February and March Almanac 1999: Candlemas, Haiku Season, and Assorted Historic Events

As the closing year of the 20th century powers through its first quarter, our February and March Almanac has no shortage of celestial and historic events to observe.

groundhog day
Who knew a rodent frightened of its own shadow could have so much control over the weather?
PHOTO: TOM AND PAT/PHOTO RESEARCHERS