When Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in 1963, doctors predicted he had about 2 and a half years to live. Fortunately, the disease progressed much slower that the doctors expected, and Hawking lived up to 76 years before dying in March 14, 2018. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
As a schoolboy, JRR Tolkien felt "bitter disappointment and disgust" that the woods did not actually march on the villain's castle and Shakespeare’s prophecy was revealed as a rhetorical trick (Macbeth). Later, Tolkien made a point of writing a story where the trees performed as advertised. tolkienestate.com/en/writ…
A Roman legion would march onto an enemy completely silent until close enough to attack. At that point, the entire army would utter a battle cry to frighten their enemy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
In World War 2 the Japanese made American and Filipino soldiers walk 96.6 km or 60 miles. They were subjected to physical abuse and given little to no food and water. With the death of thousand of soldiers it is called the "Bataan Death March" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
During the Vietnam War, the 1st Infantry Division captured a vital road by sending the division band to march and play music on it. The North Vietnamese troops holding the area thought the music meant a major assault was on the way and fled. governorsfootguard.com/hi…
In England from 1155 to 1752 calendar years began on March 25, not January 1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cal…
Penguins can get disoriented and end up in places far away from their colonies. Even if they are brought back to their colonies, they will instantly leave and resume their march towards a certain death. youtube.com/watch?v=0Y-hf…
In 1719 miners found a body in a disused tunnel. It was so well preserved by the naturally occurring copper sulfate in the mine that it remained on display for 30 years. Eventually, a woman recognized him as her fiancΓ© who had disappeared in March 1677, 42 years before he was found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fet…
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr met only once in their lives in March 26, 1964, during Senate debates regarding the (eventual) Civil Rights Act of 1964. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal…
In the distant past it would still be 2020! Early on, the American colonies used the Julian calendar which started the legal year on March 25th. It wasn't until 1752 that we changed to the Gregorian calendar which starts the new year on January 1st. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dua…
30% of all NHL players were born Jan-March (Q1), compared to 27% Q2, 23% Q3 and 20% Q4 quanthockey.com/nhl/birth…
German commandos based in the Channel Islands attacked a French port in March 1945, freeing over 55 German prisoners and stealing 112 tons of coal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
On The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, even he had to deal with a streaker on March 28, 1974 youtube.com/watch?v=J4FUg…
The birth date of Mariah Carey is either March 27, 1969 or March 27, 1970 but up until today the correct date is still unknown... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Civil rights legend John Lewis once attended Comic-Con dressed as himself during the March on Selma. He led the children in a march around the convention center wearing the same kind of coat and backpack as he did at Selma. businessinsider.com/john-…
Scientologists celebrate several major holidays, including the birthday of L. Ron Hubbard (March 13); the initial publication of Dianetics (May 9); and the anniversary of the maiden voyage of Hubbard's yacht the Freewinds (June 6). scientology.ca/faq/inside…
The Italian town of Capracotta in Southern Italy set the record for most snowfall in a 24 hour period: 100 inches in 18 hours on March 5th 2015. meteoweb.eu/2015/03/uffic…
The last Hollywood movie to get a mass-produced VHS release was David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence" in March 2006, just 3 months before the global release of the Blu-Ray Disc. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_H…
, playing dubstep music can be used to ward off Yellow Fever Mosquitoes. A March 2019 study showed when a track by DJ Skrillex was played, female mosquitoes attacked hosts less frequently and delayed blood feeding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aed…
Scotland re-established its parliament in 1999 after the Scotland Act (1998) was passed by the British parliament after a referendum. One of the first words spoken in the Parliament were, "The Scottish Parliament, which adjourned on March 25, 1707, is hereby reconvened." - Dr. Ewing. abc.net.au/news/2014-08-2…
In South Korea February 14th is Valentine's day where women give men presents. March 14th is White Day where men give women presents. April 14th is Black Day where single people gather together, dress in black, and eat a bunch of food. smithsonianmag.com/arts-c…
The march of dime's origin was from FDR's charity drive where people would mail in dimes to combat Polio. After FDR's death, the dime was redesigned to include FDR on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The PS2 or the PlayStation 2, which was released on March 4, 2000, remains the best-selling gaming console of all time, which had over 155 million units sold screenrant.com/ps2-best-s…
In March 2006 a man purchased an authentic official copy of the Declaration of Independence, one of 200 β€œofficial copies” commissioned by John Quincy Adams in 1820, for $2.48 at a Nashville, TN thrift shop. It later sold for $477,650 at auction. deseret.com/2007/6/22/200…
In an interview on March 1966 John Lennon said that The Beatles "We're more popular than Jesus now". His comments were reprinted in an American magazine which caused show cancellations and protests, record burnings, radio stations boycotting playing their music and anti-Beatles rallies. ultimateclassicrock.com/j…
Today I learned of the Green Corn Rebellion, an armed socialist uprising in Oklahoma in 1917. The rebels planned to march on Washington and overthrow the president, but they were immediately betrayed by an informer in their midst. The incident was used to discredit Socialism and helped fuel the First Red Scare. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
