Good morning Acadiana. Weather is nasty but that's about to change. Temps fall throughout the day, 36 degrees tonight with a wind chill in the upper 20s possible. Today is National Cherry Pie Day, Muffin Day and Love Your Pet Day.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

228 years ago- In 1792, Happy birthday to the Post Office. Today, President George Washington created the U.S. Post Office.

58 years ago - In 1962, astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.

22 years ago - In 1998, Tara Lipinski beat Michelle Kwan in figure skating winning a gold medal. She was only 15 making her the youngest Olympic champion ever.

17 years ago - In 2003, the Station Nightclub Fire took the lives of 100 people attending a Great White concert.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Rihanna is 32. Singer.

Trevor Noah is 36. Host of "The Daily Show".

Justin Verlander is 37. Houston Astros.

Brian Littrell is 45. Backstreet Boys.

Cindy Crawford is 54. Model/Actress.

French Stewart is 56. '3rd Rock from the Sun'.

Charles Barkley is 57. Basketball great.

Anthony Head is 66.  Rupert Giles on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".

Patty Hearst is 66. Author/Actress.

Ivana Trump is 71. She's worth $100 million.

Sandy Duncan is 74. Legendary Actress.

Sidney Poitier is 93. Legendary Actor.

Kurt Cobain  (1967 - 1994) Singer.

John "Jerome" Geils (1946 - 2017) Leader of the J. Geils Band.

DAYS TILL:

• 5 days until Mardi Gras.

• 17 days until Daylight Saving Time.

• 41 days until April Fools' Day.

WEATHER:

Today: 100% chance for rain, 52.

Tonight: Clearing, 36.

Friday: Sunny, 51.

Stay warm.

cj and jenn

[Via: ThePeopleHistory.com]