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National Agriculture Day

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

National Agriculture Day

When : March 25, 2014 (date varies)

National Agriculture Day is a salute to American Agriculture and everyone who plays a role in it.

According to the Agricultural Day website, the purpose of National Agriculture Day is to "celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture".

Every year, producers, associations, universities and other groups recognize and celebrate the contributions of agriculture.

On this day:

Spend a little time to better understand agriculture.
Learn about how food is produced and distributed
Encourage people to enter agriculture as a career.
Eat well today. As you do, think about all that goes into bringing the food you eat to your table.
The date of this special day can vary. It is often, but not always on the first day of spring.

Origin of "National Agriculture Day":
On February 29, 2012, Agriculture secretary Thomas J. Vilsack proclaimed MArch 8, 2012 to be National Agriculture Day. While tis proclamation stated a specific date and year, we believe that the Agricultural Secretary has annually proclaimed this date to be National Agriculture Day.

This day is organised and promoted by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA).

This special day originated in 1973.

More Information: Agricultural Day website

This Day in History March 25th

Venice is founded at twelve o'clock noon, according to legend. (421)

Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leading to his death on April 6. (1199)

Robert the Bruce becomes King of Scotland. (1306)

The city of Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela. (1555)

Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to colonize Virginia. (1584)

The first settlers arrive in Maryland. (1634)

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christiaan Huygens. (1655)

The Slave Trade Act becomes law, abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire. (1807)

The Swansea and Mumbles Railway, then known as the Oystermouth Railway, becomes the first passenger carrying railway in the world. (1807)

Percy Bysshe Shelley is expelled from the University of Oxford for publishing the pamphlet The Necessity of Atheism. (1811)

American Civil War: In Virginia, Confederate forces temporarily capture Fort Stedman from the Union. (1865)

Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C. (1894)

In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers. (1911)

The Scottsboro Boys are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape. (1931)

The first successful tornado forecast predicts that a tornado will strike Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (1948)

The extensive deportation campaign known as March deportation is conducted in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to force collectivisation by way of terror. The Soviet authorities deport more than 92,000 people from the Baltics to remote areas of the Soviet Union. (1949)

United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" on the grounds of obscenity. (1957)

Civil rights activists led by Martin Luther King, Jr. successfully complete their 4-day 50-mile march from Selma to the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama. (1965)

During their honeymoon, John Lennon and Yoko Ono hold their first Bed-In for Peace at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel (until March 31). (1969)

The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. (1971)

The first fully functional space shuttle orbiter, Columbia, is delivered to the John F. Kennedy Space Center to be prepared for its first launch. (1979)

The Happy Land fire was an arson fire that kills 87 people trapped inside an illegal nightclub in the New York City borough of The Bronx. (1990)

WikiWikiWeb, the world's first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham. (1995)

An 81-day-long standoff between the anti-government group Montana Freemen and law enforcement near Jordan, Montana, begins. (1996)

The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy). (1996)

Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (2006)

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