On March 4th 1960, opera singer Leonard Warren was giving a performance as Don Carlo in Verdi's La Forza Del Destino at the New York Met. After delivering the line "Morir, tremenda cosa" (To die, a momentous thing) he dropped dead of a heart attack. classicfm.com/discover-mu…
Eleanor Roosevelt worked as a DJ in 1957 to raise money for the March of Dimes. She took requests from kids with polio, playing everything from Elvis to Harry Belafonte and Eddie Fisher. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Today I learned of the sport of Tower Running, wherein people compete in seeing who can climb a Skyscraper the Fastest. The inaugural Tower Running World Championships was held between March 27-28th of 2015 at the Aspire Tower in Doha, Qatar and saw Piotr ŁobodziΕ„ski & Andrea Mayr crowned Champions. towerrunninguk.com/2015/0…
Today I learned of the Women's March on Versailles in 1789, when bread scarcity led to mass demonstrations interwined with the revolutionary activity. The women ransacked the armories and marched on the Palace, where they removed the royal family. Forlorn, the king requested the history of Charles I. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wom…
Beer was banned in Iceland until March 1, 1989, which is now celebrated annually as Beer Day. Iceland outlawed all forms of alcohol in 1915, but within 20 years had unbanned all alcoholic beverages except for beer. bbc.com/news/magazine-316…
, FDR asked singer Eddie Cantor if he could get a million people to send in a dollar to support polio research. He replied that it would be easier to ask for dimes. By the end of the month, the White House had received 2.68 million dimes ($268k) and the March of Dimes began. time.com/5062520/march-of…
Today I learned about Joe Kieyoomia, an American POW who survived the Bataan Death March, three years of brutal torture in a concentration camp, and the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe…
Today I learned about Bayard Rustin, an openly gay black man who advised Martin Luther King Jr. on the principles of nonviolence, was a major civil rights leader, and was the main organizer of the March On Washington. He has been largely forgotten (especially relative to other activists) due to his sexuality. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Kurt Cobain was the subject of a premature obituary in March 1994, shortly before his actual death a few weeks later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
That, in March 2001, while on a trip in Kenya, the pilot of an airplane with Rowan Atkinson in it fainted, so Atkinson took control and flew it, until the pilot recovered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Row…
153P/Ikeya–Zhang, A periodic comet that has the longest orbital period of 366.51 years. The tail of the comet is over a billion kilometers or 621 million miles. The comet passed perihelion on March 18, 2002, and is expected to swing by again between 2362–2363. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/153…
The song we commonly associate with clowns and circuses is actually a military march titled "Entrance of the Gladiators" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ent…
March 26, 2020, had the lowest movie theater ticket sales in history, at a total of $24 (as opposed to 2019, with $17,294,351 in sales) boxofficemojo.com/date/20…
After recovering three Astronauts' bodies from the sunken wreckage of Space Shuttle Challenger in March 1986, the bodies were placed in 30 gallon plastic garbage cans and transported 25 miles in the open bed of a Navy pickup truck. lutins.org/nasa.html
Wilt Chamberlain's record setting 100-point game on March 2, 1962 was not televised (and no video exists of it as a result); only two different audio recordings from a radio telecast made by two different people (which were combined by historians) survives today of that game phillymag.com/news/2016/0…
In March 1984, the USS Kitty Hawk collided with a Soviet Victor-class submarine. A red submarine was painted on her island near the bridge but was ordered removed upon return to home port North Island San Diego, CA. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
March Fong Eu, served 19 years as California Secretary of State, introduced absentee ballots on demand, put candidate information in the state ballot pamphlet for the first time, and was the first Asian American woman to hold a constitutional office in any US state. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned about the the Uppe Satyagraha, or the Salt March, a movement led by Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi to oppose Britain's Salt Acts that made India, a land abundant with salt, purchase more expensive salt from Britain. Gandhi and some nationalists led Indians to the numerous salt flats to produce salt. scholarblogs.emory.edu/po…
On the 19th of March 2016, the oldest known living land-animal the Giant Tortoise Jonathan (184) received its first bath in recorded history. youtu.be/ozVoDxddKlg?t=7
Today I learned that Operation Meetinghouse, which occured from March 9-10th 1945, was the single most destructive bombing raid in human history wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombin…
The search for Malaysian Flight 370 that disappeared on 8 March 2014 over Indian Ocean was the most expensive in aviation's history. The official search is estimated to have costed anywhere between $135-160 million and was suspended on 17 January 2017 with nothing but a few debris found. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea…
In 2017, a Tinder profile was created for Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino describing him as the β€˜most eligible bachelor in the world’. His profile started with the line β€œI’m one of a kind”. He was euthanized on 19 March 2018, after suffering from age-related complications. npr.org/sections/thetwo-w…
Ruth Hale was paid by Lucky Strikes to encourage women to join march β€œLight another torch of freedom” inviting women to smoke cigarettes out in the public en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rut…
In any given calendar year, no month starts on the same day of the week as either May or June. Additionally, the last day of June always falls on the same day of the week as the last day of March. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jun…

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