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Saturday, January 19th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate the goodness of one of America's oldest and most beloved snacks- as a healthy start to the New Year, big game crowd pleaser, or signature snack of the movie industry or awards show.
     
           

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Get ready for an epic moon event this month. Overnight from Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, into Monday, Jan. 21, millions of people in North and South America will have a prime view of a total lunar eclipse. During a special nocturnal hour, the full moon will become fully tinted with the red-orange color of sunset.

    The Jan. 21 total lunar eclipse will be the last one until May 2021, and the last one visible from the United States until 2022; the most recent total lunar eclipse previous to this one appeared in July 2018.
     
           

Monday, January 21st, 2019

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of winter, the wolves howl in hunger. The January Full Moon.
     
           
  • - Black civil rights leader, minister, advocate of nonviolence and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1964). Born at Atlanta, GA, he was assassinated at Memphis, TN, Apr 4, 1968.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters full moon phase at 12:16AM, EST
     
           

Friday, January 25th, 2019

  • | 8:00pm - | Arts and Entertainment, Concert, Holcomb, Tour
    - Drew and Ellie Holcomb "You and Me" tour
    Barter Theatre
           
  • - January 25, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Saturday, January 26th, 2019

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Monday, January 28th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Friday, February 1st, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.

     
           

Monday, February 4th, 2019

  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 4:03 PM, EST.
     
           

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate America's favorite pizza pie!
     
           

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony will be held on February 10, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will recognize the best recordings, compositions, and artists of the eligibility year, which ran from October 1, 2017, to September 30, 2018.
     
           

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC. 68th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 15th.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 61st annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 18th, 2019

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
     
           

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