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National Anthem Day🇺🇸

National Anthem day takes place annually on 3 March in the United States to commemorate the anniversary of the day on which the United States adopted the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key as their National Anthem.

The story behind “The Star Spangled Banner” concerns an Attorney named Francis Scott Key who was serving in the Georgetown Light Field Artillery during the War of 1812. In 1814 his negotiation skills as a lawyer were called upon to release Dr. William Beane who was a prisoner on the British naval ship, Tonnant. So Key traveled to Baltimore in the company of Colonel John Skinner to begin negotiations. Key and Skinner subsequently secured Beane’s release, however since the British navy had begun attacking Baltimore, the trio had to wait at sea to return to Georgetown.

The British navy eventually abandoned Baltimore and began to bombard Fort McHenry instead. This is built on a peninsula of the Patapsco River, and the city of Baltimore is just across the Northwest Branch. In 1814, the population of Baltimore was roughly 50,000 people, As the 190-pound shells began to shake the fort, a thunderstorm occurred. There were reports of the explosions being felt as far away as Philadelphia. It was a long night of fear, worry and providing comfort to one another, Key was a religious man, who believed the war could have been avoided, For 25 hours the star-shaped fort manned by approximately 1,000 American soldiers endured over 1,500 cannon shots. The Fort answered with their own with almost no effect.

Finally on September 14th, Major George Armistead’s troops managed to stop the British landing party then ordered the oversized American flag raised in all its glory over Fort McHenry. This had been Sewn a few months previously by Mary Pickersgill and her daughter. As the conflict died down Key was greeted by the inspiring sight of his country’s flag fully unfurled and the fort standing firm.

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National Cold Cuts Day/I Want you to be Happy day

National Cold Cuts Day takes place annually on 3 March. A cold cut refers to the cold slices of meat you get from the delicatessen counter or the grocery story. It is also known as luncheon meat, deli meat, sandwich meat, sliced meats, smallgoods, or Colton. Cold meats include ham, Bologna, Pastrami, salami, prosciutto, pepperoni, spam, turkey, chicken, beef, pork, corned beef, cheese or braunschweiger. The taste of Cold meats varies from nation to nation and is altered by seasoning, curing, spices, smoking and time. Bologna is one of the most popular cold cuts in the United States . It is Named after the Italian city of the same name, and is similar to an Italian sausage called Mortadella.

National I Want You to be Happy Day is observed annually on March 3 by all people who want someone else to be happy on March 03, 2019. This day was created as a day to encourage people to do something to make others happy. This can be done with something simple like A flower, a silly joke, Buying somebody coffee, reminding a loved one how much you love them, encouraging a co-worker, visiting a lonely or unhappy person, or by giving someone a hug. Putting a smile on someone’s face tends to put one on ours, too.

National holidays and events happening 3 March

National Mulled Wine Day
Simplify-Your-Life Day
What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day
World Hearing Day
World Wildlife Day

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World Hearing Day

World Hearing Day is a campaign held each year by Office of Prevention of Blindness and Deafness of the World Health Organization (WHO). Activities take place across the globe and an event is hosted at the World Health Organization on March 3rd. The campaign’s objective is to share information and promote actions towards the prevention of hearing loss and improved hearing care. The first event was held in 2007. Before 2016 it was known as International Ear Care Day. Each year, the WHO selects a theme, develops educational materials, and makes these freely available in several languages. It also coordinates and reports on events around the globe.

The theme of the campaign for World Hearing Day 2019 is “Check your hearing”. Data from both developed and developing countries indicate that a significant part of the burden associated with hearing loss comes from unaddressed hearing difficulties. A study conducted in the United Kingdom indicate that only 20% of those who have a hearing problem seek treatment. A study performed in South Africa reported that individuals who experience hearing difficulties wait between 5 and 16 years to seek diagnosis and treatment. Part of the 2019 activities of the campaign is Wiki4WorldHearingDay2019. The purpose of this is to facilitate the contribution of hearing-related content into Wikipedia in several languages. Activities are reported in a Wikimedia dashboard.

A Meet-up took place with presentations by hearing researchers from the Hear in Cincinnati group, by hearing researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities and National Center for Environmental Health, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, by the Wikipedian-in-Residence from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Wikipedia Consultant for Cochrane. A recording can be viewed online.

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World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife day takes place annually on 3 March. The purpose of World Wildlife day is to educate people and raise awareness of the intrinsic value, importance and contributionof the world’s wild fauna and flora, towards ecological, health, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational, aesthetics and human well being

World Wildlife Day was first mooted On 20 December 2013, when, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, World Wildlife Day To mark the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. In its resolution, the General Assembly reaffirmed the intrinsic value of wildlife and its various contributions, including ecological, genetic, social, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, recreational and aesthetic, to sustainable development and human well-being.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, (CITES) also known as the Washington Convention) is a multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals. It was drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The convention was opened for signature in 1973 and CITES entered into force on 1 July 1975. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten the survival of the species in the wild, and it accords varying degrees of protection to more than 35,000 species of animals and plants. In order to ensure that the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was not violated, the Secretariat of GATT was consulted during the drafting process. As of 2015, Secretary-General of the CITES Secretariat is John E. Scanlon.

The General Assembly took note of the outcome of the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, held in Bangkok from 3 to 14 March 2013, in particular Resolution Conf. 16.1 designating 3 March as World Wildlife Day, in order to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora, and recognized the important role of CITES in ensuring that international trade does not threaten the survival of species. The General Assembly requested the CITES Secretariat, in collaboration with relevant organizations of the United Nations system, to facilitate the implementation of World Wildlife Day. Previous Themes for World Wildlife Day have included “Big cats – predators under threat”, “Listen to the young voices”, “The future of wildlife”, “The future of elephants”and “dealing with wildlife crime”.