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Be Nasty Day

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Be Nasty Day

When : Always March 8th

It's Be Nasty Day!

There's naughty days, and nice days, and all sorts of goodie gumdrop days. So, it stands to reason that there will be a few negative type of days. This is one of them.

We hope you do not celebrate this day, and that it is not popular. If you do, please recognize that there is a big difference between being nasty and being cruel. Sending a few harmless Ecards may be a way to celebrate today.

Origin of "Be Nasty Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We do not create these days. We only report and document them.

This Day in History March 8th

Spanish explorer Diego García de Palacio first sights the ruins of the ancient Mayan city of Copán. (1576)

Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion. (1618)

John Casor becomes the first legally-recognized slave in England's North American colonies where a crime was not committed. (1655)

Treaty of Roskilde: After a devastating defeat in the Northern Wars (1655–1661), Frederick III, the King of Denmark-Norway is forced to give up nearly half his territory to Sweden to save the rest. (1658)

An anonymous writer, thought by some to be Thomas Paine, publishes "African Slavery in America", the first article in the American colonies calling for the emancipation of slaves and the abolition of slavery. (1775)

Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt. (1777)

Gnadenhütten massacre: Ninety-six Native Americans in Gnadenhutten, Ohio, who had converted to Christianity are killed by Pennsylvania militiamen in retaliation for raids carried out by other Indians. (1782)

The New York Stock Exchange is founded. (1817)

King Oscar I ascends to the thrones of Sweden and Norway. (1844)

American Civil War: The iron-clad CSS Virginia (formerly USS Merrimack) is launched at Hampton Roads, Virginia. (1862)

French aviatrix Raymonde de Laroche becomes the first woman to receive a pilot's license. (1910)

International Women's Day is launched in Copenhagen, Denmark, by Clara Zetkin, leader of the Women's Office for the Social Democratic Party in Germany. (1911)

The United States Senate votes to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule. (1917)

The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established. (1920)

Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid. (1921)

The Castle Gate mine disaster kills 172 coal miners near Castle Gate, Utah. (1924)

Daytona Beach Road Course holds its first oval stock car race. (1936)

World War II: The Dutch surrender to Japanese forces on Java. (1942)

Thirteen thousand troops sent by the Kuomintang government of China arrived Taiwan after the 228 Incident and launched crackdowns which killed at least thousands of people, including many elites. This turned into a major root of the Taiwan independence movement. (1947)

Mildred Gillars ("Axis Sally") is condemned to prison for treason. (1949)

Egypt re-opens the Suez Canal after the Suez Crisis. (1957)

The 1957 Georgia Memorial to Congress, which petitions the U.S. Congress to declare the ratification of the 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution null and void, is adopted by the U.S. state of Georgia. (1957)

A bomb planted by Irish Republicans destroys Nelson's Pillar in Dublin. (1966)

Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France. (1974)

The first radio episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4. (1978)

Philips demonstrates the Compact Disc publicly for the first time. (1979)

U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire". (1983)
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