January 2017

MONDAY, JANUARY 2
HAITI:  ANCESTORS DAY
SPANISH CAPTURED GRANADA FROM THE MOORS, 1492
NATHANIEL BACON, 1647
GEN JAMES WOLFE, 1727
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS ISSUED "TORY ACT", 1776
GEORGIA (4TH), 1788
JUSTIN WINSOR, 1831
CONSTRUCTION OF BROOKLYN BRIDGE BEGAN, 1870
BRIGHAM YOUNG ARRESTED FOR BIGAMY, 1872
ROCKEFELLER ORGANIZED STANDARD OIL TRUST, 1882
1ST US COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP, 1893
SALLY RAND, 1903
RUSSIAN NAVAL BASE AT PORT ARTHUR, CHINA, SURRENDERED TO JAPANESE, 1905
ISAAC ASIMOV, 1920
KDKA, PHILADEPHIA, PA, AIRED 1ST RELIGIOUS RADIO BROADCAST, 1921
RENATA TEBALDI (OPERA SINGER), 1922
ROGER MILLER, 1936
JIM BAKKER (JAMES ORSEN), 1939
U.N. PACT SIGNED, 1942
US NAVY OPENED 1ST BLIMP HANGER, LAKEHURST, NJ, 1942
JACK HANNA, 1947
"WEAVERS" BANNED BY NBC FOR NOT TAKING LOYALTY OATH, 1962
DICK POWELL DIED, 1963
TIA CARRERE (ALTHEA JANAIRO), 1967
CUBA GOODING, JR, 1968
66 FANS CRUSHED IN STAMPEDE AT SOCCER GAMES, GLASGOW, 1971
RADIO & TV ADVERTISING OF CIGARETTES BANNED, 1971
55 MPH SPEED LIMIT, 1974
PRES CARTER RECALLED US AMBASSADOR TO MOSCOW OVER SOVIET INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN, 1980
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON DUCKS PLAYED IN THE ROSE BOWL, 1995
HAPPY MEW YEAR FOR CATS, 2017
ROSE BOWL & PARADE, PASADENA, CA, 2017


TUESDAY, JANUARY 3
FEAST OF ST GENEVIEVE (PATRON OF PARIS)
CICERO, 107 BCE
POPE LEO X EXCOMMUNICATED MARTIN LUTHER, 1521
JOHN PAUL JONES, 1747
LUCRETIA COFFIN MOTT (SUFFRAGIST & ANTI-SLAVERY), 1793
JOSIAH WEDGEWOOD DIED, 1795
FATHER DAMIEN (JOSEPH DE KEUSTER) (SERVED HAWAIIAN LEPERS), 1838
MEJI RESTORATION BEGAN, 1868
CLEMENT RICHARD ATLEE, 1883
ANNA PAVLOVA (BALLERINA), 1885
MARVIN C STONE PATENTED DRINKING STRAW, 1888
"NY TIMES" MADE 1ST KNOWN REFERENCE TO "AUTOMOBILE", 1889
JOHN RONALD REUEL TOLKIEN, 1892
WILLIAM WILSON MORGAN (DETERMINED SPIRAL STRUCTURE OF MILKY WAY), 1906
VICTOR BORGE (BORGE ROSENBAUM), 1909
JOHN STURGES (DIRECTOR, "MAGNIFICENT 7", "GREAT ESCAPE"), 1911
MAXINE ANDREWS ("ANDREWS SISTERS"), 1918
HOWARD CARTER & PARTY DISCOVERED TUT'S SARCOPHAGUS, 1924
SERGIO LEONE, 1929
DABNEY COLEMAN, 1932
FDR FOUNDED NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR INFANTILE PARALYSIS (BECAME MARCH OF DIMES), 1938
STEPHEN STILLS, 1945
COLUMCILLE GERARD "MEL" GIBSON, 1951
"DRAGNET" TV PREMIERE, 1952
EDMUND HILLARY'S PARTY REACHED SOUTH POLE, 1958
ALASKA ADMITTED (49TH), 1959
US ENDED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS W/CUBA, 1961
JACK RUBY DIED BEFORE 2ND TRIAL, 1967
CONRAD HILTON DIED, 1979
JOY ADAMSON ("BORN FREE") DIED, 1980
MANUEL NORIEGA SURRENDERED TO US FORCES, 1990
"STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE 9", 1993
RECORD BLIZZARD IN GREAT LAKES REGION ENDED AFTER 3 DAYS, 1999
LAST DAILY "PEANUTS" STRIP, 2000
US CONGRESS ASSEMBLES, 2017


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4
FEAST OF ST ELIZABETH ANN BAYLEY SETON (1ST AMERICAN BORN SAINT)
TRIVIA DAY
JAMES USSHER (ATTEMPTED TO DETERMINE DATE OF CREATION), 1581
ISAAC NEWTON, 1643
GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI, 1710
BENJAMIN RUSH (US PATRIOT & "FOUNDER OF PSYCHIATRY"), 1746
JACOB LUDWIG CARL GRIMM, 1785
GEORGE WASHINGTON DELIVERED 1ST ADDRESS TO CONGRESS, 1790
US CONGRESS RECOGNIZED FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY REPUBLIC, 1796
WILHELM BEER (MAPPED MOON), 1797
WORLD BRAILLE DAY/LOUIS BRAILLE, 1809
FEAST OF ST. ELIZABETH ANN BAYLEY SETON (1ST AMERICAN BORN SAINT)/DIED 1821
GENERAL TOM THUMB  (CHARLES SHERWOOD STRATTON), 1838
SAMUEL COLT SOLD 1ST REVOLVERS TO US GOVERNMENT, 1847
1ST ICE SKATING CLUB IN US, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1850
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, 1864
DR WILLIAM GRANT, DAVENPORT, IA, PERFORMED 1ST SUCCESSFUL APPENDECTOMY, 1885
PRES HARRISON ANNOUNCED AMNESTY FOR FORMER POLYGAMISTS, 1893
UTAH ADMITTED (45TH), 1896
STERLING HOLLOWAY (VOICE OF "WINNIE THE POOH"), 1905
DONALD FRANCIS SHULA, 1930
BOB HOPE'S NETWORK RADIO DEBUT, 1935
1ST APPEARANCE "BILLBOARD"'S POP MUSIC CHART, 1936
DYAN CANNON, 1937
MYANMAR (BURMA) INDEPENDENT OF GREAT BRITAIN, 1948
RCA VICTOR ANNOUNCED LP FORMAT, 1950
ELVIS'S RECORDING DEBUT, 1954
ALBERT CAMUS DIED, 1958
SPUTNIK 1 DESTROYED ON REENTRY, 1958
"COLLEGE BOWL" TV PREMIERE, 1959
MATT FREWER ("MAX HEADROOM"), 1959
VANITY, 1959
ALBERT CAMUS DIED, 1960
CBS BOUGHT FENDER GUITAR CO (HELD UNTIL 1985), 1965
T.S. ELIOT DIED, 1965
PRES NIXON DEFIED US SENATE WATERGATE COMMITTEE'S SUBPOENAS FOR TAPES & DOCUMENTS, 1974
"NIGHT COURT" PREMIERE, 1984
CHARLIE MINGUS DIED, 1986
ANDRES SEGOVIA BEGAN LAST US TOUR, 1987
EURO 1ST WENT INTO CIRCULATION, 1999
BURJ KHALIFA, DUBAI, BECAME WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDING, 2010
EARTH @ PERIHELION 9:18 AM EST, 2017
QUADRANTID METEOR SHOWERS AT PEAK, 2017


