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Facebook first launched February 4, 2004

“Spending a day on Facebook has once again fooled me into thinking I have a social life.”

“Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart and nourish your soul.”
– Unknown(Facebook post)

“I get kids confused when I tell them I’m older than the internet.”
– Louise Meyers

“If Facebook has taught us anything, it’s that a lot of people aren’t quite ready for a spelling bee.”
– Twitter

Boy Scouts Day February 8

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than what we could learn from books.” 
– John Lubbock

“It only takes a few years of dedication to become an Eagle Scout, but the lessons learned in Scouting will be carried with you for the rest of your life.”

Hershey’s Chocolate founded – February 9, 1894

“Life is like chocolate: you should enjoy it piece for piece and let it slowly melt on your tongue.”
– Nina Sandmann

“Your hand and your mouth agreed many years ago that, as far as chocolate is concerned, there is no need to involve the brain.”
– Dave Barry

“How to avoid eating too much chocolate. Melt it and drink it.”
– Pinterest

“I’m not sure how many chocolates equals happiness, but so far it’s not 27.”
– Pinterest

National Weather Service established February 9, 1870

“Weatherman – from the Latin words Guessa Gain.”
–Noah Lott (George V. Hobart)

“No one has a sorrier lot than the weatherman. He is ignored when he is right, but execrated when he is wrong.”
– Isaac Asimov

“Snow brings a special quality with it – the power to stop life as we know it in its tracks.”
– Nancy Hatch Woodward

“There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
– German proverb

Ratification of the 25th Amendment February 10, 1967

“Proposed by Congress and ratified by the states in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the 25th Amendment provides the procedures for replacing the president or vice president in the event of death, removal, resignation, or incapacitation.”

Valentine’s Day February 14

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
– Audrey Hepburn

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.”
– Alfred Lord Tennyson

“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.”
– Agatha Christie

“A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.”
– Tim Allen

“I married for love. But the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find your glasses cannot be ignored.”
– Cameron Esposito

Random Acts of Kindness Day – February 17

‘We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”
– Sir Winston Churchill

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”
– Kahlil Gibran

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”
– Abigail Van Buren

Presidents’ Day February 20

“I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.”
– Woodrow Wilson

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” 
– Abraham Lincoln

“Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.”
– George W. Bush

Black History Month

“Have a vision. Be demanding.”
– Colin Powell

“In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.”
– Thurgood Marshall

“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.”
– Author Unknown

“One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.”
– Barbara Jordan

“We will all, at some point, encounter hurdles to gaining access and entry, moving up and conquering self-doubt; but on the other side is the capacity to own opportunity and tell our own story.”
– Stacey Abrams

“I will not take ‘but’ for an answer.”
– Langston Hughes

International Friendship Month

“A true friend sticks by you like family.”
– Proverbs 18:24

“Distance cannot matter -ours is a friendship of the heart.”
– Mary Anne Radmacher

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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