Thursday, February 02, 2006


Happy Groundhog Day

Happy Groundhog Day!

In 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day was observed.

In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed ending the Mexican-American War and in 1880 the first electric streetlight was installed in Wabash, Indiana. Also, on this day in 1979, Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose.

Famous folks born on this day: Farrah Fawcett, Ayn Rand, Howard Johnson, and James Joyce.

Famous folks that died on this day: Gene Kelly, Betrand Russell, and Max Schmeling.

For more on what happened this day in history check out the NY Times and the BBC.

Oh, and by the way, expect six more weeks of winter!!

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