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Be warned:in this very rich environment where you can immerse yourself so completely, your emotions will become engaged -- and not everyone is cognizant of that. Among the many excellent features of SL, there is no auto-return on hearts, so be wary of where your's wanders...
St Joseph's Day (Roman Catholicism and Anglican Communion) and Father's Day (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Honduras, and Bolivia)
Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano Day
The First Day of Spring (Vernal Equinox) at 11:49 PM EDT
World Storytelling Day
Earliest day on which Maundy Thursday can fall, while April 22 is the latest; celebrated on Thursday before Easter.
ON THIS DAY IN ...
1687 – Explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle, searching for the mouth of the Mississippi River, is murdered by his own men.
1895 – Auguste and Louis Lumière record their first footage using their newly patented cinematograph.
1915 - Pluto photographed for 1st time (although unknown at the time)
1918 – The US Congress establishes time zones and approves daylight saving time.
1928 - "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
1937 - Astronomer Fritz Zwicky publishes his research on stellar explosion in which he coins the term "supernova" and hypothesizes that they were the origin of cosmic rays
1951 - Herman Wouk's novel "The Caine Mutiny" published (Pulitzer Prize 1952)
1962 – Bob Dylan releases his first album, Bob Dylan, for Columbia Records.
1964 - Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on James Bond film "Goldfinger"
1965 - The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000, said to have been most powerful Confederate cruiser, discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.
1977 - France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
1981 - two workers killed in space shuttle Columbia accident
2001 - The Bank of Japan issued a monetary policy known as quantitative easing, which stimulated the Japanese economy after the burst of the dot-com bubble.
2008 – GRB 080319B: A cosmic burst that is the farthest object visible to the naked eye is briefly observed.
2013 - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity discovers further evidence of water-bearing minerals
2018 – The last male northern white rhinoceros, Sudan, dies, ensuring a chance of extinction for the species.
2019 - "Superbloom" of poppies in Walker Canyon, southern California visible from space, after high rainfall
Quote of the day:
“Winter is nearly gone. Time flows on to a spring of little hope.”