Today is Thursday, February 2, the 33rd day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 332 days remaining.
12 days until Valentine's Day;
18 days until Presidents' Day;
26 days until Mardi Gras;
27 days until Ash Wednesday;
38 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
43 days until St. Patrick's Day;
46 days until the arrival of Spring;
66 days until Palm Sunday;
68 days until First Day of Passover;
62 days until April Fools' Day;
71 days until Good Friday;
72 days until Easter Sunday;
74 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
75 days until Last Day of Passover;
79 days until Earth Day;
84 days until Arbor Day;
641 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,448 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.
On this day in 1887, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania held its first Groundhog Day festival. It was the brainchild of local newspaper editor Clymer Freas, who sold a group of businessmen and groundhog hunters— known collectively as the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club— on the idea. The men trekked to a site called Gobbler's Knob, where the inaugural groundhog became the bearer of bad news when he saw his shadow. (from history.com)
Among other things, today is also Play Your Ukulele Day. But wait until Phil's back in his hole, ok?
-----The KGB Quotations Database contains 50,264 quotations.
Some persons born on February 2 who said interesting things:
- Margot Asquith (1864-1945), Anglo-Scottish socialite, author and wit;
- Christie Brinkley (1954), American model and actress;
- James Dickey (1923-1997), American poet and novelist;
- Abba Eban (1915-2002), Israeli diplomat and politician;
- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), English physician, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality;
- James Joyce (1882-1941), Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet;
- Hannah More (1745-1833), English religious writer and philanthropist;
- Ayn Rand (1905-1982), Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter;
- Liz Smith (1923), American gossip columnist;
- Tom Smothers (1937), American comedian, composer and musician;
- Elaine Stritch (1925-2014), American actress and singer;
- Judith Viorst (1931), American writer, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher;
Quote of the day:
"I think that some public figures are more fair game than others. It's
gloves off on politicians and people whose public image is perfection,
like the televangelists... people who claim to be spiritual or moral
leaders. They are the whited sepulchers waiting for our graffiti."
Happy birthday, Eva Cassidy.
Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Another long weekend working on software. See you Monday...
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