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- American Red Cross Month. Presidential
Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each
year for March since 1943. Issued as American
Red Cross Month since 1987.
- Irish-American Heritage Month. Presidential
Proclamation called for by House Joint Resolution
401 (PL 103-379).
- National Women's History Month .A theme
kit on Women's History Month for grades 5-12
is available each year from the National Women's
History Project. For info: Natl Women's History
Project, 7738 Bell Rd, Dept P, Windsor, CA 95492.
Phone: (707) 838-6000. Fax: (707) 838-0478.
E-mail: email@example.com. Web:
Peace Corps Founded: Anniversary (1961)
For info: Peace Corps, 1990 K St, Washington,
DC 20526. Phone: (800) 424-8580 or (202) 606-3010.
Fax: (202) 606-3110. Web: www.peacecorps.org.
Water/Detect-a-leak Week. For info: American
Leak Detection, 888 Research Dr, Ste 100, Palm
Springs, CA 92262. Phone: (800) 755-6697. Fax:
(760) 320-1288. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 4: Adams,
John Quincy: Return to Congress Anniversary
(1830) John Quincy Adams returned to the
House of Representatives to represent the district
of Plymouth, MA. He was the first former president
to do so and served for eight consecutive terms.
- 4: Congress:
Anniversary of First Meeting Under Constitution
(1789) The first Congress met at New York,
NY. A quorum was obtained in the House on Apr
1, in the Senate Apr 5 and the first Congress
was formally organized Apr 6. Electoral votes
were counted, and George Washington was declared
president (69 votes) and John Adams vice president
- 4: Grover
Cleveland's Second Presidential Inauguration:
- 4: Newspaper
in Education Week. For info: Mgr Education
Programs, Newspaper Assn of America Foundation,
1921 Gallows Rd, Ste 600, Vienna, VA 22182-3900.
Phone: (703) 902-1730. E-mail: email@example.com.
Attucks Day: Death Anniversary (1770)
- 8: First US
Income Tax: Anniversary (1913) The Internal
Revenue Service began to levy and collect income
International Women's Day National Holiday.
- 8: United
Nations: International Women's Day. An international
day observed by the organizations of the United
Nations system. For more info, visit the UN's
website for children at www.un.org/Pubs/CyberSchoolBus/.
- 10: US Paper
Money Issued: Anniversary (1862). The first
paper money was issued in the US on this date.
The denominations were $5 (Hamilton), $10 (Lincoln),
and $20 (Liberty). They were not legal tender
when first issued but became so by an act on
Mar 17, 1862.
- 11: Bureau
of Indian Affairs Established: Anniversary (1824).
The US War Department created the Bureau of
- 15: Islamic
New Year Islamic Calendar Date: Muharram
1, 1423. The first day of the first month of
the Islamic calendar.
- 16: Black
Press Day: 175th Anniversary of the First Black
Newspaper (1827). Anniversary of the founding
of the first black newspaper in the US, Freedom's
Journal, on Varick Street at New York, NY.
- 17 - 23:
National Poison Prevention Week. Presidential
Proclamation issued each year for the third
week of March since 1962. (PL87-319 of Sept
- 18 - 22:
National Energy Education Week. To make
energy education part of the school curriculum.
The week ending on the second to the last Friday
in March. For info: Natl Energy Education Development
Project, PO Box 2518, Reston, VA 20195. Phone:
- 20 - 26: Anonymous
Giving Week. For info: Janna Krammer, Legacy
Institute, 42805 Blackhawk Rd, Harris, MN 55032.
Phone: (612) 674-0227. Fax: (612) 674-0228.
- 21: South
Africa: Human Rights Day National Holiday.
Commemorates the massacre in 1960 at Sharpeville
and all those who lost their lives in the struggle
for equal rights as citizens of South Africa.
- 22: Equal
Rights Amendment Sent to States for Ratification:
30th Anniversary (1972). ERA Web Page with
history, legislative status, links, etc. http://www.equalrightsamendment.org/
- 23: Liberty
Day: Anniversary (1775). Anniversary of
Patrick Henry's speech for arming the Virginia
militia at St. John's Church, Richmond, VA.
"I know not what course others may take, but
as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
- 24: Exxon
Valdez Oil Spill: Anniversary (1989). Exxon
Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Web Page (with
teaching resources and links)
- 25 - 31:
National Sleep Awareness Week. For info:
Natl Sleep Foundation, 1522 K St, NW, Ste 500,
Washington, DC 20005. Phone: (888) NSF-SLEEP.
- 28: Three
Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Anniversary
- 29: "America's
Subway" Day: Anniversary (1976). For info:
Cheryl Johnson, Washington Metropolitan Area
Transit Authority, 600 Fifth St NW, Washington,
DC 20001. Phone: (202) 962-1051. Fax: (202)
- 29: Twenty-third
Amendment to US Constitution Ratified: Anniversary
(1961). District of Columbia residents were
given the right to vote in presidential elections
under the 23rd Amendment.
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