When : Always March 21st
Don't put up a stink about today. Today is Fragrance Day. It is a great smelling day. The olfactory nerves in your nose will enjoy this special day. Ladies in particular, will enjoy today because they just love perfumes. And guys, you've gotta admit that your gal's perfume attracts you to her.
Perfumes have been in use for hundreds of years. In ancient times, they were used to hide body odors. At the time, baths were infrequent. After a few days, things began to smell less than ideal. Perfumes played an important role in making the atmosphere more palatable. Today, the daily shower eliminates the bad odors. But, we still like the smell and attraction of perfume.
Favorite Fragrance Day Movie: Scent of a Woman
Celebrate today by buying some perfume or cologne for yourself, or as a gift for someone. Make sure to put on just the right amount of perfume or cologne. Overpowering perfume ruins the value of the fragrance to the "sniffer".
Also, check your room deodorizers, and replace them with a new fragrance, if needed.
Origin of "Fragrance Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. Does anyone think that the perfume industry may have played a role in creating this special day!?
This Day in History March 21st
Emperor Heraclius returns the True Cross, one of the holiest Christian relics, to Jerusalem. (630)
Henry V becomes King of England. (1415)
In Oxford, Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer is burned at the stake. (1556)
A fire in New Orleans leaves most of the town in ruins. (1788)
Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone. (1871)
Over 360 are killed and 20,000 homes destroyed in the Great Dayton Flood in Dayton, Ohio. (1913)
World War I: The first phase of the German Spring Offensive, Operation Michael, begins. (1918)
The Butler Act prohibits the teaching of human evolution in Tennessee. (1925)
Charles Lindbergh is presented with the Medal of Honor for the first solo trans-Atlantic flight. (1928)
Construction of Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed. (1933)
Ponce Massacre: Nineteen people in Ponce, Puerto Rico, are gunned down by a police squad acting under orders of US-appointed Governor, Blanton C. Winship. (1937)
Wehrmacht officer Rudolf von Gersdorff plots to assassinate Adolf Hitler by using a suicide bomb, but the plan falls through. Von Gersdorff is able to defuse the bomb in time and avoid suspicion. (1943)
World War II: Operation Carthage: Royal Air Force planes bomb Gestapo headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. They also hit a school and 125 civilians are killed. (1945)
The Los Angeles Rams sign Kenny Washington, making him the first African American player in the American football since 1933. (1946)
Alan Freed presents the Moondog Coronation Ball, the first rock and roll concert, in Cleveland, Ohio. (1952)
Apartheid in South Africa: Massacre in Sharpeville, South Africa: Police open fire on a group of unarmed black South African demonstrators, killing 69 and wounding 180. (1960)
Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes. (1963)
Ranger program: NASA launches Ranger 9, the last in a series of unmanned lunar space probes. (1965)
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 people on the start of the third and finally successful civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (1965)
The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto. (1970)
US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan. (1980)
Dallas aired its "A House Divided" episode which led to eight months of international intrigue regarding Who shot J.R.? (1980)
Sports Illustrated reports allegations tying baseball player Pete Rose to baseball gambling. (1989)
Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon. (1999)
Pope John Paul II makes his first ever pontifical visit to Israel. (2000)