THURSDAY, JANUARY 5
12TH NIGHT
EDWARD THE CONFESSOR DIED, 1066
SHAH JAHAN, 1592
1ST DIVORCE IN AMERICA, ANNE CLARKE V DENIS CLARKE, MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY, 1643
STEPHEN DECATUR ("OUR COUNTRY, RIGHT OR WRONG"), 1779
ZEBULON MONTGOMERY PIKE, 1779
EDMUND RUFFIN (PIONEER AMERICAN AGRICULTURIST), 1794
ALEXANDRE DUMAS, PERE, FOUGHT DUEL, 1825
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED RESOLUTION TO STOP SHARING OREGON TERRITORY W/UK, 1846
KING CAMP GILLETTE, 1855
JOHN NEPOMUCENE NEUMANN DIED, 1860
JEANNETTE RIDLON PICCARD (PIONEER FEMALE AVIATOR & EPISCOPALIAN PRIEST), 1895
DREYFUS AFFAIR BEGAN, 1895
KATHLEEN MARY KENYON (EXCAVATED JERICHO), 1906
GEORGE REEVES (GEORGE BREWER), 1914
HENRY FORD ANNOUNCED 8-HR WORKDAY & $5.00/DAY MINIMUM WAGE FOR ALL "WORTHY" FORD MOTOR
	 CO. EMPLOYEES, 1914
1ST MILITARY CONSCRIPTION BILL INTRODUCED IN UK PARLIAMENT, 1916
JANE WYMAN, 1917
JEANNE DIXON, 1918
ERNEST SHACKLETON DIED, 1922
MRS. NELLIE TAYLOR ROSS BECAME 1ST FEMALE GOVERNOR IN U.S (WYOMING)., 1925
WALTER MONDALE, 1928
ALVIN AILEY, JR (CHOREOGRAPHER, AMERICAN DANCE COMPANY), 1931
ROBERT DUVALL, 1931
UMBERTO ECO, 1932
CONSTRUCTION BEGAN ON GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, 1933
JUAN CARLOS ALFONSO VICTOR MARIA DE BORBON Y BORBON, KING OF SPAIN, 1938
1ST DEMONSTRATION OF FM RADIO, 1940
CHARLIE ROSE, 1942
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER DIED, 1943
JAPANESE PILOTS RECEIVED 1ST KAMIKAZE ORDERS, 1945
DIANE KEATON  (DIANE HALL), 1946
GEORGE TENET (CIA DIRECTOR, 1997-2004), 1953
"BOZO THE CLOWN" PREMIERED, 1959
"MR ED" PREMIERE, 1961
ROMAN CATHOLIC & EASTERN ORTHODOX PONTIFFS MET FOR 1ST TIME IN 5 CENTURIES, 1964
PRAGUE SPRING/ALEXANDER DUBCEK BECAME CZECH RULER (SOVIETS INVADED 8/20), 1968
"ALL MY CHILDREN" PREMIERED, 1970
PRES NIXON SIGNED BILL AUTHORIZING DEVELOPMENT OF SPACE SHUTTLE, 1972
ARKANSAS CREATIONISM LAW STRUCK DOWN IN FEDERAL COURT, 1982
THOMAS PATRICK "TIP" O'NEILL DIED, 1994
"12 MONKEYS" RELEASED IN US, 1996
SONNY BONO KILLED IN SKIING ACCIDENT, 1998
"INTO THE WILD" RELEASED IN US, 2008
AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, DENVER, CO, 2017
BOWIE FESTIVAL, DUBLIN, CO DUBLIN, 2017
INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW, LAS VEGAS, NV, 2017
SKETCH COMEDY FESTIVAL OPENS, CHICAGO, IL, 2017


FRIDAY, JANUARY 6
ITALY: LA BEFANA
ARMENIAN CHRISTMAS
FEAST OF THREE KINGS/FEAST OF THE EPIPHANY
HAROLD CROWNED ENGLISH KING (SEE 10/14), 1066
RICHARD II, 1367
JOAN OF ARC, 1412
MARTIN AGRICOLA (MARTIN SOHR–GERMAN PROTESTANT COMPOSER), 1486
FRANCISCO PIZZARO FOUNDED LOS REYES DE LIMA, 1535
HENRY VIII MARRIED ANNE OF CLEVES (#4), 1548
EDWARD GIBBON DIED, 1794
HEINRICH SCHLIEMANN (DISCOVERED TROY) , 1822
MORSE DEMONSTRATED THE TELEGRAPH, 1838
LOUIS BRAILLE DIED, 1852
SHERLOCK HOLMES, 1854
CARRIE LANE CHAPMAN CATT (WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE), 1859
CARL SANDBURG, 1878
76" OF SNOW IN SEATTLE, 1880
THOMAS HESELVICH "TOM" MIX, 1880
KAHLIL GIBRAN, 1883
GREGOR MENDEL DIED, 1884
JEDEDIAH STRONG SMITH (EXPLORER OF AMERICAN WEST & CALIFORNIA), 1897
NEW MEXICO ADMITTED (47), 1912
PAN AM COMPLETED 1ST ROUND-THE-WORLD TRIP BY COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, 1912
DANNY THOMAS  (AMOS JACOBS, BORN MUZYAD YAKHOOB), 1914
EUGENE T MALESKA (FORMER CROSSWORD EDITOR, "NY TIMES"), 1916
TEDDY ROOSEVELT DIED, 1919
SUN MYUNG MOON, 1920
LOUIS HARRIS (POLLSTER, POLITICAL ANALYST & COLUMNIST), 1921
EARL EUGENE SCRUGGS, 1924
JOHN DeLOREAN, 1925
EDGAR LAWRENCE DOCTOROW, 1931
GEORGE H W BUSH & BARBARA PIERCE BUSH, 1945
"HALLMARK TELEVISION PLAYHOUSE" TV PREMIERE, 1952
ROWAN SEBASTIAN ATKINSON, 1955
NANCY LOPEZ (GOLFER), 1957
GABRIELLE REECE (US WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL), 1970
"SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK" PREMIERED, 1973
"WHEEL OF FORTUNE", 1975
CHRYSLER BAILOUT, 1980
ASSAULT ON NANCY KERRIGAN @ US FIGURE SKATING CHAMPIONSHIPS, 1992
DIZZY GILLESPIE DIED, 1993
RUDOLF NUREYEV DIED, 1993
BLIZZARD BEGAN ON US EST COAST (154 KILLED, $1 BILLION IN DAMAGES), 1999
US CONGRESS CERTIFIED GEORGE W BUSH AS WINNER OF 2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2001
BOAT SHOW, LONDON, ENGLAND, 2017


