Fun Facts and Famous Birthdays

Today’s Fun Facts:

Today is Read in the Bathtub Day and Chocolate Day.

Today’s number of the day:  33.  That’s the percentage of dog owners who say they’ve talked to their pet on the phone or on video, like FaceTime.

Today in History:

On this date in 2014 Scientists from Australian National University observe the oldest star in the universe for the first time. Located some 6,000 light years from Earth, it’s believed to be some 13.7 billion years old.

On February 9th, 1942 Daylight Saving Time went into effect for the first time in the United States.

And on February 9th, 1895 William G. Morgan invented volleyball.

Famous Birthdays:

Singer/songwriter Carole King turns 75 today. She’s the author of numerous chart hits, including ‘You’ve Got a Friend’ and ‘You’re So Vain’.

Movie actor Charlie Day was born on February 9th, 1976.  He’s perhaps best known for playing the character Charlie Kelly on the popular FX series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’, a show he created.

And William Henry Harrison was born on this date in 1773. He was the 9th president of the United States and the first to die in office.