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March 10th - Featuring Harriet Tubman Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies

Image: Harriet Tubman, with rescued slaves, New York Times. Source: Kate Clifford Larson

Harriet Tubman (c. 1820 – March 10, 1913), far left, with family and neighbors, circa 1887, at her home in Auburn, NY. Left to right: Harriet Tubman; Gertie Davis {Watson} (adopted daughter born 1874) behind Tubman; Nelson Davis (husband and 8th USCT veteran); Lee Chaney (neighbor's child); "Pop" John Alexander (elderly boarder in Tubman's home); Walter Green (neighbor's child); Blind Aunty Sarah Parker (elderly boarder); Dora Stewart (great-niece and granddaughter of Tubman's brother Robert Ross aka John Stewart). Source: Kate Clifford Larson


March 10th is... Harriet Tubman Day (1913), International Day of Awesomeness, Check Your Batteries Day, National Blueberry Popover Day, First Telephone Message (1876), Salvation Army Birthday/Salvation Army Day (1865), Mario/Mar10 Day, First paper money issued/US Paper Money Day (1862), Festival of Life in the Cracks Day, Histotechnology Professionals Day, International Bagpipe Day, Landline Telephone Day, National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Pack Your Lunch Day, Sesame Street's Zoe's Birthday, National Ranch Dressing Day, St. Kessog's Day
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
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Image: Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom | Paperback: 304 pages | by Catherine Clinton (Author). Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (January 5, 2005)
Harriet Tubman Day (1913)
-- Harriet Tubman, Underground Railroad leader, born a slave at Bucktown, Dorchester County, MD, about 1820 or 1821. She escaped from a Maryland plantation in 1849. She led more than 300 other slaves to their freedom, too. Harriet Tubman was acquainted with many of the social reformers and abolitionists of her time, and she spoke against slavery and for women's rights. Tubman died March 10, 1913. In 1990, President George H. W. Bush first declared March 10 to be Harriet Tubman Day; in 2003 New York State established the holiday.
Read:
-- Celebrated for her courageous exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures. But just who was this remarkable woman? To John Brown, leader of the Harpers Ferry slave uprising, she was General Tubman. For the many slaves she led north to freedom, she was Moses. To the slaveholders who sought her capture, she was a thief and a trickster. To abolitionists, she was a prophet. Now, in a biography widely praised for its impeccable research and its compelling narrative, Harriet Tubman is revealed for the first time as a singular and complex character, a woman who defied simple categorization.
Image: Harriet Tubman Art Print. 60 Colours/5 Sizes. Slavery Poster. Historical Quote. American History. Abolition
Harriet Tubman Art Print -- Taken from Harriet Tubman's autobiography, this wonderful inspiring quote is a testament to her strength and determination. An art print that is perfect for both historians and admirers of this great woman.
Image: Harriet Tubman Paper Doll by Nova M. Edwards
Harriet Tubman Paper Doll -- Harriet Tubman was a courageous woman who escaped slavery and led other slaves to freedom. She actively participated in the Civil War, and she was involved in the women's suffrage movement with Susan B. Anthony. This 13 page Harriet Tubman paper doll (8.5" X 11") book includes a biography of Harriet Tubman, a paper doll (approximately 9" tall) with an attached stand, five dresses, and an envelope to store the paper doll and clothes.
Harriet Tubman Coloring and Activity Books


Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Harriet Tubman Resource and Activity Book
• Harriet Tubman: Conductor On The Underground Railroad
• Harriet Tubman: Online Resources
Harriet Tubman Printout - EnchantedLearning.com
Harriet Tubman - Raz-Kids
In Search of Harriet Tubman's Spiritual Autobiography | Read Online for Free
• Harriet Tubman Activities and Worksheets
Harriet Tubman Historical Society
Harriet Tubman coloring page
Codes and Phrases Used on the Underground Railroad


International Day of Awesomeness
- is a celebration of awesomeness. People are awesome every day, frequently don't realize it, and their feats of awesomeness are rarely recognized. We aim to fix that, with a special day to both perform and celebrate feats of awesomeness!
Check Your Batteries Day
- We use them for everything, so check up on your batteries today... and on a regular basis too! Start by recharging any battery which needs to be recharged. Next, go around your house and dig for batteries. Look in your smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector, HVAC thermostat, audio/visual remote controls, and other electronic devices; any device using batteries and make a change.
National Blueberry Popover Day
- Named for these baked goods' ability to spill over the pan, popovers are sometimes compared to Yorkshire pudding, and they have an almost custard like base surrounded by air bubbles and a crisp crust. They are made using eggs, milk, butter and flour.
First Telephone Message (1876)
- Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first telephone message on March 10, 1876, to his assistant in the next room: Mr Watson, come here, I want you, at Cambridge, MA.
Salvation Army Birthday (1865)
- In 1865, the Salvation Army was founded in London by William Booth, an English Methodist minister. First known as the Christian Mission to provide social welfare assistance to the residents of urban slums and save them from their sinful lifestyles of prostitution, gambling, and drunkenness, it was renamed in 1878.
Mario Day
- Did you know that if you spell out the abbreviation for March, Mar, and add the number 10, you get MAR10... looks like the spelling for the name of our pal Mario! Kinda cool, huh? If your name is Mario, this is your day. A day where we celebrate those named Mario... or maybe just Super Mario, everyone's favorite awesome, friendly Nintendo dude. Play his video games all day to celebrate him and all the other Marios in the world.
First paper money issued (1862)
- Paper money was first issued in the United States on March 10, 1862, and became legal tender by an act of Congress seven days later. The early currency of the USA did not exhibit faces of presidents, as is the custom now. In fact, George Washington was against having his face on the currency, a practice he compared to the policies of European monarchs.
Middle Name Pride Day
- Honors the seldom used middle name often sets you apart from others. It was selected with care, so you should be proud of it. It's the middle name your parents gave you which makes your name unique. It often was selected to honor a friend or relative. That person may have possessed certain characteristics they want you to inherit.
Also Known As Day
- Today, whether privately or otherwise, come up with a new name for yourself. This is a playful, fun way for you to step outside of usual you. Be as creative as you dare to be and share your new (albeit temporary) name as you choose, if you choose to do so. Encourage others to adopt a new name for the day!

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