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March 19th might seem like any other day on the calendar, but it's actually a day bustling with diverse holidays and celebrations. From commemorating the contributions of nurses to appreciating the joys of laughter, this day offers a moment to pause and recognize various aspects of our lives and societies.

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Interesting Facts of March 19th

  1. 1. March 19th is the Feast day of Saint Joseph, which is widely celebrated in Western Christianity in honor of Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary and legal father of Jesus Christ.
  2. 2. Gambling was legalized in Nevada, United States on March 19, 1931, leading to the eventual development of Las Vegas into the gambling capital of the world.
  3. 3. March 19th marks 'Earth Hour' in some years, where people around the globe turn off their non-essential lights for one hour to raise awareness about climate change.
  4. 4. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time in the United States on March 19th, 1918, an act which has significantly affected how Americans manage time and energy consumption.
  5. 5. On this day in 1953, the Academy Awards were televised for the first time. The ceremony took place at the RKO Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.