Feb. 2: George Halas


bd-halas-georgeGeorge Halas (1895-1983): football pioneer, played the White Bear in the Lewis Carroll football classic “Halas in Wonderland,” only Bear ever to be named the MVP of the 1919 Rose Bowl and play for the New York Yankees (see video).

Other Feb. 2 birthdays:

Ayn Rand (1905-1982): writer, author of the dystopian, beer-drinking novel “Atlas Chugged.”

James Joyce (1882-1941): Irish poet and novelist, author of “Finnegan’s Wake and Bake” and “Portrait of the Artist Formerly Known as Prince as a Young Man.”

Farrah Fawcett (1947-2009): actress, starred as a fluffy-haired geometry enthusiast in the popular 1970s show “Charlie’s Angles.

This Day in History:

On this day in 1832, Congress officially created Groundhog Day after thousands of the nation’s woodchucks converged on Washington in the “Million Rodent March.”

On this day in 1848, the war between America and Mexico ended with a treaty that ceded all existing Taco Bell franchises to the U.S.


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