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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, March 07, 2012 | 0 comments
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National Crown Roast of Pork Day
- a special day to cook and eat pork. To participate in this day it must be crown roast pork. Any other just will not do. The first mention of the recipe was in “The Market Basket” which was part of “The Southeast Missourian” newspaper on November 4, 1932. In the article, “Sister Mary’s Kitchen” says the crown roast of pork has a festive appearance. It also explains how to carve the crown.

Unique Names Day
- First there was Chastity, Moon Unit, Zowie Bowie and Elijah Blue. Now we’ve got Suri, Shiloh Nouvel, Apple, Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline! And what about Nick’s kid Kal-el? However you feel about them, it looks like unique names are here to stay. Today’s the day to thank your parents for scarring you for life giving you that unusual identity.

Telephone Patented
- Alexander Graham Bell of Scotland is commonly credited as the inventor of the first practical telephone. Bell was the first to obtain a patent, in 1876, for an "apparatus for transmitting vocal or other sounds telegraphically", after experimenting with many primitive sound transmitters and receivers.

U.S. Snowshoe Day
- Snowshoes are fun because they allow you to hike in the winter. By staying above the snow, you can go just about anywhere you can normally hike in the summer. The advantage of snowshoeing is that you get to “float” down the mountain when you are ready to descend, especially if there is fresh powder. Or you can strap a snowboard to your pack and really get down fast!

National Be Heard Day
- There are more than 145 million small businesses in the US, but often, small business owners are less likely to get the media coverage they deserve. Today celebrates and empowers business owners and entrepreneurs who can find their voices, tell their stories and be heard through publicity efforts. Read more

World Day of Prayer
- a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

Fun Facts About Names Day
- Celebrate names today by looking up interesting tidbits about names. Does the doll we call “Barbie” have a last name? Does the dog game piece from Monopoly have a name? What was the name of the White House before it was renamed the White House? Surprise, entertain and enlighten others by sharing what you find.

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