Holidays for February 6th
Everyday of the year has some strange holidays. Today, February 6th, we are recognizing Ronald Reagan, Lame Duck Day, Frozen Yogurt, compliments and the serious issues of female genital mutilation.
- Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.
- Lame Duck Day
This day recognizes the ratification of the 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution or the Lame Duck Amendment. The term “lame duck” originated as a description of stock brokers in 1700s England who could not pay off their debts.
- National Frozen Yogurt Day
National Frozen Yogurt Day is observed annually on February 6th. Eat some!
- Pay-a-Compliment Day
There are some discrepancies on this day, some say it’s in January and some say today. Either way, just pay a compliment to someone today, just because it’s a nice thing to do.
- Ronald Reagan Day
This is observed ever February 6. This day originally started in 2011, in the state of California for Ronald Reagan because he was California’s governor from 1967 to 1975. He went onto be the President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. This day is now also recognized in Wisconsin.
Interesting Events that Happened on February 6th
1978 The Blizzard of 79 happened. Boston received a record-breaking 27.1 inches of snow; Providence got 27.6 inches, Atlantic City broke an all-time storm accumulation, with 20.1 inches. 100 people were killed. It caused more than $520 millionin damages. Learn more about the “Blizzard of 78” on Wiki.
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