SATURDAY, JANUARY 7
RUSSIAN & OLD CALENDAR ORTHODOX CHRISTMAS
I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE DAY
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW, 1450
CATHERINE OF ARAGON DIED (#1), 1536
GALLILEO DISCOVERED MOONS OF JUPITER, 1610
1ST TYPEWRITER PATENTED, 1714
JACQUES ETIENNE MONTGOLFIER, 1745
JOHANN CHRISTIAN FABRICIUS (ENTOMOLOGIST), 1745
BANK OF NORTH AMERICA (PHILADELPHIA) BECAME 1ST COMMERCIAL BANK IN US, 1782
JEAN-PIERRE BLANCHARD & DR. JOHN JEFFRIES MADE 1ST BALLOON FLIGHT OVER CHANNEL, 1785
1ST US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1789
GREAT BRITAIN INTRODUCED WORLD'S FIRST INCOME TAX, 1798
MILLARD FILLMORE (13TH PRES), 1800
SISTER BERNADETTE OF LOURDES (MARIE-BERNARDE SOUBIROS), 1844
ZORA NEALE HURSTON (AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITER), 1891
1ST EDITION, FANNIE FARMER'S "BOSTON COOKING SCHOOL COOK BOOK", 1896
FRANCIS POULENC, 1899
ARISTOTLE ONASSIS, 1906
CHARLES SAMUEL ADDAMS, 1912
"ALEX LaVALLEY" MADE 1ST PASSAGE THROUGH PANAMA CANAL, 1914
ANGLO-IRISH TREATY CREATING IRISH FREE STATE, 1922
JEAN-PIERRE-LOUIS RAMPAL, 1922
GEORGE GERSHWIN COMPLETED "RHAPSODY IN BLUE", 1924
GERALD MALCOLM DURRELL (AUTHOR & NATURALIST), 1925
GEORGE BURNS & GRACIE ALLEN, 1926
1ST NEW YORK (LATER HARLEM) GLOBETROTTERS GAME, 1927
NEW YORK-LONDON TRANSATLANTIC TELEPHONE SERVICE BEGAN, 1927
NIKOLA TESLA DIED, 1943
KENNY LOGGINS, 1948
PRES TRUMAN ANNOUNCED US HAD HYDROGEN BOMB, 1953
MARIAN ANDERSON BECAME 1ST BLACK SINGER TO PERFORM @ THE MET, 1955
KATIE COURIC ("TODAY"), 1957
US RECOGNIZED CASTRO GOVT IN CUBA, 1959
RAND PAUL, 1963
NICOLAS CAGE, 1964
CAROLYN BESSETTE KENNEDY (JFK JR'S WIFE), 1966
DDT BANNED IN U.S.A., 1971
WILLIAM H. MASTERS & VIRGINIA JOHNSON, 1971
VIETNAMESE SEIZED PHNOM PENH FROM POL POT & KHMER ROUGE, 1979
"FAME" TV PREMIERE, 1982
GENERAL MOTORS LAUNCHED SATURN, 1985
HIROHITO DIED, 1989
IMPEACHMENT TRIAL OF PRES CLINTON BEGAN, 1999
"MAGNOLIA" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS" RELEASED IN US, 2000
TERRORIST ATTACKS ON CHARLIE HEBDO PREMISES & IN THE MARAIS, PARIS, FRANCE, 2015
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMERS DAY, 2017


SUNDAY, JANUARY 8
GREECE:  MIDWIFE'S DAY/WOMEN'S DAY
MARCO POLO DIED, 1324
JOHANNES FABRICIUS (ASTRONOMER), 1587
ELISABETTA SIRANI (ITALIAN RENAISSANCE PAINTER & ENGRAVER), 1638
GALILEO DIED, 1642
ARCANGELO CORELLI DIED, 1713
NICHOLAS BIDDLE (AMERICAN LAWYER, DIPLOMAT & FINANCIER), 1786
PRES WASHINGTON GAVE 1ST "STATE OF THE UNION" SPEECH, 1790
BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, 1815
ALFRED RUSSEL WALLACE (SENT PAPERS ON NATURAL SELECTION TO DARWIN), 1823
WILLIAM WILKIE COLLINS, 1824
ELI WHITNEY DIED, 1825
JEAN FOUCAULT DEMONSTRATED ROTATION OF THE EARTH, 1851
FRANK NELSON DOUBLEDAY (PUBLISHER), 1862
CONGRESS OVERRODE PRES ANDREW JOHNSON'S VETO GRANTING VOTE TO ADULT MALES IN 
	WASHINGTON, DC, 1867
SIR FRANK WATSON DYSEN (ASTRONOMER), 1868
CRAZY HORSE FOUGHT LAST BATTLE, MT, 1877
WILLIAM T PIPER (AIRCRAFT PIONEER), 1881
HERMAN HOLLERITH PATENTED 1ST DATA PROCESSING COMPUTER, 1889
1ST AMERICAN BOWLING CONGRESS TOURNAMENT, CHICAGO, IL, 1901
EVELYN WOOD (SPEED READING), 1909
JOSE VINCENT FERRER, 1912
THOMAS J WATSON, JR (IBM), 1914
ALLIES RETREATED FROM GALLIPOLI, 1916
PRES WILSON ANNOUNCED 14 POINTS, 1917
LARRY STORCH (F TROOP), 1923
SOUPY SALES (MILTON SUPMAN), 1926
BILL GRAHAM  (WOLFGANG GRAJONCA) (CONCERT PROMOTER), 1931
ELVIS AARON PRESLEY, 1935
SHIRLEY VERONICA BASSEY, 1937
GRAHAM CHAPMAN (PHYSICIAN & MEMBER OF MONTY PYTHON), 1941
ROBERT BADEN-POWELL DIED, 1941
STEPHEN WILLIAM HAWKING, 1942
ELVIS GOT 1ST GUITAR, 1946
DAVID BOWIE  (DAVID ROBERT JONES), 1947
CHARLES PONZI DIED, 1949
WOLFGANG PUCK, 1949
"MONA LISA" 1ST EXHIBITED IN US, NATIONAL GALLERY, WASHINGTON, DC, 1962
PRES. JOHNSON DECLARED WAR ON POVERTY, 1964
CHOU EN-LAI DIED, 1976
AT&T AGREED TO DIVESTITURE (SEE 1/1), 1982
"CIVIL ACTION" RELEASED IN US, 1998
"THIN RED LINE" RELEASED IN US, 1999
"MY DOG SKIP" RELEASED IN US, 2000
DAVE THOMAS DIED, 2002
YVONNE DE CARLO (MUNSTERS) DIED, 2007
6 KILLED, GABRELLE GIFFORDS & 13 OTHERS INJURED IN SHOOTING, TUCSON, AZ, 2011
SHOW & TELL AT WORK DAY, 2017


