National Stop Bullying Day
- Approximately 864,000 teens stay home from school one day each month because they fear for their safety. The self-esteem-building nonprofit Hey UGLY (Unique Gifted Lovable You) has designated the second Wednesday of February (and the week it falls in) as a day and week for schools across America to conduct Stop Bullying classroom activities and school assembly presentations on how to eradicate bullying from schools and neighborhoods.
National Bagels and Lox Day
- The day honors a version of the traditionally Jewish bread which is topped with topped with thinly sliced cured salmon. The earliest mention of bagels dates to 1610 in Poland, and the earliest record of cured fish dates back to ancient Rome. It's unknown when the two foods were first put together, but the art of the combination has excelled in no other place like the Americas.
- Celebrate this day by learning or reviewing the cause of toothache and tooth decay. Pass this education along to your kids. If you have a toothache today, by all means call your dentist.
Hershey's Chocolate founded
- Hershey's is one of the oldest chocolate companies in the United States, and an American icon for its chocolate bar. It is one of a group of companies established by Milton Hershey. Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hershey's Chocolate World. It was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company.
GI Joe's Birthday
- G.I. Joe is a line of action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro in 1964 The initial product offering represented four of the branches of the U.S. armed forces with the Soldier (U.S. Army), Action Sailor (U.S. Navy), Action Pilot (USAF) and Action Marine (USMC). The term G.I. stands for Government Issue and became a generic term for U.S. soldiers (predating the action figures), especially ground forces.
Read in the Bathtub Day
- Spend this cold winter day in a nice warm tub enjoying a good novel. What book will YOU be reading?
The Beatles Appear on "the Ed Sullivan Show"
- British pop phenomenon the Beatles began the “British Invasion” of America in 1964 with their appearance on America’s top television variety show. They performed five songs before a screaming studio audience of 728. The estimated viewer-ship for that night’s show was 73 million people—making it the most-viewed US TV program in history up to that time.
- This was updated by Catherine on February 9, 2012 -
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