Saturday, March 30, 2013

March 30 - Grass is Aways Browner on the Other Side of the Fence

Today we celebrate, "Grass is Aways Browner on the Other Side of the Fence": This holiday was created to honour those who never left their "old" life just because they thought the grass might be greener on the other side. It was created to inspire people to see the positives in their lives, rather than be envious of what others have.

While wanting more, dreaming big, and imagining what might be are not bad things, sometimes it's good to stop and take a moment to appreciate what you have.

Which side of the fence do you live on?

Today is also Doctor's Day, and Pencil Day!

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

- The first recorded perihelion passage of Halley's comet occurred in 240 BC
- The Labrador Act gave Labrador to Newfoundland in 1809
- The Bank of Nova Scotia was incorporated in 1832
- Ether was used as as anaesthetic for the first time by Dr. Crawford Long in 1842
- Russia signed the Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War in 1856
- Hyman L. Lipman patented the "pencil with attached eraser" in 1858
- 200 Cree laid siege to the fort at Battleford, NWT in 1885
- Gandhi announced his resistance against the Rowlatt Act in 1919
- The Victoria Cougars became the last non-NHL team to win the Stanley Cup in 1925, beating the Montreal Canadiens by 3 games to 1.
- The first subway line in Canada (Yonge Street Subway) was opened by the Toronto Transit Commission in 1954
- Celine Dion, well-known Canadian singer, was born in 1968
- Bertha Wilson became Canada's first female Supreme Court Justice in 1983; appointed on March 4th, sword in on March 30th
- Marcos Pontes became the first Brazilian astronaut in space in 2006
- Mastercard and Visa announced a massive breach in security in 2012; over ten million compromised credit card numbers. Also in 2012, American Mega Millions lottery hit a world record amount of $640 million.

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

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