Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (1844)

Sarasate was a Spanish violinist and composer. He began studying the violin with his bandmaster father at age five, and at his first public concert at age eight, he impressed a wealthy patron and was sent to study in Madrid. There, Queen Isabel II gave him the Stradivarius violin that he would play for the …

Sunday, 03/07/21

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Use your head, but live in your heart.
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March 7, 2021 – NATIONAL CEREAL DAY – NATIONAL FLAPJACK DAY – NATIONAL BE HEARD DAY – FINISHER’S MEDAL DAY – NATIONAL CROWN ROAST OF PORK DAY

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French Foreign Legion Founded (1831)

The French Foreign Legion is a unit of the French Army largely composed of foreigners and commanded by French officers. It was created by King Louis Phillipe in 1831 to keep potential dissidents busy fighting for France rather than against it. Because enlistment historically required no official identification, many criminals joined under assumed names to …

preclude

Definition: (verb) Keep from happening or arising; make impossible.
Synonyms: foreclose, forestall, prevent, forbid.
Usage: Modesty precludes me from accepting the honor.
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Saturday, 03/06/21

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A man is born to live and not prepare to live.
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March 6, 2021 – NATIONAL OREO COOKIE DAY – NATIONAL DENTIST’S DAY – NATIONAL DRESS DAY – NATIONAL FROZEN FOOD DAY – NATIONAL WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE DAY

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Vita Sackville-West (1892)

Sackville-West was an aristocratic English writer and gardener who married the diplomat and author Harold Nicolson in 1913. Their complicated relationship is chronicled in Portrait of a Marriage, a biography inspired by her journals and written by their son Nigel. The gardens at Sissinghurst Castle, which she designed, are among the most visited in England. …

Edward R. Murrow’s See It Now Airs McCarthyism Episode (1954)

In the early 1950s, US Senator Joseph McCarthy persecuted scores of people he deemed subversive in a series of widely-publicized hearings that whipped the public into an anti-Communist frenzy. In 1954, journalist Edward R. Murrow produced an episode of his TV show See It Now that criticized the Red Scare and turned public opinion against …

Friday, 03/05/21

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Go with the flow will make your transition ever so much easier.
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March 5, 2021 – NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL DRESS IN BLUE DAY – NATIONAL DAY OF UNPLUGGING – NATIONAL CHEESE DOODLE DAY – NATIONAL ABSINTHE DAY – NATIONAL MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DAY – NATIONAL SPEECH AND DEBATE EDUCATION DAY

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Baron Bliss Day

Baron Bliss Day is a public holiday in Belize honoring Englishman Henry Edward Ernest Victor Bliss (1869-1926). When he died on March 9, Bliss bequeathed his entire estate to Belize City. On this day each year, a morning mass and wreath laying is held at his tomb in the Fort Point area. Then there is …

quaggy

Definition: (adjective) Resembling a marsh; soggy.
Synonyms: boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, sloughy, swampy.
Usage: The ground near the lake was wet and quaggy underfoot.
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Thursday, 03/04/21

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Hope brings about a better future
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March 4, 2021 – NATIONAL GRAMMAR DAY – NATIONAL SONS DAY – NATIONAL HUG A G.I. DAY – NATIONAL HOSPITALIST DAY – NATIONAL POUND CAKE DAY – MARCHING MUSIC DAY

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Wednesday, 03/03/21

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Your ability to accomplish tasks will follow with success.
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March 3, 2021 – NATIONAL I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY DAY – NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY – NATIONAL SOUP IT FORWARD DAY – NATIONAL COLD CUTS DAY – NATIONAL MULLED WINE DAY

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Fiesta of San Juan de Dios

San Juan de Dios (St. John of God) was born in Portugal in 1495. A religious order, the Brothers Hospitallers, was founded in his honor, and thereafter he was known as John of God and the patron saint of hospitals. In Puno, Peru, San Juan de Dios is celebrated with a two-day fiesta. On March …

musette

Definition: (noun) A small French bagpipe operated with a bellows and having a soft sound.
Synonyms: shepherd’s pipe.
Usage: The young man was adept at the musette and would play it during celebrations.
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Tuesday, 03/02/21

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Love is as necessary to human beings as food and shelter.
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March 2, 2021 – NATIONAL READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY (DR. SEUSS DAY) – WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY – NATIONAL OLD STUFF DAY – NATIONAL BANANA CREAM PIE DAY

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Luther Burbank (1849)

The 13th child of a Massachusetts farmer, Burbank received little formal education, yet he went on to become a groundbreaking horticulturist. Influenced by Charles Darwin’s writings, he began breeding plants at age 21. The rapid success of his Burbank potato, the russet variety of which is now the most widely-grown potato in the US, allowed …

GuaymĂ­

The Guaymí are an indigenous group living primarily within the Ngöbe-Buglé region of western Panama. Spanish conquistadors found 3 Guaymí tribes—the Nata, Parita, and Urracá—after settling Panama in the 16th century. Urracá, leader of the tribe that took his name, is the most well known of the 3 tribal chiefs. Famed as a Panamanian freedom …

Monday, 03/01/21

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Today is an ideal time to water your parsonal garden.
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