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Wednesday, January 31, 2007


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Feast of Great Typos
Festival of Brigantia begins
Up Helly AA (Viking Festival)
Festival of Imbolc begins
Nauru Independence Day
Festival of Trasmission Errors
Child Labor Day
St. John Bosco’s Day (patron of editors, apprentices)
Phlegm-Green, Moldy-Grey, and Gazzard Day (Goblin)
Valkyries’ Day (Norse)
St. Marcella’s Day
Kitchen God Visits Heaven (China)
National Brandy Alexander Day
St. Tryphena’s Day (patron of nursing mothers)
St. Veronus’ Day (patron saint of Lambeek & Belgian brewers)


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Franz Schubert
Terry Kath
John O’Hara
Rudolph Wurlitzer
Phil Collins
Zane Grey
Robert Morris
Jackie Robinson
Irving Langmuir
Don Hutson
Philip Glass
Ernie Banks
Suzanne Pleshette
Jean Simmons
Rachel Jean Marteen (Pb 8/95)
Thomas Merton
Carol Channing
James Franciscus
Norman Mailer
Anna Pavlova
Mario Lanza
Joanne Dru
Eddie Cantor
Jessica Walters
Nolan Ryan
Johnny Rotten
Theodore Richards
Wayne Milner
Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
James Watt


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Automobile 1st reached 100 mph
1st VD Clinic opened (1747)
Green Hornet debuted on radio
1st Lifeboat made
Bonnie Prince Charlie died in exile (1788)
US Launched Explorer, its 1st satellite (1958)
Leon Trotsky expelled from USSR (1929)
US entered World War 1 (1917)
Coca-Cola trademarked (1893)
Explorer I, 1st US Satellite, launched into orbit (1958)
RCA introduced 1st Musical Synthesizer (1955)
Gandhi assassinated (1947)
1st Miss Albania crowned (1992)
War in El Salvador officially ended (1992)
Harry S. Truman approved development of Hydrogen Bomb (1950)
J.D. Salinger’s A Perfect Day for Banana Fish published in The New Yorker (1948)
All American Indians ordered onto reservations (1876)
Jackson 5’s I Want You Back reached No. 1 (1970)
Truman publicly denounced Senator Joseph McCarthy (1952)
Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters premiered in Moscow (1901)
Terrorists killed 73 people in Sri Lanka (1995)
Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare (WW1; 1917)
Crescent City Brewhouse opened (Louisiana; 1991)
Joe’s Brewing opened (Illinois; 1992)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Festival Of Peace
National Croissant Day
Escape Day
St. Martina’s Day (patron of nursing mothers)
Bloody Sunday (Northern Ireland)
St. Charles’ Day
Puce and Ochre Day (Fairy)
St. Adelelm’s Day (patron of menservants)
Bon Soo Winter Carnival (Ontario, Canada)
St. Aldegund’s Day (patron against cancer, childhood illness, fever, eye disease, sudden death, wounds)
Three Archbishops Day
St. Bathild’s Day (patron of children)
Yodel For Your Neighbors Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Boris Spassky
Julie McCullough (Pb 2/86)
Yuki Maiko
Harold Prince
Richard Greene
Maiko Yuki
Philip Glass
Vanessa Redgrave
Gene Hackman
Saul Alinsky
Tammy Grimes
Dorothy Malone
Victoria Principal
Dick Martin
John Profumo
Barbara Tuchman
Marty Balin
Georg Dionysius
Asa Gray
Boris III
John Henry Towers
Curtis Strange
Jody Watley


