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Zodiac: Pisces     Feb 20 - Mar 20      Flower: Daffodil     Birthstone: Aquamarine

When Julius Caesar revised the calendar in 46 B.C., he moved the beginning of the year from March to January. The early Romans called this month "Martius" in honor of their God of Wars, Mars.


Youth Art Month
Red Cross
Month
Social Work Month
National Nutrition Month
Music in Our Schools Month
Reading Awareness Month
Theatre in Our Schools Month
Women's History Month (Poster avail. in the TPC.)
Science Education Month (Posters avail. in the TPC.)
Nat'l Middle Level Education Month
(Professional Development)

1

Yellowstone - First US National Park founded by Congress, 1872.

Ohio became the 17th state (settled in 1788), 1803.

First Census conducted in 1790.

Articles of Confederation adopted 1781.

Nebraska became the 37th state (settled in 1823), 1867.

2

Texas declared it's independence from Mexico, 1836.

Read Across America Day - Celebrate "Dr. Seuss" birthday. (Theodore Geisel 1904-1991)   www.seussville.com  For downloadable materials check out the Educators tab.

3

Florida became the 27th state (settled in 1565), 1845.  FACTOID: Explorers: Juan Ponce de Leon explored the land now called Florida on April 8, 1513.  Hernando de Soto claimed Florida for Spain on June 3, 1539.

Maine became the 23rd state, 1820.

Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish/American Inventor born 1847.  FACTOID: Invented the telephone on March 7, 1876. First words, "Come here, Watson, I want you." were spoken by Bell to his assistant, Thomas Watson on March 10, 1876.

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week (3-9) [SY 2018-19]

National Foreign Language Week (3-9) [SY 2018-19]  (F.L. Posters Avail. in TPC.)

4

Vermont became the 14th state (settled in 1724), 1791.

First International Copyright Agreement established 1891.  FACTOID: U.S. Copyright law was signed on May 30, 1790.

National Grammar Day    FACTOID: The day was established by Martha Brockenbrough, founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, in 2008.

5

Boston Massacre occurred 1770.  FACTOID:  British troops fired into a crowd of unruly Bostonians, killing 5 men (included a black, Crispus Attucks) in this early prelude to the Revolutionary War.

Mem Fox, Australian author of children's books, born 1946.

National School's Breakfast Week (5-9) [SY 2018-19]

Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day) [SY 2018-19] The last day of celebration before Lent.

6

Alamo Day Commemorates the end of the Battle of the Alamo, 1836. FACTOID: For 13 days, a tiny band of Texans tried to defend their compound in San Antonio against the large Mexican Army. Davy Crockett was killed as well as 186 other Americans who fought with him.

Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo (Buonarroti), born 1475.

School Social Workers Week (6-12) [SY 2018-19]

Ash Wednesday [SY 2018-19]
(A day of special devotion which marks the beginning of the season of Lent, a period of spiritual discipline, fasting and moderation in preparation for Holy Week and Easter.)

World Education Games [SY 2018-19] -
A three day online event with challenges in Math, Literacy, and Science from students all around the world.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Education_Games

7

Luther Burbank, plant breeder and horticulturist, born 1849.  FACTOID: Burbank kept few records of his plant-breeding processes, but he developed numerous plants through cross-pollination including the Shasta daisy and varieties of plums and potatoes.

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Conflict between the "Ironclad" ships, the Monitor (Union Navy) & Merrimac (Confederate Navy), 1862   FACTOID: The battle lasted 4 hours off Hampton Roads, Virginia. Many historians claim the engagement ended in a draw as both ships suffered damages. FACTOID: August 5, 2002, The coral-incrusted gun turret of the USS Monitor was raised from the floor of the Atlantic nearly 140 years after the warship sunk in a storm.

Artificial teeth patented by Charles Graham.

FDR calls Congress to discuss New Deal, 1933.

