A. Groundhog Day
B. Valentines Day
C. National Bird Feeding month
D. Black History month
E. All of the above
2. In honor of Presidents Day – Which of the following Presidents call February their birth month?
A. George Washington
B. Abraham Lincoln
C. William Henry Harrison
D. Ronald Reagan
E. All of the above
3. In the spirit of Groundhog Day (Feb. 2nd, 2013), what is the name of our very own groundhog here in St. Louis?
A. Punxsutawney Phil
D. Grady the Groundhog
4. All of these events occurred in the month of February except:
A. Feb. 24th, 1868 – The first parade to have floats was staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana.
B. Feb. 1st, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (beyond the Bill of Rights).
C. Feb. 18th, 1885 – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain was first published.
D. Feb. 6th, 1607 – Captain John Smith landed in Jamestown.
SPOILER ALERT!!! CORRECT ANSWERS BELOW:
- E. All of the above – Yes, February is National Bird Feeding month! This celebratory month was created to educate the public on the wild bird feeding and watching hobby. On February 23rd, 1994, John Porter (R-IL) proclaimed February as National Bird Feeding month when he read a resolution into the Congressional Record.
- E. All of the above – these 4 gentlemen are the only Presidents born in the month of February…George Washington – born February 22nd, 1732. Abraham Lincoln – born February 12th, 1809. William Henry Harrison – born February 9th , 1773. Ronald Reagan – born February 6th, 1911.
- B. Pippi. 2 year old Pippi resides right here in town at the St. Louis zoo! Punxsutawney Phil hails from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Grady the Groundhog – Chimney Rock, North Carolina. Woody – Howell, Michigan. The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, where crowds as large as 40,000 have gathered to celebrate the holiday since at least 1886!
- D. Feb. 6th, 1607 Captain John Smith lands in Jamestown. The Captain landed in Jamestown on May 2nd, 1607 and forever changed the dynamic of the “New World”.