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Beatles played in public for the last time (London; 1969)
King Charles I beheaded by order of Cromwell (1649)
Gandhi assassinated (1948)
1st Jazz Record cut (1917)
Pnematic Hammed patented
1st Science Association established
USS Monitor launched
Dr. Strangelove premiered (1964)
Lone Ranger debuted on radio (1933)
Highest rated TV show, Roots, Pt. 8, aired (1977)
1st Automobile Race Track built
Halle Orchestra founded (1858)
Yves St. Laurent’s 1st fashion show held (1958)
Contraceptive “Pill” 1st for sale in UK (1961)
American Motors Rambler debuted (1958)
Jay County, Indiana founded (1837)
City of Milwaukee founded (Wisconsin; 1846)
Tet offensive began (Vietnam War; 1968)
Charles I beheaded by order of Oliver Cromwell (1649)
1st Fight broke out on the floor of the US House of Representatives
Mid-Atlantic collision sank the passenger liner Elbe (1895)
5 Black Pharaonic figures dating from 1470 BCE found in Luxor, Egypt (1989)
1st Assassination attempted on US President (the gunshots missed Andrew Jackson; 1835)
Beatles’ played their last live performance on top of Apple Records building in London (1969)
US Library of Congress re-established after the gift of Jefferson’s 6,457-book library (1815)
Reinheitsgebot, German beer purity law, enacted (1516)
Ezra Pound met Mussolini and read him from her Cantos (1935)
Queen Elizabeth II broke precedent by becoming the 1st reigning monarch to attend a commoner’s funeral (Winston Churchill; 1965)
Hitler named “Chancellor of the Third Reich” by President Hindenburg (1933)
Lincoln Brewery (Illinois; 1866)
Bow Valley Brewing opened (Alberta, Canada; 1995)
Peak Brewing opened (Alberta, Canada; 1995)
Stone Coast Brewing opened (Maine; 1996)
U.S. Border Brewery opened Cantina (Georgia; 1996)

Monday, January 29, 2007


by @ 3:00 am. Date Category: Holidays

Feast of Overdue Expectations
Carnation Day
National Puzzle Day
Holiday of the Three Hierarchs (Greece)
National Corn Chip Day
St. Gilda the Wise’s Day (patron against dog bites, rabies)
Blue and Pink Day (Fairy)
Weisse Beer Day


by @ 2:00 am. Date Category: Birthdays

Thomas Paine
Frederick Delius
Paddy Chayevsky
Anton Chekov
Daniel Bernoulli
William McKinley
John Riatt
W.C. Fields (1880)
Bernard Hermann
Emmanuel Sweednbourg
Tom Selleck
Robin Morgan
Greg Louganis
John Forsythe
Sara Gilbert
Victor Mature
Ann Jillian
Violette N. Anderson
Stacey “Ronald” King
Louis Perez
Abdus Salam
Oprah Winfrey
Germaine Greer
Allen B. DuMont
Claudine Longet
Katherine Ross
David Byron
Henry “Light Horse” Lee
“Professor” Irwin Corey
Judy Norton Taylor
Nicholas Turturro
Steve Sax
Martha Wright Griffiths
Irlene Mandrell


by @ 1:00 am. Date Category: Events

Disney’s Sleeping Beauty premiered (1959)
Internal Combustion Engine patented (1886)
Victoria Cross instituted (1856)
CIA established (1946)
Kansas became the 34th state (1861)
Baseball’s American League organized (1900)
1st Caravan Holiday taken
Baseball Hall of Fame established (1936)
Ice Cream Cone Rolling Machine patented
Emily Warner became 1st US woman airline pilot (1973)
Sweden banned use of aerosol cans (1978)
Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward married (1958)
Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven published (1845)
Rose Royce’s Car Wash reached No. 1 (1977)
Elkhart County, Indiana founded (1830)
Character Newman debuted on Seinfeld (1992)
Patty Hearst released from jail after being pardoned by Jimmy Carter (1979)
Royal Bavaria Brewhouse Restaurant & Biergarten opened (Oklahoma; 1994)
1st 5 men elected to Baseball’s Hall of Fame (Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Matthewson)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

JANUARY, 4th Week

by @ 5:00 am. Date Category: Weekly Dates

International Green Week
National Activity Professionals Week
Celebrity Read A Book Week
National Glaucoma Week
Mozart Week (Austria)
National Handwriting Analysis Week
AIDS Awareness Week
National Meat Week
National Cross Country Skiing Week

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