Friday, March 1, 2013

On This Day in History: March 1

This is going to be a new blog series from the ladies at the Library. Join us as we celebrate things like World Compliment Day, or National Peanut Lovers Day. Help us draw attention to important events, such as today's event, National Horse Protection Day.

On this day in history, March 1, 2011, National Horse Protection Day was founded by Colleen Paige, Editor-in-Chief of Pet Home Magazine, author of "The Good Behavior Book for Dogs".

Colleen Paige is an animal lover and animal rights activist. Learn more about her here:

We love horses! Check out some of the items we have in the library about these magnificent creatures!
"Brigadier: Gentle Hero", by Judy Andrekson

"Chosen by a Horse: a Memoir", by Susan Richardson

"Dressage Masters: Techniques and Philosophies of Four Legendary Trainers, Klaus Balkenhol, Ernst Hoyos, Uwe Schulten-Baumer, George Theodorescu"

"The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation", by Elizabeth Letts

"Fosta: Marathon Master", by Judy Andrekson
The Complete First Season of Heartland, produced by Dynamo Films
"Miskeen: the Dancing Horse", by Judy Andrekson
"Raja: Story of a Racehorse", by Anne Hambleton
"Secretariat", by William Nack
"Secretariat's Meadow: the Land, the Family, the Legend", by Kate Chenery Tweedy

"Spotter's Guide to Horses and Ponies", by Joanna Spector

You can find these books and more at the Sylvan Lake Library! Come down and check them out!

Other notable events on this day are: Employee Appreciation Day, Peace Corps Day, and Plan a Solo Vacation Day!

Some historical events on March 1st include:

- The first US edition of Sherlock Holmes: a Study in Scarlet was published in 1890.
- Albert Barry made the first parachute jump from an airplane in 1912
- The Canadian Women's Army Corps was founded as part of the Canadian Forces in 1943
- Venus 3 (crash) landed on Venus, the first ever man-made instrument to touch down on Venus, in 1966
- End of commercial whale hunting in the United States in 1970

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

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