As we head into the month of March, I thought you might be interested in just a few significant March moments*:

  • The Star Spangled Banner became the National Anthem (1931)
  • Silly Putty was invented (1950)
  • Alexander Graham Bell patented the Telephone (1876)
  • Monopoly board game was invented (1933)
  • The U.S. government issued paper money for the first time (1862)
  • Girl Scouts were founded (1912)
  • Baseball great Joe Dimaggio agreed to a new contract with the NY Yankees, and got a $6,250 raise. My, how times have changed! (1942)
  • The rubber band was invented (1845)
  • Congress approved Daylight Savings Time (1918)
  • The infamous Alcatraz prison was closed (1963)
  • Nathaniel Briggs patented the washing machine (1797)
  • Jeopardy debuted on television (1964)
  • The 15th amendment went into effect, giving black men the right to vote (1870)
  • Coca Cola was invented (1886)

Question for you: Can you remember any memorable March moments from your own life?

*Taken from

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