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Sunday, February 26th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 59th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           
  • - A 1,210-pound bomb packed in a van exploded in the underground parking garage of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing six people and injuring more than 1,000 (mostly from smoke inhalation). The powerful blast left a crater 200 feet wide and several stories deep. The cost for damage to the building and disruption of business for the 360 companies with offices in the Center exceeded $591 million. Fifteen people - the fundamentalist Muslim cleric Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman and 14 of his followers were indicted for the bombing. Rahman was given a life sentence, and the others received prison terms of up to 240 years each.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 89th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:58 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible in the Pacific, South America, southern and western Africa, Indian Ocean, Antartica.
     
           

Monday, February 27th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Marks the beginning of Lent. Forty weekdays and six Sundays (Saturday considered a weekday) remain until Easter Sunday. Named for the use of ashes in ceremonial penance.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most Christian churches observe a period of fasting and penitence (40 weekdays and six Sundays) beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending the Saturday before Easter.
     
           
  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 45th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

  • - On March 5, 1770, a skirmish between British troops and a crowd at Boston, MA, became widely publicized and contributed to the unpopularity of the British regime in the colonies before the American Revolution. Five men were killed and six more were injured by British troops commanded by Captain Thomas Preston.
     
           
  • - March 5, 1933 – On his first full day in office, President Franklin Roosevelt proclaimed a national "Bank Holiday" to help save the nation's faltering banking system.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first quarter phase at 6:32 AM, EST.
     
           

Monday, March 6th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

  • - A day to honor women, especially working women. Said to commemorate an 1857 march and demonstration of New York, NY, by female garment and textile workers.
     
           

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Most of the United States begins Daylight Saving Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March. During DST, clocks are turned forward an hour, effectively moving an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening.
    Also called Spring Forward, and summer time.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase 10:54 AM, EDT.
     
           

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate Pu! The ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. Since the mathematical constant is about 3.14, March 14 became the day to observe it.
     
           

Friday, March 17th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the world observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
     
           

Monday, March 20th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Spring begins today in the northern hemisphere with the vernal equinox at 6:29am, EDT. Daylight length is virtually the same everywhere today. 12 hours & 8 minutes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 11:58 AM, EDT.
     
           

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate puppies for all the joy they bring to our lives! Adopt one today!
     
           

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Annual day honoring the heroic recipients of the Medal of Honor, the highest award that can be given by the president.
     
           

Monday, March 27th, 2017

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 10:57 PM, EDT.
     
           

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

  • - A day recognizing those very special husband-and-wife business owner teams.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Mar 29, 1848 a massive assemblage of ice blocks formed upstream of Niagara Falls late on Mar 29th and by midnight had stopped water flow over the falls. The ice jam held until April 1st when the waters of Lake Erie punched through and things got back to normal.
     
           

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter Phase at 2:39 PM, EDT.
     
           

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Anniversary of when Beatles held the top 5 positions of the Billboard Hot 100.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
     
           

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Friday, April 7th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Your town can observe this month to do a special project to help those in need. For information contact Spirit of America Foundation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
     
           
  • - April 6-8 United Center, Chicago IL. 70th annual.
     
           

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
     
           
  • - on this date in 1974 Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron broke the record set by Babe Ruth (1935) by hitting his 715th home run.
     
           
  • - April 6-8 United Center, Chicago IL. 70th annual.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Registration Deadline: May 5, 2017
    Late registration Deadline: May 6-17, 2017
     
           

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Prestigious golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club. Augusta, Georgia.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Commemorates Christ's last entry into Jerusalem, when his way was covered with palms by the multitudes. Beginning of Holy (or Great) Week in Western Christian churches.
     
           

Monday, April 10th, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1866 American diplomat Henry Bergh sought to end animal cruelty through the creation of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Matthew Galbraith Perry, negotiator of the first treaty between US and Japan.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - The first day of Passover begins an eight day celebration the delivery of the Jews from slavery in Egypt. Unleavened bread is eaten at this time. Begins at sundown, April 10.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A commemorative day to honor, appreciate and celebrate all brothers and sisters and, in cases of deceased siblings, hold them in memory. Recognizing the bond between siblings for the special gift it is.
     
           

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

  • | NATL - Government
    - President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Act into law protecting civil rights workers, expanding the rights of Native Americans and providing anti-discrimination measures in housing.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Named by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the season wildflowers, especially the pink ground phlox, herald the newly arrived spring. The April Full Moon.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon phase at 2:08 AM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - 1st Day
     
           

Friday, April 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1865 President Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next day.
     
           

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - The Ides of March (Latin: Idus Martiae, Late Latin: Idus Martii) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March
     
           

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Commemorates the Resurrection of Christ.
     
           

Monday, April 17th, 2017

  • | NATL - Historical
    - This annual day recognizes the achievements and contributions made to America by Ellis Island Immigrants and their descendants.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Always the third Monday in April. 27,000 participants begin in the New England Town of Hopkintown and and finish near downtown Boston. For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Government
    - Deadline to file their income tax details to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
     
           
  • - Estimated tax due for self employed.
     
           

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Friday, April 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Your town can observe this month to do a special project to help those in need. For information contact Spirit of America Foundation.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Recognize the importance of play, games and creative activities in children's education. The first kindergarten in a public school in the US was started in 1873, at St. Louis.
     
           

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22. Events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Participants across America organize events in every community to celebrate the spirit and diversity of dance of all kinds!
     
           

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - April 23-29. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the sky and to understand the weather processes, and to protect the sky as a natural resource. For more information visit click for details
     
           

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