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1 February
Lets all raise a magnifying glass to cheers the Oxford Dictionary, which debuted this day in 1884! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/oxford_english_dictionary

 
2 February
Happy Groundhog Day! If this TopicPage’s subject sees its shadow we’re in for 6 weeks of hot cocoa-fueled research: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/marmot
3 February
Not in the mood for football this weekend? Maybe this Superb Owl topic page is more your style: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/owl
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6 February
The board game Monopoly went on sale this day, 1935. Learn more about its marketplace inspiration here: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/monopoly
7 February
Happy birthday Charles Dickens! Approach his Topic Page with great expectations and you won’t be disappointed: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/dickens_charles_1812_1870
8 February
Here’s a great topic page on how non-groundhog-based weather forecasting works: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/weather_forecast
9 February
This day 1894 Milton Hershey founded his famous chocolate company as a subsidiary of his Lancaster caramel business. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/hershey_milton_snavely_1857_1945
10 February
With the Walking Dead returning Sunday, we’re researching how effective Tigers would be against zombies: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tiger
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13 February
This day 1945 the Allies firebombed Dresden, an event at the heart of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Slaughterhouse-Five http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/slaughterhouse_five
14 February
Before Valentines Day there was Lupercalia, a pagan holiday where children were paired off for a year at a time! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/valentine_s_day
15 February
“Remember the Maine!” The sinking of the US battleship in Havana #OTD 1898 helped spark the Spanish-American War http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/spanish_american_war_1898
16 February
Archaeologists searched for years to find King Tut’s tomb. Your search for info on the pharaoh can be much quicker: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/tutankhamen_king_of_egypt
17 February
Celebrate World Kindness Day with this topic page on Empathy: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/empathy
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20 February
Presidents Day sales are alright, but great resources like this Lincoln Topic Page are a good value all year long! http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/lincoln_abraham_1809_1865
21 February
This day in 1848, Karl Marx published his famous Manifesto. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/marx_karl_1818_1883
22 February
It’s World Thinking Day! Get lost in thought with this Critical Thinking topic page: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/critical_thinking
23 February
Friedrich von Steuben arrived at Valley Forge this day 1778 to whip some revolutionaries into shape: http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/american_revolution
24 February
In an increasingly important decision, #OTD 1988 the Supreme Court ruled for the right to satirize public figures. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/satire
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27 February
Feeling too much discontent this winter? Try reading some Steinbeck. The novelist was born this day, 1902. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/steinbeck_john_1902_1968
28 February
In the UK, Mardi Gras is celebrated as Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday. http://search.credoreference.com/content/topic/mardi_gras

 

Images:

Groundhog rodent shadow, by pizano13, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/groundhog-rodent-shadow-629863/

Paper Romance, by DariuszSankowski, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/paper-romance-symbol-valentine-1100254/

Berkeley Public Library, West Branch, by Josh Felise, Public Domain, via UnSplash, URL: https://unsplash.com/search/book-love?photo=a7HJsX8HiuM

Mardi Gras Mask, by Skeeze, Public Domain, via Pixabay, URL: https://pixabay.com/en/mardi-gras-mask-party-colorful-584508/