5 Odd but Cool Things That Happened in History February 1-3

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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 PlaceHistory 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.

Endangered Species Act anniversary Michelle Carr Crowe February 3 2013 image 


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.


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Comments (9)

Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I didn't remember any of these events. Thank you for sharing the history lesson with all of us.

Feb 02, 2013 06:37 PM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Good Morning Michelle, I love to read the interesting facts.  Thanks for sharing the links!

Feb 02, 2013 07:42 PM
John F Muscarella
Broker/Owner, Venice, FL, Florida's Suncoast

Hmm.. none of these registered for me so thank you for the research and adding something interesting and educational to my day.

Feb 02, 2013 07:59 PM
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
I grew up in NJ, so reading about the first close up is cool..but of a sneeze?
Feb 02, 2013 08:53 PM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

so a close up of a sneeze, how awe inspiring!  wonder who came up with that genius!

Feb 02, 2013 10:04 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hi, Michelle,  Happy Sunday!  I did not know you are intrigued by history.  These are interesting things that happened in history. 

Feb 03, 2013 02:25 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Joe, really? You don't remember February 2, 1893  The first movie close-up? :-)

Wayne, thanks for the kudos, I do too.

John, you are welcome, I like odd random info as you can tell.

Carol, I think it has to do with male curiosity.

Mark, gross-out images are not unique to our era obviously.

Kathleen thanks for reading and commenting. Do you like history, too?

Feb 03, 2013 02:19 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

I remember "G.I. Joe".   The discussions were whether or not it was appropriate for boys to play with dolls, and whether or not this toy would promote the Vietnam War. 

Feb 04, 2013 07:46 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks Michelle, great history lesson, its nice to see two events that helped to increase civil rights.

Feb 05, 2013 03:09 PM