5 Odd but Cool Things That Happened in History February 1-3
By Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley real estate guide selling homes in San Jose
Do you, like me, get a thrill learning new things daily? If you’ve read my blog, you know one of the pastimes I enjoy is discovering new facts and interesting pieces of history.
I like to share intriguing stories from our local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, as well as from some of my favorite print and online magazines Mental Floss, the National Geographic Society or Smithsonian Magazine. Other times I find articles or facts online at The History Place, History Orb, Wikipedia.orDates In History.These events for today’s blog post are primarily from Brainy History.
While these interesting items are intriguing, they have nothing to do with my real estate business, helping people like you buy and sell homes in Silicon Valley, Calif. and beyond. I admit, they just add fun and fascination to life.
Here are today’s 5 Odd but Cool Things That Happened in History February 1-3, I hope you find them interesting, too.
Anniversaries of Historical Events for February 1, 2 & 3, 2013
February 1, 1991 South Africa President F. W. de Klerk vows he would repeal all apartheid laws
February 1, 1960 4 students stage the first civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth
February 2, 1964 GI Joe debuts as a popular American boy's toy, aka “action figure”
February 2, 1893 The first movie close-up filmed at Edison studio in West Orange, New Jersey: the close-up is of a sneeze
February 3, 1973 President Nixon signs Endangered Species Act into law. To learn what species are endangered as listed by state, go to http://www.fws.gov/endangered. There are 123 endangered species in the state of California.
In odd but not so cool news…
February 3, 1972 The U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site. (Wasn’t that supposed to stop in the 1950’s?)
Thank you for reading. You may want to read my blog at www.activerain.com/results for more fun facts on history, real estate, home, life and other topics. I hope you learned something new from reading about these 5 Odd but Cool Things That Happened in History February 1-3.