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February 2004

American Heart Month

Black History Month

Library Lovers' Month

Sunday 1
Super Bowl
Get ready for some football!
Monday 2
Groundhog Day
Will he see his shadow or won't he?
Tuesday 3
James Michener (1907 - 1997)
Check out one of Michener's novels in honor of his birthday.
Wednesday 4
National Girls & Women in Sports Day
Honors female athletic achievement and recognizes the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women.
Thursday 5
The Third Punic War
The third Punic War began in 149 BC between Rome and Carthage.  It unofficially ended in 146 BC.  On this day in 1985, the mayors of Rome and Carthage met in Tunis to sign a treaty of friendship; officially ending the longest war in history.
Friday 6
Ronald Reagan (1911)
Birthday of the 40th president of the United States.
Saturday 7
John Deere
Like green and yellow? The company's founder, John Deere, was born in 1804.
Sunday 8
Boy Scouts of America
If you've ever held up three finders and said "On my honor...," you'll be glad to know the BSA was founded today in 1910.
Monday 9
Alice Walker (1944)
Author of The Color Purple.
Tuesday 10
Plimsoll Day
Who's that?  Samuel Plimsoll was an English reformer who helped amend Britain's Merchant Shipping Act.  The Plimsoll Line marks the maximum load allowed by law on ships.
Wednesday 11
Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
Let there be light!
Thursday 12
Darwin Awards
Named in honor of Charles Darwin, born today in 1809.
Friday 13
Does Friday the 13th scare you?  You're not alone.
Saturday 14
St. Valentine's Day
Who was the real St. Valentine?
Sunday 15
Matt Groening (1954)
The Simpsons....
Monday 16
President's Day
Washington, Adams, Jefferson...Lincoln, Johnson, Grant...Bush, Clinton, Bush.
Tuesday 17
Geronimo (circa 1829-1909)
Read his own story, dictated shortly before he died on this day in 1909.
Wednesday 18
Toni Morrison (1931)
Author of Beloved and winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Thursday 19
The Feminine Mystique (1963)
Betty Friedan's ground breaking work is first published, revitalizing the women's movement in the United States. Read the book.
Friday 20
Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
Help chase winter away.  Go out and yell "Hoodie-Hoo" at high noon.
Saturday 21
Malcolm X (1925-1965)
Assassinated on this day in 1965.
Sunday 22
George Washington (1732-1799)
Happy Birthday to the father of our country.
Monday 23
Iwo Jima Day
From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli...
Tuesday 24
Mardi Gras
Laissez les bonnes temps roulez!
Wednesday 25
Lent begins
Ash Wednesday (today) marks the beginning of fasting and penitence for Christians leading up to Easter.
Thursday 26
"Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846-1917)
Successful showman and subject of western lore.
Friday 27
Marian Anderson (1897-1993)
Sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 after being barred from Constitution Hall (Washington, DC) because of her color.
Saturday 28
77% of viewers watch as the Korean War ends for Hawkeye and the gang in 1983.
Sunday 29
Leap Year
Once every four years...


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