On This Day: Hedgehog Day

http://hedgehogcentral.com/hedgehogday.shtmlThat’s not a typo.  We’re well aware that many people celebrate Groundhog Day today.  However, we know that Sonic would manhandle Punxsutawny Phil!  After that, we want a title shot!!!  Long before crazy Americans placed their fate in groundhogs named Punxsutawny Phil and Wiarton Willie there was an ancient roman tradition.  In typical American fashion, we claimed the holiday as our own and adapted the tradition to accommodate the fact that there are no indigenous hedgehog species in the U.S.  We suppose a groundhog is the next best thing!


Other Holidays:

http://www.nyc.gov/portal/site/nycgov/?front_door=trueAlso On This Day:

  • Buenos Aires was founded (1536)
  • New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) was incorporated (1653)
  • The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs was formed, a.k.a MLB’s National League (1876)
  • The 1st Groundhog Day was observed in Punxsutawney, PA (1887)
  • Grand Central Terminal was opened in New York City (1913)
  • The 1st polygraph machine was tested (1935)
  • The American Basketball Association was formed (1967)
  • Roger Federer became the no. 1 ranked men’s tennis player in the World and held the position for a record 237 weeks (2004)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUT5rEU6pqMBirthdays & Remembrances:

Shakira (34) – her hips still don’t lie!
Robert DeLeoStone Temple Pilots (45)
Christie Brinkley (57)
Duane Chapman, a.k.a Dog the Bounty Hunter (58)http://christiebrinkley.com/
Ross Valory, Journey (62)
Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009)
George Halas (1895-1983) – NFL co-founder
Howard Johnson (1897-1972) – Hotelier
RIP Sid Vicious, Sex Pistols (1957-1979)


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