Concerning February 22nd.

Events large and small, miscellany, curiosities, &c.

Being the 53rd day of the year, with 312 days remaining.

Independence Day in Saint Lucia.

Born today : Australian wildlife expert and tv personality Steve Irwin, “The Crocodile Hunter,” in 1962. Crikey!

Departed today : Animator Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones, Looney Tunes writer, producer and director, and creator of Pepe Le Pew, the Roadrunner, and Wile E. Coyote, as well as other characters, in 2002.

Today in history : The United States Olympic hockey team defeated the Soviet Union in an upset dubbed “The Miracle on Ice,” in 1980.

Endeavour to learn something new every day.

Fact of the day : During the 18th century the British government taxed windows, hats, gloves, hair powder, perfume, dice, and almanacs.  From Shott’s Original Miscellany ~ Visit the author’s web site

Quote of the day : “Reason is God’s crowning gift to man.” – Sophocles.  From BrainyQuote

Word of the day : Minion (min-yun) 1 : a servile dependent, follower, or underling; 2 : one highly favored : idol.  From Merriam-Webster

February comes from februa, a Roman purification feast held in this month.

National Heart Month.

February birthstone : Amethyst, for sincerity.

February flower : The primrose, Primula vulgaris.

“The February sunshine steeps your boughs, and tints the buds and swells the leaves within.” – William Cullen Bryant.

Professor D. O. Durant's Original Encyclopedic Calendar

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From the preface of the first
edition of the calendar.