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March 13th Birth Date

L. Ron Hubbard, (1911 - 1986)—Author, humanitarian, philosopher, founder of the subjects of Dianetics and Scientology wrote 37 national best sellers with over 151 million works sold internationally. Over 100 mayors in the United States annually proclaim March 13th as L. Ron Hubbard Day recognizing his humanitarian contributions to drug rehabilitation, education and criminal reform.

Annual World-Wide Celebration Honors Author and Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard

American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard will be recognized on this birth date in cities around the world for his contributions to education, drug reform and discoveries about the human mind and spirit.

The yearly global commemorative event will center around a satellite-broadcasted even which is expected to reach people in more than 60 countries. 8,000 people are expected to attend the event in Los Angeles at the Shrine Auditorium on March 23rd. The satellite broadcast will be seen at events in 35 US cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Portland and Dallas. Several thousand are expected to attend in Clearwater, FL.

L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) wrote over 40 million words of non-fiction but is most widely known today for his best-selling self-improvement book, Dianetics, which still continues to break publishing records as it celebrates is 52nd anniversary this year. Although he is also known as a magnum-force in the science fiction field, just over 10% of his 20 million words of fiction works were written in this genre. With a professional writing career spanning more than 50 years, Mr. Hubbard’s works continue to sell, currently he has a total of 37 national best-selling books.

In the last decade, there has been a growing awareness of his humanitarian works in the fields of drug rehabilitation, literacy and criminal reform. L. Ron Hubbard’s revolutionary drug rehabilitation methods are presently employed in 70 nations and are credited with 250,000 lives salvaged from drugs. One California judge said, “These programs present the only real hope for a safe environment and neighborhood.” Similar programs implemented around the world are showing remarkable and unheard of rates of success.

During the past year, recognitions have come in again from around the world. Business leaders, teachers, parents, diplomats and government officials acknowledged Mr. Hubbard’s influence in many ways, with proclamations, keys to cities, resolutions and awards. Over 100 U.S. mayors honor Hubbard’s life of accomplishments by proclaiming his March 13th, 2001 as L. Ron Hubbard Day.

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