新年快乐,我的朋友们 
 
Happy Chinese New Year, welcome the year of the tiger!! 
 
So apart from Chinese New Year, what else is cracking off on Tuesday 1 February 2022? 
 
Well, it is National Freedom Day in the USA but then staying with the USA, it is also... 
 
National Freedom From Slavery Day, National Texas Day, National Get Up Day (??), National Dark Chocolate Day, National Serpent Day and National Baked Alaska Day. 
 
On this day in 1884, the first volume (A-ANT) of the Oxford English Dictionary was published. The day ended with people ANTicipating the second volume!! 
 
Anyone with a birthday today is an Aquarius and is a lover of things that are unconventional. Sharing your birthday is: 
 
Harry Styles (1994) / Clark Gable (1901) / Ronda Rousey (1987) / Brandon Lee (1965) and Big Boi (1975). 
 
Happy birthday if today is your day!! 
 
In 1587, Queen Elizabeth I signed the death warrant for her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots...which, let's be honest, was awkward. 
 
In 1893, Thomas Edison completes the world's first movie studio in New Jersey. 
 
In 1910 the first British labour exchange opens, apparently no-one turned up as we were all in the pub by that time. 
 
IN 1924, Ramsay MacDonald's incoming labour government formally recognises the Soviet Union... 
 
"Ramsay, look over there, isn't that the Soviet Union?" 
 
In 1949, RCA records released the first ever 45rpm single. A young office junior is rumoured to have dropped it and so was invented, scratching... 
 
In 1954 the first TV soap opera, Secret Storm, premieres 
 
In 1970 Germany and the USSR sign a gas contract 
 
Busy day down the years, enjoy yours!! 
 
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