Y Celebrate 2Day? Feb 2, 2010

Btms^ for Tuesday, February 2 – Happy Groundhog Day!
Drink 4Cast 4 2Day: Celebrate Groundhog Day 2Day with Woodchuck Cider!
(Different names for the same animal, scientific named “Marmota Monax”.)
Y Celebrate 2Day?
On this date in…
1653 – New Amsterdam, later renamed the city of New York, was incorporated.
1790 – The U.S. Supreme Court convened for the 1st time.
1861 – Solomon Guggenheim born…to be an art collector and philanthropist. NYC’s Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is named for him.
1882 – Author James Joyce born…in Ireland.
1882 – The 1st Groundhog Day was observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
1895 – Football’s George Halas born…to co-found the NFL, and be known as “Papa Bear” for his 63 years as owner of the Chicago Bears, 40 as a coach, and 324 career wins.
1897 – Hotelier Howard Johnson was born.
1905 – Russian writer Ayn Rand was born…and “Atlas Shrugged” at “The Fountainhead”?
1922 – “Ulysses” by James Joyce was published…Phew, and what a full day it was!
1926 – Stage actress, singer Elaine Stritch born…to always be in great “Company”!
1931 – Author Judith Viorist born…along with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”!
1937 – Political humorist Tommy Smothers born.
1940 – Frank Sinatra made his debut with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.
1942 – Singer, songwriter Graham Nash was born…to “Teach Your Children” about “Woodstock” and to see the “Southern Cross” for the 1st time, with his friends David Crosby and Stephen Stills, (and Neil Young, sometimes!)
1948 – Food Network Chef Ina Garten born…to be the “Barefoot Contessa”.
1964 – “G.I. Joe” the original boy toy soldier, premiered.
1972 – Playwright Tom Stoppard’s “Jumpers” premiered in London.
1973 – “The Midnight Special” rock show debuted on TV.
1974 – Barbra Steisand’s song “The Way We Were” hit #1.
1977 – Colombia singer Shakira born…her “Hips Don’t Lie!”

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