February 7th is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, February 07, 2012 | 0 comments
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FebruaryWave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day
- the perfect opportunity to greet your neighbor with a big wave. But, to show your respect and appreciation on this very important day, you must wave with all of your fingers! Without a doubt, this day was created to put a smile on your face, and upon your neighbors. It's intent is to be friendly and create better relations. You should also use the term "Neighbor" loosely. Go out and greet everyone today with a big five fingers wave.

Send a Card to a Friend Day
- a great chance to get in touch with a friend. We all lead busy lives. Its easy to let a friendship or two lapse, as we try to shuffle kids to and from events. It's hard to stay in touch, when workload demands eat up countless hours. Today is the perfect chance to send card to a friend. A paper card, or an Ecard, is just fine. You may likely find an Ecard is quicker and easier. And, you will save on postage, too.

Charles Dicken's Birthday
- English social critic and novelist, born at Portsmouth, England in 1812. Among his most successful books: Oliver Twist, The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield and A Christmas Carol.

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
- Fettuccine alfredo originated during the 1920s in Rome at a restaurant called Alfredo all’ Augsteo. It was popularized among U.S. tourists by restaurant owner Alfredo di Lelio. Though the name “fettucine alfredo” stuck with Americans, it is unheard of in Italy. Italians most commonly refer to this dish as “pasta al burro (with butter)” in southern Italy and “pasta in bianco (in white)” in northern Italy.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Birthday
- Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin. She was second of five children born to Caroline and Charles Philip Ingalls. Laura was 65 when she published her first book entitled Little House In The Big Woods. Then she stared writing more about when she was a little girl and that led to the Little House series. But not all were about her childhood. A weekly television series, Little House on the Prairie, began in 1974 and ran for many seasons

Ballet Day
- Renowned French danseuse Mme Francisquy Hutin introduced ballet to the US in 1827 with a performance of The Deserter, staged at the Bowery Theater, New York, NY. A minor scandal erupted when the ladies in the lower boxes left the theater upon viewing the light and scanty attire of Mme Hutin and her troupe.

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