MONDAY, JANUARY 9
MARCO POLO DIED, 1324
COLUMBUS'S CREW SPOTTED MANATEES & THOUGHT THEY WERE MERMAIDS, NEAR PRESENT DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 1493
PHILIP ASTLEY OPENED 1ST MODERN CIRCUS, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1768
THOMAS PAINE PUBLISHED "COMMON SENSE", 1776
CONNECTICUT (5), 1788
J. P. BLANCHARD MADE 1ST US FREE-BALLOON FLIGHT, 1793
LORD NELSON BURIED AT ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1806
DAGUERRE ANNOUNCED DEVELOPMENT OF THE 1ST PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESS, 1839
CARRIE LANE CHAPMAN CATT (FEMINIST, 19TH AMENDMENT), 1859
MISSISSIPPI SECEDED, 1861
JOSEPH BOERMANN STRAUSS (DESIGNED "GOLDEN GATE" BRIDGE), 1870
RECORD COLD & SNOW DECIMATED CATTLE HERDS IN THE WEST, 1887
KAREL CAPEK (POLISH PLAYWRIGHT WHO INVENTED TERM "ROBOT"), 1890
"RECORD OF A SNEEZE", 1894
MURAT BERNARD "CHIC" YOUNG (CREATED "BLONDIE"), 1901
GEORGI MILITANOVICH BALANCHIVADZE (GEORGE BALANCHINE), 1904
GUARDS @ RUSSIAN WINTER PALACE IN ST PETERSBURG FILED ON PROTESTERS, KILING OVER 200, 1905
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR, 1908
RICHARD MILHOUS NIXON, 1913
HERBERT LOM (CHIEF INSPECTOR DREFUSS, "PINK PANTHER" MOVIES), 1917
LEAGUE OF NATIONS, GENEVA, 1920
LEE VAN CLEEF, 1925
JUDITH KRANTZ  (JUDITH TARCHER), 1928
BRIAN FRIEL (IRISH PLAYWRIGHT), 1929
SEEING EYE INCORPORATED, NASHVILLE, TN, 1929
BOB DENVER, 1935
JOAN BAEZ, 1941
US INVADED LUZON, PHILIPPINES, 1945
CRYSTAL GAYLE  (BRENDA GAYLE WEBB), 1951
UN HEADQUARTERS IN NEW YORK, NY, OFFICIALLY OPENED, 1951
"RAWHIDE", 1959
DAVE MATTHEWS, 1967
"IT TAKES A THIEF", 1968
1ST CONCORDE TEST FLIGHT, 1969
HOWARD HUGHES ANNOUNCED CLIFFORD IRVING'S BIOGRAPHY OF HIM WAS FAKE, 1972
RMS QUEEN ELIZABETH DESTROYED BY FIRE, HONG KONG, 1972
CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE (KATE MIDDLETON), 1982
SNOW & COLD ACROSS EUROPE, 1982
1ST WENDY'S "WHERE'S THE BEEF?" COMMERCIAL, 1984
US FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT IN BOSTON RULED KODAK COULDN'T SELL CAMERAS, 1986
"3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN" PREMIERED, 1996
"SAVE THE LAST DANCE" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"RACING STRIPES" RELEASED IN US, 2005
STEVE JOBS UNVEILED iPhone, 2007
ENGLAND–PLOUGH MONDAY, 2017
NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY, 2017
NORTH AMERICAN AUTO SHOW, DETROIT, MI, 2017


TUESDAY, JANUARY 10
NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY
ETHAN ALLEN, 1738	
LINNAEUS DIED, 1778
FRANK JAMES, 1843
FLORIDA VOTED TO SECEDE FROM UNION, 1861
WILLIAM SEWARD BECAME US SECRETARY OF STATE, 1861
SAMUEL COLT DIED, 1862
LONDON UNDERGROUND BECAME 1ST SUBWAY OPENED, 1863
GRIGORY YEFIMOVICH RASPUTIN, 1869
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT INTRODUCED TO US SENATE, 1878
DR SAMUEL MUDD DIED (TREATED JOHN WILKES BOOTH), 1883
JOHN ROBINSON JEFFERS, 1887
FRANCES LOCKRIDGE (MYSTERY AUTHOR), 1896
1ST MAJOR OIL STRIKE IN US, BEAUMONT, TX, 1901
RAYMOND WALLACE BOLGER (SCARECROW, "WIZARD OF OZ"), 1904
WILLIAM F CODY DIED, 1917
LEAGUE OF NATIONS/TREATY OF VERSAILLES, 1920
ARTHUR GRIFFITH ELECTED 1ST PRESIDENT OF THE IRISH FREE STATE, 1922
US TROOPS LEFT GERMANY, 1923
JOHNNIE RAY, 1927
ROBERT WOODROW WILSON (AMERICAN RADIO ASTRONOMER), 1936
LEND-LEASE INTRODUCED TO US CONGRESS, 1941
FORD AGREED TO MAKE JEEPS, 1942
JIM CROCE, 1943
ROD STEWART, 1945
U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY 1ST MET, 1946
"FINIAN'S RAINBOW" BROADWAY PREMIERE, 1947
DONALD FAGEN, 1948
GEORGE EDWARD FOREMAN, 1949
LINDA LOVELACE (LINDA BOREMAN), 1949
RCA ANNOUNCED 45 RPM RECORDS, 1949
PAT BENATAR  (PATRICIA ANDREJEWSKI), 1953
SHAWN COLVIN, 1958
DASHIELL HAMMETT DIED, 1961
1ST NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION BROADCAST (LBJ'S "STATE OF THE UNION"), 1967
"MASTERPIECE THEATRE", 1971
COCO CHANEL DIED, 1971
LAST CONVERTIBLE VW BUG PRODUCED, 1979
GEORGE MEANEY (AFL-CIO CHIEF) DIED, 1980
U.S. REESTABLISHED FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS W/VATICAN AFTER 117 YEARS, 1984
CUBAN TROOPS BEGAN WITHDRAWING FROM ANGOLA, 1989
AOL BOUGHT TIME WARNER, 2000
"ADAPTATION" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"ANTWONE FISHER" RELEASED IN US, 2002
INDIAN MOTOR COMPANY TATA INTRODUCED NANO, "WORLD'S CHEAPEST CAR", 2008
POETRY AT WORK DAY, 2017


