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Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine's Day (02/04)

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Valentine’s Day

Feb. 04 : 10 Days to V’Day

Did you know that people have sent verses to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day since as far back as the Middle Ages?

The oldest known Valentine’s Day greeting, which was sent in the 1400s, is currently housed in the British Museum. Today, Americans are prolific senders of Valentine’s Day greetings, sending more than 180 million Valentine’s cards by mail, and exchanging another 700 million at school or work.

February 14th is Valentines Day – a worldwide celebration of love and romance, marked by giving red roses and chocolate hearts or by sending valentines. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to Valentine’s Day, the day of love!

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(February 04) This week we're celebrating . . .  Women's Heart Week

Thursday, February 4th, 2010


Women’s Heart Week
Sponsored by the Women’s Heart Foundation, this week is dedicated to raising awareness of the number one killer of women. Nationwide programs will include workshops, lectures and health screenings.

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