MARCH 4, 2022 | NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING | NATIONAL DRESS IN BLUE DAY | NATIONAL SONS DAY | NATIONAL TARTAR SAUCE DAY | NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY | NATIONAL HUG A G.I. DAY | MARCHING MUSIC DAY | NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY | NATIONAL SPEECH AND DEBATE EDUCATION DAY
NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY
National Employee Appreciation Day on the first Friday in March each year focuses attention on employees in all industries. Employers across the country in business and organizations plan employee recognition and celebrations. Employee achievement and contributions… Read more…
NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING
On the first Friday in March, National Day of Unplugging, kicks off a 24 hour period from sundown to sundown, to unplug, unwind, relax and do things other than using today’s technology, electronics, and social media. Look around the average American household. Smartphones, computers… Read more…
NATIONAL DRESS IN BLUE DAY
In an effort to knock out one of the top cancers causing death, National Dress in Blue Day on the first Friday in March encourages everyone to learn about the causes of colon cancer and raise awareness by wearing blue. Much like the pink ribbon represents those lost to… Read more…
NATIONAL SONS DAY
Every year on March 4th, National Sons Day honors the sons of the world and those who raise them. The day also takes a look at a son’s role and his relationship with those around him. Around the world, slightly more sons are born than daughters. Both bring joy… Read more…
NATIONAL TARTAR SAUCE DAY
There are many reasons for observing National Tartar Sauce Day the Friday after Lent begins. Things start to get fishy for one. For another, tartar sauce compliments more than just fish. So it’s time to get this celebration started by counting the… Read more…
NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY
National Grammar Day is observed across the United States each year on March 4th. The observance encourages the use of correct grammar in both verbal and written language. According to the Global Language Monitor, the estimated number of words… Read more…
NATIONAL HUG A G.I. DAY
As the only day on the calendar that is mnemonically a military command, March 4th recognizes National Hug a G.I. Day. Gather around your servicemen and women to give them a hug. It’s simply… Read more…
MARCHING MUSIC DAY
March forth to the rhythm of life on Marching Music Day every March 4th. Honor the dedicated musicians and performers of many diverse styles and backgrounds. Marching Music Day celebrates all varieties of art forms that bring us… Read more…
NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY
On March 4th, National Pound Cake Day recognizes one of the dessert world’s most versatile cakes. Each year it is celebrated by bakers and cake lovers alike. Celebrate with a piece (or two) of this deliciously rich delight. The traditional recipe for pound cake makes a cake much larger… Read more…
NATIONAL SPEECH AND DEBATE EDUCATION DAY
The First Friday in March is National Speech and Debate Education Day to prepare students to do more than speaking publicly. Through the support of coaches and teachers, students learn the skills vital to success in future careers and everyday decision-making. The ability to conduct thorough research, construct intelligent… Read more…
- National Professional Pet Sitters Week – First Full Week in March
- Women of Aviation Worldwide Week – Week of March 8th
- No More Week – Week of March 8th
- International Women’s Week – Week of International Women’s Day (March 8th)
- Endometriosis Awareness Week – First full week – Monday through Sunday
- Iditarod Race – Starts First Saturday in March
- World Orphan Week – First Week in March
- National Consumer Protection Week – First full week of March
- National Procrastination Week – First two weeks in March (or when it is convenient)
- National Groundwater Awareness Week – First Full Week in March
- National Dental Assistants Recognition Week – First Full Week in March
- National Schools Social Work Week – First Full Calendar Week in March
- Read an E-Book Week – First Full Week in March
- Words Matter Week – First Full Week in March
- Teen Tech Week – Starts First Sunday in March
- National School Breakfast Week – (M-F of the First Full Week in March)
- Women in Construction Week – First Full Week in March
- Girl Scout Week – Week of March 12
In the Classroom
Recipe of the Day
Name: Pound Cake
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Prep: 1 hour 25 minutes
Yield: 3 loaves or 1 bundt and 1 loaf
1 pound cake flour (3-1/2 cups)
1 pound butter
1 pound sugar (2 cups)
1 pound eggs (9 large)
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla or 1/2 to 1 tablespoon almond
Preheat oven to 300°F. Prepare two or three bread loaf pans or one bundt pan and a loaf pan.
Cream butter well, add sugar gradually and cream until light and fluffy.
Add eggs two at a time, and beat well after each. Add flavoring.
Add flour gradually and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into pans. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Enjoy!
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March 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
President William Henry Harrison sits for the first presidential photograph following his inauguration.
The Boston Globe publishes its first issue.
After being elected by the citizens of Montana, Jeannette Rankin becomes the first woman to become a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Name your favorite road song. “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar or “Life is a Highway” by Tom Cochrane. Nine motor clubs combined to form the American Automobile Association (AAA or Triple-A) in Chicago, Illinois.
Charles Curtis takes the oath of office and becomes the first Native American vice president.
The first woman Cabinet member takes office. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins from Massachusetts to Secretary of Labor.
In a private ceremony, Queen Elizabeth II knights Charlie Chaplin, Sir Charles Chaplin Knight Commander of the British Empire.
The Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance and Record of the Year goes to Olivia Newton-John for “I Honestly Love You.” Stevie Wonder wins Album of the Year for Fulfillingness’ First Finale and Best Male Pop Performance.
March 4th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Garrett Morgan – 1877
Of the American inventor’s patents, two provided significant progress in safety. The first was a gas mask, and the second was a three-position traffic. Similar to previous traffic signals, Morgan’s include stop and go positions, but it also included an all-direction stop. This allowed the intersection to clear before giving traffic from the other direction the go signal.
Knute Rockne – 1888
Considered one of football’s most storied players and coaches, Rockne coached Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish for 13 seasons and 105 wins.
Barbara Newhall Follett – 1914
In 1927, the young American author published her first novel, The House Without Windows, at the age of twelve. The Lost Island: Plus Three Stories and an Afterword was published two years later.
Robert R. Wilson – 1914
Recruited by J. Robert Oppenheimer, Robert Wilson headed the cyclotron group for the Manhattan Project. Wilson’s artistic talents became integral in his later career when his eye for aesthetics enhanced the design of Fermilab.
Miriam Makeba – 1932
The South African musical artist is known as “Mama Africa” and landed the lead in the Broadway show King Kong in 1959. After testifying before the United Nations in 1963 about apartheid, the South African government revoked her citizenship. In 1966, Makeba and Harry Belafonte won the Grammy for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording for An Evening with Belafonte/Makeba.
David Watson Taylor – 1864
Margaret Osborne duPont – 1918
Bobby Womack – 1944
Peggy Rathmann – 1953
Ray Mancini – 1961
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