March Factoids


March 1-31

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Women's History


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


National Horse Protection Day - View our content on horses here.

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)


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

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National Read Across America Dayvisit our Libraries, Literature and Learning Collection

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



World Wildlife Day - Visit our Environmental Awareness Collection



National Grammar Day - View our content related to grammar here.

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National Employee Appreciation Day



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 heroically sacrificed their lives during the battle. (S.C. Hall of Fame)



    National Dentist’s Day - View our resources on dentists here.



    International Women's Day - Visit these collections!



    National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day



    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, History In A Nutshell)



    National Plant a Flower Day - Try out these lessons related to flowers!

    There’s more to explore by searching on the key word flower!



    National Learn About Butterflies Day - Explore our resources on butterflies here.



    March 15, 44 BC: "Beware the Ides of March!" On this date, Roman dictator Gaius Julius Caesar was assassinated. Optimates in the Roman Senate feared that Caesar would overthrow the Republic, and re-establish the monarchy. Caesar's death ushered in the Liberators' Civil War, and Rome's transition from Republic to Empire.  Learn more about Ancient Rome, with History in a Nutshell! 

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

    During the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781. Although technically a victory for the British, they suffered heavy losses as a result of the battle. (Southern Campaign)



    South Carolina Day - Be sure to explore our 3D tours and virtual tours!

    View more content on South Carolina’s history, people and places!

                   Explore more of our history here.

    March 18, 1782: John C. Calhoun was born near Abbeville, SC. Calhoun served as a congressman, senator, secretary of war, secretary of state, and vice president of the United States under President Andrew Jackson. (History of SC Slide Collection)

    Take a tour of John C. Calhoun's historic home, Fort Hill! (Let's Go!)


    National Certified Nurses Day

    View more content by using the search term nurse. View them here.



    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)


    French Language Day: The event was established by the UN's Department of Public Information in 2010 "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization". For the French Language, 20 March was chosen as the date since it "coincides with the 40th anniversary of the International Organization of La Francophonie", a group whose members share a common tongue, as well as the humanist values promoted by the French language.


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    World Storytelling Day

    What kinds of stories interest you? For World Storytelling Day, make your first stop the Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection, a convenient place to find all things related to literacy! Here you can learn about storytelling from some of the best! You can also find out some of the secrets to writing great stories from some outstanding writers!

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    World Poetry Day


    International Day of Forests - Visit SC Life: The Cove Forest


    International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - Visit these collections:



    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!)


    World Water Day



    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)


    National 3-D Day - Try out our 3D VR Interactives!

    Let’s Go!

    To View VRs on the Matterport App: The 3D experiences were shot with a Matterport Pro 3D Camera. Experience the VRs using the Matterport phone apps with either a Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR.

    (1) Download the iOS or Android app to your phone

    (2) Use your phone's browser to go to the VR links


    World Meteorological Day - View these resources related to meteorology, motion in the environment and weather.



    National Ag Day - Visit these resources!



    International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade - Visit this collection



    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!)



    World Theatre Day - Check out these resources!


    Artopia: Theater

    Kids Work! Theater

    Backstage Pass! | Carolina Stories


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    Earth Hour Day - A day held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights, for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., as a symbol of commitment to the planet. View our resources on Environmental Awareness!



    National Vietnam War Veterans Day - A national day recognizing and honoring veterans who served in the US military during the Vietnam War. Check out our Vietnam War Collection!



    Manatee Appreciation Day

    Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge is part of Kennedy Space Center, and there is a tremendous diversity of habitats in the area, including manatees.




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