National Weatherperson’s Day!

Today, we recognize the people who give us our daily weather forecast, it is National Weatherperson’s Day or Weatherman Day.  This day is observed annually on February 5th.

We honor all the individuals who study very carefully the activity of our weather, the meteorologist.  Weatherman’s Day helps to honor those who work in the field of meteorology from the storm spotters to the people you see on camera.

This day commemorate the birth of John Jeffries in 1744, who is one of Americas first weather observers and began taking daily weather observations in Boston in 1774 and he took the first balloon observation in 1784

To give us an accurate forecast, the meteorologist has to study the atmosphere for a given time and location to predict an incoming good or bad weather.  The men and women who study meteorology gathers raw weather data, and analyze them, and study the numerical computer models in order to issue a weather forecast and warnings to protect every life and property.

Knowing the weather forecast is valuable to our daily life because it helps us to plan our activities for the upcoming days. It affects what we do, how we dress, where we go.   Being prepared and in the know saves lives.

So, today, take time to thank your local weatherperson.  Share on social media your favorite channel and favorite forecaster using #WeatherpersonsDay.

1777 Georgia constitution abolishes primogeniture and entail

On February 5, 1777, Georgia formally adopts a new state constitution and becomes the first U.S. state to abolish the inheritance practices of primogeniture and entail.

Primogeniture ensured that the eldest son in a family inherited the largest portion of his father’s property upon the father’s death. The practice of entail, guaranteeing that a landed estate remains in the hands of only one male heir, was frequently practiced in conjunction with primogeniture. (Virginia abolished entail in 1776, but permitted primogeniture to persist until 1785.)

Georgians restructured inheritance laws in Article LI of the state’s constitution by abolishing entail in all forms and proclaiming that any person who died without a will would have his or her estate divided equally among their children; the widow shall have a child’s share or her dower at her option.

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