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🗓️ On This Day - March 15th

March 15th has made its mark in history in so many ways! From a record breaking breath to icons of music and movies, a life-saving idea to a global movement, this day is surely one to remember. Whether or not it’s special in your own life or not, here are some fabulous reasons to mark March 15th on your calendar.

On this day

Give Blood

Blood saves lives!

In 1937, Dr. Bernard Fantus and his team established the first blood bank at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. The facility allowed for the collection, testing, and storage of donated blood, which could then be used for transfusions during medical procedures. This innovation led to the development of modern blood banking practices, which continue to save countless lives every year!

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Don’t hold your breath…!

Robert Foster set a world record on March 15th 1959 for holding his breath underwater, achieving a remarkable 13 minutes and 42.5 seconds. This record stood for an impressive 48 years until it was broken in 2007!

Jimi Hendrix

The world’s greatest guitarist?

On March 15th 1968, Jimi Hendrix received the rare accolade of the "most spectacular guitarist in the world" by LIFE magazine. Hendrix's innovative style of playing the electric guitar and his use of feedback, distortion, and other effects was groundbreaking.

The Godfather

A movie you can’t refuse!

"The Godfather," which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino, was released on March 15th, 1972. The film, based on the novel by Mario Puzo, won multiple Academy Awards and is considered one of the greatest movies ever made.

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A dot com first!

On this day in 1985, the first .com domain name was registered by Symbolic Inc, a computer company based in Massachusetts. The domain name was, marking the beginning of the commercial internet era. Today, there are millions of registered .com domains and they’re a firm part of our everyday lives!

Greta Thunberg

Kids take action!

In 2019, schoolchildren around the world organized climate change strikes inspired by the activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg. Thunberg had begun protesting outside the Swedish parliament in 2018 and her message quickly spread globally. The strikes drew attention to the urgent need for action on climate change, and helped spark a global movement for environmental activism. Thunberg was recognized as TIME Person of The Year as a result.

Special Days Falling on March 15th

Looking for something to celebrate on March 15th? Take a look at the following!
World Contact Day - March 15th

World Contact Day

​​World Contact Day is celebrated every year on March 15th, when people across the globe attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life and alien civilizations. Is the truth out there…?

World Consumer Rights Day - March 15th

World Consumer Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual event on March 15th to raise awareness about your needs as a consumer - and to demand the protection and respect of rights. The day gained inspiration from a special message sent by President John F Kennedy to Congress in 1962, and has been marked by the consumer movement since 1983.

National Shoe the World Day

National Shoe the World Day

Put your best foot forward, as today we raise awareness about the lack of proper footwear for millions of people around the world. Over 500 million people walk barefoot each day! The day was inspired by Donald Zsemonadi and the United Indigenous People in Fontana, California first launching in 2014.

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