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Thursday, March 26, 2015

February 2 - This day in History

February 2: General Interest
1887: First Groundhog Day

On this day in 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for the first time at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day... read more

American Revolution
1781 : Nathanael Greene finds fortification at Steele's Tavern

1991 : Hurley Haywood in quest to win fifth 24 Hours of Daytona

Civil War
1803 : Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston born

Cold War
1949 : United States rejects proposal for conference with Stalin

1922 : Murder in Hollywood: A tale of vice and vixens

1847 : First Donner Party member dies

General Interest
1943 : Battle of Stalingrad ends

1971 : Idi Amin takes power in Uganda

1980 : ABSCAM operation revealed

1996 : Gene Kelly dies

2014 : Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies at age 46

1882 : James Joyce is born

1979 : Sid Vicious dies of a drug overdose in New York City

Old West
1812 : Russians establish Fort Ross

1848 : Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed

1876 : National League of baseball is founded

Vietnam War
1962 : First U.S. Air Force plane crashes in South Vietnam

1970 : Antiwar protestors sue Dow Chemical

World War I
1916 : Zeppelin crashes into North Sea

World War II
1942 : Quisling becomes prime minister of puppet regime in Norway
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