March 10th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, March 10, 2012 | 1 comments
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International Day of Awesomeness
- is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don't realize it, and their feats of awesomeness are rarely recognized. We aim to fix that, with a special day to both perform and celebrate feats of awesomeness!

National Blueberry Popover Day
- Named for these baked goods' ability to spill over the pan, popovers are sometimes compared to Yorkshire pudding, and they have an almost custard like base surrounded by air bubbles and a crisp crust. They are made using eggs, milk, butter and flour.

First Telephone Message
- Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first telephone message on March 10, 1876, to his assistant in the next room: “Mr Watson, come here, I want you,” at Cambridge, MA. Read more

Harriet Tubman Day
- Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad leader, born a slave at Bucktown, Dorchester County, MD, about 1820 or 1821. She escaped from a Maryland plantation in 1849. She led more than 300 other slaves to their freedom, too. Harriet Tubman was acquainted with many of the social reformers and abolitionists of her time, and she spoke against slavery and for women's rights. Tubman died March 10, 1913. In 1990 President George H. W. Bush first declared March 10 to be Harriet Tubman Day; in 2003 New York State established the holiday.

Salvation Army Birthday
- In 1865, the Salvation Army was founded in London by William Booth, an English Methodist minister. First known as the "Christian Mission" to provide social welfare assistance to the residents of urban slums and save them from their sinful lifestyles of prostitution, gambling, and drunkenness, it was renamed in 1878.

Mario Day
- Did you know that if you spell out the abbreviation for March, Mar, and add the number 10, you get MAR10...looks like the spelling for the name of our pal Mario! Kinda cool, huh? If your name is Mario this is your day. A day where we celebrate those named Mario... or maybe just Super Mario, everyone's favorite awesome, friendly Nintendo dude. Play his video games all day to celebrate him and all the other Marios in the world.

Nametag Day
- To celebrate the day – wear your own name tag* – proudly. This way we are only strangers once. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, you wear a “Hello, I’m [your name here]” nametag. *Adults only! This is NOT a day for children! Safety first!

World Kidney Day
- Kidneys play a vital role in keeping us alive and well. World Kidney Day spreads the word that kidney disease is common, harmful & treatable. The slogan for this year's campaign is Protect Your Kidneys and Save Your Heart.

First paper money issued
- Paper money was first issued in the United States on March 10, 1862, and became legal tender by an act of Congress seven days later. The early currency of the USA did not exhibit faces of presidents, as is the custom now. In fact, George Washington was against having his face on the currency, a practice he compared to the policies of European monarchs.

Middle Name Pride Day
- honors the seldom used middle name that often sets you apart from others. It was selected with care, so you should be proud of it. It's the middle name your parents gave you that makes your name unique. It often was selected to honor a friend or relative. That person may have possessed certain characteristics that they want you to inherit.

Also Known As Day
- Today, whether privately or otherwise, come up with a new name for yourself. This is a playful, fun way for you to step outside of usual you. Be as creative as you dare to be and share your 'new (albeit temporary) name' as you choose, if you choose to do so. Encourage others to adopt a new name for the day!


- This was upated by Catherine on March 10, 2012 -

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  1. I am all about the intl day of awesomeness!

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