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Middle Name Pride Day

March 10 is Middle Name Pride Day! This day is meant to celebrate and encourage people to take pride in their often not known and seldom used middle names.

Middle names are given to children by their parents as a way to make their names unique. This holiday was created by a man named Jerry Hill, who thought that by creating this day, he could help those who are ashamed of or hate their middle names to instead embrace their unique middle names and take pride in them.

It just seemed that people can tend to hide a middle name. They might do so for any number of reasons. What MNPD represents is a chance to let a person’s middle name receive the recognition that its giver most likely intended for it.

- Jerry Hill

Parents often pick middle names to honor a family member or friend. Sometimes bolder middle names are given to children if their parents feel the name might not work as a main name. Your middle name is just as much a part of your name and who you are as your first or last name, so even if it is cringe-worthy or strange, today is the day to put your shame aside and shout our your middle name with pride!

If you’re not sure what the origin of your middle name is, then celebrate today by finding out from your parents. The story may be more interesting than you think! You can also celebrate today by calling your friends and having them call you by your middle name. You might learn something new about some of your closest friends that you might not have known otherwise.

Happy Middle Name Pride Day!

Sources: Examiner.com, Holiday Insights, Days of the Year

 

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Jessica’s Birthday

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!

Mustang 2013 Desk Calendar

Movie Posters 2013 Wall Calendar

Painted Hands 2013 Wall Calendar

Where Love Grows 2013 Mini Wall Calendar

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Chuck Norris’ Birthday

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.

Check out our awesome selection of Chuck Norris calendars and read fun Chuck Norris jokes.

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography, Chuck Norris Facts

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