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Ημέρα μπύρας στην Ισλανδία image
1st March

Ημέρα μπύρας στην Ισλανδία

Σήμερα είναι η Εθνική Ημέρα Μπύρας για την Ισλανδία ωστόσο αποτελεί μια εξίσου σημαντική

Τα γενέθλια του Lou Reed image
2nd March

Τα γενέθλια του Lou Reed

Ο Lou Reed, ένας από τους σημαντικότερους θρύλους της ροκ, γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα το 1942 στο

Επέτειος για το περιοδικό Time image
3rd March

Επέτειος για το περιοδικό Time

Το μεγαλύτερο σε κυκλοφορία εβδομαδιαίο περιοδικό τυου κόσμου, το Time, δημιουργήθηκε

The US Constitution became law on this day image
4th March

The US Constitution became law on this day

The US Constitution is probably America's single most successful export. The first written constitution in world history, it provided a model for more

Γιορτάζει το Αψέντι! image
5th March

Γιορτάζει το Αψέντι!

Absinthe has long been the drink of choice for artists, poets, writers and painters so its being awarded a day is fitting.

Aspirin was discovered on this day image
6th March

Aspirin was discovered on this day

Headaches are, we're sad to say, an occupational hazard for the dedicated cocktail lover. So praise the lord for Felix Hoffmann, a genius pharmacist who

 Happy Birthday Corn Flakes! image
7th March

Happy Birthday Corn Flakes!

On this day in 1897, Doctor John Kellogg, a Seventh Day Adventist, served the world's first cornflakes to patients at his Michigan sanitarium, as part

International Women's Day image
8th March

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day, an excuse, if ever one was needed, to propose a toast to women around the world.

It's National Meatball Day image
9th March

It's National Meatball Day

IKEA is for many, more about its meatballs than flatpack furniture and the Swedish chain sells a staggering one billion meatballs every year. Perhaps it

Bell gave Watson a bell today image
10th March

Bell gave Watson a bell today

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made a phone call - the world's first. His imaginative words? Mr. Watson, come here! I want to see you.

Britain's first daily newspaper was published this day image
11th March

Britain's first daily newspaper was published this day

In 1702, in a room above Fleet Street's White Hart pub in London, Edward Mallet launched The Daily Courant, England's first regular daily newspaper.

The Internet's birthday image
12th March

The Internet's birthday

London-born computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee sent out a memo entitled WorldWide Web: Proposal for a HyperText Project on this day in 1989. In it, he

Riesling's Birthday image
13th March

Riesling's Birthday

Riesling, a grape variety that's maligned by some but celebrated by those in the know, celebrates its birthday today.

Albert Einstein's birthday image
14th March

Albert Einstein's birthday

The father of modern physics, Albert Einstein, was born in Ulm, Germany, to Jewish parents, on this day in 1879. And we'd imagine that the father of E=MC2

Espresso Martini Day image
15th March

Espresso Martini Day

Somebody somewhere (OK in America) has ordained March 15th Espresso Martini Day but we suspect this date was chosen due to its previous lack of notable

Tonight's the festival of Bacchanalia image
16th March

Tonight's the festival of Bacchanalia

Tonight is the night of Bacchanalia, one Roman festival that would be well worth reviving (if it weren't for the fact that the Romans themselves ended

Saint Patrick's Day image
17th March

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day is as good an excuse as any to drink Irish whisky and stout, dress in green, listen to Irish folk music and generally celebrate the

Fra Angelico died this day image
18th March

Fra Angelico died this day

The folk behind the hazelnut liqueur Frangelico claim that their secret recipe dates back to a hermit monk named Fra Angelico in 18th-century Piedmont,

The anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge opening image
19th March

The anniversary of Sydney Harbour Bridge opening

Sydney Harbour Bridge (fondly known as the Coathanger) opened for public use on this day in 1932. The opening ceremony didn't run quite as smoothly as

Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere image
20th March

Spring Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere

Spring is here! The daffodils are out, it's light when we leave the office and we're beginning to wean ourselves off hot-soup and onto summer salads.

World Planting Day image
21st March

World Planting Day

Yesterday brought the arrival of spring, so it's quite fitting that we should go green today as it's World Planting Day.

World Water Day image
22nd March

World Water Day

Water is the most abundant compound on the earth's surface, covering 70% of our planet. Yet almost a billion human beings live without access to clean

OK, it's your birthday image
23rd March

OK, it's your birthday

Indeed, today is OK's birthday. The initials O.K. were first published on 23rd March 23 1839 in The Boston Morning Post as an abbreviation for 'oll korrect,'

Cocktail Day image
24th March

Cocktail Day

Today has been pronounced National Cocktail Day in America, so by extension for the rest of us, it is simply Cocktail Day. It's worth remembering that

New Years - Take 2 image
25th March

New Years - Take 2

We're always sniffing about for an excuse for a party - so when we learned that 25 March was the original New Years, we thought we'd better celebrate all

It's Spinach Day image
26th March

It's Spinach Day

Popeye the Sailor Man has derived his superhero strength from eating spinach since 1932. He's onto something! The health benefits of spinach, whether fresh,

Quentin Tarantino's birthday image
27th March

Quentin Tarantino's birthday

The man who brought us Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, True Romance and the acclaimed Django Unchained is celebrating his birthday today.

It's Black Forest Gâteau Day image
28th March

It's Black Forest Gâteau Day

Established in America as National Black Forest Cake Day, as that's what this indulgent dessert is called in America. Whether Cake or Gâteau, this is

The anniversary of the first London Marathon image
29th March

The anniversary of the first London Marathon

According to legend, the original marathon was run in Ancient Greece, when a soldier named Pheidippides allegedly raced some 40-odd kilometres (25 miles)

America bought Alaska image
30th March

America bought Alaska

On the penultimate day of March, 1867, America bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, which works out at roughly five cents per hectare (two cents

Et Voilà! La Tour Eiffel! image
31st March

Et Voilà! La Tour Eiffel!

On this very day back in 1889, the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated (it was opened on 6 May). It was then the tallest building in the world ... until the Chrysler