Sunday, March 22, 2009

On March 22

On this day in ...
... 2009 (today), is celebrated Mothering Sunday by many in in Britain, Ireland, and Nigeria. The day was founded as a religious holiday. "Traditionally, it was a day when children, mainly daughters, who had gone to work as domestic servants were given a day off to visit their mother and family," according to the BBC. "Today it is a day when children give presents, flowers, and home-made cards to their mothers."
... 1882, Congress outlawed polygamy by passing the Edmunds Act. Just 1 day after the 3-year anniversary of this date, rejecting a challenge "brought by certain Mormon citizens of Utah," the Supreme Court held that the ban on plural marriage was constitutional.

(Prior March 22 posts are here and here.)

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