Ground Hog Day Today…Since?

Today Is:

  • Groundhog Day – A day to be cherished with famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil! Legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow, the winter chill will continue, no shadow means an early spring!
  • Hedgehog Day – The original groundhogs! These cute prickly animals have become quite the hit on social media. The make great pets too!
  • Tater Tot Day – Enjoy these bite-sized bits of golden deliciousness potato today. Tater tots go great with eggs, in a burrito or a burger!
  • Birthdays today…..
  • Lauren Bushnell Lane, 31 – Reality star married to country singer Chris Lane
  • Shakira, 44 – The ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer is getting hotter with age!
  • Robert DeLeo, 55 –  Stone Temple Pilots bass player
  • Christie Brinkley, 67 – Supermodel who can still rock a bikini!
  • Duane Chapman, 68 – Dog the Bounty Hunter
  • Graham Nash, 79 – Crosby Stills & Nash
  • Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009)

Today In History:

  • 1887:  In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
  • 1892: Bottle cap patented by William Painter
  • 1913: New York City’s Grand Central Terminal opens for the first time
  • 1923: Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1954: “The Nutcracker” ballet choreographed by George Balanchine with Maria Tallchief as the Sugar Plum Fairy opens in New York, establishes its popularity in the US
  • 1972: A Clockwork Orange premiered
  • 1973: Elvis Presley meets Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas. The two exchange gifts, and Ali later says, “I felt sorry for him because he didn’t enjoy life the way he should. He stayed indoors all the time. I told him he should go out and see people.”
  • 1974: Barbra Streisand’s 1st #1 hit, “The Way We Were”
  • 1979: Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols, out on bail after being accused of killing his girlfriend Nancy Spungen, dies of a heroin overdose at age 21.
  • 1991: US postage is raised from 25 cents to 29 cents
  • 1993: Willie Nelson settles his $17 million tax debt with the US Internal Revenue Service by paying them $9 million in cash and assets already seized.
  • 1996: Gene Kelly, one of the most famous dancers of his time, dies at age 83.
  • 2001: O’ Brother, Where Art Thou? released 
  • 2011: The White Stripes split up after six albums, ending their run as one of the most successful rock duos.
  • 2014: Actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman dies of an accidental drug overdose at age 46 in New York City.
  • 2019: Marshmello performs a virtual concert inside the online game Fortnite  seen by an estimated 10 million gamers.  It’s the first large-scale integration of a concert within a video game