the scent… Read more…

NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY – March 21

NATIONAL CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY DAY

As part of National Nutrition Month, National California Strawberry Day kicks off the strawberry season in California. The celebration takes place annually on March 21st which is typically the first full day of spring. It’s an ideal time to rejuvenate our senses and get excited about…  Read more…

NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY – March 21

NATIONAL SINGLE PARENT DAY

On March 21st, National Single Parents Day honors the mothers and fathers holding down the fort with all the hard work, devotion, and sacrifices involved in single parenting. Raising children can be challenging. Doing it without a partner doubles the burden. Whether by choice or circumstance, single parents… Read more…


On Deck for March 22, 2022

National Days

International DAys

Recipe of the Day

French Bread
Prep:  60 minutes
Bake:  20 minutes
Total Prep:  1 hour 20 minutes
Servings:  2 loaves

Ingredients:

2¼ cups water
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 tablespoon sugar
3 cups flour plus 3¼ to ¾ tablespoons
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons yeast

Instructions:

Mix water and margarine or butter in saucepan and heat to 120°.

In separate bowl, add 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt.

Slowly add liquid mixture to dry ingredients.

Add remaining flour and knead until smooth and not sticky.

Set aside and covered. Let rise until doubled in size.

Divide dough in half and shape l each half into a long cylinder shape.

Using a sharp knife, cut three slashes in the top. Cover and let rise again.

Make an egg wash using 1 egg and water mixed well. Brush across the top of each loaf.

Bake in a 375° oven for 20 minutes.

For added decoration, sprinkle sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, poppy seeds or toasted onion or garlic on dough before baking.

March 21st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1917

The first active-duty Navy woman, Loretta Walsh receives the rank of petty officer. She’s the first woman enlisted in the United States Armed Forces in a non-nurse capacity.

1963

The Federal Bureau of Prisons closes Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary located on an island off the coast of San Francisco, California. The maximum-security prison is also known as The Rock housed some of the country’s most notorious criminals including Al Capone, Robert “Birdman of Alcatraz” Stroud, George “Machine Gun” Kelly, and Alvin Karpis.

1970

The Mayor of San Francisco, Joseph Alioto proclaims the first Earth Day.

1980

Someone shoots J.R. on the popular television series Dallas.

2006

Jack Dorsey, one of Twitter’s cofounders, sent the first public tweet. It read, “just setting up my twttr.”

March 21st Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Forrest Mars Sr. – 1904

The American businessman and heir of the Mars candy empire is best known for developing the Mars bar and M&Ms.

Jehane Benoît – 1904

In 1933, the Canadian cookbook author and broadcaster opened her own cooking school called the Fumet de la Vieille France in Montreal. Two years later, Benoît opened the vegetarian restaurant “The Salad Bar.”

Henry O Flipper – 1906

On June 14, 1877, Cadet Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from West Point.

Julio Gallo – 1910

Along with his brother Ernest, Julio Gallo started a winery in 1933. From Modesto, California, they created a brand that dominated the inexpensive wine market. Gallo gained a reputation as a savvy businessman with marketing know-how. Over the years, Gallo eventually branched into finer wines.

Notable Mentions

Solomon Burke – 1940
Rose Stone – 1945
Gary Oldman – 1958
Matthew Broderick – 1962
Rosie O’Donnell – 1962

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