March 26, 2013
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March 26, 2013
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Selma Lagerlöf was a Swedish author and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Born on November 20, 1858 in western Sweden, Selma Lagerlöf had a hip injury early in life, which led to sickness and left her lame in both legs. She loved reading and eventually worked as a school teacher when she came of age. After winning a publishing contract for Gösta Berling’s Saga, she gave up teaching for good to focus on her writing career.
Lagerlöf won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1909; she was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and become a member of the academy. She was most known for Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventure of Nils), a children’s book. She was an integral part of women’s rights in Sweden and the women’s suffrage movement.
Selma Lagerlöf died on March 16, 1940 at the age of 81.
March 15, or the Ides of March, is best known as the date of Julius Caesar’s assassination in 44 B.C.
Caesar had been losing favor with the senate for some time before his actual assassination. As “Dictator for Life”, Caesar was not popular with members of the republican Senate, whom he would repeatedly undermine. The murder plot was the brainchild of Cassius Longinus and Marcus Brutus, but the group involved 60 or so co-conspirators.
Julius Caesar was stabbed 23 times at the senate meeting next to Pompey’s Theatre. Supposedly, someone tried to warn Caesar of his impending doom upon entering the hall, but he took no notice of it.
Cathy was born on March 14, 1921 in Eatonton, Georgia. He served in the United States Army during World War II, and upon his release he and his brother opened the Dwarf Grill in Hapeville, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. This later transformed into the Chik-fil-A we know and love today.
Happy 92nd Birthday S. Truett Cathy!
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March 13 is National Jewel Day!
Celebrate National Jewel Day by buying a piece of jewelry for a special woman in your life. Whether it’s your wife, girlfriend, best friend, sister, or mother, every woman loves getting a new piece of jewelry. Or, you can be a little selfish and treat yourself to something nice from the jewelry store. However you celebrate jewel day, remember, it’s the thought that counts!
On March 12 we celebrate Plant a Flower Day!
Springtime is rapidly approaching, which means soon enough we’ll be surrounded by flowers and lush vegetation. Do your part in helping make the world more beautiful by celebrating Plant a Flower Day.
If you live in a warmer climate, pick out some beautiful bulbs or seeds and plant some flowers right in your own backyard. If it isn’t quite warm enough for gardening where you live, you can grow your plants indoors until spring has really sprung.
You should also check out our line of Green Pieces Puzzles. The puzzle pieces contain wildflower seeds that can be planted once you have successfully put it together.
On March 11, 1993, Janet Reno was appointed as Attorney General of the United States of America.
This date was a monumental occasion for women’s history as it marked the first time a woman would serve at the Attorney General position. Reno was appointed by President Bill Clinton, and she remained in office until 2001, becoming the second longest serving Attorney General behind William Wirt.
During her tenure as Attorney General, Reno focused on the following issues: launching programs for alternative punishment for one-time offenders and harsher punishments for repeat offenders, keeping children away from gangs, drugs, and violence, and equal opportunity reform to ensure rights for all Americans.
Happy birthday to an amazing member of the Calendars.com team, Jessica M.!
Jessica makes sure that all of our products show up where they make sense on the site, and decides what is featured in each email we send.
She loves to read, watch suspenseful thrillers, go camping, or hang out at the beach. Jessica has two bulldogs and adores muscle cars and motorcycles. In case you weren’t jealous already, she is also the proud owner of a beautiful 2013 Mustang GT.
Here are a few of her staff picks, but see Jessica’s full selection on our Staff Picks Page!
March 10 is Chuck Norris’ Birthday!
Chuck Norris was born Carlos Ray Norris on March 10, 1940 in Ryan, Oklahoma to Wilma and Ray Norris. The only person who cried was the doctor. No one slaps Chuck Norris.
Chuck Norris joined the Air Force in 1958 and was stationed in South Korea at Osan Air Base. This is where he began his martial arts training, specifically Tang Soo Do. When he left the Air Force, he became a karate teacher and opened upwards of 30 karate studios. Chuck Norris invented the martial art of Chun Kuk Do, which expands upon Tang Soo Do and draws elements from other fighting styles.
In 1969, Norris began making film appearances, specializing in karate fight sequences, and then made his transition to television. He is most known for his time spent as the lead actor in Walker, Texas Ranger, which lasted eight years.
In 1997, Chuck Norris became the first man in the Western Hemisphere to become an 8-Degree Black Belt Grand Master. Chuck Norris roundhouse kicks are the second leading cause of death worldwide, after heart attacks; most of which were caused by fear of a roundhouse kick.
Currently, Chuck Norris is an avid supported of multiple charities including: the Make-a-Wish Foundation, United Way, the U.S. Veteran’s Administration, and Kickstart, which teaches martial arts to middle school students.
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