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March 20, 2018    Vernal Equinox  春分の日 Letter 38 | レター38  (Spring Begins, First Day of Spring)  "Vernal equinox lands on March 21, March 20, or March 19?"

April 17, 2018    Tax Day
Tax day 2018 is two days later than usual - Business Insider

April 1st: April Fools Day(エイプリルフールズデー) Letter 43 | レター  43

Happy Easter    April 1, 2018  Easter Photos

March 25, 2018 (Palm Sunday) - April 1, 2018 (Easter)  Holy Week (The week before Easter): Palm Sunday (パーム -- シュロの葉 --日曜日), Holy Thursday (or Maundy Thursday): (Living Last Supper 最後の晩餐再現、The Last Supper Ice Sculpture 彫刻、The Last Supper in Chocolate チョコレート), Good Friday, and Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday Letter | レター  51, 61, 71, 76, 112, 114, 118, 119, 187, 191  Easter Photos 

Passover Begins at Sundown   Friday, March 30, 2018 

14145 180331    born March 31, 1895    Vardis Fisher    
Western novelist Vardis Fisher born - Mar 31, 1895 -
Vardis Fisher - Wikipedia 
March 31, 1895 – July 9, 1968, a writer best known for his popular historical novels of the Old West.
Vardis Fisher - IMDb
Jeremiah Johnson (1972) - IMDb  novel "Mountain Man"

Jeremiah Johnson (1-7) Movie CLIP - Sure That You Can Skin Grizz (1972) HD - YouTube  1 > 7

14144 180331     born March 31, 1685    Johann Sebastian Bach 
Johann Sebastian Bach
The Best of Bach - YouTube
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Best Version Ever) - YouTube
J.S. Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565 -- Amy Turk, Harp - YouTube

Happy Birthday, by Beethoven Bach Mozart - Nicole Pesce on piano - YouTube
Variations on Happy Birthday - YouTube

14143 180330  QUIZ: Most Adults Can't Pass This Basic 2nd Grade Test. Can You?

14142 180330    Cherry Blossoms Part II    SAKURA – Cherry Blossom 2018 | JAPAN ATTRACTIONS
Cherry Blossoms in Japan 2018 Forecast - YouTube

日本三大桜名所 ( 吉野山 - 高遠城址 - 弘前公園 ) [HD] - YouTube  Japan's 3 Most Famous Cherry Blossom Spots
日本の城と桜 Japanese Castles and Cherry blossoms - YouTube
富士山 Mt. Fuji in UNESCO World Heritage 世界遺産登録の春の富士山と桜(sakura)、忍野村と西湖いやしの里根場 日本の桜 花の名所案内 - YouTube  Mt. Fuji and Cherry Blossoms

Info from Explore Japan Info

14141 180330     died March 30, 1986    James Cagney
born July 17, 1899

James Cagney - Film Actor, Actor - Biography
James Cagney - Wikipedia 
July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986, an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances.
James Cagney - IMDb
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) - IMDb
James Cagney shows us how to dance down stairs - YouTube
Great Dance Routine James Cagney and Bob Hope - YouTube
James Cagney - 'Yankee Doodle' Medley - YouTube
New York

14140 180329  'It's getting exponentially worse': Fentanyl behind latest spike in opioid overdose deaths - Chicago Tribune
Opioid Overdose | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center
Opioid - Wikipedia
Fentanyl - Wikipedia

MN has life-saving opioid addiction treatments, but not all can access Pioneer Press
In Minnesotans’ opioid abuse, fentanyl is a new factor. A killing factor. – Twin Cities

14139 180329  Here's what happens when rural Africans eat an American diet for 2 weeks  Science Alert
Eat  |  Cancer

14138 180329  New dinosaur looks like odd mix of duck, croc, ostrich, swan  AP, 12/06/2017
Meet the 'Halszka,' a new dinosaur that mixes duck, croc, ostrich and swan - YouTube
A Duck-Like Dinosaur Is Among Oddest Fossils Yet Found | National Geographic - YouTube


14137 180329  Weekend Box Office Results for March 23-25, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) - IMDb  2  Black Panther (2018) - IMDb  3  I Can Only Imagine (2018) - IMDb  4 
Sherlock Gnomes (2018) - IMDb  5  Tomb Raider (2018) - IMDb

14136 180329     March 29, 1790    John Tyler  John Tyler
John Tyler is born - Mar 29, 1790 -
John Tyler -  10th President
John Tyler - Wikipedia  
March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862, the tenth President of the United States (1841–45). He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in April 1841. ...   
Presidents    John Tyler    #10

14135 180329  Congress authorizes survey of Cumberland Road - Mar 29, 1806 - - a proposed national road from Cumberland, Maryland, through the Appalachian Mountains to Wheeling, Virginia (then, and now West Virginia), on the Ohio River.
The National Road – First Highway in America – Legends of America
National Road - Wikipedia
Maryland  |  West Virginia

14134 180328     born March 28, 1708    Hannah Glasse   
Hannah Glasse’s 310th Birthday  Google Doodle
Hannah Glasse - Wikipedia  28 March 1708 – 1 September 1770, an English cookery writer of the 18th century. She is remembered mainly for her bestselling cookbook The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy, first published in 1747.

