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Calendar for March 1st, 2013

St. David’s Day

This day commemorates the patron saint of Wales, St. David, who was born in the sixth century at Henfynw, Cardigan. This holiday in Wales celebrates the Welsh victory over the Saxons in 640. Legend has it that the clever Welsh farmers pinned leeks to their coats so they could recognize one another in the melee; the Saxons killed many of their own kind, not having such a sign to tell friend form foe. Today, St. David’s symbol is the leek. In honor of St. David, plant a bulb of aromatic leek as soon as the ground can be worked. An old adage suggests eating leeks all month to keep the doctor away all year.

Every Year

  • Born : Ronald Weasley (character in Harry Potter series)

  • Every Year

    • Month of MarchMarch is named for the Roman god of war, Mars.

    • Every Year

      • Heroes' Day or National Defense Day in Paraguay

      • Every Year

        • St. David’s Day

        • 1690s

        • 1692: Salem Witch Trials began in Massachusetts with the conviction of West Indian slave, Tituba, for witchcraft

        • 1790s

        • 1790: First U.S. Census authorized by Congress

        • 1810s

        • Born 1810: Frederic Chopin (composer)

        • 1815: Georgetown College (now University) chartered; had been established in 1789 as first Catholic college in the U.S.

        • 1860s

        • Died 1862: Peter Barlow (mathematician)

        • 1867: Nebraska became the 37th state of the union

        • 1870s

        • 1872: Congress created Yellowstone National Park, the nation's first national park

        • 1900s

        • Born 1904: Glenn Miller (musician)

        • Born 1909: David Niven (actor)

        • 1920s

        • Born 1922: Yitzhak Rabin (Israeli politician)

        • Born 1927: Harry Belafonte (singer)

        • 1930s

        • 1932: The son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped

        • Born 1935: Robert Conrad (actor)

        • Died 1938: Gabriele d'Annunzio (Italian poet and novelist)

        • 1940s

        • 1943: Canned goods rationed

        • Born 1944: Roger Daltrey (lead singer for The Who)

        • Born 1947: Alan Thicke (actor)

        • 1949: Joe Louis announced his first retirement

        • 1949: Ripley's Believe It Or Not! made its television debut

        • 1950s

        • 1950: Klaus E.J. Fuchs, a British atomic scientist, found guilty of communicating information to the Soviets concerning atomic research

        • Born 1954: Ron Howard (actor & director)

        • 1954: Several Puerto Rican nationalists opened fire in the U.S. House of Representatives, injuring five people

        • Born 1956: Tim Daly (actor)

        • 1960s

        • 1961: President Kennedy created Peace Corps

        • 1962: Ticker-tape parade in New York City for John Glenn and fellow astronauts

        • 1966: Russian spacecraft Venus 3, launched November 16, 1965, crashed on Venus, the first man-made object to reach another planet

        • Born 1967: George Eads (actor)

        • 1968: Johnny Cash and June Carter were married

        • 1969: Mickey Mantle announced retirement

        • 1970s

        • Born 1973: Chris Webber (basketball player)

        • Born 1974: Mark-Paul Gosselaar (actor)

        • 1974: Seven former White House and Nixon campaign officials were indicted by a grand jury investigating the Watergate Incident

        • 1980s

        • Died 1984: Jackie Coogan (actor)

        • 1990s

        • Died 1991: Edwin Land (inventor)

        • 2000s

        • Died 2006: Jack Wild (actor & singer)

        • 2010s

        • Died 2013: Bonnie Franklin (actress)


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