10

Harriet Tubman, born 1820.  FACTOID:  In 1849, she escaped and made the 90 mile trip to the Mason-Dixon line with the help of contacts along the Underground Railroad.  In all, Harriet Tubman made 19 trips on the Underground Railroad and freed more than 300 slaves. She was nicknamed the "Moses of her people" for leading them to freedom. With the arrival of the Civil War, Harriet became a spy for the Union army. She died in 1913.

Daylight Saving Time - "Spring" forward - Set your clocks 1 hour ahead, 2:00 a.m.   FACTOID: Starting in 2007, DST will be observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November, adding a month to DST, per Congressional vote.

11 Ezra Jack Keats, author and illustrator known for his award winning children's books with their collage and paint illustrations, born 1916.

Girl Scout Week (11-17) [SY 2018-19]
12

U.S. Post office established 1789.

The TPC will be closing at 4:00 p.m. [SY 2018-19]

13

Diane Dillon, Illustrator of "Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears," born 1833.

"Uncle Sam" cartoon published, 1852.  FACTOID:  Nickname "Uncle Sam" phrase coined September 7, 1813.

14

Albert Einstein, physicist & originator of the theory of relativity, born 1879.  FACTOID: Came to America as a refugee from Nazi, Germany on October 17, 1933.

15

Ides of March.  Julius Caesar assassinated in 44 B.C.

Andrew Jackson, 7th president (1829), born 1767.

Maine became the 23 state (settled in 1624), 1820.

16

James Madison, 4th President (1809), born 1751.

Goddard Day  FACTOID: In memory of the brilliant scientist and rocket pioneer, Robert H. Goddard. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, a major space science laboratory, was established May 1, 1959.

17

First submersion of a submarine, 1898.

St. Patrick's Day  FACTOID:  Honors patron Saint of Ireland, who died in 461 A.D.

George Simon Ohm, German physicist who had an important influence on the theory and application of electric current (Ohm's Law), born 1789.

18

Grover Cleveland, 22nd & 24th President (1885 & 1893) born 1837.   FACTOID:  He was first president to marry in the White House and to marry the youngest First Lady (22), June 2, 1886.

South Africa votes to end Apartheid, 1992.

National Poison Prevention Week (18-24) [SY 2018-19]

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20

Lois Lowry, two-time Newbery Award winning author of children's literature, born 1937.

World Meteorology Day      (Weather dies available in TPC. )

Kick Butts Day, an effort led by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids where thousands of youth around the world join in the fight against smoking. [SY 2018-19]

First Day of Spring

21

Composer John Sebastian Bach, born 1865.

22

Randolph Caldecott (1846-1886), British artist who transformed children's books with his illustrations, cartoons, and stories that the academy recognized his profound effect and name the award after him, The Caldecott Medal.

23

"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech delivered by Patrick Henry, 1775.

24

Harry Houdini, American magician & locksmith, born 1874.  (d. 1926)

National Agriculture Week (24-30) [SY 2018-19]    The day is celebrated on the 25th.

25

First color TV manufactured by RCA, 1954.

26

Robert Frost, poet and four time winner of Pulitzer Prize, born 1875.

Polio vaccine invented by Jonas Salk, 1953.

Playwright Tennessee Williams, born 1911.

Famous American poet, Walt Whitman, dies penniless in 1892.

27

Earthquake strikes Alaska, 1964.

Mount St. Helens became active, 1980.

28

Circus - Greatest Show On Earth formed by P. T. Barnum, later to become Barnum & Bailey Circus.

29

John Tyler, 10th President (1841), born 1790.   FACTOID: Dubbed "His Accidency" by his detractors, John Tyler was the first Vice President to be elevated to the office of President by the death of the president.  Also, the first president to have impeachment resolutions against him by the House of Representatives. A committee headed by Representative John Quincy Adams reported that the President had misused the veto power, but the resolution failed.

America's Subway Day

30

Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, born 1853.

Pencil with an eraser patented by Hyman L. Lipman of Philadelphia in 1858.

31

Eiffel Tower in the city of Paris, France completed 1889.

Albert Gore, former Vice President of United States (1993-2001), born 1948.

Edward J. Dwight, first black selected as an astronaut.

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