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11
THEODOSIUS (EMPEROR OF THE EAST, PROMULGATED NICENE CREED), 347
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, 1755	
HANS SLOANE DIED, 1753
1ST RHUBARB ARRIVED IN AMERICA, 1770
FRANCIS SALVADOR BECAME 1ST JEW ELECTED IN AMERICA, S CAROLINA, 1775
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CONVENED, 1785
EZRA CORNELL (FOUNDER OF WESTERN UNION & EPONYMOUS COLLEGE), 1807
JOHN ALEXANDER MacDONALD (1ST PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA), 1815
JOHN MOLSON DIED, 1836
EUGENIO MARIA de HOSTOS (PUERTO RICAN PATRIOT), 1839
WILLIAM JAMES (PRAGMATIST, AMERICAN PHILOSOPHER & PSYCHOLOGIST), 1842
FRANCIS SCOTT KEY DIED, 1845
ALABAMA SECEDED, 1861
CHARING CROSS STATION, LONDON, OPENED, 1864
MILK 1ST DELIVERED IN BOTTLES (BROOKLYN), 1878
ALICE PAUL (AMERICAN WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE LEADER), 1885
WILLIAM SAMUEL STEPHENSON ("INTREPID"), 1896
1ST ISSUE "POPULAR MECHANICS", 1902
PRES TR AUTHORIZED GRAND CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT, 1908
JUANITA MORRIS KREPS (1ST FEMALE US SECRETARY OF COMMERCE), 1921
GRANT TINKER (TV EXEC, HUSBAND OF MARY TYLER MOORE), 1926
STALIN BANISHED TROTSKY, 1928
THOMAS HARDY DIED, 1928
JEAN CHRETIEN (CANADIAN PM), 1934
AMELIA EARHART SOLOED ACROSS PACIFIC (HAWAII TO CALIFORNIA), 1935
BOBBY GOLDSBORO, 1941
CLARENCE CLEMONS, 1942
TRUCE SIGNED IN GREEK CIVIL WAR, 1945
DIANA "NAOMI" JUDD, 1946
UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY 1ST MET, 1946
CORNERSTONE LAID OF ISLAMIC CENTER, WASHINGTON, DC, 1949
BEN DANIEL CRENSHAW (GOLFER), 1952
JASON CONNERY, 1963
U.S. SURGEON GENERAL LUTHER TERRY DECLARED CIGARETTES A HEALTH HAZARD, 1964
MARY J BLIGE, 1971
AMANDA PEET ("WHOLE NINE YARDS"), 1972
PRES REAGAN GAVE FAREWELL ADDRESS, 1989
NASA DECLARED WINTER OF 1998 WARMEST ON RECORD, 1999
"SHIPPING NEWS" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"KANGAROO JACK" RELEASED IN US, 2003
"BUCKET LIST" RELEASED IN US, 2007
EDMUND HILLARY DIED, 2008
MIEP GIES (HELPED HIDE ANNE FRANK & FAMILY) DIED, 2010


THURSDAY, JANUARY 12
JOHN WINTHROP (GOVERNOR, MASSACHUSETTS BAY), 1588
CHARLES PERRAULT, 1628
EDMUND BURKE (BRITISH STATESMAN & POLITICAL THEORIST), 1729
1ST MUSEUM IN U.S. ESTABLISHED, CHARLESTON, SC, 1773
MISSION SANTA CLARA de ASIS, 1777
JOSEPH SMITH LEFT OHIO FOR MO, 1838
WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY BECAME 1ST UNIVERSITY ON WEST COAST, 1853
JOHN SINGER SARGENT, 1856
JACK LONDON (JOHN GRIFFITH CHENEY), 1876
BRITISH-ZULU WAR BEGAN, 1879
HERMANN GOERING, 1893
H L SMITH TOOK 1ST X-RAY PHOTO, 1896
FORD COMPLETED 1ST COMMERCIAL VEHICLE, 1900
US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES REJECTED WOMEN'S VOTE, 1915
PIETERWILLEM BOTHA, 1916
LEADERS OF BIG 4 (US, FRANCE, ITALY & UK) MET FOR 1ST TIME, PARIS, FRANCE, 1919
JAMES FRASER (US CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER), 1920
IRA HAMILTON HAYES (NATIVE AMERICAN, 1 OF 6 SOLDIERS TO RAISE FLAG ON IWO JIMA), 1922
RADIO DEBUT OF "SAM & HENRY" (WHITE ACTORS, LATER BECAME "AMOS & ANDY"), 1926
OPHELIA WYATT "HATTIE" CARAWAY, OF ARKANSAS, BECAME 1ST WOMAN ELECTED TO SENATE, 1932
GEORGE KRESGE, JR., THE "AMAZING KRESKIN", 1935
SOVIET FORCES PENETRATED NAZI SIEGE OF LENINGRAD (BEGAN 9/8/1941, LASTED UNTIL 1/27/1944), 1943
TREVANIAN (RODNEY WHITTAKER), 1945
"KUKLA, FRAN & OLLIE" PREMIERE, NBC, 1949
KIRSTIE LOUISE ALLEY, 1951
RUSH HUDSON LIMBAUGH, 1951
WALTER MOSLEY, 1952
HOWARD STERN, 1954
SEC OF STATE DULLES ANOUNCED US POLICY OF "DETERRENT OF MASSIVE RETALIATORY POWER", 1954
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, 1958
ZANZIBAR INDEPENDENT, 1963
JEFFREY P BEZOS (FOUNDED "AMAZON.COM"), 1964
LORRAINE HANSBERRY DIED, 1965
"BATMAN" PREMIERED, 1966
"DRAGNET" RETURNED TO TV, 1967
HEATHER MILLS McCARTNEY, 1968
"ALL IN THE FAMILY", 1971
AGATHA CHRISTIE DIED, 1976
"DYNASTY", 1981
PYRAMID RESTORATION PROJECT BEGAN USING ANCIENT EGYPTIAN METHODS, 1984
U.S. CONGRESS AUTHORIZED USE OF FORCE AGAINST IRAQ, 1991
HAL 9000, 1992
"13 DAYS" RELEASED IN US, 2001
EARTHQUAKE HIT HAITI, 2010
FULL WOLF MOON, 2017
NATIONAL HOT TEA DAY, 2017


