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Saturday, January 21st, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.

    The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.

    In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.

    We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.
     
           

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando , FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Wednesday, February 1st, 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.
     
           

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

Saturday, February 4th, 2017

  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           

Sunday, February 5th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.
     
           

Monday, February 6th, 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.
     
           

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Monday, February 13th, 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 14th, 2017

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Charlotte, NC (location subject to change) 66th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 17th with the Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Monday, February 20th, 2017

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           

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.
     
           
  • | 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

  • - 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

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.
     
           

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

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrated across the country to raise awareness for efforts to protect children.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on 1 April by playing practical jokes and spreading hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April fools.
     
           

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.
     
           

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