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  • In A.D. 496, Pope Gelasius I declared Feb. 14 as Valentine Day. Esther Howland, a native of Massachusetts, is given credit for selling the first mass-produced valentine cards in the 1840s. The spirit continues today with even young children exchanging valentine's cards with their fellow classmates.
  • Sonya Thorn, director of Praxis with Integrity Consulting, Family Nurturing Center of Texas, teaches the Nurturing Parenting Training held for area professionals through a grant from Texoma Health Foundation.
  • TWC also urges all employers to be aware of solicitors who may try to coerce employers to purchase required workplace posters from them. Employers with 15 or more employees, and smaller employers with federal grants and contracts, must also post the notice entitled “Equal Employment Opportunity Is The Law,” which contains information about the Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act laws.
  • With half-priced bottles of wine now through February 14, matched with a fun atmosphere and fare to please every palate, whether you're taken or lookin' Fridays is the social destination to set the right mood.
  • 1633 – Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. Galileo's championing of heliocentrism and Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime, when most subscribed to either geocentrism or the Tychonic system. He met with opposition from astronomers, who doubted heliocentrism due to the absence of an observed stellar parallax. The matter was investigated by the Roman Inquisition in 1615, and they concluded that it could only be supported as a possibility, not as an established fact. Galileo later defended his views in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which appeared to attack Pope Urban VIII and thus alienated him and the Jesuits, who had both supported Galileo up until this point. He was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy," forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest. It was while Galileo was under house arrest that he wrote one of his finest works, Two New Sciences. Here he summarized the work he had done some forty years earlier, on the two sciences now called kinematics and strength of materials.
  • AARP volunteer Jean Bunting works on a tax return Wednesday, February 10 at Bonham Public Library. People do NOT have to be AARP members nor do they have to be elderly to receive this free service.