FRIDAY, JANUARY 13
BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY
POPE HONORIOUS II AUTHORIZED KNIGHTS TEMPLAR, 1128
GEORGIA BECAME LAST OF THE 13 COLONIES ESTABLISHED, 1733
SALMON PORTLAND CHASE, 1808
HORATIO ALGER, JR., 1832
BRITISH ARMY DOCTOR BRYDEN BECAME SOLE SURVIVOR OF ANGLO-INDIAN RETREAT FROM KABUL, 1842
CHARLOTTE E RAY FRAIM (1ST BLACK WOMAN LAWYER IN US), 1850
ANTHONY FAAS, PHILADELPHIA, PA, PATENTED ACCORDION, 1854
STEPHEN FOSTER DIED, 1864
SOPHIE TUCKER, 1884
ALFRED CARL FULLER (BRUSH MANUFACTURER), 1885
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1888
EMILE ZOLA'S "J'ACCUSE" EDITORIAL (DREYFUS AFFAIR), 1898
WILLIAM BRADFORD SHOCKLEY (1956 NOBEL PRIZE FOR PHYSICS, TRANSISTOR), 1910
LEE DeFOREST PRODUCED 1ST RADIO BROADCAST, N.Y., NY, 1910
AMANDA CROSS (CAROLYN G HEILBRUN), 1926
GWEN VERDON (TOP DANCER & ACTRESS ON BROADWAY & IN MOVIES, WIFE OF BOB FOSSE), 1926
MICHAEL BOND (CREATOR OF PADDINGTON BEAR, M. PAMPLEMOUSSE MYSTERIES), 1926
RCA & GE INSTALLED 3 EXPERIMENTAL TVS IN HOMES IN SCHENECTADY, NY, 1928
WYATT EARP DIED, LOS ANGELES, CA, 1929
CHARLES NELSON REILLY, 1931
JAMES JOYCE DIED, 1941
ROBERT C WEAVER BECAME 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN CABINET SECRETARY (HUD, JOHNSON 
	ADMINISTRATION), 1966
JOHNNY CASH PERFORMED @ FOLSOM PRISON, 1968
ORLANDO BLOOM, 1977
"SOPRANOS" PREMIERE, 1999
MICHAEL JORDAN REALLY RETIRED, 1999
"MAGDALENE SISTERS" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES" RELEASED IN US, 2002
ART DECO WEEKEND, MIAMI BEACH, FL, 2017
FRIDAY THE 13TH (1ST OF 2), 2017
OKANAGAN FESTIVAL OF WINE, SUN PEAKS, BC, 2017
REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL BEGINS, PORTLAND, OR, 2017


SATURDAY, JANUARY 14
BULGARIA:  VINEGROWER'S DAY
ST. HILARY'S DAY
GREAT FREEZE IN ENGLAND (LASTED UNTIL 3/22/1205), 1205
HARTFORD CT ADOPTED 1ST CONSTITUTION IN AMERICA, 1639
BENEDICT ARNOLD, 1741
EDMUND HALLEY DIED, 1742
TREATY OF PARIS RATIFIED BY CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, 1784
DR JESSE BENNETT OF EDOM, VA, PERFORMED 1ST SUCCESSFUL MODERN C-SECTION, 1794
MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY (HYDROGRAPHER & PIONEER OCEANOGRAPHER), 1806
RICHARD FELTON OUTCAULT (CREATED 1ST COLORED COMICS, "NEW YORK WORLD"), 1863
ALBERT SCHWEITZER, 1875
HUGH LOFTING, 1886
HAROLD EUGENE "HAL" ROACH (DIRECTED "OUR GANG", LAUREL & HARDY), 1892
JOHN RODRIGO DOS PASSOS (POET), 1896
CHARLES DODGSON DIED, 1898
ANDY ROONEY, 1919
YUKIO MISHIMA (KIMITAKE HIRAOKA) (JAPANESE AUTHOR, COMMITTED HARI-KIRI), 1925
HORACE JULIAN BOND (CIVIL RIGHTS), 1940
DOROTHY FAYE DUNAWAY, 1941
FDR SIGNED PRES PROCLAMATION 2537 (ALIENS FROM ENEMY COUNTRIES MUST REGISTER), 1942
FDR BECAME 1ST US PRES TO TRAVEL BY PLANE ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS, 1943
ROOSEVELT & CHURCHILL MET @ CASABLANCA, 1943
SHANNON LUCID (US ASTRONAUT), 1943
NINA TOTENBERG (NPR), 1944
MARJOE GORTNER (ACTOR, FORMER EVANGELIST), 1945
"TODAY SHOW" PREMIERED, 1952
HUMPHREY BOGART DIED, 1957
GEORGE WALLACE BECAME GOVERNOR OF AL, 1963
STEVEN SODERBERGH (DIRECTOR, "OCEAN'S 11", "ERIN BROCKOVICH"), 1963
1ST DOCKING OF 2 MANNED SPACECRAFT (SOYUZ 4 & 5), 1969
LAST CONCERT FOR DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES, 1970
"SANFORD & SON" TV PREMIERE, 1972
MIAMI DOLPHINS BECAME 1ST PRO FOOTBALL TEAM W/UNDEFEATED SEASON (WON SUPERBOWL), 1973
ROY KROC DIED, 1984
"SIMPSONS" PREMIERED, 1990
"ANGELA'S ASHES" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"TOPSY TURVY" RELEASED IN US, 2000
"BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE" RELEASED IN US, 2005
RICARDO MONTALBAN DIED, 2009
"LA TRAVIATA" OPENS, SEATTLE OPERA, 2017
AGATE FESTIVAL, YACHATS, OR, 2017
ROMAN NEW YEAR 2770, 2017
WINTER MUSIC FESTIVAL, FLORENCE, OR, 2017


