On this day
Queen Victoria’s funeral was held.
Queen Victoria is one of the most famous British royals to have ever lived, and her life and legacy were celebrated on the 2nd of February 1901 as her funeral was held in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. She was then buried in the Royal Mausoleum on February 4th, 1901.
Stream of consciousness went mainstream.
One of the most famous novels of all time, Ulysses, was published on February 2nd 1922! The modernist work was written by Irish author James Joyce and is considered to be one of the most important novels of the period. It’s written stream of consciousness - which means it’s written as if the main character is thinking out loud.
Federer became the world’s greatest!
Roger Federer is one of the most famous tennis players of all time! And, his numerous victories were honored on February 2nd 2004, when he was officially ranked the number 1 men's singles tennis player. He held that place for a record-breaking 237 weeks and has only recently retired from the game as an all-time great.
Special Days Falling on February 2ndAs we saw above, there’s a lot to celebrate on February 2nd! But did you know that it’s also a special date for national holidays, too?
National Tater Tot Day
Let’s face it, nothing made a school day quite as good as knowing that we were getting tater tots for lunch! On February 2nd, you don’t have to limit yourself as it’s National Tater Tot Day! So, chow down on all the tater tots you can find and don’t feel guilty about it!
National Optimist Day
We all need a good optimist in our lives to see the good when we don’t. So, whether you’re the optimist in your group or it’s someone else, come together today and celebrate the optimism! You may not get another chance to…
National Groundhog Day
If you are any kind of movie buff, then you will know one thing about February 2nd, and that’s that it’s Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil - the world’s premier groundhog - pops out of his hole and decides whether or not he can see his shadow. Which, of course, oddly translates to, will there be another six weeks of winter? This decidedly odd holiday is celebrated across the US and Canada,