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holds significance for Jamaica's women. Both
Gladys Bustamante (8th, 1912) and
Edna Manley (1st, 1900) were born in March. On the 8th in 1939
Mary Morris Knibb becomes the first woman to hold an elected post
and the 17th in 1948 Daisy Chambes is admitted as Jamaica's first
Other events include
the births of Scratch Perry (20th, 1936), Burning Spear (1st, 1948)
and Harry Belafonte (1st, 1927). Michael Manley dies on the 6th in
1997. Marcus Garvey lays the foundation stone of Liberty Hall on the
22nd in 1933. On the 3rd in 1951 Sydney Adams becomes the first
commissioned officer of Jamaica Constabulary Force promoted from the
rank and file.
On the 19th in 1747
construction of a spa facility begins at Bath mineral spring
in St. Thomas. On the 18th in 1847 dentist Charles Campbell uses
anesthetic only six months after the practice is invented. On the
1st in 1939 the Jamaica Agricultural Society receives the first case
of ortaniques from farmer D. D. Phillips.
historical events in March
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Jamaica. You can read about our rich history. For instance did you
know that Falmouth is one of the world's most perfect examples of
pure Georgian architecture?
Aside from world famous
reggae artists and athletes, there are also Jamaicans like
who developed the Hope Red, one of the most popular varieties of cattle in
There's also the very
diverse geography and
of our Island where, almost side by side; iguanas sun on barren rocks,
crocodiles lie in wait in mangrove swamps and varieties of birds fly
amongst the trees in our
mountains. You might even see a rodent the size of a dog, the agouti,
hiding in a tropical rain forest.
There are lots of other
interesting facts. Did you know, for instance, that Jamaica has greater
roadway density than anywhere else in the world? Or that we own more
cellular phones, per capita, than either the USA or Canada?
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that unique mixture which is Jamaica.