Do you enjoy learning new things daily? These Anniversaries of Historical Events for February 1, 2 and 3 are primarily from Brainy History.
February 1, 1960 Four students stage the first civil rights sit-in, at Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.
February 1, 1991 South Africa's President F. W. de Klerk announces he will repeal all apartheid laws.
February 2, 1893 The first movie close-up is filmed at Edison's studio in West Orange, New Jersey. Rather than a romantic moment, the close-up is of a sneeze.
February 2, 1964 GI Joe debuts as an American "boy's toy" or “action figure.”
February 3, 1973 President Richard Nixon signs the Endangered Species Act into law. Learn what species are endangered as listed by state at http://fws.gov/endangered. California has more federally protected animals than any other state, and ranks second only to Hawai in the number of protected plants.
Here's a Bonus: on February 3 in 1972, the U.S. performs the first nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site.
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 San Jose, Cupertino and Silicon Valley, Calif. I admit, they just add fun and fascination to life.
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