International Earth Day / International Ravioli Day

International Earth Day

March 20

Earth Day was a unified response to an environment in crisis — oil spills, smog, rivers so polluted they literally caught fire. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans (10% of the U.S. population at the time) took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event. To find out what you can do to participate, go to

International Ravioli Day

March 20

The first mention of ravioli was in the 14th century. The word ravioli is from an old Italian word riavvolgere (“to wrap”). Canned ravioli was pioneered by Chef Boyardee in the 1930’s. Ravioli should be filled with greens, or greens and cheese, since it originally comes from Liguria, where the diet was mainly vegetarian. The Guinness World Records’ record for the longest ravioli measures 96 ft. 1 inch and was achieved by Amway Russia in St. Petersburg, Russia, in August of 2013.

Today’s Birthdays of Note….

Fred Rogers – Actor – Mr. Rogers – passed at age 74 – born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

Spike Lee – Director & Actor – 62 – born in Atlanta, Georgia


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