WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017 - ASH WEDNESDAY
MARCH 1, 1445 Sandro Botticelli is born Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi in Florence, Italy.
MARCH 1, 1692 Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba are brought before magistrates at the Salem Witch Trials.
MARCH 1, 1914 Ralph Ellison is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
MARCH 1, 1944 Michael D'Abo is born in Surrey, England.
MARCH 2, 1904 Dr Seuss is born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts.
MARCH 2, 1931 Tom Wolfe is born in Richmond, Virginia.
MARCH 2, 1933 The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
MARCH 2, 1942 Lou Reed is born in Brooklyn, New York.
MARCH 2, 1943 Elaine Brown is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
MARCH 2, 1949 Cookie Mueller is born Dorothy Karen Mueller in Baltimore, Maryland.
MARCH 2, 1963 Alvin Youngbood Hart is born Gregory Edward Hart in Oakland, California.
MARCH 3, 1911 Jean Harlow is born Harlean Harlow Carpenter in Kansas City, Kansas.
MARCH 3, 1951 Jackie Brenston and Ike Turner record Rocket 88 at Sam Phillips' recording studios in Memphis, Tennessee.
MARCH 4, 1678 Vivaldi is born Antonio Lucio Vivaldi in Venice, Italy.
MARCH 4, 1776 The Continental Army fortifies Dorchester Heights during the Siege of Boston.
MARCH 4, 1967 Evan Dando is born in Essex, Massachusetts.
MARCH 4, 1973 Harmony Korine is born in Bolinas, California.
MARCH 5, 1770 Crispus Attucks is fatally shot by British troops during The Boston Massacre.
MARCH 5, 1853 Howard Pyle is born in Wilmington, Delaware.
MARCH 5, 1929 JB Lenoir is born in Monticello, Mississippi.
MARCH 6, 1475 Michelangelo is born in Caprese, Italy.
MARCH 6, 1951 The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins.
MARCH 6, 1967 Glenn Greenwald is born in Queens, New York.
MARCH 7, 1877 Ida Rauh is born in New York City, New York.
MARCH 7, 1942 Activist Lucy Parsons dies in a Chicago house fire.
MARCH 7, 1944 Townes Van Zandt is born in Fort Worth, Texas.
MARCH 7, 1946 Peter Wolf is born in Bronx, New York.
MARCH 7, 1957 - The Tuneweavers record Happy, Happy Birthday Baby at Boston's Ace Studios.
MARCH 8, 1958 Gary Numan is born in London, England.
MARCH 8, 1979 Philips unveils the CD (Compact Disc).
MARCH 9, 1842 Gold is discovered at Rancho San Francisco, California, six years before the California Gold Rush.
MARCH 9, 1942 John Cale is born in Garnant, Carmarthenshire, Wales.
MARCH 10, 1955 Gary Louris is born in Toledo, Ohio.
MARCH 10, 1956 The MIT Rock & Roll Riot takes place.
MARCH 10, 2006 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
MARCH 11, 1932 The death of Booming Ben marks the extinction of Heath Hens.
MARCH 11, 1955 Nina Hagen is born in East Berlin, Germany.
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 - FULL WORM MOON
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 - DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS
MARCH 12, 1922 Jack Kerouac is born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kιrouac in Lowell, Massachusetts.
MARCH 12, 1976 Hisham Bharoocha is born in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
MARCH 12, 1979 Pete Doherty is born in Hexham, England.
MARCH 12, 2009 Bernard Madoff pleads guilty to scamming $18 billion making Wall Street history.
MARCH 13, 1892 Janet Flanner is born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
MARCH 13, 1929 Bunny Yeager is born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.
MARCH 13, 1933 Banks in the United States of America begin to re-open after President Franklin D. Roosevelt mandates a bank holiday.
MARCH 14, 1879 Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany.
MARCH 14, 1923 Diane Arbus is born in New York City, New York.
MARCH 14, 1994 Linux kernel version 1.0.0 is released.
MARCH 15, 1493 Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
MARCH 15, 1912 Lightnin' Hopkins is born Sam John Hopkins in Centerville, Texas.
MARCH 15, 1943 Sly Stone is born in Denton, Texas.
MARCH 15, 1968 - Ugly Radio is Dead! WBCN is born with its first official rock and roll broadcast.
MARCH 16, 1936 Fred Neil is born in Cleveland, Ohio.
MARCH 16, 1939 From Prague Castle, Adolf Hitler proclaims Bohemia and Moravia a German protectorate.
MARCH 16, 1942 Jerry Jeff Walker is born in Oneonta, New York.
MARCH 16, 1981 Danny Brown is born Daniel Dewan Sewell in Detroit, Michigan.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017 - SAINT PATRICK'S DAY
MARCH 17, 1886 Wilbur Daniel Steele is born in Greensboro, North Carolina.
