March 20, 2011: Spring has Sprung!

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 20, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems.  ~Rainer Maria Rilke

★~March 20th: Spring has Sprung. Today we celebrate Spring and Mother Earth.

★~ Today in History:

♥~1967 – Fashion model, Twiggy, arrived in the United States for a one-week stay. She quickly became the most sought-after subject of photographers due to her terrifically skinny-yet-wholesome good looks and the shortest dresses ever seen (to that time).

♥~1969 – Beatle John Lennon married Yoko Ono at the Rock of Gibraltar on this day. Lennon called the location, “quiet, friendly and British.” He was the second Beatle to marry in eight days. Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were wed a week earlier.

♥~1980 – After 303 weeks on the Billboard album chart, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon became the longest-charting rock album of all time. It stayed on the chart for over eight more years, finally dropping off after 741 weeks.

♥~ 1999 – Psychiatrist Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland and hot-air balloon instructor Brian Jones of Britain became the first aviators to fly a hot-air balloon around the world nonstop.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1922Carl Reiner writer: The Man with Two Brains; actor: The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World; director: Fatal Instinct, The Jerk, Oh! God; comedian: Your Show of Shows; Rob Reiner’s dad

♥~ 1928 – Fred Rogers TV host: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood; died Feb 27, 2003

♥~ 1948 Bobby Orr Hockey Hall of Famer: NHL: Boston Bruins [Hart Memorial Trophy winner: 1970, 1971, 1972], Chicago Blackhawks

♥~ 1950 William Hurt actor: Broadcast News, The Accidental Tourist, Altered States, The Big Chill, Trial by Jury, Children of a Lesser God

♥~ 1957 – Spike Lee director: She’s Gotta Have It, Do the Right Thing, Mo’ Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, Crooklyn, Clockers

♥~ 1958 – Holly Hunter Academy Award-winning actress: The Piano [1993]; Broadcast News, The Firm, Raising Arizona

♥~ 1964- Chart topper I Want to Hold Your Hand (facts) The Beatles

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ On Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 7:21 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the March Equinox (also known as the Spring Equinox or Vernal Equinox) occurs. On March 20, most consider that spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere and fall or autumn begins in the Southern Hemisphere.

♥~ If you were standing on the equator during either the vernal or autumnal equinox, you would see the sun pass directly overhead, the only two times in the year when that is true.

♥~ The two equinoxes are also the only times during the year when the sun rises due east and sets due west.

♥~ In spring, the Earth’s axis is tilted toward the sun, increasing the number of daylight hours and bringing warmer weather that causes plants to bring forth new growth.

♥~ There is a persistent myth that at the vernal equinox, and only at the vernal equinox, can you stand a raw egg on its end. There is an equally persistent rebuttal that says it’s not possible at any time to balance a raw egg on its end. It is your challenge to see if which is true….or perhaps its possible to stand an egg on its end any time of the year-you just won’t know until you try.

We did it!

Spring Time/Easter Basket present for a special child in your life: The Root Children by Sibylle von Olfers is a timeless story with stunning illustrations that tells the story of the seasons. It might be the perfect springtime present for a special child in your life.

7 thoughts on “March 20, 2011: Spring has Sprung!

  1. I have to try the egg thing when I get home, Katybeth!

    “Children of a Lesser God” was filmed in Saint John, New Brunswick near where I live.

    Love Carl Reiner…


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