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Candlemas Day
Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
All the candles used in church are blessed on this day.

Groundhog Day
When the groundhog first appears from hibernation on this day, legend says if he sees his shadow, he goes back for another six weeks of bad weather.

1848
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the United States war with Mexico.
Mexico gives up parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado & Texas to the U.S.

1854

Mexican engraver and illustrator, José Guadalupe Posada born In Aguascalientes, Mexico.
He is known for his engravings of calaveras (skeletons) that are associated with the Day of the Dead.

1863
Samuel Clemens takes up his pen name - Mark Twain for the first time in a letter to the Enterprise newpaper in Virginia City, Nevada.

1876
The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs is founded.

1882

Anarchist, tenor, bank clerk, dog hater, teacher, thunder avoider, cinema entrepeneur, and occasional writer James Joyce (Ulysses) is born in Dublin, Ireland.
Called 'Sunny Jim' by his family in his youth for his bright disposition.

1922
James Joyces's Ulysses is published on his 40th birthday in Paris by Sylvia Beach under the imprint Shakespeare and Company.

1927
Jazz saxophonist Stan Getz is born in Philadelphia, PA.

1933
Maids Christine and Lea Papin murder their employer's wife and daughter in Le Mans, France.
The case is the subject of a number of French films and plays.

1982
A small painting by Dutch painter Pieter Bruegel the Elder called Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery is stolen from the Courtauld Gallery in London.

2014

Super Bowl XLVIII - The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

2020

Super Bowl LIV - The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49er's 31 to 20 in at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Fl.


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