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February 2nd - Happy Birthday Brent Spiner & Shakira


Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2012. There are 333 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 2, 1912, Frederick R. Law parachuted from the torch of the Statue of Liberty in a stunt filmed by Pathe (PA'-thay) News.
On this date:
In 1536, present-day Buenos Aires, Argentina, was founded by Pedro de Mendoza of Spain.
In 1653, New Amsterdam — now New York City — was incorporated.
In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending the Mexican-American War, was signed.
In 1882, Irish poet and novelist James Joyce was born near Dublin.
In 1887, Punxsutawney, Pa., held its first Groundhog Day festival.
In 1912, Broadway composer Burton Lane ("Finian's Rainbow") was born in New York City.
In 1922, the James Joyce novel "Ulysses" was published in Paris by Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare and Co. on Joyce's 40th birthday.
In 1942, a Los Angeles Times column by W.H. Anderson urged security measures against Japanese-Americans, arguing that a Japanese-American "almost inevitably ... grows up to be a Japanese, not an American."
In 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major victory for the Soviets in World War II.
In 1961, hijackers of a Portuguese ocean liner, the Santa Maria, allowed the passengers and crew to disembark in Brazil, 11 days after seizing the ship. Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong died in Santa Monica, Calif., at age 56.
In 1971, Idi Amin, having seized power in Uganda, proclaimed himself president.
In 1992, longtime "Miss America" emcee Bert Parks died in La Jolla (HOY'-uh), Calif., at age 77.
Ten years ago: Inside the World Economic Forum in New York, foreign economic leaders criticized the United States for protectionist policies while outside, thousands of protesters demonstrated against global capitalism. Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers star John Stallworth were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The NHL World All-Stars rallied to defeat North America 8-5.
Five years ago: Tornadoes killed 21 people in central Florida. A grim report from the world's leading climate scientists and government officials said that global warming was so severe, it would "continue for centuries" and that humans were to blame. Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued an order making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.
One year ago: Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak charged into Cairo's central square on horses and camels brandishing whips while others rained firebombs from rooftops in what appeared to be an orchestrated assault against protesters trying to topple Egypt's leader of 30 years. The red swimsuit that helped make Farrah Fawcett a 1970s icon was donated to the Smithsonian's collection by her longtime companion, Ryan O'Neal, on what would have been the late actress' 64th birthday.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stritch is 87. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 86. Actor Robert Mandan is 80. Comedian Tom Smothers is 75. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 70. Actor Bo Hopkins is 70. Television executive Barry Diller is 70. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 66. TV chef Ina (EE'-nuh) Garten is 64. Actor Jack McGee is 63. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 63. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 63. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 60. Model Christie Brinkley is 58. Actor Michael Talbott is 57. Actress Kim Zimmer is 57. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 50. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 46. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 46. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 42. Rock musician Ben Mize is 41. Rapper T-Mo is 40. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 39. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 36. Singer Shakira is 35. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 26.

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Re: February 2nd


Today is Saturday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2013. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 2, 1913, New York City's rebuilt Grand Central Terminal officially opened to the public at one minute past midnight.

One year ago: Egyptian security forces clashed with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot that killed 74 people. Donald Trump announced his endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney for president.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stritch is 88. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 87. Actor Robert Mandan is 81. Comedian Tom Smothers is 76. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 71. Actor Bo Hopkins is 71. Television executive Barry Diller is 71. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 67. TV chef Ina (EE'-nuh) Garten is 65. Actor Jack McGee is 64. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 64. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 64. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 61. Model Christie Brinkley is 59. Actor Michael Talbott is 58. Actress Kim Zimmer is 58. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 51. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 47. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 47. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 43. Rock musician Ben Mize is 42. Rapper T-Mo is 41. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 40. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 37. Singer Shakira is 36. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 27. Actress Zosia Mamet (TV: "Girls") is 25.

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Today is Sunday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2014. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 2, 1914, Charles Chaplin made his movie debut as the comedy short "Making a Living" was released by Keystone Film Co. (Five days later, Keystone released "Kid Auto Races at Venice," in which Chaplin first played his famous Tramp character.)

In 2014, Oscar Winning Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died suddenly at the age of 46

Ten years ago: President George W. Bush unveiled a $2.4 trillion budget featuring a record deficit, as well as big increases for defense and homeland security. Deadly ricin was discovered in offices used by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. An eleven-story apartment building collapsed in Konya, Turkey, killing 92 people.

Five years ago: Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as U.S. secretary of state. The Senate confirmed Eric Holder, 75-21, to be attorney general. President Barack Obama's choice for health secretary, Tom Daschle, apologized for failing to pay more than $120,000 in taxes. (Daschle ended up withdrawing his nomination.) Gunmen abducted American U.N. worker John Solecki in Quetta, Pakistan, killing his driver. (Solecki was released unharmed two months later.) Moammar Gadhafi of Libya was elected leader of the African Union. Iran sent its first domestically made satellite, Omid ("hope"), into orbit.

