GI Joe Launched ( 1964 ) Following the success of the Barbie doll for girls Hasbro launch G.I. Joe
an action figure for boys. G.I. Joe stood for "Government Issue Joe" , There were four originally four figures launched one for each branch of the Armed Forces.

First 45 RPM Vinyl Record
2nd February ( 1949 ) : The first 45 RPM vinyl record was released. It would be one of the most popular ways for music lovers to enjoy their favorite song without buying an entire record. The cassette single during the 1980s and 1990s was a comparable format.

Sears, Roebuck
2nd February ( 1925 ) : Sears opens it's first retail store in the Merchandise building ( part of it's headquarters building in Chicago ). The first retail store was just an expansion of it's existing catalog business started in the 1890's

Groundhog Day 2nd February ( ) In weather lore, if a groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, or marmot emerges from its burrow on this day and fails to see its shadow winter will soon end. If on the other hand, it is sunny and the groundhog sees its shadow, winter will continue for 6 more weeks

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