Goodness! How many big events can converge on one puny little Tuesday? Super Tuesday. Super Bowl Tuesday - as in, big triumphant confetti parade for the New York Giants through the streets of our fair city. And Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras.
Not enough for you? Other reasons to celebrate February 5:
- Birthday girls and boys include Hank Aaron (Go, Braves!), Charlotte Rampling, Christopher Guest, Laura Linney. And the dead ones: Adlai Stevenson, William S. Burroughs, Belle Starr, Ralph McGill.
- Verdi's "Otello" premiered at La Scala (1887).
- Phoenix, Arizona, was incorporated (1881).
- Pittsburgh Steelers won its fifth Super Bowl (2006).
So, if you don't like any of the "Tuesday" choices today, take heart. It's almost Wednesday.