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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day - February 7
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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day – February 7

NATIONAL FETTUCCINE ALFREDO DAY

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day is observed annually on February 7th.

Alfredo di Lelio, an Italian restaurateur, created  Fettuccine Alfredo in 1908.  After his wife had given birth to their first son that year, she did not have an appetite.  To help encourage her to eat, he created a dish of noodles, cheese and butter.   She liked the dish so much that she thought he should put it on the menu at his small restaurant in Rome.  Everyone around the world has been enjoying this dish ever since.  Today it is one of the most popular pasta dishes in America.

HOW TO OBSERVE

You can enjoy this delicious pasta at a favorite restaurant or try this delicious recipe at home: Primo Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.

Use #FettuccineAlfredoDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

We have learned the history of Fettuccine Alfredo. However, research has failed to find the creator of this day.

For more information visit the National Day Calendar page for National Fettuccini Alfredo Day.

National Send a Card to a Friend Day February 7
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National Send a Card to a Friend Day February 7

NATIONAL SEND A CARD TO A FRIEND DAY

We often think about our friends.  We wonder how they are, miss them and remember fond memories of times shared. Always observed on February 7th, National Send A Card To A Friend Day is the day to send our friends a card and let them know that we are thinking of them!

It is always a pleasant surprise to receive a card from a friend.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Send a card to your friends. With the technology we have, we can also send Ecards. You can buy cards at a store, or you can make them yourself. Whichever way you choose, set aside a few minutes to write a short note or a long note in a card and send one to make a friend’s day! Use #SendACardToAFriendDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Send a Card to a Friend Day.  

National Periodic Table Day - February 7
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National Periodic Table Day – February 7

NATIONAL PERIODIC TABLE DAY

National Periodic Table Day is observed annually on February 7.

To understand the development of the periodic table, we first must understand the discovery of elements and their effect on science.

Elements known to ancient man were few. Gold, silver, copper, iron, lead, tin, mercury, sulfur and carbon were the earliest known elements. These were all known prior to the 1st century A.D.

Over time, arsenic, antimony, phosphorus and zinc were discovered. By 1809 there were 47 discovered elements.

One of the earliest attempts to organize the elements was by Johann Döbereiner in 1817. He organized elements into groups of three, or triads, based on similar qualities.

On February 7, 1863, English chemist John Newlands published one of the first table of elements, which divided the known 56 elements into 11 groups based on the “Law of Octaves.” This suggested that any one element will have similar properties to elements eight places before and behind it on the table.

Arranging the elements according to increasing atomic weight, Newlands was one of the first scientists to detect a pattern to the properties of elements. As a result, his table left room for new discoveries, predicting future discovered elements would complete the table. Newlands correctly predicted the discovery of Germanium.

For more information visit the National Day Calendar page for National Periodic Table Day.

Safer Internet Day U.S. - Second Tuesday in February
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Safer Internet Day U.S. – Second Tuesday in February

SAFER INTERNET DAY U.S.

Every year Safer Internet Day brings tools, education and awareness to create a safer internet for both kids and adults. From cyber bullying and identity theft to fraud and human trafficking, the internet can be a frightening place.  Safer Internet Day and ConnectSafely.org aims to make the internet a better place.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Visit SaferInternetDayUS.org for information on making the internet safer and to join others in the effort.  Use #SaferInternetDayUS to share on social media.

HISTORY

In the United States, Safer Internet Day U.S. campaign began in 2013.  It is celebrated around the world in 100 countries and is a growing collaboration between U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the European Commission as well as support from Ask.fm, Comcast NBC Universal, Facebook, Google, LifeLock, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Symantec, Trend Micro, Twitter and Yahoo. For more information visit SaferInternetDayUS.org or ConnectSafely.org.

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