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5 Fun Facts About February 2 In Pennsylvania History

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1. Groundhog Day: On February 2, Pennsylvania’s most famous resident, Punxsutawney Phil, emerges from his hole to predict the weather for the rest of winter. If he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter, but if he doesn’t, spring is said to be coming early.

2. Mariner 10 Spacecraft: Launched in 1973, the Mariner 10 spacecraft flew past Venus and Mercury becoming the first spacecraft to visit two planets. On February 2, 1974, Mariner 10 made its closest approach to Mercury, providing valuable scientific data on the planet.

3. Penn State University: On February 2, 1855, Penn State University was founded as the Farmers’ High School of Pennsylvania. The university now boasts a large and diverse student body and offers a wide range of academic programs.

4. Baseball Hall of Famer: On February 2, 1950, baseball Hall of Famer George Sisler passed away in Richmond, VA. Born in Ohio, Sisler played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Browns, and Washington Senators from 1915-1930. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1939.

5. Native American Treaty: On February 2, 1742, a treaty was signed between the Delaware Indians and the colonial government of Pennsylvania. Known as the “Walking Purchase” treaty, it was controversial because the colonial government claimed more land than the Delaware had intended to sell, leading to tension between the two groups for years to come.
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