There aren't a whole lot of things happening today according to Chase's Calendar of Events, so I thought I would give you the complete list and my comments.
CAMP FIRE USA BIRTHDAY WEEK. Mar 14-20. To celebrate the 95th anniversary of Camp Fire USA (founded in 1910 as Camp Fire Girls). ...www.campfireusa.org
I was a Bluebird. I'm not sure if I went much further with Camp Fire. We moved a lot and some places I was Camp Fire and some places I was Girl Scouts. I enjoyed it. I liked getting badges. I've always been big on external validation. I know it's a flaw. Big deal; I have worse.
CARAY, HARRY: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. March 14, 1914. Born Harry Christopher Carabini at St. Louis, MO (some sources say March 1, 1920). Caray began his baseball broadcasting career with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1945... He became a legend at Wrigley Field [Chicago] with his seventh inning stretch "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" and his quirky phrase "Holy Cow." Died at Rancho Mirage, CA, Feb 18, 1998.
Holy Cow! Did Harry Caray make up holy cow? Now that deserves some delving into so I'm going to fire up my virtual Ferrari and hit the information superhighway in search of an answer.
Back already. Since the first time anyone seems to have remembered hearing this was in 1942, it is unlikely that Harry coined the phrase himself. Too bad.
EINSTEIN, ALBERT: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Mar 14, 1879. Theoretical physicist best known for his theory of relativity. Born at Ulm, Germany, he won the Nobel Prize in 1921. Died at Princeton, NJ, Apr 18, 1955.
Smart as the dickens but his family life was just as screwed up as everyone else's. I used to get some sort of satisfaction out of knowing this. I don't feel anything anymore about it; maybe when you grow up you don't feel vindication for your own shortcomings just because someone famous shares them.
INTERNATIONAL BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK. Mar 14-20. ....www.dana.org/brainweek.
I suppose this is held at this time of year because of Einstein's birthday. Looks boring as hell and risky, too. Remember in "Peanuts" when one of the characters became temporarily mute because he suddenly had an awareness of his tongue? You don't? Well, it happened. Sure he was a cartoon person, but you can't be too careful.
JONES, CASEY: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Mar 14, 1864. Railroad engineer and hero of ballad, whose real name was John Luther Jones. Born near Cayce, KY, he died in a railroad wreck near Vaughn MS, April 30, 1900.
A wreck, I might add, that he caused. Anyway, a hundred years later, many Joneses are still called "Casey." Funny that it wasn't his real name, either.
MARSHALL, THOMAS RILEY: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Mar 14, 1854. 28th vice president of the US (1913-21). Born at North Manchester, IN, he died at Washington, DC, June 1, 1925.
Back in the car to find out if this man was very much more interesting than he seems. I'm back. Yes. Sort of. He's the guy who said "What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar." It is not on his tombstone, however. Too bad.
I haven't finished the day's events There are more...maybe I will add them and maybe not...