On This Day: Happy Old New Year!

Cassius sleeping on the job

Cassius asleep on the job

Happy New Year!  You may be wondering if we completely lost our minds over here.  After all, our statistician, Cassius, completely fell asleep on the job and we were very fortunate that yesterday was possibly the most boring day in history – unless of course you celebrate National Chocolate Covered Raisins day.  March 25th recognized the Old New Year.  Until 1751, Great Britain and its colonies recognized today as the beginning of the new year.  It wasn’t until they adopted the Gregorian calendar that January 1st was recognized as the beginning of the new year.  So Happy New Year!  Now you have an excuse to celebrate tonight!

Other Holidays:

  • PecansInternational Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic
  • National Day of Celebration of Greek and American Democracy
  • Pecan Day – did you know that pecan trees are the only nut tree native to North America?
  • International Waffle DaySlave Trade Abolished Day
  • Tolkien Reading Day – any Lord of the Rings fans out there?
  • International Waffle Day – chocolate chips, strawberries, whipped cream…the opportunities are endless!
  • National Lobster Newburg Day

Also On This Day:

  • MarylandAccording to legend, Venice, Italy was founded (421)
  • Robert the Bruce became King of Scotland (1306)
  • The 1st settlers arrived in Maryland (1634)
  • The Slave Trade Act went into law (1807)
  • The 1st successful tornado forecast predicted a tornado at Tinker Air Force Base, in OK (1948)
  • Martin Luther King JrThe world’s 1st wiki, WikiWikiWeb, was made public by Ward Cunningham (1995)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr, led 25,000 civil rights activists on a 4-day, 50-mile, march from Selma to the capitol, Montgomery, AL (1965)
  • The redesigned $100 bill went into circulation (1996)


  • Elton JohnDanica Patrick (29)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (46)
  • Elton John (64)
  • Aretha Franklin (69)

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