#103 March Factoids


Dates below are from the March 2017 calendar.*

March 1-31

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Our Women's History Month Collection features women from many walks of life!

National Pig Day.  Listen to the Three Little Pigs (Flash Interactive) in both English and Gullah by Aunt Pearlie Sue. (Gullah Net) 

March 1, 1781: The Articles of Confederation were formally ratified by Congress. The Articles of Confederation established Congress as the sole governing body of the 13 colonies. It remained in place until the current U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1789. Learn more about the Articles of Confederation here. (Forgotten Founder)



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Old Stuff Day.  Visit the following places that focus on preserving history:



March 6, 1475: Renaissance icon Michelangelo was born in Caprese, Italy. He was a painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and visionary. Some of his most well known works include painting the Sistine Chapel, and his sculpture called David. Another one of his works, Slave Called Atlas, can be viewed here. (Artopia)

"Remember the Alamo!"
March 6, 1836: 
Fort Alamo fell to Mexican troops led by George Santa Anna. The siege at this famed Texas fort began on February 23, and ended with the death of the last man standing. William Barret Travis, and James Butler Bonham, were two South Carolinians who herocially sacrificed their lives during the battle. (S.C. Hall of Fame)



Mary Boykin Chesnut’s diary is valued as the most accurate picture of what really happened during the era of the Confederacy. Watch a reenactment of Mary's diary entry from March 11, 1861. (Idella Bodie)

Learn more about Mary Chesnut's Civil War, and her Civil War photo albums, thought to be lost. (Walter Edgar's Journal)

March 11, 1918: The 'Spanish Influenza' pandemic first reached the United States, as 107 soldiers became sick with it at Fort Riley, Kansas. The pandemic lasted from 1918 through 1920, resulting in the deaths of between 50 to 100 million people worldwide. (Carolina Stories)



March 15, 1767: Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States, was born in Waxhaw, South Carolina. (History of S.C. Slide Collection)

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. (Southern Campaign)



Submarine Day.  Eye Wonder's D.V. meets a submarine captain who tells him all about the science and technology of submarines and how they can be used to collect samples and data for other scientists. (Eye Wonder)



On March 20, 1969 Coretta Scott King marched with black workers from Local 1199-B, the Nursing Home Employees Union in Charleston, SC. (Road Trip)



This city of Columbia bicentennial time capsule was sealed December 31, 1986. It is to be opened March 22, 2036 on Columbia’s 250th birthday.  (Let's Go!)



March 23, 1775: Patrick Henry sparked the American Revolution with a speech before the Virginia Convention, where he said the famous quote "Give me liberty, or give me death!" Learn more about Patrick Henry and other Founding Fathers here. (Scholastic American History Series)



The unveiling of this African American History Monument on March 26, 2001, made South Carolina the first of the fifty states to have a monument dedicated to black history on the grounds of its state capitol. (Let's Go!)