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2017 Super Bowl 51: The Official Home of the Super Bowl | NFL.com  02/05/2017, Houston, Texas
Feb. 5, 2017 Super Bowl     New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
2018 Super Bowl 52, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Super Bowl 2017: Highlights, updates from Patriots-Falcons | SI.com  Patriots win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in overtime

Saint Paul Winter Carnival  01/26 - 02/05/2017, St. Paul, Minnesota  Saint Paul Winter Carnival  photos
Winter Triathlon National Championships  01/29/2017, Phalen Park, St. Paul, MN  >  due to a lack of snow, Duathlon: Run-Bike-Run

Winter Triathlon  Run-Bike-Cross Country Ski
Ice Carving, Rice Park, St. Paul; Snow Sculptures, State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN, and much more.
Red Bull Crashed Ice 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA  Feb. 3-4, 2017  St. Paul, MN
Red Bull Events
 
Feb. 2  Groundhog Day  Groundhog Photos  |  Famous Groundhogs
Letter
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Shanties Art Shanty Projects  02/04 - 02/26, 2017, every Sat. & Sun., on the frozen surface of White Bear Lake
Meet 3 new shanties coming to White Bear Lake for the Art Shanty Projects | City Pages  2016


GRAMMY.com The Official Site of Music's Biggest Night  Feb. 12, 2017  Grammy Awards

February 14    Valentine's Day



12294 170210  Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach - BBC News
Wildlife


12293 170210  Valentine's Day Ideas: How to Plan a Perfect Valentine's Day | Reader's Digest
February 14    Valentine's Day

12292 170210  Americans Renouncing Citizenship at Record High - Bloomberg  02/09/2017
America

12291 170210  Urban Snowmobiling in Saint Paul | Levi LaVallee - YouTube  St. Paul, Minnesota
Levi LaVallee's World Record Snowmobile Jump - Red Bull New Year No Limits 2010 - YouTube
Levi LaVallee - Wikipedia

Red Bull

12290 170210    born February 8, 1932    John Williams

John Williams - Conductor, Musician, Composer - Biography.com
John Williams - Wikipedia  born February 8, 1932, an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, to many of the highest-grossing films of all-time, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, and the first three Harry Potter films.[1] Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but two of his feature films. ...

John Williams Tribute Medley - YouTube
Music  |  New York
  

12289 170209  Watch This $100 Drone Try to Do a Bumblebee’s Job  MIT Technology Review

12288 170209  Sorry for posting late. International Holocaust Remembrance Day  January 27th
World commemorates: International Holocaust Remembrance Day  Deutsche Welle, 01/27/2017
International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2017 - YouTube
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration - YouTube

12287 170209     born February 9, 1773    William Henry Harrison    #9
William Henry Harrison - U.S. Representative, U.S. President - Biography.com
William Henry Harrison - Wikipedia   February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841, ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first president to die in office. ...  He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, who was the 23rd President ...
Benjamin Harrison V - Wikipedia  his father, Founding Father, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791 
Virginia

Presidents     William Henry Harrison    #9    |    Benjamin Harrison    #23     his grandson   

12286 170209     born February 9, 1944    Alice Walker

Alice Walker - Author, Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist - Biography.com
Alice Walker - Wikipedia 
born February 9, 1944, an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
TEDxRamallah - Alice Walker آليس ووكر - How I Learned to Grow a Global Heart - YouTube
Alice Walker Q&A discussion Beauty In Truth - YouTube


12285 170208  The secret purpose behind the hole at the end of tape measures - AOL Lifestyle

12284 170208  The 20 Most Awe-Inspiring Places in the World | LIVESTRONG.COM
Travel

12283 170208    born February 7, 1804    John Deere
John Deere - Inventor - Biography.com
John Deere (inventor) - Wikipedia  February 7, 1804 – May 17, 1886, an American blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest and leading agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Born in Rutland, Vermont, Deere moved to Illinois and invented the first commercially successful steel plow in 1837.

Deere & Company (John Deere developed a steel plow in 1937)
Farmers' Almanac TV: John Deere, The Man - YouTube
History of John Deere - YouTube

Vermont  |  Illinois
Our Photos: John Deere Tractor & Tractor Pulling    

12282 170208     born February 8, 1990    Bethany Hamilton
Bethany Hamilton - Athlete - Biography.com
Bethany Hamilton - Wikipedia  born February 8, 1990, an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off but ultimately returned to—and was victorious in—professional surfing. She wrote about her experience in the 2004 autobiography Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board. In April 2011, the feature film Soul Surfer was released.

