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  • National Football Hangover Day – Monday after the Super Bowl is yet to be a national holiday, but we have this! Whether your team won or lost, we know your feeling it.
  • Kite Flying Day – Grab the little ones and enjoy the fresh air! Get outside and fly a kite today.
  • National Boy Scout Day – Were you a Boy Scout? Celebrate National Boy Scouts Day by helping someone in need, donating to a good cause or simply committing a random act of kindness.
  • It’s Jell-O Week – Make Jell-O shots for everybody! There’s a really cool backstory to how Jell-O came about. This week is set aside to teach people about the impact Jell-O has made in history. But Jell-O shots is where it’s at today so for that reason we celebrate!

Birthdays! February, 8th

  • Bethany Hamilton, 31 – Professional surfer who had her arm bitten off by a shark while surfing aged 13 in Hawaii.
  • Klay Thompson, 31 Superstar for the Golden State Warriors consideredone of the greatest shooters in NBA history.
  • Julio Jones, 32 – Wide Receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. Despite rumors,  Julio is expected to be a Falcon next season.
  • Cecily Strong, 37 – Comedic actress, SNL cast member
  • Dave “Phoenix” Farrell, 44 – Bassist for Linkin Park
  • Seth Green, 47 – Comedic Actor
  • Vince Neal, 60  – Lead singer for Motley Crue’
  • Kimbo Slice (1974-2016)
  • Gary Coleman (1968-29010)
  • James Dean (1931-1955)  

Today in History:

  • 1735:  First opera in North American colonies “Flora” opens in Charleston, South Carolina. Today  “Opera Day” is celebrated!
  • 1910 The Boy Scouts of America is incorporated by William D. Boyce
  • 1922 Radio arrives at the White House
  • 1924: The first execution by lethal gas in American history is carried out in Carson City, Nevada for Gee Jon. He was a member of a Chinese gang who was convicted of murdering a rival gang member.
  • 1926: Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio becomes Walt Disney Studios.
  • 1971:  Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100
  • 1974: The hit comedy ‘Good Times” debuted  on CBS
  • 1976: Taxi Driver was released staring Robert De Niro and Jodi Foster
  • 1977: Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges
  • 1986: Spud Webb, who at 5’7” one of the shortest players in NBA history wins the NBA slam dunk contest, beating his Atlanta Hawks teammate and 1985 dunk champ, the 6’8” Dominique Wilkins.
  • 1993: Tom Jones guest stars on Will Smith’s TV show The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, where he sings a variation of “It’s Not Unusual” with Alfonso Ribeiro, whose character Carlton often dances to the song.
  • 2001: Katy Perry, 16, releases her self-titled debut gospel album under her real name, Katy Hudson
  • 2002: The Chicago Police Department receives a videotape allegedly showing R. Kellyengaging in lewd acts with a young girl. Kelly is indicted on child pornography charges, but found not guilty at trial.
  • 2004: At the Grammy Awards, OutKast is the first hip-hop act to win Album of the Year, for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, and Evanescence takes Best New Artist, beating out 50 Cent, who comes on stage anyway.
  • 2005: Keith Knudsen (drummer, vocalist for The Doobie Brothers) dies of pneumonia at age 56
  • 2006: David Bowie is awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • 2009: Four months after the plane crash that nearly killed drummer, Travis Barker, Blink-182 announced that they are getting back together during the Grammy Awards
  • 2009: Chris Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna miss the Grammy Awards, where they are scheduled to perform, after he assaults her.
  • 2009: Sonny With a Chance premiered on Disney with Demi Lovato
  • 2011: Ashlee Simpson files for divorce from Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, citing irreconcilable differences
  • 2015: Sam Smith is the big winner at the Grammy Awards, taking Best New Artist and also Record of the Year and Song of the Year (“Stay With Me”).
  • 2018: Twitter reports its first quarterly profit as a public company