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Old Stuff Day

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Old Stuff Day

When : Always March 2nd

When asking someone "What's new?" or "What's happening?", how often do you hear "Nothing really, same old stuff".

Well, today, is Old Stuff Day, in recognition of this all too common response. It is suggestive of a boring time period, or a boring life style. sad.

Old Stuff Day is not a day to do the same old stuff. Rather, it's a time to recognize the boring nature of your daily routine, and make some exciting changes. Find new and different activities, projects, and hobbies. Attend an event. Do something, anything, different. You will be glad that you did!

Origin of Old Stuff Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This Day in History March 2nd

Great Fire of Meireki: A fire in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan, caused more than 100,000 deaths; it lasted three days (1657)

The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England. (1717)

American Revolutionary War: Patriot militia units arrest the Royal Governor of Georgia James Wright and attempt to prevent capture of supply ships in the Battle of the Rice Boats. (1776)

Long-distance communication speeds up with the unveiling of a semaphore machine in Paris. (1791)

The U.S. Congress passes the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves, disallowing the importation of new slaves into the country. (1807)

Roberto Cofresí, one of the last successful Caribbean pirates, is defeated in combat and captured by authorities. (1825)

Texas Revolution: Declaration of independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. (1836)

The U.S. Congress passes the first Reconstruction Act. (1867)

U.S. presidential election, 1876: Just two days before inauguration, the U.S. Congress declares Rutherford B. Hayes the winner of the election even though Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876. (1877)

Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt by Roderick McLean in Windsor. (1882)

The U.S. Congress passes the Platt Amendment limiting the autonomy of Cuba, as a condition of the withdrawal of American troops. (1901)

In New York City the Martha Washington Hotel opens, becoming the first hotel exclusively for women. (1903)

The enactment of the Jones-Shafroth Act grants Puerto Ricans United States citizenship. (1917)

The film King Kong opens at New York's Radio City Music Hall. (1933)

World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joins the Axis Pact. (1941)

World War II: Battle of the Bismarck Sea – United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships. (1943)

Ho Chi Minh is elected the President of North Vietnam. (1946)

Captain James Gallagher lands his B-50 Superfortress Lucky Lady II in Fort Worth, Texas after completing the first non-stop around-the-world airplane flight in 94 hours and one minute. (1949)

The first automatic street light is installed in New Milford, Connecticut. (1949)

Morocco gains its independence from France. (1956)

Wilt Chamberlain sets the single-game scoring record in the National Basketball Association by scoring 100 points. (1962)

The US and South Vietnamese Air Force begin Operation Rolling Thunder, a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam. (1965)

In Toulouse, France, the first test flight of the Anglo-French Concorde is conducted. (1969)

The Pioneer 10 space probe is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida with a mission to explore the outer planets. (1972)

Czech Vladimír Remek becomes the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, when he is launched aboard Soyuz 28. (1978)

Compact Discs and players are released for the first time in the United States and other markets. They had previously been available only in Japan. (1983)

Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the century. (1989)

Nelson Mandela is elected deputy President of the African National Congress. (1990)

Battle at Rumaila Oil Field brings an end to the 1991 Gulf War. (1991)

1993 Storm of the Century begins to form over the North Atlantic Ocean. (1993)

Data sent from the Galileo spacecraft indicates that Jupiter's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick crust of ice. (1998)

U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities). (2002)

War in Iraq: Al-Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500. (2004)

A tornado outbreak occurred over a large section of the Southern United States and into the Ohio Valley region, resulting in 40 tornado-related fatalities. (2012)
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