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First Official Groundhog Day
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\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.

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Feb. 2, 2013 12:01 a.m.

February 2, 1886
First Official Groundhog Day
Groundhog day is an old German tradition, and thanks to Clymer Freas, editor of the Punxsutawney Spirit, the first official groundhog day in the United States occurred on February 2, 1886, at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
http://pittsburgh.about.com/cs/punxsutawney/a/groundhog_day.htm
 
 
 

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