Fred Rogers was born March 20, 1928. For more than 30 years he welcomed children and their parents into a realm of imagination on his show, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Through his world of make-believe and real life experience, Rogers aimed to teach children self-esteem, how to understand their feelings and appreciate the world around them.
In his posthumous biography, Rogers is quoted as saying "More and more I've come to understand that listening is one of the most important things we can do for one another."
Read our full profile, which includes links to some classic video of Mr. Rogers in action.
On March 20, 1899, Martha M. Place, of Brooklyn, NY, convicted of murdering her daughter, became the first woman to be executed by electric chair, after NY Gov. Theodore Roosevelt refused to grant clemency.
From SweetSearch2Day, which each and every day offers links to a carefully curated assortment of the best content on the Web for history, language arts, science, news, culture and other topics:
Wired's This Day in Tech covers Venice's passing the first law known to grant and protect patents, in 1474.
NASA's Astronomy photo of the day is actually an astonishing video of the evolution of the Moon.
The Big Picture offers a remarkable photo essay of water use around the world, in celebration of World Water Day on March 22.