Today is Thursday, February 9, the 40th day of 2017 in the Gregorian calendar, with 325 days remaining.
5 days until Valentine's Day;
11 days until Presidents' Day;
19 days until Mardi Gras;
20 days until Ash Wednesday;
31 days until Daylight Saving Time begins;
36 days until St. Patrick's Day;
39 days until the arrival of Spring;
59 days until Palm Sunday;
61 days until First Day of Passover;
55 days until April Fools' Day;
64 days until Good Friday;
65 days until Easter Sunday;
67 days until US Federal Income Tax filing day;
68 days until Last Day of Passover;
72 days until Earth Day;
77 days until Arbor Day;
634 days until the 2018 mid-term elections; and
1,441 days until the end of Donald Trump's term as President, assuming he isn't impeached.
On this date in 1964, over 73 million Americans, or roughly 40% of the population of the entire country, gathered around television sets to watch the Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Among other things, today is also National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day. Celebrate both- have a pizza bagel!
The KGB Quotations Database contains 50,543 quotations.
Some persons born on February 9 who said interesting things:
- Brendan Behan (1923-1964), Irish Republican, poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright;
- Amy Lowell (1874-1925), American poet;
- Thomas Paine (1737-1809), English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary;
- Dean Rusk (1909-1994), United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969;
- James Stephens (1880-1950), Irish novelist and poet;
- Bill Veeck (1914-1986), franchise owner and promoter in Major League Baseball; and
- Alice Walker (1944), American novelist (The Color Purple), short story writer, poet, and activist.
Quote of the day:
"It is the duty of a patriot to protect his country from its government."
Archaeologists may have discovered another Dead Sea Scrolls cave. A team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Liberty University in Virginia have discovered what they believe to be a 12th cave on the cliffs west of Qumran. In addition to Biblical text, the scrolls contain hymns, prayers, commentaries, and mystical formulas. They're so valuable that a fragment of an original scroll the size of a fingernail can cost up to $1 million.
There are 26 ingredients in Doritos Nacho Cheese Tortilla Chips. If you really want to know...
President Trump has begun reaching out to veterans of earlier White Houses for advice, as he seeks to bring more order and stability to a chaotic internal power structure that relies on competing and sometimes conflicting centers of gravity.
Wrong-way Trump... FBI reports show far more terror suspects coming from Canada. "We are looking the wrong direction," said a senior DHS official familiar with the data. "Not to say that Mexico isn’t a problem, but the real bad guys aren’t coming from there—at least not yet."
It's not foreigners who are plotting here: what the data really shows... more than 76 percent of individuals arrested by the FBI over the past two years for terrorism-related offenses were U.S. citizens as a result of having been born in the United States.
Have a project commitment due tomorrow. See you Monday. Have a great weekend!
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