March 12th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, March 12, 2012 | 0 comments
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Alfred Hitchcock Day
- At the turn of the century when film was being born, so was one of the greatest directors of all time. Known by many as the Master of Suspense, Alfred Hitchcock revolutionized film-making during his expansive fifty-year career. Sadly enough, although extremely influential, Hitchcock would never win a single Academy Award for his outstanding directing ability; however, Alfred Hitchcock's ideas and techniques changed film-making during its most pivotal years and for generations to come.

Girl Scout Day
- Girl Scout Day recognizes and celebrates the Girls Scouts of America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah Georgia with 18 girls. The Girls Scouts became a national organization, and was was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are millions of girls involved with Girl Scouts.

National Baked Scallops Day
- Scallops are one of the most popular shellfish in the world. These meaty mollusks are low in fat and are delicious sauteed, deep fried, or baked! Baking them leaves out a lot of the butter and fat that otherwise go into cooking this lean, white seafood. Put scallops on the menu and in the oven for National Baked Scallops Day!

First Library Opened
- There are disputes about which was the first public library in the nation. Early American cities such as Boston and Philadelphia and New York had the first organized collections of books, but which library was truly "public" is subject to dispute. Sidis claims the first public library was Boston's in 1636, although the official Boston Public Library was organized later in 1852. In 1698, Charleston's St. Philip's Church Parsonage had a parish library.

Dennis the Menace Day
- In 1951, a comic strip character named Dennis Mitchell made his debut. Inked by Hank Ketcham, Dennis the Menace quickly became a newspaper favorite. Over the next forty-two years, Dennis has been used as the basis for a weekly television series, an animated program, and now, a major motion picture.

National Workplace Napping Day
- Sleeping at work is least on National Workplace Napping Day! Everyone loves to nap, and little siesta never hurt anyone. Drop it all, take a break, and take a nap.

International Fanny Pack Day
- Over the centuries a form of the fanny pack has been used to carry items for easy access. Today, pay tribute to this fashion essential. Read more

Plant a Flower Day
- a day to get a little dirt under your fingernails. Take a few minutes to plant a flower today. Gardening is a great hobby. It's enjoyed by millions of people, old and young alike. Its a hobby that virtually everyone can participate in, regardless of age, and health. Senior citizens love it, as they can garden long after they give up other hobbies and sports.

Genealogy Day
- Join in on one of the world’s fastest growing hobbies and celebrate names at the same time. Get genealogy tips, hints and ideas, then begin the journey to knowing your heritage name by name, one ancestor at a time. Read more


- This was updated by Catherine on March 12, 2012 -

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