14133 180328  Funeral held for the man behind the guillotine - Mar 28, 1814 -
Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin - Wikipedia 
28 May 1738 – 26 March 1814) was a French physician, politician and freemason who proposed on 10 October 1789 the use of a device to carry out death penalties in France, as a less painful method of execution. Although he really did not invent the guillotine, and in fact opposed the death penalty, his name became an eponym for it. The actual inventor of the prototype was a man named Antoine Louis.
Guillotine - Wikipedia

14132 180328    died March 28, 1987    Maria von Trapp
Maria von Trapp teaches Julie Andrews to Yodel - YouTube
A Família Von Trapp - Harmonia e Discórdia (Tradução) - YouTube
Maria von Trapp - -  
Maria von Trapp - Wikipedia 
DHS, 26 January 1905 – 28 March 1987, also known as Baroness von Trapp, the stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. She wrote The Story of the Trapp Family Singers which was published in 1949. The story served as the inspiration for the 1956 West German film The Trapp Family, which in turn inspired the Broadway musical The Sound of Music (1959) and the 1965 film of the same name.
The Von Trapp Children - Amazing Grace - YouTube
《The Sound of Music》-Mary Martin & The Children - YouTube

Mary Martin Sound of Music (1960) - YouTube
The Sound of Music Opening Scene from The Sound of Music - YouTube  Julie Andrews

Music  |  Musical

14131 180327    Cherry Blossoms Part I    SAKURA – Cherry Blossom 2018 | JAPAN ATTRACTIONS
Cherry Blossoms in Japan 2018 Forecast - YouTube
KYOTO JAPAN 京都観光の桜・満開の枝垂桜の名所 Weeping cherry trees spots in Kyoto 半木の道 平安神宮 京都府立植物園 原谷苑 櫻花 樱花 벚꽃 日本の桜 - YouTube
[4K]KYOTO JAPAN 京都の桜 花見の名所 CHERRY BLOSSOM in KYOTO 平安神宮,京都府立植物園,原谷苑,清水寺,嵐山,京都観光 京都夜桜 日本の桜 Japan Trip - YouTube
Japan Vlog - Sakura in Osaka & Kyoto (桜・花見) - YouTube
Moments in Kyoto - Sakura Real Beauty Cherry Blossoms Kyoto Japan 京都の桜 着物美人と夜桜 京都観光 - YouTube
Tokyo's Best Cherry Blossom Spot Meguro River 初めての目黒川花見 - YouTube
Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo - Ueno Park - YouTube
TOKYO JAPAN Cherry Blossoms in Tokyo 東京の千鳥ヶ淵の桜(sakura) 日本の桜 東京観光 ディスカバーニッポン 花見 - YouTube
Info from Explore Japan Info

14130 180327  Japanese cherry trees planted along the Potomac - Mar 27, 1912 -
Presidents     William Howard Taft    #27     Helen Taft - First Ladies -
Washington, D.C.
14129 180327  FDA approves Viagra - Mar 27, 1998 -
Sildenafil - Wikipedia 
Sildenafil, sold as the brand name Viagra among others, is a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
Pfizer - Wikipedia

14128 180327  Jackson appoints John Eaton as secretary of war and starts scandal - Mar 27, 1829 -  
Petticoat affair - Wikipedia 
Floride Calhoun, wife of Vice President John C. Calhoun,
Presidents    Andrew Jackson    #7

14127 180327  Couple Married For 66 Years Chose To Die On The Same Day By Legal Suicide | Prevention
Oregon Health Authority : Death with Dignity Act : Death with Dignity Act : State of Oregon

Death with Dignity Acts - States That Allow Assisted Death - Death With Dignity

14126 180327  50 Easy Habits That Help You Live Longer, According to Science | Reader's Digest
14125 180326  The 15 Wealthiest First Ladies of the United States  CheatSheet
Presidents/First Ladies

14124 180326  The steamboat Yellowstone heads for Montana - Mar 26, 1832 -
Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site - Wikipedia
John Jacob Astor - Wikipedia  July 17, 1763 – March 29, 1848, born Johann Jakob Astor, a German–American businessman, merchant, real estate mogul and investor who mainly made his fortune in fur trade and by investing in real estate in or around New York City.

