This calendar of events represents typical school and legal holidays but is not the official calendar for Chaparral High School in the Snowline Joint Unified School District.

Please do not rely on this calendar for official school holidays, schedules or closures. Contact the school at 760-868-5400 or on their official website for further information.
March 1, 2015
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
Kennedy establishes Peace Corps, 1961
Yellowstone Park established, 1872
02
Dr. Seuss born, 1904
Congress abolishes the African slave trade, 1807
Texas declares independence, 1836
Pioneer 10 launched to Jupiter, 1972
Kennedy proposes plan to end the war, 1967
03
Congress passes the Missouri Compromise, 1820
"The Star-Spangled Banner" becomes official, 1931
First indoor game of ice hockey, 1875
04
FDR inaugurated, 1933
Lincoln sworn in for first presidential term, 1861
Government under the U.S. Constitution begins, 1789
Ernest Hemingway finishes The Old Man and the Sea, 1952
05
Hula-Hoop patented, 1963
Civilians and soldiers clash in the Boston Massacre, 1770
Churchill delivers Iron Curtain speech, 1946
06
Bayer patents aspirin, 1899
The Rosenberg trial begins, 1951
Michelangelo born, 1475
Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise, 1820
07
Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone, 1876
Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female director to win an Oscar, 2010
08
Daylight Saving Time Begins
International Womens Day
Mount Etna erupts, 1669
Egypt opens the Suez Canal, 1957
Ali battles Frazier for heavyweight championship, 1971
09
Pancho Villa raids U.S., 1916
Virginia Woolf delivers her first novel, The Voyage Out, 1913
10
Speech transmitted by telephone, 1876
11
Congress establishes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 1779
Frankenstein published, 1818
12
Gandhi leads civil disobedience, 1930
Jack Kerouac is born, 1922
The Dixie Chicks backlash begins, 2003
13
U.S. Army launches K-9 Corps, 1942
Confederacy approves black soldiers, 1865
William Hershel discovers Uranus, 1781
14
Albert Einstein born, 1879
Gorbachev elected president of the Soviet Union, 1990
The FBI debuts 10 Most Wanted, 1950
15
Julius Caesar is stabbed, 44 B.C.
Mar 15, 1767: Andrew Jackson born
16
Purim in United States
U.S. Military Academy established, 1802
The Scarlet Letter is published, 1850
Mar 16, 1751: James Madison is born
17
St. Patrick's Day
Evacuation Day
18
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20
Spring Begins
March equinox
21
22
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24
25
Maryland Day
26
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
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30
Doctor's Day
31
Seward's Day
César Chávez Day
       


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Thursday, March 5, 2015
 
Hula-Hoop patented, 1963
On this day in 1963, the Hula-Hoop, a hip-swiveling toy that became a huge fad across America when it was first marketed by Wham-O in 1958, is patented by the company's co-founder, Arthur "Spud" Melin. An estimated 25 million Hula-Hoops were sold in its first four months of production alone. 
 
Civilians and soldiers clash in the Boston Massacre, 1770
On the cold, snowy night of March 5, 1770, a mob of angry colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins tossing snowballs and rocks at the lone British soldier guarding the building. The protesters opposed the occupation of their city by British troops, who were sent to Boston in 1768 to enforce unpopular taxation measures passed by a British parliament without direct American representation. 
 
Churchill delivers Iron Curtain speech, 1946
In one of the most famous orations of the Cold War period, former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill condemns the Soviet Union's policies in Europe and declares, "From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent." Churchill's speech is considered one of the opening volleys announcing the beginning of the Cold War. 
Friday, March 6, 2015
 
Bayer patents aspirin, 1899
On this day in 1899, the Imperial Patent Office in Berlin registers Aspirin, the brand name for acetylsalicylic acid, on behalf of the German pharmaceutical company Friedrich Bayer & Co. Now the most common drug in household medicine cabinets, acetylsalicylic acid was originally made from a chemical found in the bark of willow trees. In its primitive form, the active ingredient, salicin, was used for centuries in folk medicine, beginning in ancient Greece when Hippocrates used it to relieve pain and fever. Known to doctors since the mid-19thcentury, it was used sparingly due to its unpleasant taste and tendency to damage the stomach. 
 
The Rosenberg trial begins, 1951
The trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg begins in New York Southern District federal court. Judge Irving R. Kaufman presides over the espionage prosecution of the couple accused of selling nuclear secrets to the Russians (treason could not be charged because the United States was not at war with the Soviet Union). The Rosenbergs, and co-defendant, Morton Sobell, were defended by the father and son team of Emanuel and Alexander Bloch. The prosecution includes the infamous Roy Cohn, best known for his association with Senator Joseph McCarthy. 
 
Michelangelo born, 1475
Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, is born in the small village of Caprese on March 6, 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist's apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he was taken under the wing of Lorenzo de' Medici, the ruler of the Florentine republic and a great patron of the arts. For two years beginning in 1490, he lived in the Medici palace, where he was a student of the sculptor Bertoldo di Giovanni and studied the Medici art collection, which included ancient Roman statuary. 
 
Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise, 1820
On this day in 1820, President James Monroe signs the Missouri Compromise, also known as the Compromise Bill of 1820, into law. The bill attempted to equalize the number of slave-holding states and free states in the country, allowing Missouri into the Union as a slave state while Maine joined as a free state. Additionally, portions of the Louisiana Purchase territory north of the 36-degrees-30-minutes latitude line were prohibited from engaging in slavery by the bill.  
Saturday, March 7, 2015
 
Alexander Graham Bell patents the telephone, 1876
On this day in 1876, 29-year-old Alexander Graham Bell receives a patent for his revolutionary new invention--the telephone. The Scottish-born Bell worked in London with his father, Melville Bell, who developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach speaking to the deaf. In the 1870s, the Bells moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where the younger Bell found work as a teacher at the Pemberton Avenue School for the Deaf. He later married one of his students, Mabel Hubbard.  
 
Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first female director to win an Oscar, 2010
On this day in 2010, Kathryn Bigelow becomes the first woman to win an Academy Award for best director, for her movie “The Hurt Locker,” about an American bomb squad that disables explosives in Iraq in 2004. Prior to Bigelow, only three women had been nominated for a best director Oscar: Lina Wertmueller for 1975's “Seven Beauties,” Jane Campion for 1993's “The Piano” and Sofia Coppola for 2003's “Lost in Translation.”