Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

On March 6, 1836 - The Battle of the Alamo took place.

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On March 6, 1899 - Bayer registered Aspirin as a trademark. Aspirin is considered by many to be the first wonder drug.

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 On March 7, 1897 - Dr. John Kellogg served the world's first cornflakes to his patients at a mental hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan.

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 On March 9, 1959 - Barbie debuted. Barbie's appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, which was based on a racy German comic strip character.

 

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On March 11, 1818 - Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by 21-year-old Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, was published. It is recognized as world's first science fiction novel.

 

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On March 11, 1918, the influenza epidemic of 1918 began in Fort Riley, Kansas. 20 million people world-wide died from the disease.

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On March 12, 1912 - The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) were founded in the United States. 

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 March’s birth flower is the daffodil or jonquil. The daffodil signifies regard or unrequited love. The jonquil means “I desire a return of affection.” 

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That's all for this Tuesday.

Have a great week.

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