Let's see what else?....
The job market is good.
Housing prices are back to norm.
The Flag Raising Ceremony at Fort Warren near Boston was first conducted on this day in 1861. It was the first playing of 'John Brown's Body', aka 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic'. Popularly believed to be a reference to the famous Abolitionist John Brown, the namesake for the song was actually 'John Brown of Boston, a Sergeant at Fort Warren.
In Belgium, people dress up as cats for the annual cat parade that features the Egyptian cat-headed goddess, Bast, as Queen of the Cats.