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
He ran a ballroom dancing school in Kent, England. Who is he?
Today's Birthday Horoscope
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