On This Day...

March is National Social Work Month and our favorite time of year at the GCSW.  During this month we’ll be hosting or participating in a number of events to build and strengthen our relationships in the social work community and beyond.  We welcome you to join us and celebrate our profession!

Mar 1

Kennedy and the Peace Corps1961 President Kennedy signed Executive Order 10924, establishing the Peace Corps.

Mar 2

1939 Mass Legislature votes to ratify the Bill of Rights - 147 years late.

Mar 3

Freedmen's Bureau1865 Freedmen's Bureau Established.

Mar 4

1933 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Frances Perkins United States Secretary of Labor, becoming the first woman to hold a cabinet level position.

Mar 5

Segregation1956 The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the ban on segregation in public schools.

Mar 6

1902 Census Bureau forms.

Mar 7

Bloody Sunday1965 A demonstration was planned on the road to the Montgomery, AL capitol building. About a mile into the march, a group of state troopers bearing night sticks, tear gas, shotguns, gas masks, and grenades had broken up the march. About 40 African-Americans involved in the march were injured-some very critically.

Mar 8

1930 Mahatma Gandhi starts civil disobedience in India.

Mar 9

1933 The U.S. Congress began its 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation.

Mar 10

Salvation Army Worker1880 The Salvation Army arrived in the U.S. from England.

Mar 11

1824 The U.S. War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Seneca Indian Ely Parker becomes the first Indian to lead the Bureau

Mar 12

Anne Frank Memorial1945 Anne Frank dies in a German concentration camp.

Mar 13

1906 Women's suffrage and civil rights activist Susan B. Anthony died.

Mar 14

1984 US Congress passes Public Law 98-232 Joint resolution to proclaim the month of March 1984 as National Social Work Month.

Mar 15

Department of Veterans Affairs Crest1989 The United States Department of Veterans Affairs was established.

Mar 16

1964 President Johnson sends to Congress a special message outlining plans for a $962.5 million war on poverty.

Mar 17

Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk World Economic Forum.1992 A referendum to end apartheid in South Africa is passed 68.7% to 31.2%.

Mar 18

1963 Gideon v. Wainwright: In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the right to counsel is protected under the Sixth Amendment.

Mar 19

1917 US Supreme Court upheld 8-hour work day for railroad employees (Adamson Act).

Mar 20

Nixon Plans to End Vietnam WarUS President Nixon proclaims he will end Vietnam war in 1970.

Mar 21

1866 Congress authorizes national soldiers' homes.

Mar 22

1972 The Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Senate and then sent to the states for ratification. The ERA eventually failed (by 3 states) to achieve ratification despite an extension of the deadline to June 1982.

Mar 23

Japanese Internment children1942 U.S. move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers.

Mar 24

1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio.

Mar 25

1894 "Coxey's Army, the first significant American protest march, departs Massillon, Ohio for Washington D.C.."

Mar 26

Female Suffrage1922 The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for female suffrage, is unanimously declared constitutional by the eight members of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mar 27

1960 The 6th White House Conference on Children and Youth begins.

Mar 28

New York Slavery1799 New York State abolished slavery.

Mar 29

1996 President Clinton signs H.R. 3136 into law, dramatically raising the earnings limits under the Social Security retirement test, and eliminating entitlement to Social Security or SSI disability benefits based solely on drug addiction or alcoholism.

Mar 30

1870 Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union.

Mar 31

Civilian Conservation Corps1933 The Civilian Conservation Corps, the CCC, was founded.