Special Weeks in March

   
March 4-10
- Children's Authors and Illustrators Week
March 4-10
- National School Breakfast Week
March 4-10
- Newspaper in Education Week
March 11-17
- Girl Scout Week
March 18-24
- National Agriculture Week
March 18-24
- National Spring Fever Week
March 25-30
- National Cleaning Week


March 1 - National Pig Day
- Peanut Butter Day
 
March 2 - Dr. Seuss' birthday, Theodore Gissell (1904 - 1991)
- Texas Independence Day
 


March 3
- Alexander Graham Bell's birthday (1847)
- National Anthem Day
 
March 4 - Voyager 1 discovered Jupiter has rings.
March 5 - Mem Fox's birthday (1946)
 
March 6 - Elizabeth Barrett Browning's birthday (1806)
 
March 7 - "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost was published
March 8 - Egypt opens the Suez Canal
March 10 - Jack Kent's birthday (1920-1965)
- First paper money was issued

- Alexander Graham Bell makes the first phone call
March 11 - Ezra Jack Keats' birthday
 
March 12 - Virginia Hamilton's birthday (1936)
 
March 13 - Discovery of Uranus (1781)
- President Andrew Johnson's impeachment begins
 
March 14 - Albert Einstein's birthday (1879)
 
March 15 - Julius Caesar was killed
March 17 - St. Patrick's Day
 

March 19

- Wyatt Earp's birthday (1848)
- Swallows return to Capistrano


March 20

- Spring Begins
- Lois Lowry's birthday
March 21 - Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday (1685)
 

March 22

- Randolph Caldecott's birthday (1846)
- International Goof-Off Day
- Equal Rights Amendment

 

March 24 - Harry Houdini's birthday (1874)
 
March 27 - Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier
March 28 - Three Mile Island Disaster
March 29 - Coca Cola was first introduced in 1886
- US withdraws from Vietnam

March 30 -Vincent van Gogh's birthday (1853)
- President Ronald Regan was shot
March 31 - Eiffel Tower Anniversary
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Today in History


On This Day from the New York Times Learning Network will give you facts about what happened each day in history.

This page was last updated on Tuesday, February 21, 2012.