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March 5th - Bank Holiday, Hula Hoops and National Parks
March 5th - Bank Holiday, Hula Hoops and National Parks

March 5th - Bank Holiday, Hula Hoops and National Parks

Beverly Hernandez
On March 5th, learn about the President Roosevelt, hula hoops and the Channel Islands National Park.

Roosevelt Declares Bank Holiday
On March 5, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared a "bank holiday." Being sworn in as President of a nation that was in the midst of the Great Depression, Roosevelt acted quickly to put a freeze on banking in order to get the Emergency Banking Act passed. Beginning his weekly "fireside chats" the following week helped to restore public confidence.

Hula Hoop Patented
When was the last time you hula-hooped? Hula hoops were introduced by Wham-O Manufacturing on March 22, 1958, and patented on March 5, 1963.

Channel Islands National Park Established
California's Channel Islands National Park was established on March 5, 1980. What five of the Channel Islands is part of the National Park?

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