One year ago: Former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with a friend, Chad Littlefield, at a gun range west of Glen Rose, Texas; suspect Eddie Ray Routh (rowth) has been charged with two counts of capital murder. Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings closed out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Elaine Stritch is 89. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 88. Actor Robert Mandan is 82. Comedian Tom Smothers is 77. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 72. Television executive Barry Diller is 72. Actor Bo Hopkins is 70. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 68. TV chef Ina (EE'-nuh) Garten is 66. Actor Jack McGee is 65. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 65. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 65. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 62. The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), is 62. Model Christie Brinkley is 60. Actor Michael Talbott is 59. Actress Kim Zimmer is 59. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 52. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 48. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 48. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 44. Rock musician Ben Mize is 43. Rapper T-Mo is 42. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 41. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 38. Singer Shakira is 37. Actor Rich Sommer (TV: "Mad Men") is 36. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 28. Actress Zosia Mamet (TV: "Girls") is 26.

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Today is Monday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2015. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 2, 1925, the legendary Alaska Serum Run ended as the last of a series of dog mushers brought a life-saving treatment to Nome, the scene of a diphtheria epidemic, six days after the drug left Nenana.

Ten years ago: In his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush called for changes in Social Security that would combine reduced government benefits for younger workers with "a chance to build a nest egg" through personal accounts. German heavyweight boxer Max Schmeling died at age 99.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama, speaking in Nashua, New Hampshire, branded Republicans as electoral opportunists more concerned about their own interests than the people's. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled its 2009 Oscar nominees; in a first, 10 films were nominated for best picture instead of five, including eventual winner "The Hurt Locker."

One year ago: Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York apartment from a combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs. The Seattle Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title, crushing the favored Denver Broncos 43-8.

Today's Birthdays: Gossip columnist Liz Smith is 92. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 89. Actor Robert Mandan is 83. Comedian Tom Smothers is 78. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 73. Television executive Barry Diller is 73. Actor Bo Hopkins is 71. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 69. TV chef Ina (EE'-nuh) Garten is 67. Actor Jack McGee is 66. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 66. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 66. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 63. The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), is 63. Model Christie Brinkley is 61. Actor Michael Talbott is 60. Actress Kim Zimmer is 60. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 53. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 49. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 49. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 45. Rock musician Ben Mize is 44. Rapper T-Mo is 43. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 42. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 39. Singer Shakira is 38. Actor Rich Sommer (TV: "Mad Men") is 37. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 29. Actress Zosia Mamet (TV: "Girls") is 27.

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Today is Tuesday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2016. There are 333 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.

Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 2, 1914, Charles Chaplin made his movie debut as the comedy short "Making a Living" was released by Keystone Film Co.

In 2007, tornadoes killed 21 people in central Florida. A grim report from the world's leading climate scientists and government officials said that global warming was so severe, it would "continue for centuries" and that humans were to blame.
In 2014, Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his New York apartment from a combination of heroin, cocaine and other drugs.

Ten years ago: House Republicans elected John Boehner (BAY'-nur) of Ohio as their new majority leader to replace the indicted Tom DeLay. Tornadoes tore through New Orleans neighborhoods that had been hit hard by Hurricane Katrina five months earlier.

Five years ago: Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak charged into Cairo's central square on horses and camels brandishing whips while others rained firebombs from rooftops in what appeared to be an orchestrated assault against protesters trying to topple Egypt's leader of 30 years.

One year ago: President Barack Obama sent Congress a record $4 trillion budget that would boost tax credits for families and the working poor but also raise taxes on the wealthy. Parts of New England were buried in heavy snow for the second time in a week, with up to 18 inches falling in the Boston area. Jury selection in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was postponed, and a celebration for the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots was pushed back a day.

Today's Birthdays: Gossip columnist Liz Smith is 93. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 90. Actor Robert Mandan is 84. Comedian Tom Smothers is 79. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 74. Television executive Barry Diller is 74. Actor Bo Hopkins is 72. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 70. TV chef Ina (EE'-nuh) Garten is 68. Actor Jack McGee is 67. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 67. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 67. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 64. The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), is 64. Model Christie Brinkley is 62. Actor Michael Talbott is 61. Actress Kim Zimmer is 61. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 54. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 50. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 50. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 46. Rock musician Ben Mize is 45. Rapper T-Mo is 44. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 43. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 40. Singer Shakira is 39. Actor Rich Sommer (TV: "Mad Men") is 38. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 30. Actress Zosia Mamet (TV: "Girls") is 28.

