NATIONAL I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY DAY
National I Want You to be Happy Day on March 3rd encourages us to do something that makes others happy. It also asks us to see others’ happiness from their point of view. Putting a smile on someone’s face tends to put… Read more…
NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY
National Anthem Day commemorates the day the United States adopted “The Star-Spangled Banner” as its National Anthem. Written by Francis Scott Key, the “Star-Spangled Banner” became the National Anthem in… Read more…
NATIONAL SOUP IT FORWARD DAY
National Soup it Forward Day on March 3rd encourages us to deliver love and kindness by the bowlful. We all know a warm cup of kindness comes in many forms. When I make a pot of soup, it is nearly always enough to feed… Read more…
NATIONAL COLD CUTS DAY
Dagwood will eat his heart out on March 3rd because it’s National Cold Cuts Day. Call them lunch meats, deli meats, sandwich meats, or cold cuts. Some like them thick, while others stack them a mile high. Others still just like them with cheese and crackers. However you like them, National Cold Cuts Day was made… Read more…
NATIONAL HOSPITALIST DAY
National Hospitalist Day recognizes the contributions of more than 60,000 hospitalists nationwide on the first Thursday in March annually. Hospital medicine is one of the fastest-growing specialties in modern medicine, and those who practice it are known as hospitalists. Hospitalists manage patient care throughout their… Read more…
NATIONAL MULLED WINE DAY
National Mulled Wine Day on March 3rd warms us up with fruits, spices, and wine. In the lingering days of winter, a hot mug of mulled wine hits the spot and fills the home with pleasant aromas. Mulled spirits are wine and liquors that have been… Read more…
- Marching Music Day
- National Grammar Day
- National Hug a G.I. Day
- National Pound Cake Day
- National Sons Day
- Tartar Sauce Day – Friday after Lent begins
- National Day of Unplugging – First Friday in March
- National Dress in Blue Day – First Friday in March
- National Speech and Debate Education Day – First Friday in March
- National Employee Appreciation Day – First Friday in March
Recipe of the Day
Name: Beer Bread
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total Prep: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 1 loaf
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 can beer
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray a loaf pan with cooking oil.
In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients. Pour into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Recipe credit: Michele S. – North Dakota
March 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
For the first time, Congress overrides a presidential veto. Outgoing President John Tyler vetoed an appropriations bill from Congress. It wasn’t Tyler’s first use of his veto powers. At the time, only one other president use the veto more and that was Andrew Jackson. (Since then, presidents have found their veto stride.) On the last day of the Congressional session, Congress used its power to override the veto for the first time.
After graduating from law school in 1873, Belva Lockwood lobbied to be admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court bar. It wasn’t until March 3, 1879, that she would become the first woman admitted to appear before the Supreme Court.
Time Magazines publishes its first issue.
President Herbert Hoover signs a Congressional resolution making the “Star-Spangled Banner” the national anthem of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order designating the song written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 as the country’s national song and the U.S. Navy had long honored the song.
March 3rd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
George Pullman – 1831
All aboard!! The innovator of the industrial age developed luxurious passenger cars. Pullman also created company towns and under his watch union strikes broke out during one of the country’s worst depressions.
Chief Joseph – 1840
Born Hin-mah-too-ya-lat-kekt, or Thunder Rolling Down the Mountain, Joseph became Chief of the Nez Perce in 1871 following the death of his father. At the time, the federal government was making efforts to remove the Nez Perce from the Wallowa Valley in northeastern Oregon to land in Idaho. Chief Joseph is best known for being a part of the resistance that lasted months and gained the respect of military leaders, despite its failure and his uncertain role as the leader.
Alexander Graham Bell – 1847
“Mr. Watson. Come here. I want to see you.” “E.T. phone home.” “Can you hear me now?” All these sentences connect us to one invention. While the Scottish-born inventor patented the telephone, his interests were broad including medical research and aeronautics.
Patricia MacLachlan – 1938
The award-winning American children’s author is best known for her novel Sarah, Plain and Tall.
Herschel Walker – 1962
The multi-talented American athlete won the 1982 Heisman Trophy. His 16-year professional football career was split between the United States Football League (USFL) and the National Football League (NFL). Between the two leagues, the running back accumulated a combined 13,787 rushing yards.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee – 1962
One of track and field’s greatest athletes, Joyner-Kersee has collected three gold, one silver, and two bronze Olympic medals. She appeared in her first Olympic games in 1984 in Los Angeles, winning silver in the heptathlon. Four years later, Joyner-Kersee brought home two golds, conquering the heptathlon and the long jump at Seoul. In 1992 in Barcelona, she repeated her win in the heptathlon and brought home bronze in the long jump. In her final appearance at the Atlanta games in 1996, Joyner-Kersee won her final medal, the bronze in the long jump.
Notable MentionsRuby Dandridge – 1902
Jean Harlow – 1911
Margaret Bonds – 1913
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