This calendar of events represents typical school and legal holidays but is not the official calendar for Steve Luther Elementary School in the Cypress Elementary School District.

Please do not rely on this calendar for official school holidays, schedules or closures. Contact the school at 714-220-6918 or on their official website for further information.
March 1, 2015
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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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
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20
Spring Begins
March equinox
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25
Maryland Day
26
Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day
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Doctor's Day
31
Seward's Day
César Chávez Day
       


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Monday, March 2, 2015
 
Dr. Seuss born, 1904
On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham," is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother's maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books--including some for adults--that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Hooterville. 
 
Congress abolishes the African slave trade, 1807
The U.S. Congress passes an act to "prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States...from any foreign kingdom, place, or country." The first shipload of African captives to North America arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, in August 1619, but for most of the 17th century, European indentured servants were far more numerous in the North American British colonies than were African slaves. However, after 1680, the flow of indentured servants sharply declined, leading to an explosion in the African slave trade. By the middle of the 18th century, slavery could be found in all 13 colonies and was at the core of the Southern colonies' agricultural economy. By the time of the American Revolution, the English importers alone had brought some three million captive Africans to the Americas. 
 
Texas declares independence, 1836
On this day in 1861, Texas becomes the seventh state to secede from the Union when a state convention votes 166 to 8 in favor of the measure. The Texans who voted to leave the Union did so over the objections of their governor, Sam Houston. A staunch Unionist, Houston's election in 1859 as governor seemed to indicate that Texas did not share the rising secessionist sentiments of the other Southern states. 
 
Pioneer 10 launched to Jupiter, 1972
Pioneer 10, the world's first outer-planetary probe, is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on a mission to Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet. In December 1973, after successfully negotiating the asteroid belt and a distance of 620 million miles, Pioneer 10 reached Jupiter and sent back to Earth the first close-up images of the spectacular gas giant. In June 1983, the NASA spacecraft left the solar system and the next day radioed back the first scientific data on interstellar space. NASA officially ended the Pioneer 10 project on March 31, 1997, with the spacecraft having traveled a distance of some six billion miles. 
 
Kennedy proposes plan to end the war, 1967
Senator Robert Kennedy (D-New York) proposes a three-point plan to help end the war. The plan included suspension of the U.S. bombing of North Vietnam and the gradual withdrawal of U.S. and North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam with replacement by an international force. Secretary of State Dean Rusk rejected Kennedy's proposal because he believed that the North Vietnamese would never agree to withdraw their troops. 
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
 
Congress passes the Missouri Compromise, 1820
After months of bitter debate, Congress passes the Missouri Compromise, a bill that temporarily resolves the first serious political clash between slavery and antislavery interests in U.S. history. In February 1819, Representative James Tallmadge of New York introduced a bill that would admit Missouri into the Union as a state where slavery was prohibited. At the time, there were 11 free states and 10 slave states. Southern congressmen feared that the entrance of Missouri as a free state would upset the balance of power between North and South, as the North far outdistanced the South in population, and thus, U.S. representatives. Opponents to the bill also questioned the congressional precedent of prohibiting the expansion of slavery into a territory where slave status was favored. 
 
"The Star-Spangled Banner" becomes official, 1931
President Herbert Hoover signs a congressional act making "The Star-Spangled Banner" the official national anthem of the United States. On September 14, 1814, Francis Scott Key composed the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing the massive overnight British bombardment of Fort McHenry in Maryland during the War of 1812. Key, an American lawyer, watched the siege while under detainment on a British ship and penned the famous words after observing with awe that Fort McHenry's flag survived the 1,800-bomb assault. After circulating as a handbill, the patriotic lyrics were published in a Baltimore newspaper on September 20, 1814. Key's words were later set to the tune of "To Anacreon in Heaven," a popular English song. Throughout the 19th century, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was regarded as the national anthem by most branches of the U.S. armed forces and other groups, but it was not until 1916, and the signing of an executive order by President Woodrow Wilson, that it was formally designated as such. In March 1931, Congress passed an act confirming Wilson's presidential order, and on March 3 President Hoover signed it into law. 
 
First indoor game of ice hockey, 1875
On March 3, 1875, indoor ice hockey makes its public debut in Montreal, Quebec. After weeks of training at the Victoria Skating Rink with his friends, Montreal resident James Creighton advertised in the March 3 edition of the Montreal Gazette that "A game of hockey will be played in the Victoria Skating Rink this evening between two nines chosen from among the members." Prior to the move indoors, ice hockey was a casual outdoor game, with no set dimensions for the ice and no rules regarding the number of players per side. The Victoria Skating Rink was snug, so Creighton limited the teams to nine players each.