SUNDAY, JANUARY 15
ELIZABETH I'S CORONATION, 1559
MOLIERE BAPTIZED  (JEAN BAPTISTE POQUELIN), 1622
BRITISH MUSEUM OPENED, 1759
1ST PUBLIC WEARING OF TOP HAT, LONDON, 1797
PIERRE-JOSEPH PROUDHON, 1809
MATHEW BRADY (CIVIL WAR PHOTOGRAPHER & HISTORIAN), 1823
VICTOR HUGO'S NOTRE DAME DE PARIS 1ST PUBLISHED, 1831
DEMOCRATIC DONKEY MADE 1ST APPEARANCE, THOMAS NAST CARTOON, 1870
JAMES NAISMITH PUBLISHED 1ST RULES OF BASEBALL, 1892
ARISTOTLE SOCRATES ONASSIS, 1906
EDWARD TELLER (PHYSICIST, MANHATTAN PROJECT), 1908
GENE KRUPA (JAZZ DRUMMER), 1909
MOTORIZED HEARSE 1ST USED (FUNERAL DIRECTOR H D LUDLOW, CHICAGO, IL), 1909
GREAT BOSTON MOLASSES FLOOD/EXPLOSION (PURITY DISTILLING CO), 1912
LLOYD BRIDGES, 1913
ALAN LOMAX (FOLK SONG COLLECTOR),  1915
GAMAL ABDEL NASSER, 1918
GREAT MOLASSES FLOOD KILLED 21, BOSTON, MA, 1919
MICHAEL COLLINS BECAME CHAIRMAN OF IRISH FREE STATE, 1922
CHUCK BERRY  (CHARLES EDWARD ANDERSON), 1926
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., 1929
AMANA COLONY SWITCHED TO US CURRENCY, 1933
MARGARET O'BRIEN, 1937
PENTAGON COMPLETED, 1943
ELIZABETH SHORT, THE "BLACK DAHLIA", FOUND MURDERED, LOS ANGELES, CA, 1947
CHARO (MARIA MARTINEZ), 1951
PRES KENNEDY SAID US TROOPS WERE NOT ENGAGED IN COMBAT IN VIETNAM, 1962
SUPER BOWL 1 (GREEN BAY PACKERS BEAT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 35-10), 1967
FINAL EPISODE, "MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.", 1968
MUAMMAR AL-QUADDAFI BECAME PREMIER OF LIBYA, 1969
PRES. NIXON HALTED MILITARY OFFENSIVES IN VIETNAM, 1973
"HAPPY DAYS" TV PREMIERE, 1974
"HILL STREET BLUES", 1981
RAY BOLGER DIED (SEE 1/10), 1987
MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON, 2009
STEPHEN FOSTER DAY, WHITE SPRINGS, FL, 2017


MONDAY, JANUARY 16
APPRECIATE A DRAGON DAY
NATIONAL NOTHING DAY
IVAN IV THE TERRIBLE BECAME TSAR OF RUSSIA, 1547
EDMUND SPENSER DIED, 1599
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY/VIRGINIA ADOPTED FREEDOM OF RELIGION STATUTE, 1786
JOHN C FREMONT APPTD GOVERNOR OF CA, 1847
ANDRE MICHELIN, 1853
ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE (CANADIAN YUKON POET), 1874
US CIVIL SERVICE, 1883
ETHEL MERMAN (ETHEL AGNES ZIMMERMAN), 1909
JAY HANNA "DIZZY" DEAN, 1911
AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE ANNEXED MONTENEGRO, 1916
18TH AMENDMENT/PROHIBITION RATIFIED, 1919
18TH AMENDMENT/PROHIBITION EFFECTIVE, 1920
DIAN FOSSEY (WORLD'S LEADING AUTHORITY ON MOUNTAIN GORILLAS), 1932
MARILYN HORNE (OPERA SINGER), 1934
ANTHONY JOSEPH FOYT, JR, 1935
BENNY GOODMAN 1ST PERFORMED AT CARNEGIE HALL, 1938
BRITISH AIR RAD ON BERLIN, 1943
EISENHOWER ASSUMED ALLIED COMMAND, 1944
HITLER MOVED TO UNDERGROUND BUNKER, 1945
DR LAURA SCHLESSINGER, 1947
JOHN CARPENTER (DIRECTOR), 1948
DEBBIE ALLEN (CHOREOGRAPHER/DANCER), 1950
CHEVY CORVETTE 1ST INTRODUCED, NEW YORK, NY, 1953
SADE (HELEN FOLASADE ADU), 1960
DAVID SEVILLE DIED, 1972
LAST "BONANZA" EPISODE, 1973
"DONNY & MARIE" TV PREMIERE, 1976
NASA ANNOUNCED 1ST FEMALE ASTRONAUTS (SALLY RIDE, SHANNON LUCID, ANNA FISHER, MARGARET
	SEDDON, KATHRYN SULLIVAN), 1978
MOHAMMED REZA SHAH PAHLVI FLED IRAN, 1979
SOVIETS SENT TROOPS INTO AZERBAIJAN, 1990
BOMBING OF BAGHDAD/WAR AGAINST IRAQ BEGAN, 1991
CIVIL WAR ENDED IN EL SALVADOR, 1992
"INSOMNIA" RELEASED IN US, 2003
ANDREW WYETH DIED, 2009
PAULINE PHILLIPS ("DEAR ABBY" 1955-1995) DIED, 2013
HEALTHY WEIGHT WEEK, 2017
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR DAY, 2017


TUESDAY, JANUARY 17
FEAST OF ST. ANTHONY THE ABBOT/MEXICO--BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS
JUDGMENT DAY
KID INVENTORS DAY
BEN FRANKLIN, 1706
EDWARD GEORGE BULWER-LYTTON, 1709
JOHN JACOB ASTOR, 1763
DUDINGTON CURLING SOCIETY, EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, 1795
ANNE BRONTE, 1820
WILLIAM RUSH DIED (SCULPTOR & WOODCARVER), 1833
KONSTANTIN STANISLAVSKI, 1863
ANDREW S HALLIKIE, SAN FRANCISCO, PATENTED CABLE CAR, 1871
MACK SENNETT (MICHAEL SINNOTT), 1880
AMERICAN FORCES DEPOSED HAWAII'S QUEEN LILIUOKANI, 1893
ALPHONSE CAPONE, 1899
ROBERT MAYNARD HUTCHINS (CIVIL LIBERTIES, EDUCATION, "GREAT BOOKS"), 1899
PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, 1916
U.S PURCHASED VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM DENMARK, 1917
PRES COOLIDGE SAID "THE CHIEF BUSINESS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS BUSINESS", 1925
NEWTON MINOW (CALLED TV A "VAST WASTELAND"), 1926
EARTHA MAE KITT, 1927
VIDAL SASSOON, 1928
JAMES EARL JONES, 1931
SHARI LEWIS  (SHARI HURWITZ), 1934
PHILIPPINE CONSTITUTION RATIFIED, 1935
BENNY GOODMAN & ORCHESTRA PERFORMED 1ST JAZZ CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL, 1938
MAURY POVITCH, 1939
MUHAMMAD ALI (CASSIUS MARCELLUS CLAY, JR.), 1942
SOVIET TROOPS LIBERATED WARSAW, 1945
U.N. SECURITY COUNCIL MET FOR 1ST TIME, 1946
"THE GOLDBERGS" BECAME 1ST SITCOM ON TV, 1949
1ST VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE ARRIVED IN US, 1949
BRINK'S HEADQUARTERS, BOSTON, ROBBED OF $2.8 MILLION, 1950
1ST CHEVY CORVETTE PROTOTYPE EXHIBITED, NEW YORK, NY, 1953
U.S.S. NAUTILUS LAUNCHED (1ST NUCLEAR SUB), 1955
PRES. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER MADE FAREWELL ADDRESS ("MILITARY-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX"), 1961
JIM CARREY, 1962
MICHELLE LaVAUGHN ROBINSON OBAMA, 1964
PALOMARES HYDROGEN BOMBER ACCIDENT, 1966
GARY GILMORE BECAME 1ST PERSON EXECUTED IN US AFTER REINSTATEMENT OF DEATH PENALTY, 1977
"FRONTLINE", 1983
US SUPREME COURT RULED HOME VIDEOTAPING NOT COPYRIGHT VIOLATION, 1984
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR'S, BIRTHDAY BECAME US FEDERAL HOLIDAY, 1986
IRAQ LAUNCHED SCUD MISSILE ATTACKS AGAINST ISRAEL & SAUDI ARABIA, 1991
GAS EXPLOSION, CHICAGO, IL, 1992
NORTHRIDGE, CA, EARTHQUAKE, 1994
MAJOR EARTHQUAKE HIT JAPAN, 1995
"NAPOLEON DYNAMITE" RELEASED IN US, 2004
"SUPER SIZE ME" RELEASED IN US, 2004
ART BUCHWALD DIED, 2007
BOBBY FISCHER DIED, 2008
RID THE WORLD OF FAD DIETS & GIMMICKS DAY, 2017