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Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2017. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Feb. 2, 1887, Punxsutawney, Pa., held its first Groundhog Day festival. On Feb. 2, 2017, 130 years later, Phil saw his shadow, so we’re supposed to get another 6 weeks of winter.

Ten years ago: Tornadoes killed 21 people in central Florida. A grim report from the world's leading climate scientists and government officials said that global warming was so severe, it would "continue for centuries" and that humans were to blame. Texas Gov. Rick Perry issued an order making Texas the first state to require that schoolgirls get vaccinated against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

Five years ago: Egyptian security forces clashed with stone-throwing protesters enraged by the failure of police to prevent a soccer riot the night before that killed 74 people. Donald Trump announced his endorsement of Republican Mitt Romney for president, saying the former Massachusetts governor was "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love."

One year ago: Health officials reported that a person in Texas had become infected with the Zika (ZEE'-kuh) virus through sex in the first case of the illness being transmitted within the United States. A suicide bomber detonated an explosive aboard a Somali Airbus, forcing it to make an emergency landing at Mogadishu's international airport; only the bomber was killed. Yahoo announced it was laying off about 1,700 employees. Bob Elliott, half of the enduring television and radio comedy team Bob and Ray, died in Cundy's Harbor, Maine, at age 92.

Today's Birthdays — Feb. 2: Gossip columnist Liz Smith is 94. Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 91. Actor Robert Mandan is 85. Comedian Tom Smothers is 80. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 75. Television executive Barry Diller is 75. Actor Bo Hopkins is 73. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 71. TV chef Ina (EE'-nuh) Garten is 69. Actor Jack McGee is 68. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 68. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 68. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 65. The president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), is 65. Model Christie Brinkley is 63. Actor Michael Talbott is 62. Actress Kim Zimmer is 62. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 55. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 51. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 51. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 47. Rock musician Ben Mize is 46. Rapper T-Mo is 45. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 44. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 41. Singer Shakira is 40. Actor Rich Sommer is 39. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 31. Actress Zosia Mamet is 29.

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Today is Friday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2018. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.



Today's Highlight in History:

On Feb. 2, 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered in a major victory for the Soviets in World War II.

Ten years ago: A gunman killed five women at a Lane Bryant store in Tinley Park, Illinois, in an apparent botched robbery (the case remains unsolved). French President Nicolas Sarkozy (sahr-koh-ZEE') and former supermodel Carla Bruni were married at the presidential Elysee Palace. Former Washington Redskins players Art Monk and Darrell Green were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with New England linebacker Andre Tippett, San Diego/San Francisco defensive end Fred Dean, Minnesota/Denver tackle Gary Zimmerman and senior committee choice, Kansas City cornerback Emmitt Thomas. Former Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz died at age 98. Actor Barry Morse died in London at age 89.



Five years ago: Former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with a friend, Chad Littlefield, at a gun range west of Glen Rose, Texas; suspect Eddie Ray Routh was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings closed out the season with two of the top NFL awards from The Associated Press: Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year. Actor John Kerr, 81, died in Pasadena, Calif.



One year ago: Declaring that religious freedom was "under threat," President Donald Trump vowed to repeal a rarely enforced IRS rule that said pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risked losing their tax-exempt status. Using a backhoe to smash through a barricade of water-filled footlockers, police stormed Delaware's largest prison, ending a nearly 20-hour hostage standoff with inmates; one hostage, a guard, was killed.



Today's Birthdays — Feb. 2: Former French President Valery Giscard d'Estaing (val-eh-REE' ZHEES'-kahr deh-STANG') is 92. Actor Robert Mandan is 86. Comedian Tom Smothers is 81. Rock singer-guitarist Graham Nash is 76. Television executive Barry Diller is 76. Actor Bo Hopkins is 74. Country singer Howard Bellamy (The Bellamy Brothers) is 72. TV chef Ina (EE'-nuh) Garten is 70. Actor Jack McGee is 69. Actor Brent Spiner (SPY'-nur) is 69. Rock musician Ross Valory (Journey) is 69. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, is 66. The former president of South Korea, Park Geun-hye (goon-hay), is 66. Model Christie Brinkley is 64. Actor Michael Talbott is 63. Actress Kim Zimmer is 63. Actor Michael T. Weiss is 56. Actor-comedian Adam Ferrara is 52. Rock musician Robert DeLeo (Army of Anyone; Stone Temple Pilots) is 52. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt is 48. Rock musician Ben Mize is 47. Rapper T-Mo is 46. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 45. Actress Lori Beth Denberg is 42. Rock musician Jesse Siebenberg (Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real) is 42. Singer Shakira is 41. Actor Rich Sommer is 40. Country singer Blaine Larsen is 32. Actress Zosia Mamet is 30.

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