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St. Patrick's Day (March 17)
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
History of St. Patrick's Day
March Fun for Kids
Rainbow Streamers (Craft)
St. Patrick’s Day Quiz
St. Patrick’s Day from PerpetualPreschool
Map of Ireland

St. Patrick's Day Recipes
St. Patrick’s Day Punch Recipe
St. Patrick’s Day Ideas
Pot of Gold - St. Patrick’s Day Craft
St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Pages
Carlos’ St. Patrick’s Day Coloring Page
Shamrock Pin to Wear on St. Patrick’s Day
Black Dog’s Fun and Games for Kids (St. Patrick’s Day)
Billy Bear’s St. Patrick’s Day Fun
Sunniebunniez’s St. Patrick’s Day Fun
St. Patrick’s Day Trivia Hunt

St. Patrick’s Day Printable Pictures
Billy Bear’s St. Patrick’s Day Activities
Customs and Traditions of St. Patrick’s Day


March 1
1781 Continental Congress adopts Articles of Confederation
1790 1st US census authorized
1803 Ohio becomes 17th state
1809 Embargo Act of 1807 repealed
1845 President Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas


March 2
1799 Congress standardizes US weights & measures
1863 Congress authorizes track width of 4'8-1/2" for Union Pacific RR
1867 US Congress creates the Department of Education
1867 US Congress passed the 1st Reconstruction Act
1929 Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals

1974 - U.S. Postage stamps jumped from eight to ten cents this day for first-class mail.
Images of Mathematicians on Stamps
Images of Physicists on Stamps
History of Stamps in the US


March 2, Dr. Seuss's 100th Birthday
Cyber-Seuss
Cyber Guide to The Thorax
Index to Characters in Dr. Seuss Books
Cut Loose with Dr. Seuss
Lesson Plans for the Cat in the Hat
Who's Who & What's What in the Books of Dr. Seuss
Seussville at Random House
eSeuss
From Here to There, Dr. Seuss is Everywhere Lesson Plans
Biography of Dr. Seuss
Horton Hatches the Egg Literature Guide
My Many Colored Days Lesson Plan
Green Eggs and Ham Lesson Plan

March 3

It was on this day in 1931 that The Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key,
Star Spangled Banner and the War of 1812 (Smithsonian)
About the Star Spangled Banner
Actual Picture of the Star Spangled Banner
Star Spangled Banner Web Site
Biography of Francis Scott Key

March 7
1876 Alexander Graham Bell patents telephone
Alexander Graham Bell's Kids Page
Technologies in America - The Telephone
Alexander Graham Bell's Family Papers - Library of Congress
Alexander Graham Bell's Path to Inventing the Telephone
PBS - More about Alexander Graham Bell
History of the Telephone and the Telegraph
About Alexander Graham Bell

March 8
Chocolate Day

Hershey's Kidstown
1862 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1946 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (New York NY)

March 9
1861 Confederate currency authorized-$50, $100, $500, $1,000
1862 "Monitor" (Union) & "Merrimack" (Rebel) battle in Hampton Roads
1864 Ulysses S Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
1942 Construction of the Alaska Highway began
1961 Sputnik 9 carries Chernushka (dog) into orbit

March 10
1862 US issues 1st paper money ($5, $10, $20, $50, $100,
$500 & $1000) 
Coins are by the made by the mint,
paper money is made by the Bureau of Engraving.

March 11
1845 John Chapman [Johnny Appleseed] dies in Allen County Indiana
Johnny Appleseed Trail
Johnny Appleseed Crossword Puzzle
The Story of Johnny Appleseed 
 

March 12
1609 Bermuda becomes an English colony
1664 1st naturalization act in American colonies
1664 New Jersey becomes a British colony
1789 US Post Office established

March 13
1519 Cortez lands in México
1781 Sir William Herschel sees "comet" (really discovered Uranus)
Herschel, F. Wilhelm - Discovers Uranus in 1781
Discovery of Uranus
Uranus Page
Uranus Views
1852 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
1868 Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial

March 14
1879 Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany

March 15
1820 Maine admitted as 23rd state
1892 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (New York NY)
1964 LBJ asks for a War on Poverty

March 17 - Rubber Band Invented n 1845
Secrets of the Rubberband

March 18
1965 First Walk in Space
Other Space Information
CNN Astronaut savors first walk in space
Johnson Space Center
NASA Home Page
NASA Space Trivia
United States Space and Rocket Center
Neil Armstrong - Facts
BBC Photo Gallery - Walk in Space
Guided Tour - Moon Walk
Milestones in Space
National Air and Space Museum
Amazing Space

NASA for Kids
The Earth’s Moon
The Sky Journey (National Geographic)
Virtual Reality Moon Phase Pictures
Astronomy for Kids
The Moon
Mysteries of Deep Space
Zoom Astronomy
Eyes on the Sky
Imagine the Universe

March 19
1628 Massachusetts colony founded by Englishmen
1915 Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1917 US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act)
1918 Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time

March 20
First Day of Spring
1760 Great Fire of Boston destroys 349 buildings
1816 US Supreme Court affirms its right to review state court decisions
1952 US Senate's final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan
1968 President Lyndon Johnson signs a bill removing gold backing from US paper money

March 21
1790 Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State
1851 Yosemite Valley discovered in California
1866 Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes
1947 President Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States

March 22
1457 Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book
1765 Stamp Act passed: 1st direct British tax on colonists
1882 Edmunds Act adopted by US to suppress polygamy in the territories
1935 Blood tests authorized as evidence in court cases (New York)

March 23
1775 Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"
1794 Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
1806 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific coast
1836 Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
1880 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)
1903 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
1912 Dixie Cup invented

March 24
1629 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
1883 1st telephone call between New York & Chicago
1898 1st automobile sold
1920 1st US coast guard air station established

March 25
Purim
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America
1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)
1965 Martin Luther King Jr led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery AL
1966 US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional

March 26
1790 Congress passes Naturalization Act, requires 2-year residency
1804 Congress orders removal of Indians east of Mississippi to Louisiana
1804 Territory of Orleans organized in Louisiana Purchase
1845 Patent awarded for adhesive medicated plaster, precursor of band-aid
1872 Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguisher
1885 Eastman Film Co manufactures 1st commercial motion picture film

March 27
1790 The shoelace invented
1855 Abraham Gesner patents kerosene
1964 Earthquake strikes Anchorage AK, 9.2 on Richter scale

March 28
1774 Britain passes Coercive Act against Massachusetts
1794 Louvre opens to the public
1866 1st ambulance goes into service
1885 US Salvation Army officially organized
1922 1st microfilm device introduced
1930 Constantinople & Angora changes names to Istanbul & Ankara

March 29

1886 Chemist John Pemberton begins to advertise for Coca-Cola
1867 Congress approves Lincoln Memorial
1943 Meat, butter & cheese rationed in US during WWII (784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's)
1961 23rd Amendment is ratified, allows Washington DC residents to vote for President

March 30
1842 Ether was used as an anesthetic for 1st time by Dr Crawford Long (Jefferson GA)
1858 Pencil with attached eraser patented (Hyman L Lipman of Philadelphia)
1867 US purchases Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2¢ an acre-Seward's Folly)
1932 Amelia Earhart is 1st woman to fly solo cross the Atlantic

March 31 - First Map of US was published
1850 US population hits 23,191,876 (Black population: 3,638,808
1880 1st town completely illuminated by electric lighting (Wabash IN)
1917 US purchases Danish West Indies for $25M & renames them Virgin Islands
1918 1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect

March
18
Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano
The Legend of the Swallows


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