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The Yankee Datebook

The Yankee Datebook
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February 2

Winter residents of Block Island, Rhode Island, converge on the Albion Pub to have their official head count estimated. Last year’s total came to 980.

February 4

1870. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is incorporated.

February 6

1978. A major blizzard hits New England, dumping 2 to 4 feet of snow across the region in 32 hours and leaving snowdrifts 15 feet high. Fifty-four deaths are reported.

February 8

Winter carnival: The oldest collegiate winter festival includes music, dances, ski racing, the Human Dog Sled Race, and enough food and laughter to fill a winter. Through Feb. 11. Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 603-646-3399. dartmouth.edu/~carnival

February 9

North American Home Show 2007: Meet with contractors and designers, compare products and services, and explore the latest in home comforts. Through Feb. 11. Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA. 800-225-1577, 617-242-6092. naexpo.com

February 10

In 1976, the once-fledgling band’s dream of hitting it big takes another step toward coming true when “Dream On,” from Aerosmith’s debut album, is rereleased as a single and reaches number 6 on the charts.

February 12

1909. Massachusetts native W.E.B. Du Bois founds the NAACP.

February 14

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