Image: Yellow Bird on Branch, by Jill Wellington on Pixabay

February 18th is... Great Backyard Bird Count, Thumb Appreciation Day, National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day, Pluto Day/Pluto Discovered (1930), Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane, National Battery Day, National Drink Wine Day, Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day (2001), National Hate Florida Day, Flirting Day, Gambia Independence Day, St. Bernadette's Day, St. Fra Angelico's Day

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Image: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America (National Geographic Backyard Guides), by Jonathan Alderfer (Author), Paul Hess (Author). Publisher: National Geographic; National Geographic Backyard Guides edition (March 15, 2011)Great Backyard Bird Count
-- Thousands of volunteers nationwide track the number and types of birds living near their homes. Results help researchers monitor species in trouble. Co-sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology.

Read: National Geographic Backyard Guide to the Birds of North America
-- No matter where you live — in the country, city, a high-rise or house — this handy guide will quench your curiosity about the feathered creatures in your midst. It features 150 of the most common and interesting birds likely to be observed at backyard feeders, nesting nearby or just migrating through. An indispensable visual index of all 150 species appears on the inside front and back laminated covers, making identification a snap. Core species on everyone’s list—such as robins, woodpeckers, bluebirds and chickadees—are featured in two-page spreads including practical tips with additional imagery.

Image: Bird Journal: A Purple Themed Bird Watching Logbook, Notebook, Journal, Diary And Guide Perfect For Birders And Birdwatchers, Great For Adults And Kids, by Eden Publishing (Author). Publisher: Independently published (January 8, 2019)Bird Journal: Bird Watching Logbook -- This bird watching journal will help you connect with nature, learn about birds and their ecosystem which will make you experience and appreciate the natural wonders around us. Write down the name, date, location, weather, time and species plus what you observed about the bird and its actions in this journal. There's also a space to put the bird's picture or drawing and it comes in a cute portable size perfect to carry about.

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Thumb Appreciation Day
- Opposable thumbs are what separates humans from most mammals. For the next 24 hours, try using only your fingers. You will soon learn how much you love your thumbs!

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day
- First of all, I had no idea people even stuffed their flounder with crab. Is this some sort of regional delicacy I'm not aware of? As someone who isn't a fan of seafood, this isn't a day I would celebrate anyway, but I thought I would have at least heard of this day in my web travels, but it's a new one on me.

Pluto DayPluto Discovered (1930)
- Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.

Cow Milked While Flying in an Airplane
- Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. During the flight, which was attended by reporters, she was milked, and the milk was sealed in paper containers and parachuted over St. Louis, MO.

National Battery Day
- Just imagine where the world would be without batteries. We'd still be using a crank to start our automobiles. We'd have to cart around long extension cords to bring the boombox to the beach. And, forget about hand-held games. They'd never be popular tied to an electrical outlet. Today is a good time to appreciate the power of batteries in our everyday life.
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February 20th is... Clean Out Your Bookcases Day, Love Your Pet Day/Love Your Dog Day, National Cherry Pie Day, Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day (2006), Post Office Birthday (1792), Toothpick patented (1872), World Day for Social Justice, National Student Volunteer Day, National Handcuff Day, National Day of Solidarity with Muslim, Arab, and South Asian Immigrants, Missing Day, Columbo's Birthday/First episode (1968), St. Wulfric's Day

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Image: Clutter-Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space, by Kathi Lipp (Author). Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (January 1, 2015)Clean Out Your Bookcases Day
-- Is your bookcase full of books you will never read again, books your children have outgrown, pregnancy and birth books when your babies have all grown up, magazines just collecting dust? Clean them out -- and donate any books or magazines you no longer want to your local literacy project, seniors' center, daycare center, craft groups, midwifery practice or the nearest library (depending on your reading materials). Then replace your favorite books with an e-reader!

Read: Clutter-Free: Quick and Easy Steps to Simplifying Your Space
-- If you've ever wished you could clear out your clutter, simplify your space, and take back your life, Kathi Lipp's new book has just the solutions you need. Building off the success of her The Get Yourself Organized Project, this book will provide even more ideas for getting your life and your stuff under control. As you try out the many easy, doable solutions that helped Kathi win her battle with clutter, you'll begin to understand why you hold on to the things you do, eliminate what's crowding out real life, and make room for the life of true abundance.

