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Winter Olympics Games

Friday, February 07, 2014

Winter Olympics Games



Opening Day Ceremony: February 7, 2014

Closing Day Ceremony: February 23, 2014

Location: Sochi, Russia



Once every four years, the world's top athletes meet, to compete in the Winter Olympics. The Olympic games in Sochi, Russia, will be the XXII Winter Olympics.

Opening Day ceremonies for the Winter Olympics is a huge, and very special event. The olympic competitions are held over a two week period. It concludes with a closing ceremony.

The Next Winter Olympics Location: The XXIII Winter Olympics games will be held in 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.



This Day in History February 7

The bonfire of the vanities occurs in which supporters of Girolamo Savonarola burn thousands of objects like cosmetics, art, and books in Florence, Italy. (1497)

American Revolutionary War: French and Spanish forces lift the Great Siege of Gibraltar. (1783)

The 11th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified. (1795)

The strongest in a series of earthquakes strikes New Madrid, Missouri. (1812)

The Cripple Creek miner's strike, led by the Western Federation of Miners, begins in Cripple Creek, Colorado. (1894)

A fire in Baltimore, Maryland destroys over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours. (1904)

The Mud March is the first large procession organized by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). (1907)

The classic board game Monopoly is invented. (1935)

The second full length animated Walt Disney film, Pinocchio, premieres. (1940)

Imperial Japanese naval forces complete the evacuation of Imperial Japanese Army troops from Guadalcanal during Operation Ke, ending Japanese attempts to retake the island from Allied forces in the Guadalcanal Campaign. (1943)

World War II: In Anzio, Italy, German forces launch a counteroffensive during the Allied Operation Shingle. (1944)

Korean War: Sancheong-Hamyang massacre (1951)

The United States bans all Cuban imports and exports. (1962)

The Beatles first arrive in the United States. Their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show two days later would mark the beginning of the British Invasion. (1964)

Darryl Sittler sets an NHL record for scoring 10 points in a single game. (1976)

Pluto moves inside Neptune's orbit for the first time since either was discovered. (1979)

Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B Mission Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU). (1984)

Twenty-eight years of one-family rule end in Haiti, when President Jean-Claude Duvalier flees the Caribbean nation. (1986)

Dissolution of the Soviet Union: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power. (1990)

Haiti's first democratically-elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, is sworn in. (1991)

The Maastricht Treaty is signed, leading to the creation of the European Union. (1992)

Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, is arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan. (1995)

Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein. (1999)

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PATRICIAAK 2/7/2014 6:59PM

    planning to watch some

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HANSBRINK 2/7/2014 6:23PM

  Think I'll pass on the Olympics. The medal counting overshadows any sense of athletic competitive spirit.

thanks for the history tidbits.

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WALNUTT1961 2/7/2014 6:18PM

    Love the Olympics! I will be watching!
Thanks for the reminder!

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DEB62BIE62 2/7/2014 4:24PM

    Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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PMAY0313 2/7/2014 1:18PM

    Woo Hoo!! Go Team USA
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