On This Day: National Common Courtesy Day

National Common Courtesy DayCould you at least have some common courtesy?  Don’t mind if we do! Today is National Common Courtesy Day.  There are several ways you can demonstrate common courtesy – hold the elevator for someone, stop to let a car pull out while driving, or even just a friendly “hello”/”goodbye” can go a long way.  Celebrate National Common Courtesy Day and pay it forward.  See if someone else will go out of their way to help a friend, colleague or total stranger.  You may be surprised what happens once you start an initiative!

International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationOther Holidays:

  • Memory Day – we almost forgot about this holiday!
  • National French Bread Day
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination – visit the United Nations website for more information
  • Spring Fairy Fun Day
  • World Down Syndrome Day – visit the website www.worlddownsyndromeday.org
  • Single Parent’s Day – Since 1984, March 21st has been dedicated to recognizing the extraordinary efforts of single parents everywhere!
  • Fragrance Day – the fragrance department at Macy’s must be a zoo…

Also On This Day:

  • AlcatrazFire destroyed most of the city of New Orleans (1788)
  • Thomas Jefferson became the 1st U.S. Secretary of State (1790)
  • Charles Lindbergh received the Medal of Honor (1928)
  • The Ponce Massacre took place (1939)
  • Alcatraz transferred its last inmates and ceased operations as a prison (1963)
  • Pete RoseThe 1st Earth Day was proclaimed by San Francisco Mayor Joseph Aliota (1970)
  • President Jimmy Carter announced the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow (1980)
  • Sports Illustrated reported allegations of Pete Rose’s baseball gambling (1989)
  • Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones became the 1st to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon (1999)

Birthdays & Remembrances:

  • RonaldinhoRonaldinho Gaucho (31)
  • Kevin Federline (22)
  • Rosie O’Donnell (49)
  • Matthew Broderick (49)
  • Eddie Money (63)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)



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