Montana  |  North Dakota

14123 180326    born March 26, 1950    Alan Silvestri 
Back to the Future with composer Alan Silvestri conducting in Vienna! - YouTube
Alan Silvestri - Greatest Hits - YouTube
Alan Silvestri - Wikipedia 
born March 26, 1950, an American composer and conductor known for his film and television scores.
New York, New York


14122 180325  March Madness 2018 dates and schedule  Final Four March 31, 2018
Michigan, Big Ten

Sports  2018

14121 180325  U.S. Customs seizes Howl - Mar 25, 1955 -
Howl (2010) - IMDb
Allen Ginsberg - Wikipedia  June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997, an American poet, philosopher, and writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation during the 1950s and the counterculture that soon followed.
Howl - Wikipedia

Howl by Allen Ginsberg | Poetry Foundation
Allen Ginsberg reads Howl, (Big Table Chicago Reading, 1959) - YouTube

14120 180325     born March 25, 1947    Elton John
Top 10 Elton John Songs - YouTube
Elton John Biography - Life and Career (REDUX) - YouTube
Elton John - Topic - YouTube
Elton John - YouTube
Elton John - Wikipedia  Sir Elton Hercules John CBE, born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947, an English singer, pianist, and composer. He has worked with lyricist Bernie Taupin as his songwriting partner since 1967;
Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight (From The Lion King-Official Video) - YouTube
The Lion King - Can You Feel The Love Tonight - YouTube
Elton John - Circle of Life (From The Lion King-Official Video) - YouTube
The Lion King - Circle of Life - YouTube

"Migratory Birds begin to arrive in Minnesota."
14119 180324  Nature Notes on
Craig’s Walk at Bass Ponds, March 24, 2018, 8-10 am, Cloudy, 28 degrees F, It’s a little windy so that we felt cold.
Red-winged Blackbird (calls), Merganser (Common and hooded), Trumpeter Swan, Wood Duck, Coot, Kingfisher (male), Robin, Eagle (Young and Adults), Mallard, Canada Goose, Rudy Duck, Tree Swallow, Woodpecker (Downy,  Hairy, and Red-bellied), Northern Cardinal, Chickadee (spring calls), Brown Creeper, Gull (Ring-billed and Herring), Bufflehead, Goldeneye, Northern Harrier (male), Northern Shrike,
A Beaver swimming in a pond,  Muskrat lodges
an old Hornet nest

"Craig, thank you so much for the great walk."
Nature Notes  2018

Birds  |  MN Valley NWR 

14118 180324  Lafayette restaurants: not all to-go orders need tips  Journal & Courier

14117 180324  Earth Hour     March 24, 2018
Earth Hour - Wikipedia
Earth Hour - Bing Images

14116 180324  Queen Elizabeth I dies - Mar 24, 1603 -
Elizabeth I of England - Wikipedia 
7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603, Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the last monarch of the House of Tudor.

14115 180324  Parliament passes the Quartering Act - Mar 24, 1765 -

14114 180323  German paleontologists unveil largest flying dinosaur ever found  MSN

14113 180323  March For Our Lives - March 24, 2018
March For Our Lives - Wikipedia
Tens of thousands expected to participate in March for Our Lives  NBC News

14112 180323  Jackie Kennedy receives horse from governor of Pakistan - Mar 23, 1962 -
Presidents     John F. Kennedy    #35   

14111 180323  Thomas Harris delivers Hannibal manuscript - Mar 23, 1999 -
Hannibal (2001) Official Trailer - Anthony Hopkins Movie HD - YouTube
Hannibal (2001) - IMDb
Thomas Harris - Wikipedia  born April 11, 1940, an American writer, best known for a series of suspense novels about his most famous character,
Hannibal Lecter. All of his works have been made into films, the most notable being The Silence of the Lambs,

Hannibal (1-10) Movie CLIP - Meeting Mason Verger (2001) HD - YouTube
Thomas Harris - IMDb

14110 180322     born March 22, 1948    Andrew Lloyd Webber  Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Topic - YouTube
Andrew Lloyd Webber - IMDb
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Wikipedia  born 22 March 1948, an English composer and impresario of musical theatre.
Several of his musicals have run for more than a decade both in the
West End and on Broadway. He has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. Several of his songs have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals, notably "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar, "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina" and "You Must Love Me" from Evita, "Any Dream Will Do" from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and "Memory" from Cats. ...

14109 180322  The origins of the Hummer - Mar 22, 1983 -
Humvee > Hummer
Humvee Hummer Gulf War - YouTube
Desert Storm Ceasefire - YouTube
This is why the U.S. Army replacing Humvee - YouTube

14108 180321  Rotating Moon from LRO  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  March 18, 2018

14107 180321  Facebook tracks a scary number of details about you — here's how to find out everything it knows  MSN

14106 180321  8 Signs of Disease That Are Written All Over Your Face  MSN

14105 180321  Another plot to kill Hitler foiled - Mar 21, 1943 -
Top 10 Assassination Attempt On Adolf Hitler - YouTube

14104 180321  The Moondog Coronation Ball is history’s first rock concert - Mar 21, 1952 -
Moondog Coronation Ball - Wikipedia 
Cleveland Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on March 21, 1952.
Alan Freed - Wikipedia 
December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965, an American disc jockey. He became internationally known for promoting the mix of blues, country, rhythm and blues music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of rock and roll.
Origins of rock and roll - Wikipedia
The History & Impact Of The Moondog Coronation Ball - Music School - YouTube
Moondog Alan Freed Part 1-3 - YouTube


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