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Love Your Pet Day
- Why do you think we need a special day to love our pets? Sometimes people get very busy. They have homework to do. They have relatives to visit. They have chores to do around the house. Sometimes our pets get a little lonely when we are busy doing other things in our lives. If you don't have a pet, maybe today is the day to adopt a pet. Take a trip to your local Humane Society, and bring home an animal who needs you. It will make you both feel good.

National Cherry Pie Day
- As a young boy, George Washington made the Cherry tree popular, with his famous quote I can not tell a lie, I chopped down the Cherry tree. Americans celebrate George Washington's Birthday and President's Day in February. So, it's traditional to bake cherry pies in honor of the occasion.

Northern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day
- On this winter day, people go out at noon, wave their hands over their heads and chant Hoodie-Hoo. It is a day to chase away winter and bring in spring. After all, everyone in the northern hemisphere is sick and tired of winter at this point and a little crazy being cooped up inside all winter and not seeing the sun. (©2006 by Wellcat Holidays)

Post Office Birthday (1792)
- The Postal Service Act signed by President George Washington on February 20, 1792, establishing the Department. Postmaster General John McLean was the first to call it the Post Office Department rather than just the Post Office.

Toothpick patented (1872)
- The toothpick is known to predate the arrival of early modern humans. The skulls of Neanderthals, as well as Homo sapiens, have shown clear signs of having teeth picked with a tool. It is the oldest instrument for dental cleaning. Toothpicks are well-known in all cultures. Toothpicks made of bronze have been found as burial objects in prehistoric graves in Northern Italy and in the East Alps. It was also well-known in Mesopotamia. The first toothpick-manufacturing machine was developed in 1869, by Charles Forster. Another was patented on February 20, 1872, by Silas Noble and J. P. Cooley.

World Day for Social Justice
- a day to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It also focuses on the goal of achieving full employment and support for social integration.
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Image: Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, by J. Aaron Farr on Wikimedia Commons

February 19th is... Mr. Roger's Neighborhood First Aired (1968), Temporary Insanity Day (1859), National Chocolate Mint Day, Cherry Coke's Birthday (1985), Iwo Jima Day Landing (1955), Consumer Credit Festival, National Lash Day, International Tug-of-War Day, Prevent Plagiarism Day, National Vet Girls ROCK Day, International Friendship Day, Best Friends Day, Day of Remembrance, Confession Day, Give FFA Day, National Longevity Day (UK), Narconon Day (Scientology), Chinese Lantern Festival, St. Conrad's Day, Shivaji Jayanti

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Image: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, by Maxwell King (Author). Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; 1st Edition edition (September 4, 2018)Mr. Roger's Neighborhood First Aired (1968)
-- Fred McFeely Rogers (March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) was an American educator, Presbyterian minister, songwriter, and television host. Rogers was most famous for creating and hosting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001), which debuted on February 19, 1968 and featured his gentle, soft-spoken personality and directness to his audiences. Every kid wanted to be Mister Rogers' neighbor.

Read: The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers
-- Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.

Image: The Unemployed Philosophers Guild Hello Neighbor - Mister Rogers Magnetic Dress Up Play SetMister Rogers Magnetic Dress Up Play Set -- Hello, Neighbor! Mister Rogers' mix-and-match magnetic wardrobe features a variety of outfits (and cardigans!), puppet friends, and the Neighborhood Trolley. Package opens up to show the houses and streets of everyone's favorite neighborhood.

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Image: Fred Rogers: The Life and Legacy of the Legend behind Mister Rogers' Neighborhood | Kindle Edition | by Charles River Editors (Author). Publisher: Charles River Editors (April 12, 2018)
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Temporary Insanity Day (1859)
- Time for you to spend moments of laughter and joy with all your near and dear ones and do something crazy. On this day in 1859, Congressman Daniel Sickles was the first person to successfully plead temporary insanity in a U.S. court.

