If you're like us, you probably had no idea that today, March 1, is a pretty significant date. Why, you ask? First of all, it just happens to be the birthday of a certain Canadian pop phenomenon that people can't stop talking about (and yeah, that includes Surge Desk). Yes folks, we're talking about Justin Bieber, who turns 17 years old.
But if you thought The Biebs would be throwing some kind of monster, start-studded bash to mark the occasion, you'd be wrong. The famous teen recently told E! Online that because of a big world tour starting March 4, he just wanted to take it easy and celebrate by having some of his grandmother's cheesecake.
But Bieber's birthday isn't the only reason March 1 is on our radar. Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps, an organization tasked with sending American volunteers abroad to assist developing countries and learn about other cultures.
Check out video of Kennedy talking about the order:
Although it may not feel like it in many parts of the country, it's the first day of meteorological spring. This probably doesn't mean that regions with chilly temps will suddenly get balmy, but at least it's a start!
And finally, the last reason we all need to take a moment and reflect on March 1 is because it's National Pancake Day. Just slip into a nearby iHOP to get a "one complimentary short stack." (In exchange, the restaurant is asking people to leave a "little something behind for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and other designated local charities.")
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