Thursday, February 2, 2012
FEB 2nd THIS DAY IN HISTORY
Famous Quote Said On February 2
We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade.
Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968
Feb 2 Birthdays
Michael T. Weiss
Feb 2 In History
Lie detector first used in court
Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City
Ethyl gasoline first marketed, Dayton OH
James Joyce publishes his modernist masterpiece, "Ulysses"
First celebration of Groundhog Day (Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania).
This Day in Business
During World War II - the auto companies for the first time in history completely switch from commercial production to war production.
This Day in Entertainment
Babe Ruth is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame with a record 64 home runs in 1927.
This Day in Geography
The beautiful capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is founded by Pedro de Mendoza.
This Day in Sports
NHL player Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals in game becoming first ever defenseman to do that.
Groundhog Day - Tradition involving a groundhog's shadow and the end of winter.
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