Daily Almanac: Feb. 2, 2022


RISE: 7:53 a.m.

SET: 6:03 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures

High: 41 °F

Low: 22 °F

Wacky Holiday Today

• Change Your Password Day

• National Dark Chocolate Day

What Happened On This Day

• 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates on its way back to Earth

• 1960 Four black students start the Greensboro sit-ins

• 1884 The first fascicle of the “Oxford English Dictionary” is published

Births On This Day

• 1931 Boris Yeltsin

Russian politician, 1st President of Russia

• 1894 John Ford

American director

Deaths On This Day

• 1976 Werner Heisenberg

German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

• 1851 Mary Shelley English author