Good morning Acadiana. Mardi Gras is in 14 days, can you believe this? 2020 is flying by. Today is going to be another bad hair day, 50% chance for rain, 73. Today is National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, Inventor's Day, Make A Friend Day, Peppermint Patty Day, Shut-In Visitation Day, White Shirt Day/White T-Shirt Day and Safer Internet Day US.

TODAY IN HISTORY:

268 years ago - In 1752, the First Hospital in America opened in Philadelphia.

62 years ago - In 1958, Ruth Carol Taylor became the first African-American flight attendant.

30 years ago - In 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed from prison after 27 years.

27 years ago - In 1993, Janet Reno was appointed Attorney General.

14 years ago - In 2006, Dick Cheney "accidentally" shot Harry Whittington while hunting quail. Whittington, 78, was shot in the face but did not die.

8 years ago - In 2012, Whitney Houston died in her hotel bathtub the night before the Grammys.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS:

Taylor Lautner is 28. Jacob in the "Twilight" movies.

Natalie Dormer is 38. Margaery Tyrell on "Game of Thrones".

Kelly Rowland IS 28. Destiny's Child.

Matthew Lawrence is 40. Matt Donovan on "Gimme a Break!".

Brandy is 41. "Moesha".

Brice Beckham is 44. Wesley on "Mr. Belvedere".

D'Angelo is 46. Singer.

Isaiah Mustafa is 46.  Sexy man in the Old Spice commercials.

Jennifer Aniston is 51. Actress.

Sarah Palin is 56. Political figure.

Sheryl Crow is 58. Singer.

Jeb Bush is 67.

Tina Louise is 86. Ginger on "Gilligan's Island".

Burt Reynolds  (1936 - 2018). Actor.

Leslie Nielsen (1926 - 2010). Actor.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett (1938 - 2007) "The Monster Mash".

Eva Gabor  (1919 - 1995)  Lisa Douglas on "Green Acres".

Thomas Edison  (1847 - 1931).

DAYS TILL:

• 14 days till Mardi Gras.

• 3 days until Valentine's Day.

• 25 days until Daylight Saving Time.

• 49 days until April Fools' Day.

WEATHER:

Today: 40% chance for rain, 73.

Tonight: 50% chance for rain, 63.

Wednesday: 80% chance for rain, 76.

Thursday: 30% chance for rain, 61.

Friday: Sunny, 58.

Have a wonderful day.

cj and jenn

 [Via: ThePeopleHistory.com]