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Celebrate for a Better World

March 1

Energy Day

International Land Mine treaty took effect, 1999

Peace Corps founded, 1961

Yitzhak Rabin born in 1922, Palestine

Harry Belafonte born in New York, 1927

March 2

Mikhail Gorbechev born in Russia, 1931

Tony Bonilla born in Texas, 1936

March 3 National Holiday of Bulgaria, Morocco
March 4

The first U.S. Congress met in New York City and declared the new Constitution of the United States in effect, 1789.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his "New Deal" in his inauguration speech, 1933.

March 5 Rosa Luxemburg born in Russian Poland, 1871
March 6 National Holiday of Ghana

First world Social Summit gathered 117 world leaders in Copenhagen 1995
March 7

Rachel Weisz born in England, 1971

Signing of Ozone Protection Treaty, Montreal 1989

March 8 * International Women's Day
March 9

Hans Meier born in Zürich, Switzerland, 1902

First UN resolution against anti-Semitism, Human Rights Commission, Geneva 1994

March 10

Conscience objection to war declared a human right by the United Nations General Assembly, 1987

Lillian D. Wald born in Ohio, 1867

Asghar Ali Engineer born in India, 1939

March 11

Benamin Ferencz born 1920, in Transylvania

Robert Muller (University for Peace), author of '5000 Ideas for a Better World,' born 1923, in Belgium

Ralph David Abernathy born in Alabama, 1926

March 12

National Holiday of Mauritius

Andrew Young born in Louisiana, 1932

March 13

Dana Delany born in New York, 1956

Former USSR President Gorbachev formed International Green Cross to protect the environment, 1990

March 14

Albert Einstein was born in Germany, 1879

World Conference on Water, Mar del Plata, Argentina 1977

March 15

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born in New York, 1933

SuAnne Big Crow was born in South Dakota, 1974

 Germany regained independence from occupying powers, 1991

March 16

Freedom of Information Day (in honor of birth of James Madison, chief author of the Bill of Rights)

James Madison born in Virginia, 1751

Bipartisan resolution by US Congress for creation of the United Nations 1943

March 17

Bayard Rustin born in Pennsylvania, 1912

Cynthia McKinney born in Georgia, 1955

Dana Reeve born in New Jersey, 1961

March 18

Rudolf Diesel born in France, 1858

Frederik Willem de Klerk born in South Africa, 1936

Ben Cohen born in New York, 1951

March 19

Edith Nourse Rogers born in Maine, 1881

Bangladesh and India signed a friendship treaty, 1972.

March 20

Earth Day (*Original Earth Day celebrated on Spring Equinox)

Alfonso García Robles born in Mexico, 1911

El Hassan bin Talal born in Jordan, 1947

National Holiday of Tunisia

March 21

* International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

* World Poetry Day

Selma Civil Rights March led by Dr. Martin Luther King, 1965

National Holiday of Namibia

March 22

* World Day for Water

John McConnell born in Iowa, 1915

Equal Rights Amendment sent to states for ratification, 1972

March 23

* World Meteorological Day

Ludwig Quidde born in Germany, 1858

Ibrahim Abouleish born in Egypt, 1937

National Holiday of Pakistan

'War Resisters International' founded, Biltoven, Netherlands, 1921

March 24

* World Tuberculosis Day

* International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

Wilhelm Reich born in Galicia, Austria-Hungary, 1897

Dorothy Height born in Virginia, 1912

David Suzuki born in Canada, 1936

Blacks given the right to vote in Canada, 1837 

International Trade Organization (ITO) founded, 1948

March 25

* International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

* International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

Norman Borlaug born in Iowa, 1914

John Fetzer born in Michigan, 1901

Gloria Steinem born in Ohio, 1934

Sarah Jessica Parker born in Ohio, 1965

Slave trade abolished by England, 1807

John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent their honeymoon in a Bed-In for Peace, 1969

National Holiday of Greece

March 26

National Holiday of Bangladesh

Edward Bellamy born in Massachusetts, 1850

Hal Crowther born in Nova Scotia, 1945

Biological Weapons Convention entered into force 1975

Camp David peace treaty signed by Israeli Prime Minister Begin and Egyptian President Sadat ending 30 years of war, 1979

March 27

'Good Friday' Agreement for peace in Northern Ireland: David Trimble and John Hume won Nobel Peace Prize. Negotiations led by former USA Senator, George Mitchell, 1998

Eisaku Sato born in Japan, 1901

Sulak Sivaraksa born in Thailand, 1933

March 28

Aristide Briand born in France, 1862

Lester Brown born in New Jersey, 1934

World Climate Summit. 116 nations followed up Rio 'Agenda 21' promises 1995

March 29

New York passed a law to abolish slavery in the state, 1799

"Ebony and Ivory" was released by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, 1982

Factions in Guatemala agree to United Nations mediation, 1994

March 30

Clifford W. Beers born in Connecticut, 1876 

Klaus Schwab born in Germany, 1938 

The signing of the Treaty of Paris ended the Crimean War, 1856

March 31

Cesar Chavez born in Arizona, 1927

Marge Piercy born in Michigan, 1936

Al Gore born in Washington DC, 1948

Ewan McGregor born in Scotland, 1971

Amnesty International, NGO for Human Rights, founded by Peter Benenson, London 1961

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