Archive for February 5th, 2010

Did You Know? Countdown to Valentine's Day (02/05)

Friday, February 5th, 2010


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

Feb. 05 : 09 Days to V’Day

Did you know that exchanging Valentine’s Day cards likely began in America as early as the 1700s?

The first mass-produced Valentine’s Day card was sold in the 1840s by Esther Howland, a Massachusetts native. She originally sold hand-made, lace cards for as much as $35 per card.

Did you know that the oldest known Valentine’s Day card is on display at a London museum?

The card was sent in 1415 by the Duke of Orleans to his wife in France. The Duke was imprisoned at the time in the Tower of London.

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 05) Today we're also celebrating . . .  National Wear Red Day

Friday, February 5th, 2010

National Wear Red Day
Go red to raise awareness about women’s cardiovascular disease during the month of February, which is American Heart Month.

(February 05) Today we're celebrating . . . Weatherman's Day

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Weatherman’s Day
Commemorating America’s first Weatherman, John Jeffries, and a day to honor the weather professionals who bring us the good, and the bad, news in weather.

So lets give thanks to Al Roker and his compatriots for giving you something to talk about during those long awkward moments over at your girlfriends house.

Below is a great video showing the hazardous working conditions of our local weatherperson. And you thought that hurricane reporting was dangerous! (the sound level is a bit low so turn your speaker volume up)

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