Thursday, March 14, 2013

March 14 - Pi Day!

Today is March 14th ... or 3.14! It's Pi Day! How did you celebrate! Shannan the Librarian made a pie for us ladies!

If you're a math lover, check out some of these books:
"Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: a Math Adventure", by Cindy Neuschwander

"Why Pi? How Math Applies to Everyday Life", by Johnny Ball
"The Best of Times", by Greg Tang
"Fractions and Decimals", by Lucille Caron

Today is also International Ask a Question Day, Potato Chip Day, and World Kidney Day.

Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history:

- The Cotton Gin was patented by Eli Whitney in 1794
- Albert Einstein was born in 1879
- The Calgary City Rugby Football Club formed in 1906
- MGM hosted the world's first online DVD event in 1999

Stay tuned for our next "On This Day in History"!

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