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Valentine’s Day romance and a Ferris wheel ride

Michelle Philippe Feb 13, 2014
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Datebook

Valentine’s Day romance and a Ferris wheel ride

Michelle Philippe Feb 13, 2014
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From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Friday, Valentine’s day:

  • In Washington, the Federal Reserve reports on Industrial Production for January.
  • To benefit our feathered friends, the annual Great Backyard Bird Count begins.
  • The man responsible for a very romantic amusement park ride was born on February 14th, 1859. American engineer George Washington Gale Ferris — inventor of the Ferris Wheel of course.
  • Lovely lady Mrs. Brady has a birthday. Actress and recent “Dancing with the Stars” contestant Florence Henderson turns 80.

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