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February 17, 2014

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Today is Monday February 17, 2014
48th day of 2014, 317  remaining

Sunrise: 6:55am
Sunset: 5:51pm    

Special Celebrations today:

Today is  Presidents Day, Random Acts of Kindness Day, Indian Pudding Day and Cafe Au Lait Day.

This is National Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Soup Month and Wheat Bread Month.

On this day in...

1817: The first gaslit streetlights appeared on the streets of Baltimore, MD.

1878: The first large city telephone exchange opened in San Francisco, Ca.

1897: The forerunner organization to the PTA was organized in Washington, D.C.

1933: "Newsweek" was first published.

1947: The Voice of America began broadcasting in the Soviet Union.

1996: World chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue" in Philadelphia, PA.

If today is your birthday, you share it with:

Hal Holbrook
Rene Russo
Lou Diamond Phillips
Michael Jordan
Larry the Cable Guy
Paris Hilton
 
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