National Chocolate Mint Day
- Chocolate Mint Day celebrates anything and everything chocolate mint flavored. That includes mint ice cream, mint cookies, mint candies, and chocolate mint desserts. Not everyone likes chocolate mint but those who do, really love it.

Cherry Coke's Birthday (1985)
- Coca-Cola Cherry, originally introduced (and still known in some countries) as Cherry Coke, is a cherry-flavored version of Coca-Cola. It is produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company and its bottlers in the United States and some international markets. Long before its official introduction in 1982, many diners and drugstore soda fountains dispensed an unofficial version of Cherry Coke by adding cherry-flavored syrup to the Coca-Cola mix, this drink is called Cherry Cola. Coca-Cola itself did not produce Cherry Coke until 1982 when it introduced its version to a test audience at the 1982 World's Fair. The drink then entered mainstream production in 1985.

Iwo Jima Day Landing (1955)
- Beginning at dawn on February 19, 1955, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially, there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight to the last man to protect massive strategic fortifications linked by tunnels.

Consumer Credit Festival
- How would you celebrate such a day? Cut up our credit cards? Call all our creditors and say Have a good day!? Charge up all your credit cards - or pay them all off?
Image: Michael Jordan, by McCarmona23 on Flickr

February 17th is... Michael Jordan's birthday (1963), National Random Acts of Kindness Day, National Cafe Au Lait Day, National My Way Day, Who Shall I Be Day, When You Grow Up Day, Bumstead's Wedding Day (1933), World Human Spirit Day, National PTA Founders Day/National Parent Teacher Association Founders' Day (1897), National Cabbage Day, National Public Science Day, National Indian Pudding Day, National Champion Crab Races Day, Analog to Digital TV Day, LULAC Founder's Day, Perfume Day, Inventors' Day (Mexico), Feast of Shesmu, Fornacalia (Old Roman Bread Festival)

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Image: Michael Jordan: The Life, by Roland Lazenby (Author). Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (May 19, 2015)Michael Jordan's birthday (1963)
-- By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. Although, a summary of his basketball career and influence on the game inevitably fails to do it justice, as a phenomenal athlete with a unique combination of fundamental soundness, grace, speed, power, artistry, improvisational ability and an unquenchable competitive desire, Jordan single-handedly redefined the NBA superstar. Source

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-- When most people think of Michael Jordan, they think of the incredible moments so ingrained in basketball history they have their own names: The Shrug, The Shot, The Flu Game. But for all his greatness, there's also a dark side to Jordan: a ruthless competitor, a gambler. There's never been a biography that balanced these personas - until now.

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National Random Acts of Kindness Day
- You know what to do... perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can. People like the idea of showing a little kindness to others. It is a fun and good thing to do. And, they like being on the receiving end of this day as well. It makes both the giver and the receiver feel good.

National Cafe Au Lait Day
- Cafe au lait is French for coffee with milk. The same drink is called cafe latte in Italy and cafe con leche in Spain. It is made with a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio of dark roast brewed coffee to heated milk or half-n-half. Add sugar to taste!

National My Way Day
- Did your mother ever used to tell you when you were a teenager the world does not revolve around you? Well today it does! Today is My Way Day, the official day to do everything your way. Sleep in late, eat whatever you want, and take the longest, hottest shower you can stand. Whatever you decide to do, make sure no one else influences your decisions today. Do everything simply just because you want to do it (but just make sure it's legal first).

Who Shall I Be Day
- Hundreds of people have their opinions as to who we are. Today is the day we decide who is right. Today we determine our identities all by ourselves.

Bumstead's Wedding Day (1933)
- On February 17, 1933, after much fanfare and build-up, Miss Boopadoop married her boyfriend Dagwood Bumstead, the son of a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately for the Bumsteads, Dagwood was disowned by his upper-crust family for marrying beneath his class. Virtually overnight, Blondie became a domesticated, middle-class family strip, and has remained one ever since.

World Human Spirit Day
- On February 17 at 3:00 PM EST, we will hold two minutes of silent meditation throughout the world and beyond, to focus on the true spirit flowing through everything. Please join us in silence to bring the energy of universal healing and peace into the hearts and minds of all humanity.