Bethany Hamilton: Shark Attack--The Real Story - YouTube
Bethany Hamilton short documentary by - This Iz My Story - YouTube
Hawaii


12281 170207-0208     born February 7, 1812    Charles Dickens
Biography.com  with videos, Charles Dickens
LITERATURE - Charles Dickens - YouTube

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens - YouTube
Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the London home of Charles Dickens – Charles Dickens Museum
Disney's 'A Christmas Carol' Train Tour: A Christmas Carol (2009)  |  Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens - Wikipedia  February 7, 1812 - June 9, 1870, an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius.
Charles Dickens - IMDb 
Charles Dickens | British novelist | Britannica.com

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12036 161216, 170207  Dickens Holiday Show  Arboretum, MN, Dec. 15, 16, & 17, 2016

Photos: After his performance of "A Christmas Carol", Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of author Charles Dickens, chats with fans or signs autographs.
Photos:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

" A Christmas Carol" by Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of author Charles Dickens
Today, Dec. 16, 2016, one of our staff members attended the show and is saying "The show was awesome! After the performance, I was very fortunate to have a chance to talk to Gerald. He was very nice and really friendly."
Gerald Charles Dickens - YouTube
Gerald Dickens Home
Gerald Dickens Events
A Charles Dickens Classic Stays in the Family - YouTube
Gerald Charles Dickens (actor) - Wikipedia 
born 9 October 1963, an English actor and performer best known for his one man shows, based on the novels of his great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens. He was the President of the Dickens Fellowship from 2005 to 2007.
A Christmas Carol | Guthrie Theater  Minneapolis, MN
Christmas  |  Arboretum
Dickens Show  Gerald Charles Dickens

 
12280 170207  St. Paul Winter Carnival Announces Snow, Ice Sculpting Winners « WCCO CBS Minnesota
Saint Paul Winter Carnival  01/26 - 02/05/2017, St. Paul, Minnesota  Saint Paul Winter Carnival  photos

12279 170206  Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? - YouTube  Groundhog Day, Feb. 2, 2017
Feb. 2  Groundhog Day  Groundhog Photos  |  Famous Groundhogs
Letter
: 108 | 23 | 38 ; レター: 108 | 23 | 38  |  
Baby Groundhogs - YouTube
Orphaned Baby Woodchuck - YouTube
Groundhogs 2005-2008 An uncommon look at a common animal - YouTube

12278 170205-0206  born February 6, 1911    Ronald Reagan    #40 
The “Reagan Doctrine” is announced - Feb 06, 1985 - HISTORY.com
Ronald Reagan  biography.com
Mini BIO - Ronald Reagan - YouTube
Ronald Reagan | The White House
40 Ronald Reagan - YouTube
Ronald Reagan - Wikipedia 
February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004, an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader. ...
Presidents:     Ronald Reagan    #40    |    Illinois
 
12277 170205-0206  Patriots vs. Falcons | Super Bowl LI Game Highlights - YouTube

Lady Gaga's FULL Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl LI Halftime Show NFL - YouTube
Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials 2017 (Super Bowl LI) - YouTube

2017 Super Bowl 51: The Official Home of the Super Bowl | NFL.com  02/05/2017, Houston, Texas
Feb. 5, 2017 Super Bowl     New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
Super Bowl 2017: Highlights, updates from Patriots-Falcons | SI.com  Patriots win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in overtime 
The NFL season starts in September and then culminates with the Super Bowl, which is usually scheduled on the first Sun. of February or the last Sun. of January. For more info on Super Bowl, read our Super Bowl page, and/or  Letter: 22 (in Japanese), 19 (in Japanese) 109 (2004), 151 (2005), 181 (2006) 

12269 170203-0206    born February 3, 1894    Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell A collection of 337 paintings (HD) - YouTube

Norman Rockwell - Painter, Illustrator - Biography.com  videos
Norman Rockwell - Wikipedia  February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978, a 20th-century American author, painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades.[2] Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series. ...
New York  |  Norman Rockwell  |  Art 
Norman Rockwell Museum - The Home for American Illustration   Massachusetts
Norman Rockwell museum of Vermont - Norman Rockwell Museum (Rutland, VT) Top Tips Before You Go - TripAdvisor

Vermont


12276 170205    born February 5, 1723   
John Witherspoon
John Witherspoon - Educator - Biography.com

Signers of the Declaration of Independence
John Witherspoon - Wikipedia  John Knox Witherspoon, February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794, a Scottish-American Presbyterian minister and a Founding Father of the United States. Witherspoon embraced the concepts of Scottish Common Sense Realism, and while president of the College of New Jersey (1768–94; now Princeton University), became an influential figure in the development of the United States' national character. Politically active, Witherspoon was a delegate from New Jersey to the Second Continental Congress and a signatory to the July 4, 1776, Declaration of Independence. He was the only active clergyman and the only college president to sign the Declaration. ...
Witherspoon, John  Alexander Leitch, A Princeton Companion, copyright Princeton University Press (1978)
John Witherspoon - YouTube.


1776 (Excerpt of Signing Declaration of Independence) - YouTube
56 Men - Signers of the Declaration of Independence - YouTube
John Adams - Declaration of Independence - YouTube
John Adams - God Save America (HQ) Independence Speech - YouTube

Reese Witherspoon is NOT a descendant of John Witherspoon, Signer of the Declaration of Independence | Josh Blackman's Blog
Presidents       Founding Fathers  

12275 170205 
Medger Evers’ killer is convicted - Feb 05, 1994 - HISTORY.com
Medgar Evers - Black History - HISTORY.com


12274 170204  13 hobbies that look great on your résumé -- and one that doesn't - AOL Finance

12273 170204     born February 4, 1913    Rosa Parks
Biography.com  Rosa Parks - Civil Rights Activist, videos
Rosa Parks - Wikipedia  February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005, an African American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement"....
Rosa Parks  |  Martin Luther King Jr.   


