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12 things to celebrate today (besides Valentines Day*)

Posted by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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12 Things You Could Celebrate On Valentine's Day (Besides Valentine's Day)

Valentine's Day. You either love it, or you hate it — And the people who hate it... really hate it. Whatever your feelings may be about this particular holiday, there is no reason you shouldn't celebrate something on February 14th. 

So, for those of you who don't love "Love Day," let's take a lesson from the book of Liz Lemon... make the day special in your own way (and totally ignore St. Valentine all together). Here are 12 other things you could celebrate instead of Valentine's Day.


1. Respect
Aretha Franklin recorded "Respect" for the first time in 1967

2. UPS
The United Parcel Service formed in 1919

3. Arizona 
Arizona was admitted to the Union as the 48th state on this day in 1912

4. Oranges on the East coast
1st train load of fruit (oranges) leaves Los Angeles for east in 1889

5. Oregon 
Oregon admitted as 33rd state in 1859

6. Our Solar System
Space probe Voyager 1 takes photograph of entire solar system in 1990

7. The League of Women Voters 
League of Women Voters forms in Chicago in 1920 

8. Penicillin
Sir Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin in 1929

9. NASCAR
NASCAR held its first race for modified stock cars on a 3.2 mile-course at Daytona Beach in 1948

10. Textiles
First US textile machinery patent was granted to James Davenport in 1794

11. Tarzan
Tarzan of the Apes, the first movie featuring Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan character was released in 1918

12. Anna Howard Shaw
A leader of the women's suffrage movement was born in 1847


How do you feel? Valentine's Yay or Valentine's Nay?



by on Feb. 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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little.worthen
by Tess on Feb. 14, 2013 at 11:23 AM

BUMP!

little.worthen
by Tess on Feb. 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM

everyone has a date?!? i thought all the single ladies would love this! lol

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