National PTA Founders Day (1897)
- Founders Day is a reminder of the substantial role the PTA has played locally, regionally, and nationally in supporting parent involvement and working on behalf of all children and families. It is a time to reflect and take pride in our many accomplishments, and to renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for parents, and a strong advocate for public education.
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Image: Children Playing With Barbie Dolls, by Petra/Österreich on Pixabay

February 13th is... First Barbie doll for sale (1959), Get a Different Name Day, National Tortellini Day, World Radio Day, Palentine's Day/Galentine's Day, International Condom Day, National Wingman's Day, Self-Love Day, National Tortini Day, Madly In Love With Me Day, Mistress Day, Man Day, Dream Your Sweet Day, International Natural Day, National Break Up With Your Carrier Day, Kiss Day, National Cheddar Day, National Crab Rangoon Day, Desperation Day, Employee Legal Awareness Day (Australia), St. Augustine's Day, St. Priscilla's Day

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Image: The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie: A Doll's History and Her Impact on Us, by Tanya Lee Stone (Author). Publisher: Speak; Reprint edition (July 7, 2015)First Barbie doll for sale (1959)
-- The VERY first Barbie® doll was introduced at Toy Fair in New York City in 1959. She was created by a woman named Ruth Handler. The first Barbie® doll was inspired by a German cartoon character doll called Lilli which Ruth had seen on a trip to Germany.

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-- Barbie just might be the most famous doll in the world. She has represented fifty different nationalities. She has stepped into the always-fashionable shoes of more than one hundred twenty careers. She has been played with, studied, celebrated, and criticized for more than fifty years. And she has unquestionably influenced generations of girls — whether that influence has been positive or negative depends on whom you ask.

Image: Barbie 35th Anniversary Doll Special Edition Reproduction of Original 1959 Barbie Doll and Package - Brunette Hair (1993)Original 1959 Barbie Doll and Package -- 35th Anniversary Original 1959 Barbie doll and package! Special edition reproduction is a 1993 mattel production. Includes: 11.5" Barbie doll with brunette hair; wears white and black stripe bathing suit and comes with an original copy of package (box), doll sun glasses, black slip on high heel shoes and a booklet.

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Image: The Dream Dollhouse Do-It-Yourself Book: Adorable goodies for the fashion dollhouse | Kindle Edition | by Julie Shelton (Author), Erin Hedrington (Illustrator). Publisher: Pipkin Press (June 14, 2014)
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Get a Different Name Day
- A day for those who are not fond of the name given to them. At birth, we are given a first name, middle, and last name. It wasn't our choice. Rather, our parents bestowed it upon us. If you like your name, good for you. If not, then today is for you. Take advantage of today to change your name.

National Tortini Day
- Tortini means little cakes in Italian (from the word torta, meaning cake.) This, of course, essentially means it can be just about anything, from cupcakes to pie to quiche.

Employee Legal Awareness Day
- A day emphasizing the importance of legal education for employees so large and small businesses reduce their risk of legal problems.

Madly In Love With Me Day
- A day of self-love, created to inspire women and girls to say Yes! to falling madly in love with themselves again and again for the rest of their lives. The day before Valentine's Day because you have to love me before you can love we.

Mistress Day
- It is a notorious night for men behaving badly. Unofficially, February 13th is also known as Mistress Day, the day straying boyfriends and husbands set aside for the other woman - since they are spending the actual Valentine's Day with their girlfriends and wives.

Man Day
- Held the day before Valentine's Day (AKA Woman's Day). It is a time to celebrate the men of the past, present, and future. A day to celebrate all things macho with a barrage of tattoos, stiff drinks, friendly competition, and good times.
Image: Police Phone 911 Call, on MaxPixel

February 16th is... 911 Birthday (1968), Do a Grouch a Favor Day, National Almond Day, DuPont patented Nylon (1937), Kyoto Protocol Day (2005), National Innovation Day, Kick Day, Lithuania Independence Day/Restoration of the State Day (Lithuania)

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Image: Tell Me Exactly What Happened: Dispatches from 911, by Caroline Burau (Author). Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2016)911 Birthday (1968)
-- Haleyville, Alabama introduced the nation's first 9-1-1 system which was located at the police station. On February 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite, made the first call from another city hall room. It was answered by Congressman Tom Bevill on a bright red telephone located in the police department.

