INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
International Women’s Day on March 8th each year celebrates the social, economic, and political achievements of women around the world. The day also brings international awareness to gender parity. According to the World Economic Forum, global gender equality is estimated to be achieved by 2133. Read more…
NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY
March 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day! Melted chocolate mixed with peanuts makes a perfect combination for sweet and salty deliciousness! Read more…
NATIONAL PROOFREADING DAY
Every year on March 8th, National Proofreading Day highlights the importance of proofreading our written work. The day also allows those who enjoy proofreading to gently correct others. However, constructive criticism is usually welcome if invited to proofread another’s work! Read more…
NATIONAL OREGON DAY
On March 8th, National Oregon Day recognizes the Beaver State. Valentine’s Day 1859, Oregon became the 33rd state to join the Union. Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep: 15 minutes
Bake: 6-7 minutes
Total prep: 43 minutes
Servings: 4 – 5 Dozen
2 lg. eggs
3 cups flour
1 1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 cup butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix butter, peanut butter and sugars until creamy. Next eggs beating while mixing in flour. Add in remaining ingredients being sure to continue mixing.
Roll into balls first and then roll in granulated sugar. Flatten balls while using a fork for the traditional pattern of crisscrosses.
Place cookies on non-greased cookie sheet baking for 6-7 minutes. Remove from oven, using a flat spatula move cookies to cooling rack to help keep them soft and chewy.
With a special shout out to the Ressler brothers for the inspiration for these delicious cookies!
March 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The New York Stock and Exchange Board is formed. In 1863, the name would be changed to the New York Stock Exchanged. The Exchange originated at 68 Wall Street and can be found today at 18 Broad Street and the corner of Wall Street.
Susan B. Anthony spoke before the House Judiciary Committee in support of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. Sixteen years before, legislators had first introduced federal legislation to amend the Constitution for women’s suffrage. In 1919, the 19th Amendment passed and was ratified, 13 years after Anthony’s death.
Former officers of the Salvation Army, Maud, and Ballington Booth found Volunteers of America.
Raymonde de Laroche receives her pilot’s license from the Aeroclub de France, becoming the first woman in the world licensed to fly a plane.
In McCollum vs. Board of Education, the United States Supreme Court rules for the first time that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional.
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March 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Anne Bonny – 1702
The notorious Irish pirate sailed the Caribbean during the early 1700s. She partnered with James Rackham, commandeering and pillaging ships before being captured in 1718.
Josephine Cochrane – 1839
In 1886, the American inventor patented the first commercially successful dishwashing machine.
Beatrice Shilling – 1909
The British engineer is best known for her ingenuity with carburetors improving the engines in the Spitfire and Hurricane fighter planes in 1940 during World War II. Shilling’s improvements contributed to the Royal Aircraft Establishment’s (RAE) success. In 1948, Queen Elizabeth II honored Shilling with the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
Lynn Redgrave – 1943
The award-winning British actress brought to life countless roles on both stage and screen in her nearly 50-year career. Some of her most notable roles include Georgy in Georgy Girl, Hanna in Gods and Monsters, and Mrs. Culver in The Constant Wife.
Leslie Fiedler – 1917
Harriet Samuel – 1836
Michael S. Hart – 1947
Aidan Quinn – 1959
Cameryn Manheim – 1961