Today is Wednesday, February 1, the 32nd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 333 days remaining.
1 day until Groundhog Day;
13 days until Valentine's Day;
19 days until Presidents' Day;
27 days until Mardi Gras;
28 days until Ash Wednesday;
39 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
44 days until St. Patrick's Day;
47 days until the arrival of Spring;
67 days until Palm Sunday;
69 days until First Day of Passover;
63 days until April Fools' Day;
72 days until Good Friday;
73 days until Easter Sunday;
75 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
76 days until Last Day of Passover;
80 days until Earth Day;
85 days until Arbor Day;
642 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,449 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.
On this day in 1982, Late Night with David Letterman premiered on NBC:
Florida man caught with man's wife, flees naked. And the nude runner turns out to be "a prominent Florida pastor". Well, he is now...
-----The KGB Quotations Database contains50,264 quotations.
Some persons born on February 1 who said interesting things:
- Meg Cabot (1967), American author;
- Fritjof Capra (1939), Austrian-born American physicist;
- Edward Coke (1552-1634), English barrister, judge and politician;
- John Ford (1894-1973), American film director;
- G. Stanley Hall (1846-1924), American psychologist and educator;
- Langston Hughes (1902-1967), American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist;
- Galway Kinnell (1927-2014), American poet;
- S.J. Perelman (1901-1979), American humorist, author, and screenwriter;
- Muriel Spark (1918-2006), Scottish novelist, short story writer, poet and essayist; and
- Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation;
Quote of the day:
"I guess I'm just an old mad scientist at bottom. Give me an underground
laboratory, half a dozen atom-smashers, and a beautiful girl in
diaphanous veil waiting to be turned into a chimpanzee, and I care not
who writes the nation's laws."
If the Doomsday Clock isn't bad enough, there's also The Rapture Index.
Don't panic! It's fake news.
The new iPhone 8 is less than revolutionary.
"The Presidency is supposed to age the President, not the public..." Jon Stewart reads Trump's next batch of executive orders:
"Toffee-tastic is a bleak, flavorless, gluten-free wasteland." New Jersey Girl Scout cashes in on honest cookie reviews.
Remember that article last month about the ultra-rich buying property in New Zealand and taking other steps in order to survive catatrosphic events? Is it a smart undertaking or a dumb hobby?
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