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The GeneaBloggersTRIBE leadership team compiled this calendar of ideas with the help of Chase’s Calendar of Events. As you look at the listings, think how they might relate to your genealogical research, stories of handed down the family tree, historical context for you ancestors, or your own memories.
20 March – 16 April. Various sites in Washington, DC. Celebrating the decades of cherry blossoms in our nation’s capital. In the midst of thousands of beautiful cherry blossom trees— a gift from Tokyo in[...]
In the Northern Hemisphere, spring begins today with the vernal equinox, at 6:29 AM, EDT. Note that in the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of autumn. Sun rises due east and sets due west[...]
Mar 21, 1965. More than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, began a four-day march from Selma, AL, to Montgomery, AL, to demand federal protection of voting rights. There were[...]
Mar 21, 2006. Jack Dorsey sent the first “tweet”—“ just setting up my twttr”— in the now immensely popular microblogging and social networking platform. Twitter enables users to post 140-character public messages. Dorsey, Evan Williams[...]
A global awareness day (officially observed by the United Nations since 2012) raising awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome and how people with Down syndrome play a vital[...]
On 22 March 1960, the first patent for a laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) granted to Arthur Schawlow and Charles Townes. Image courtesy of Pixabay.com, CC0.
National Goof Off Day is a day of relaxation and a time to be oneself; a day for some good-humored fun and some good-natured silliness. Everyone needs one special day each year to goof off.[...]
The Tuskeegee Airmen On 22 March 1941, the pioneering and highly decorated WWII African-American aviator unit gained their name during training at the US Army airfield near Tuskegee, AL, and at the Tuskegee Institute. They[...]
To celebrate the puppies in our lives and rescue the ones who need a good home. The goal is to have 10,000 puppies adopted across the US on National Puppy Day! NOTE: National Puppy Day[...]
National Tamale Day is a day to enjoy flavorful and unique tamales— which date back more than 5,000 years to the Aztecs and Mayans. Tamales can be enjoyed any time of the year, so order[...]
Mar 24, 1912. African-American civil rights leader and champion of education and women’s causes, born at Richmond, VA. She was an active member of the National Council of Negro Women, serving as its president for[...]
On 24 March 1989, the tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground at Alaska’s Prince William Sound, leaking 11 million gallons of oil into one of nature’s richest habitats. Image courtesy of wikimedia commons
24 March is the Feast of Saint Gabriel the Archangel, patron saint of postal, telephone and telegraph workers. Image courtesy of wikimedia commons
World Tuberculosis Day is designed to promote awareness about the serious health consequences of tuberculosis throughout the world. Observed on the anniversary of Dr. Robert Koch’s 24 March 1882 announcement that he had discovered the[...]
Earth Hour reaches more than one billion people in 4,000 cities around the world, inviting communities, businesses and governments to switch off lights for one hour at 8: 30 PM, local time— sending a powerful[...]
The Feast of the Annunciation – when the angel Gabriel visited the Virgin Mary to announce the impending birth of Jesus Christ, also known in the UK as Lady Day, was traditionally the start of[...]
National Medial of Honor Day honors the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president, in the name of Congress, to members of the armed forces[...]
25 March 1775 is the anniversary of the planting by George Washington of pecan trees (some of which still survive) at Mount Vernon, VA. The trees were a gift to Washington from Thomas Jefferson, who[...]
The Abolition of Slave Trade Act was enacted in England on March 25, 1807. Image: Am I not a Woman and a Sister? Public domain
Waffle Day is a tradition that is celebrated in Sweden, and to a lesser extent elsewhere, on March 25. Waffles are typically eaten on this day. The name comes from Vårfrudagen (“Our Lady’s Day”), which[...]
Celebrate the green leaf that’s good for you on National Spinach Day! Image courtesy of pixabay.com
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of[...]
On 27 March 1868. Patty Smith Hill, schoolteacher, author and education specialist, was born at Anchorage (suburb of Louisville), KY. She was author of the lyrics of the song “Good Morning to All,” which later[...]
We love those old country music quirky song titles, and it’s time to create some new ones. How about “Put Me Out at the Curb Darlin’, ’Cause the Recycling Truck’s A-comin’, and You Done Throwed[...]
Mar 28, 1881. P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey merged their circuses to form the “Greatest Show on Earth.” Image courtesy of wikimedia commons.
Palm Sunday marks the triumphant entrance of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week for Christians. Palm Sunday also marks the beginning of Holy Week. Image courtesy of Pixabay.com.
Kebabs, corn dogs, popsicles — you can eat them right off the stick, and it’s a satisfying way to dine. No wonder foods on a stick get their own day of celebration. Image courtesy of[...]
On 28 March 1979, a series of accidents, beginning at 4 AM, EST, at Three Mile Island on the Susquehanna River about 10 miles southeast of Harrisburg, PA, was responsible for extensive reevaluation of the[...]
On 29 March 1867, an act of the British parliament established the Dominion of Canada, uniting Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The remaining colonies in Canada were still ruled directly by Great Britain[...]
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day on 29 March recognizes those very special husband-and-wife business owner teams that work and commune together. Take this day to strike a balance between business and love.