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Plant a Flower Day

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Plant a Flower Day

When : Always March 12th

Plant a Flower Day is a day to get a little dirt under your fingernails. Take a few minutes to plant a flower today.

Gardening is a great hobby. It's enjoyed by millions of people, old and young alike. Its a hobby that virtually everyone can participate in, regardless of age, and health. Senior citizens love it, as they can garden long after they give up other hobbies and sports.

Identifying the correct date for celebrating Plant a Flower Day has proved frustrating and a bit futile. As we researched this day, we found multiple dates in March and May for Plant a Flower Day. We found no content sites defining the day, and no written documentation. No one claimed to be the creator of this day either.

Celebrate today by planting or transplanting any kind of plant. It can be done indoors, or weather permitting, outdoors.

Origin of "Plant a Flower Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. There is reference to this day as celebrated on multiple dates across multiple months. We have posted this day as March 12th, as it is by far the most common date referenced.

This Day in History March 12th

Several hundred Spanish and indigenous troops under the command of Pedro de Valdivia defeat an army of 60,000 Mapuche at the Battle of Penco during the Arauco War in present-day Chile. (1550)

Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church. (1622)

American Civil War: The Red River Campaign begins as a US Navy fleet of 13 Ironclads and 7 Gunboats and other support ships enter the Red River. (1864)

Henry O'Farrell attempts to assassinate Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh. (1868)

Andrew Watson makes his Scotland debut as the world's first black international football player and captain. (1881)

Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn. (1894)

The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States. (1912)

Canberra Day: The future capital of Australia is officially named Canberra. (Melbourne remains temporary capital until 1927 while the new capital is still under construction.) (1913)

Moscow becomes the capital of Russia again after Saint Petersburg held this status for 215 years. (1918)

In California, the St. Francis Dam fails; the resulting floods kill over 600 people. (1928)

Mahatma Gandhi leads a 200-mile march, known as the Salt March, to the sea in defiance of British opposition, to protest the British monopoly on salt (1930)

Great Depression: Franklin D. Roosevelt addresses the nation for the first time as President of the United States. This is also the first of his "fireside chats". (1933)

Anschluss: German troops occupy Austria. (1938)

Winter War: Finland signs the Moscow Peace Treaty with the Soviet Union, ceding almost all of Finnish Karelia. Finnish troops and the remaining population are immediately evacuated. (1940)

The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism. (1947)

The Llandow air disaster occurs near Sigingstone, Wales, in which 80 people die when their aircraft crashed, making it the world's deadliest air disaster at the time. (1950)

Several bombs explode in Bombay (Mumbai), India, killing about 300 and injuring hundreds more. (1993)

North Korea nuclear weapons program: North Korea says that it plans to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and refuses to allow inspectors access to its nuclear sites. (1993)

The Blizzard of 1993 – Snow begins to fall across the eastern portion of the US with tornadoes, thunder snow storms, high winds and record low temperatures. The storm lasts for 30 hours. (1993)

The Church of England ordains its first female priests. (1994)

The President of South Korea, Roh Moo-hyun, is impeached by its National Assembly: the first such impeachment in the nation's history. (2004)

Financier Bernard Madoff pleads guilty in New York to scamming $18 billion, the largest in Wall Street history. (2009)

A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake. (2011)
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