1935 - Lie detector first used in court
1932 - Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City
1923 - Ethyl gasoline first marketed, Dayton OH
1922 - James Joyce publishes his modernist masterpiece, "Ulysses"
1887 - First celebration of Groundhog Day (Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania).
This Day In Business
1942 - During World War II - the auto companies for the first time in history completely switch from commercial production to war production.
1936 - Babe Ruth is elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame with a record 60 home runs in 1927.
1536 - The beautiful capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is founded by Pedro de Mendoza.
1977 - NHL player Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals in game becoming first ever defenseman to do that.
February 2nd Holiday
Groundhog Day - Tradition involving a groundhog's shadow and the end of winter.
Today's Birthday Trivia
She wrote several of her children's works, including Heartbeat and Love That Dog, in verse. Who is she?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
Learn about people born on this day by reading the February 2 Birthday Horoscope.
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