MARCH 17, 1932 Dick Curless is born in Fort Fairfield, Maine.
MARCH 17, 1938 Rudolph Nureyev is born in Irkutsk, Russia.
MARCH 17, 1941 The National Gallery of Art opens its doors in Washington, D.C.
MARCH 17, 1948 William Gibson is born in Conway, South Carolina.
MARCH 18, 1877 Edgar Cayce is born in Beverly, Kentucky.
MARCH 18, 1883 Josephine Hopper is born in New York City, New York.
MARCH 18, 1970 Queen Latifah is born Dana Elaine Owens in Newark, New Jersey.
MARCH 18, 1970 The United States Postal Service Wildcat Strike begins.
MARCH 18, 1986 Lykke Li is born in Ystad, Sweden.
MARCH 19, 1936 Ursula Andress is born in Ostermundigen, Switzerland.
MARCH 19, 1987 Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns from the PTL Club in the wake of a lascivious sex scandal.
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017 - THE VERNAL EQUINOX
MARCH 20, 1936 Lee Scratch Perry is born in Kendal, Jamaica.
MARCH 20, 1940 Mary Ellen Mark is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
MARCH 20, 2015 A Solar eclipse, equinox, and a Supermoon all occur on the same day..
MARCH 21, 1872 Neith Boyce is born in Franklin, Indiana.
MARCH 21, 1880 Hans Hofmann is born in Bayern, Germany.
MARCH 21, 1952 Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball in Cleveland, Ohio.
MARCH 22, 1621 The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts sign a peace treaty with Wampanoag Massasoit.
MARCH 22, 1929 Yayoi Kusama is born in Nagano, Japan.
MARCH 23, 1907 Alexander Iolas is born in Alexandria, Egypt.
MARCH 23, 1949 Ric Ocasek is born in Baltimore, Maryland.
MARCH 23, 1968 Damon Albarn is born in London, England.
MARCH 23, 1972 Reggie Watts is born in Stuttgart, Germany.
MARCH 23, 1989 Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann announce their discovery of cold fusion at the University of Utah.
MARCH 24, 1832 Mormon leader Joseph Smith is tarred and feathered in Hiram, Ohio.
MARCH 24, 1874 Harry Houdini is born Erik Weisz in Budapest, Hungary.
MARCH 24, 1897 Wilhelm Reich is born in Dobzau, Ukraine.
MARCH 24, 1935 Carol Kaye is born in Everett, Washington.
MARCH 25, 1881 Bela Bartok is born in Sannicolau Mare, Romania.
MARCH 25, 1894 Coxey's Army departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C..
MARCH 25, 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers in New York City, New York.
MARCH 25, 1925 Flannery O'Connor is born in Savannah, Georgia.
MARCH 25, 1931 An incident between black and white youths aboard a southern train sparks the notorious Scottsboro Boys trial in Scottsboro, Alabama.
MARCH 25, 1942 Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee.
MARCH 26, 1812 - A political cartoon in the Boston Gazette coins the term gerrymander to describe oddly shaped electoral districts designed to help incumbents win reelection.
MARCH 26, 1874 Robert Frost is born in San Francisco, California.
MARCH 26, 1911 Tennessee Williams is born in Columbus, Mississippi.
MARCH 26, 1942 Erica Jong is born in New York City, New York.
MARCH 26, 1944 Diana Ross is born in Detroit, Michigan.
MARCH 27, 1513 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leσn reaches the northern end of the Bahamas on his first voyage to Florida.
MARCH 27, 1879 Edward Steichen is born in Bivange, Luxembourg.
MARCH 27, 1926 Frank O'Hara is born in Baltimore, Maryland.
MARCH 27, 1963 Quentin Tarantino is born in Knoxville, Tennessee.
MARCH 28, 1907 Irving Lazar is born in Brooklyn, New York.
MARCH 28, 1979 The nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island's Unit 2 reactor unfolds outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
MARCH 29, 1940 Astrud Gilberto is born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.
MARCH 29, 1961 Amy Sedaris is born in Endicott, New York.
MARCH 29, 2004 The Republic of Ireland bans smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
MARCH 30, 1853 Vincent Van Gogh is born in Zundert, Netherlands.
MARCH 30, 1937 Warren Beatty is born in Richmond, Virginia.
MARCH 30, 1939 Detective Comics #27 is released, introducing Batman.
MARCH 30, 1949 Lena Lovich is born in Detroit, Michigan.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017 - CΙSAR CHΑVEZ DAY
MARCH 31, 1685 Johann Sebastian Bach is born in Eisenach, Germany.
MARCH 31, 1913 The Vienna Concert Society loses its collective mind at a performance of modernist music by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Anton von Webern, causing a premature end to the concert due to violence.
MARCH 31, 1955 Angus Young is born in Glasgow, Scotland.