Read: Tell Me Exactly What Happened: Dispatches from 911
-- In her new book, veteran 911 operator Caroline Burau shares her on-the-job experiences at both a single-person call center (complicated by a public walk-up window) and a ground and air ambulance service. Whatever the position, the challenges for a dispatcher never end. Tragedy, boredom, and mind-bending weirdness are constant companions, as her stories — some funny, some odd, some sad — show. A broken penis, a case of domestic violence at the walk-up window, a tornado striking a mile away — Caroline Burau handles them all with efficiency, empathy, and humor.

Image: Watch Call 911 | Showcasing the amazing stories of human drama captured in actual 911 calls, this series reveals both the heroism of the dispatchers and the courage of those calling in hopes of finding immediate assistanceWatch Call 911 -- Showcasing the amazing stories of human drama captured in actual 911 calls, this series reveals both the heroism of the dispatchers and the courage of those calling in hopes of finding immediate assistance.

Custom Reflective Blue 911 Address Aluminum Sign -- These are recommended by Police, Fire and Emergency officials. This is a 911 reflective grade sign, same as used by the D.O.T. on interstate and roadway signs. They are very highly visible in the daytime and nighttime. The base material is (1/16") 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, not steel. Sign measures 6" x 18". Meets the federal specification requirements.

911 Coloring and Activity Books


Emergency 911 Calls:
What's Your Emergency?
Outrageous 911 Calls
Amazon Freebies:

Free 911 ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

Read 911 ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free 911 apps

Free 911 games

Watch 911 Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Listen to 911 Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Free Alexa Skills | 911




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Who Do I Call When 911 is Down? Printable

Printable Emergency 911 Sign

FREE Printable 911 Emergency Booklet for Children

Printable Brochures: Children and 911, Seniors and 911, VOIP 911, Wireless 911

Learning to Dial 9-1-1

Printable 911 Coloring and Activity Book

Active Shooter - Printable Pocket Card Information

911 Emergency Checklist | The Dr. Oz Show

Call 911 coloring pages

911 For Kids Life Skills Worksheet - Tlsbooks

Emergency Switchboard Role-Play Printables

Teacher's guide to giving lessons on emergency situations and safety.

Printable Child Safety Worksheets

911 For Kids: Activity book, 911 Games, Coloring Page



Do a Grouch a Favor Day
- Everyone has been a grouch at one time or another. Some people are seemingly grouches all of the time. It's in their nature. Others are occasional grouches, influenced by events in their lives, lack of sleep, the weather, etc. A few people are good at disguising their grouchy mood. But, they still need cheering up. Look around for someone who is in a grouchy mood today. Then, do him or her a favor to cheer up their day. There's plenty of grouches out there to practice on. Try it on all of the grouches you see today, and watch the results!

National Almond Day
- Research continues to focus on the many benefits of including almonds in your diet and here are a couple other reasons why you should enjoy almonds. Satisfaction. Stomach growling? Try munching on a handful of almonds each day, their protein, fiber and monounsaturated fat may help keep you satisfied longer. Nutrition. A handful of almonds is an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium. Plus, almonds offer potassium (200 mg), calcium (75 mg), and iron (1.0 mg).

DuPont patented Nylon (1937)
- On February 16, 1937, Wallace Carothers, chemist for the DuPont Company, patented the synthetic polymer based plastic known to us as nylon. Used as a fiber in clothing, tents, parachutes, stockings and every conceivable application, it is also used as a solid plastic as in bristles for toothbrushes (the original product), hairbrushes, car parts, household items, musical instrument strings, bullet jackets, flak jacket armor cloth, small and large gears, tire cord, Velcro® tape, carpet, rope, gun stocks, fishing line and more!

Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- The Kyoto Protocol, which went into ewvent on February 16, 2005, is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at fighting global warming. The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty with the goal of achieving stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level which would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

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