If you haven’t been outside yet -- what are you waiting for? We’re breaking records in Philadelphia.
Wednesday's temps in Philly reached 68 degrees (by 2 p.m.), the warmest it’s been on this date since February 11, 1887 when temperatures reached 66 degrees.
A lot has changed in 122 years. Let’s take a look back at just how much.
- The US Military leased the Pearl Harbor Naval Base in January 1887.
- Groundhog Day was observed for the first time in February 1887.
- The Phillies, then known as the "Philadelphia Quakers" weren’t doing too badly. Their record was 75-48 and they finished second in the National League.
- Before this date people must have had really cold ears, because Earmuffs weren’t patented until 1887.
- Contact lenses were invented in 1887.
- A stamp only cost two cents -- stamp prices are expected to go up two cents this May.
- Grover Cleveland was president of the United States.
- The Philadelphia Mayor was a republican in those days. His name was William Burns Smith.