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This Day in History for February 2 – First Groundhog Day and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1887 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day is observed (More info)

1922 – James Joyce’s groundbreaking novel ‘Ulysses’ is published (More info)

1979 – Sid Vicious, bassist of the punk pioneer group Sex Pistols, dies of a drug overdose in New York City (More info)

1980 – Details of ABSCAM, an FBI operation to uncover political corruption in the government, are released to the public (More info)

2004 – Swiss tennis player Roger Federer becomes the No. 1 ranked men’s singles player, a position he will hold for a record 237 weeks (More info)

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