Per The AP:
“Today is Thursday, Feb. 2, the 33rd day of 2017. There are 332 days left in the year. This is Groundhog Day.
Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 2, 1887, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, held its first Groundhog Day festival” (2017.) Per The UPI:
“On this date in history: In 1653, the city of New Amsterdam was incorporated. (It later was renamed New York City”) (2017)