Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Day 81

March 22nd - Hilaria - "Day of Joy" This festival honored Attis, and was primarily a festival for the followers of his cult. Several smaller festivals connected to the Hilaria were held on the preceeding days, such as the Dies Sanguinis ("day of blood") on March 24, and the Day of Mourning on March 23.

Equal Rights Amendment prohibiting sex descrimination passes Senate (March 22, 1972)

National Commission recommends legalization of marijuana (1972)

Event Date: March 22, 1972


(Suggested by Tarsila)

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley (1875)

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