March is the month that brings joy in one's face for it is the beginning of the warm and gay, spring season, to some parts of the northern hemisphere, that is! But in the southern part of the globe, it is a month that brings the sweaty, dry, humid summer with it. Nevertheless, we have had some spectacular happenings during this month, let's take a peek at those, and also the basics about the month.
1. Named after...
March is named after Mars, the roman god of war & comes from the latin word Martius. It was considered as the first month of the year until 1752 when January was made the first month according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
2. Birthstone is...
People born in the month of March are lucky, in a way, they get to choose between 2 birthstones, aquamarine and bloodstone! Both these stones signify courage.
3. Yahoo became Inc.!
Although the search engine giant was founded in January 1994, by Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo! was first incorporated on March 2, 1995.
4. TIME magazine!
The first weekly news magazine in the States, TIME magazine, was first published in the year 1923, on March 3. It featured Speaker Joseph G. Cannon.on it's first ever cover!
5. Zodiac signs
- Pisces (February 19th - March 20th)
- Aries (March 21st - April 19th)
6. Saudi's oil industry unleashed
It was on March 4, 1938, that the Americans first struck oil in Saudi Arabia, through the Dammam oil well No. 7 in modern Dhahran. We all know what happened next!
7. Alexander Graham Bell's telephone worked!
It was on March 10, 1876, that the first ever telephone call was made by its inventor Alexander graham Bell. He said, "Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you." to his assistant Thomas Watson.
8. Coca Cola's debut!
It was on March 12, 1894, that for the first-time coca cola was bottled and sold in Vicksburg, Mississippi by a soda fountain operator, Joseph Biedenharn although, it was first invented by a pharmacist Dr. John Pemberton eight years earlier, and enjoyed throughout at soda fountains!
9. Uranus was discovered
On March 13, 1781, the 7th planet from the Sun, Uranus was discovered by German-born English astronomer William Herschel. when he observed it from his garden at Somerset, England!
10. Julius Caesar was killed
On the 15th of March, 44 BC, Gaius Julius Caesar was stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus and Gaius Cassius Longinus, along with 60 other co-conspirators, in the senate house of Rome.
11. Twitter emerges
The most popular micro-blogging site, used by everyone, right from politicians to well-known celebrities, Twitter was founded on March 21, 2006, by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams.
12. Alaska was bought from Russia!
The state of Alaska was bought from Russia for $7.2 million from the USA. The deal was signed between the Secretary of State William Seward and the Russian Minister to the US, Edouard de Stoeckl. So that's why it's so far away! Huh!
13. Interesting traits of March borns!
People who are born in this month are found to extremely compassionate and eager to serve other people. They are also considered to be intuitive, imaginative and drawn towards art! Also, Pisceans especially, are said to be great, great lovers!