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March 6, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Alamo Day - On this day in 1836, the 13 day battle at the Alamo in Texas was finally over.  All of the defenders were killed but their bravery and dedication to their cause has not been forgotten.

National Frozen Food Day – This is a day to celebrate all the food that is in your freezer. The ability to freeze food so that you can save it for a later time is invaluable to anyone who is too busy to cook something fresh every night. I love to make extra when I cook and freeze some for dinner another night. Thaw something out for your dinner tonight.

Oreo Cookie Day – According to CBS News, the first Oreo cookie was sold on this day in 1912. Oreos are the best selling cookie in America, I understand. Now made by Nabisco, they have undergone several name changes and company changes over the years but they are still just as delicious as ever.

Sofia Kovalevskaya Math Day – Born on January 15, 1850, Sofia (also known as Sonia) was the first major Russian mathematician and the first woman to be made a full professor in Northern Europe. At one point her father, a Lieutenant -General in the Russian Army, forbade her to study mathematics because he believed that education was wasted on women. So she studied secretly. She encountered roadblocks and discrimination at every turn in her career and she found a way to get around it every time. Including arranging a fictitious marriage with her friend, Vladimir Kovalevsky, so that she could get written permission (as was required for women at the time) from him, as her husband, to attend school abroad. Sadly, she died of the flu in 1891. Many schools celebrated this day on different days in March depending on when they have time in their schedules.

Dentists Day – Dentists get a bad rap for some reason. Oral hygiene is very important for your overall health. Even your heart suffers when there are problems with your mouth so make an appointment today and get your teeth checked out. Maybe they have a new flavor of fluoride you can try.

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day – White chocolate and cheesecake is a combination that I find to be a little too sweet. But most people like things that are really sweet so enjoy it.

Fun Facts About Names Day – We continue Celebrate Your Name Week with this one. What is interesting about your name? Do you know any cool trivia about anyone else's name? Can you name all of the Von Trapp Family children? For some fun facts on names look here. And this is a great web site to look at if you want to find out the meaning of your name look here. My name in England means “good”, in France means “sweet”, and in Scotland means “pretty, charming beautiful.” I resemble all of those definitions. If you don’t believe me, just ask my parents. Don’t ask my husband, he might have a little something derogatory to say about the “good” and “sweet” parts.

Casimir Pulaski Day – Celebrated on the first Monday in March, this is a day to remember Revolutionary War Cavalry Officer Casimir Pulaski. He was born in Poland but came to America and trained Revolutionary War soldiers and cavalry. In some states, there are laws making it mandatory for schools to celebrate this day with their students. You will hear about him later in the year as well. In 2009, President Obama signed a resolution making Casimir Pulaski an honorary American citizen.

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