March 22nd is a time to celebrate International Goof-Off Day! Go out and have some some fun, or take time to enjoy yourself. Today is an opportunity to forget your responsibilities (assuming it won’t get you in too much trouble) and be irresponsible for a change! You can sit around and play video games or surf the internet for hours. The objective is that nothing should be taken seriously. You’ll be amazed how relaxed and rejuvenated you feel after a day of limited responsibilities and careless activity. Enjoy!
- As Young As You Feel Day – don’t count the years, make the years count! Now get out there and act the age you feel!
- American Diabetes Association Alert Day – find out if you are at risk of developing diabetes
- International Day of the Seal – since 1982, March 22nd has been used to promote awareness of the cruelty of seal hunts. Save those adorable little creatures!
- World Water Day (aka World Day for Water) – Hey Waterboy! Visit the official website of World Water Day!
- National Sing-Out Day – in the car, in the shower, or with a brush in your hand…just rock out!
Also On This Day:
- The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables (1630)
- British Parliament passed the Stamp Act (1765)
- William Woods Holden (NC) became the 1st U.S. state Governor to be removed from office by impeachment (1871)
- Congress outlawed polygamy (1882)
- The 1st Stanley Cup playoff game was played (1894)
- The U.S. side of Niagra Falls stopped running due to a drought (1903)
- Hockey was broadcast over the radio for the 1st time (1923)
- The 1st U.S. shopping mall opened in Southfield, MI (1954)
- The Beatles released their 1st album in Britain (1963)
- Congress approved the Equal Rights Amendment, but the amendment was never ratified (1972)
- Intel, Corp shipped its 1st Pentium chips (1993)
- Valeriy Polyakov returned from a record 438 days in space (1995)
- Reese Witherspoon (35)
- Bob Costas (59)
- Andrew Lloyd Webber (63)
- William Shatner (80) – his version of “F*ck You”
- Louis L’Amour (1908-1988)