National "Joe" Day
- Everyone who hates their name can be called Joe this day. Today is a chance to change your name, if only for today. Many people do not like their given name. They wish they could change it. A few actually do. On National Joe Day, it is perfectly okay to have everyone call your "Joe". Why Joe, and not Bob or Mike or Radcliffe? Simply, because everyone likes the name Joe. If you are called Joe today, we know that you're "Joe cool"!
National Spanish Paella Day
- The roots of paella reach back to Valencia. The original Valencian dish was a mixture of meat, snails, beans and green vegetables. There two basic variations on the original. Seafood paella, as the name suggests, eliminates the meat in favour of all seafood, a popular meal for Friday observance.
Steam Fire Engine Birthday
- Lysander Button was the inventor of many of the early improvements made on hand and steam fire engines. Many of those improvements made their way to the modern fire engines of today. In 1841 he developed the first fire engine water pump, with valves set at an angle of 45 degrees and straight-level waterways from the inlet to the outlet.
Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
- Put on that cowboy hat and get out your banjo because it's Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day. Creating new wacky country song titles is all what this holiday is about. Enjoy some of the comical song titles that aspiring country musicians have already came up with - such as, "Billy Broke My Heart at Walgreens and I Cried All the Way to Sears". What's your favourite?
- It is unknown when and who made the first corkscrew. The first corkscrews were derived from a gun worme, a tool with a single or double spiral end fitting used to clean musket barrels or to extract an unspent charge from the barrel. By the early 17th century corkscrews for removing corks were made by blacksmiths as using a cork to stopper a bottle was well established. Patent No. 27,615 granted to M.L. Byrn of New York, N.Y. for a corkscrew on March 27, 1860.
- On March 27, 1998 the Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra to be sold ,in the United States, to treat erectile dysfunction. Annual sales for Viagra soared and exceeded 1 billion in the first two years and it was given the nickname "little magic blue pill".
- The urinal was first patented in the US by Andrew Rankin in March of 1866. He was not however the actual inventor of the device. No one seems to know its actual origin, but the stories go back all the way to the Roman Empire.
Celebrate Exchange Day
- Founded in 1911 in Detroit by businessmen who wanted to “exchange” ideas, the Exchange Club moved its headquarters to Toledo in 1917. For nearly 100 years, its volunteer efforts have supported the needs of the country and of local communities, making it the country’s oldest American service organization operating exclusively in this country.
- This was updated by Catherine on March 27, 2012 -
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