12 things to celebrate today (besides Valentines Day*)
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.
Aretha Franklin recorded "Respect" for the first time in 1967
The United Parcel Service formed in 1919
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
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
Sir Alexander Fleming discovered Penicillin in 1929
NASCAR held its first race for modified stock cars on a 3.2 mile-course at Daytona Beach in 1948
First US textile machinery patent was granted to James Davenport in 1794
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?