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National Almond Day - February 16 - February Food Holidays
"While the almond is often eaten on its own, raw or toasted, it is also a component of various dishes. It, along with other nuts, is often sprinkled over desserts, particularly sundaes and other ice cream based dishes. Sweet almonds are used in marzipan, nougat, many pastries and cookies (including French macarons, Macaroons, Financiers), noghl and other sweets and desserts."
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1997 At age 25, Jeff Gordon is youngest winner in Daytona 500 history-
1932 1st patent issued for a tree, to James Markham for a peach tree-
1838  Kentucky passes law permitting women to attend school under conditions 
1968  Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art" 
1887 1st newspaper convention in Rochester, New York-
1878 Silver dollar became U.S. legal tender-
600  Pope Gregory the Great decreea saying "God bless You" is the correct response to a sneeze- 
374  9th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet- 
Today in History
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Feast Days
Abda of Edessa - Abda of Edessa was a bishop of Edessa in the Assyrian Church of the East. He is commemorated as a saint by that church with a feast day of February 16.
Elias and companions - Elias and four companions, Daniel, Isaiah, Jeremiah (also known as Jeremy and Jeremias), and Samuel were Egyptian martyrs who visited Christians condemned for life to slave work in the mines of Roman Cilicia, during Maximinus' persecution, to comfort them. In 309, on their return to Egypt, they were stopped at the gates of Caesarea, Palestine, and questioned. Upon confessing the reason for their journey, they were arrested and brought before the provincial governor Firmilian, who interrogated them further. Accused of being Christians, they were all tortured and then beheaded. St. Elias and companions' feast day is on February 16.
Juliana of Nicomedia (Roman Catholic Church) - Saint Juliana of Nicomedia is said to have suffered Christian martyrdom during the Diocletian persecution in 304. She was popular in the Middle Ages, especially in the Netherlands, as the patron saint of childbirth and sickness.
Onesimus - He is regarded as a saint by several Christian churches, including the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, which commemorates him and Philemon on February 15.
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Restoration of Lithuania's Statehood Day - February 16
"The Act of Independence of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Nepriklausomybės Aktas) or Act of February 16 was signed by the Council of Lithuania on February 16, 1918, proclaiming the restoration of an independent State of Lithuania, governed by democratic principles, with Vilnius as its capital. The Act was signed by all twenty representatives, chaired by Jonas Basanavičius. The Act of February 16 was the end result of a series of resolutions on the issue, including one issued by the Vilnius Conference and the Act of January 8. The path to the Act was long and complex because the German Empire exerted pressure on the Council to form an alliance. The Council had to carefully maneuver between the Germans, whose troops were present in Lithuania, and the demands of the Lithuanian people."
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Significant February
  •  Birthstone of the Month: Amethyst - meaning Sincerity.
  •  February Flower of the month:
  •  Zodiac Signs: Aquarius Jan. 20 - Feb. 18; Pisces Feb. 19 - Mar. 20
  •  The name for the Moon this month is called Hunger Moon, Snow Moon, Chaste Moon, Wolf Moon.
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