On February 2nd, 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
On this date in history:
In 1790, the U.S. Supreme Court convened in New York City for its first session.
In 1861, Texas seceded from the United States.
In 1865, U.S. President Abraham ...Read More
- Hattie Caraway of Arkansas, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate, in 1878
- film director John Ford in 1894
- National Hockey League executive Conn Smythe in 1895
- actor Clark Gable in 1901
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Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2016 with 334 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mercury and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.
On February 1st, 1893, Thomas A. Edison finishes construction of the first motion picture studio (West Orange, New Jersey).
A thought for the day: A competitor will find a way to win. Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves just that much harder. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up. It's all a matter...Read More