12272 170204     born February 4, 1940    George A. Romero
George A. Romero - Director - Biography.com
George A. Romero - IMDb
George A. Romero - Wikipedia 
born February 4, 1940, an American-Canadian filmmaker and editor, best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968). ...
Top 10 Zombie Movies - YouTube
Top 10 Horror Movie Directors of All Time - YouTube

Night of the Living Dead - YouTube


12271 170203  2017 Super Bowl 51: The Official Home of the Super Bowl | NFL.com  02/05/2017, Houston, Texas
Feb. 5, 2017 Super Bowl     New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons
The NFL season starts in September and then culminates with the Super Bowl, which is usually scheduled on the first Sun. of February or the last Sun. of January. For more info on Super Bowl, read our Super Bowl page, and/or  Letter: 22 (in Japanese), 19 (in Japanese) 109 (2004), 151 (2005), 181 (2006)
 
12270 170203  Red Bull Crashed Ice 2017 Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA  Feb. 3-4, 2017  St. Paul, MN
Red Bull Signature Series - Crashed Ice St Paul 2012 FULL TV EPISODE 1 - YouTube

Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship 2012 (See our photos) アイス-クロス ダウンヒル (スケート)世界選手権大会
Red Bull events

12269 170203   
born February 3, 1894    Norman Rockwell
Norman Rockwell A collection of 337 paintings (HD) - YouTube

Norman Rockwell - Painter, Illustrator - Biography.com  videos
Norman Rockwell - Wikipedia  February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978, a 20th-century American author, painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. Rockwell is most famous for the cover illustrations of everyday life he created for The Saturday Evening Post magazine over nearly five decades.[2] Among the best-known of Rockwell's works are the Willie Gillis series, Rosie the Riveter, The Problem We All Live With, Saying Grace, and the Four Freedoms series. ...
New York  |  Norman Rockwell
  |  Art

12268 170203  Columbia (name) - Wikipedia
Columbia - Wikipedia
When America Was Female - The Atlantic  03/05/2013
United States mascot Uncle Sam vs. warrior goddess Columbia.  Slate, 03/07/2017
America

12267 170203  Fifteenth Amendment - Black History - HISTORY.com
15th Amendment to the Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress)
15th Amendment  February 3, 1870
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Civil Rights


12266 170202  Bat Bot: It's the 'holy grail' of flying robots - CNET  02/01/2017

12265 170202  Lost in space? A brief guide to the ‘holographic principle’ of the universe | The Guardian  01/31/2017
Astronomy

12264 170202  A Weekend Of Camping Can Cure You Sleep Woes: Shots - Health News NPR

12263 170202  7 Things The Color Of Your Pee Says About Your Health | Prevention

12262 170202    born February 1, 1894    John Ford
Biography.com  John Ford
John Ford - IMDb

Spielberg-Grazer-Howard - John Ford - YouTube
John Ford - Interview - YouTube

John Ford - Top 30 Highest Rated Movies - YouTube
My Top 10 John Ford Westerns - YouTube

John Ford - Wikipedia  February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973, an American film director. He is renowned both for Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939), The Searchers (1956), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962), as well as adaptations of classic 20th-century American novels such as the film The Grapes of Wrath (1940). His four Academy Awards for Best Director (in 1935, 1940, 1941, and 1952) remain a record. One of the films for which he won the award, How Green Was My Valley, also won Best Picture.  
Maine 


12261 170201  February Calendar - Updated  02/01/2017
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12260 170201  Edmonia Lewis: Why Google celebrates her today | Al Jazeera

Google Doodle salutes pioneering sculptor Edmonia Lewis to kick off Black History Month - Chicago Tribune
Edmonia Lewis - Wikipedia  Mary Edmonia Lewis (c. July 4, 1844 – September 17, 1907) was an American sculptor who worked for most of her career in Rome, Italy. She was the first woman of African-American and Native American heritage to achieve international fame and recognition as a sculptor in the fine arts world. Her work is known for incorporating themes relating to black people and indigenous peoples of the Americas into Neoclassical-style sculpture.  
Black History Month - Wikipedia
Black History Month - Black History - HISTORY.com
  with videos

12259 170201 
Feb 1, 1884 – Oxford Dictionary debuts - History on Air
Oxford English Dictionary - YouTube
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) English dictionary Britannica.com
A Dictionary of the English Language - Wikipedia
James Murray (lexicographer) - Wikipedia  Sir James Augustus Henry Murray, 7 February 1837 – 26 July 1915, a Scottish lexicographer and philologist. He was the primary editor of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) from 1879 until his death.
Samuel Johnson - Author, Editor, Journalist, Poet - Biography.com  18 September 1709 – 13 December 1784, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.


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