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18
PIZARRO MADE EUROPEAN DISCOVERY OF LIMA, PERU, 1535
CHARLES LOUIS de SECONDAT, BARON de la BREDE ET de MONTESQUEIU, 1689
JAMES COOK "DISCOVERED" HAWAIIAN ISLANDS, 1778
PETER MARK ROGET, 1779
DANIEL WEBSTER, 1782
1ST SHIPLOAD OF CONVICTS ARRIVED @ BOTANY BAY, 1788
PRES JEFFERSON SENT LETTER TO CONGRESS REQUESTING FUNDS FOR LEWIS & CLARK EXPEDITION, 1803
JOSEPH GLIDDEN (PATENTED BARBED WIRE), 1813
ELSA LOWENTHAL EINSTEIN (A E'S 2ND WIFE), 1876
POOH DAY/ALAN ALEXANDER MILNE, 1882
OLIVER HARDY, 1892
CARY GRANT, 1904
JACOB BRONOWSKI, 1908
SCOTT'S PARTY BECAME 2ND TO ARRIVE AT S POLE, 1912
DANNY KAYE (DAVID DANIEL KOMINSKI), 1913
VERSAILLES PEACE CONFERENCE OPENED, 1919
JOHN BOORMAN (DIRECTOR, "DELIVERANCE", "EXCALIBUR"), 1933
RAY DOLBY (SOUND ENGINEER), 1933
RUDYARD KIPLING DIED, 1936
DAVID RUFFIN (ORIGINAL MEMBER, "TEMPTATIONS"), 1941
COMMERICAL BAKERS IN US STOPPED SELLING SLICED BREAD, 1943
SOVIETS GOT SUPPLIES THROUGH THE NAZI  SIEGE OF LENINGRAD, 1943
"TED MACK'S ORIGINAL AMATEUR HOUR" TV PREMIERE, 1948
KEVIN COSTNER, 1955
ROBERT CLINTON WEAVER BECAME 1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN CABINET MEMBER (HUD, JOHNSON), 1966
‘SIX-MILLION DOLLAR MAN" TV PREMIERE, 1974
MICHAEL JACKSON & LISA MARIE PRESLEY DIVORCED AFTER 2 YEARS, 1996
"BLACK HAWK DOWN" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM" RELEASED IN US, 2003
INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, VANCOUVER, BC, 2017


THURSDAY, JANUARY 19
DOGEN (ZEN PATRIARCH), 1200
HAKUIN (ZEN PATRIARCH), 1686
JAMES WATT, 1736
ROBERT EDWARD LEE, 1807
EDGAR ALLEN POE, 1809
HENRY BESSEMER (STEEL MANUFACTURER), 1813
EZRA DAGGETT & THOMAS KENSETT GRANTED PATENT FOR TIN CAN, 1825
PAUL CEZANNE, 1829
CHARLES WILKES MADE 1ST SIGHTING OF ANTARCTICA & CLAIMED IT FOR US, 1840
GEORGIA SECEDED, 1861
EDGAR J HELMS (FOUNDED GOODWILL), 1863
1ST TRANS-ATLANTIC RADIO BROADCAST, 1903
"VARIETY" BEGAN 1ST MOVIE REVIEWS, 1907
1ST GERMAN AIR RAID ON BRITAIN, 1915
GEORGE CLAUDE, PARIS, FRANCE, PATENTED NEON SIGN, 1915
MARY PATRICIA HIGHSMITH (MYSTERY WRITER), 1921
ROBERT MacNEIL, 1931
NATHALIE "TIPPI" HEDRON, 1935
PHIL EVERLY (EVERLY BROTHERS), 1939
BRITISH BEGAN ATTACKING ITALIANS IN AFRICA, 1941
JANIS LYN JOPLIN, 1943
DOLLY PARTON, 1946
JAPANESE WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL APPOINTED, 1946
DESI ARNAZ, JR., 1953
1ST TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL NEWS CONFERENCE (EISENHOWER), 1955
SIMON RATTLE (CONDUCTOR, KENNETH BRANAGH'S "HENRY V"), 1955
ANTHONY EDWARDS, 1962
INDIRA GANDHI BECAME PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA, 1966
SHAWN WAYANS, 1971
PRES FORD PARDONED "TOKYO ROSE" (IVA TOGURI), 1977
KLAUS BARBIE–"BUTCHER OF LYON"–ARRESTED IN BOLIVIA AFTER WORKING FOR US SINCE 1947, 1983
"MR HOLLAND'S OPUS" RELEASED IN US, 1995
"SNATCH" (GUY RITCHIE FILM) RELEASED IN US, 2001
1ST McDONALD'S DRIVE THROUGH OPENED IN BEIJING, 2007
SUZANNE PLESHETTE DIED, 2008
INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL OPENS, MONTE CARLO, 2017
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL OPENS, PARK CITY, UT, 2017


FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
BRAZIL:  SAN SEBASTIAN'S DAY (PATRON SAINT OF RIO)
BRITAIN'S HOUSE OF COMMONS FIRST MET, 1265
THEOBALD WOLFE TONE, 1763
U.S.-BRITISH "CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES" SIGNED, 1783
CHINA CEDED HONG KONG TO GREAT BRITAIN, 1841
L A THOMPSON, CONEY ISLAND, NY, PATENTED ROLLER COASTER, 1885
US LEASED PEARL HARBOR FROM HAWAII, 1889
HAROLD LINCOLN GRAY (CREATED "LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE"), 1894
GEORGE BURNS  (NATHAN BIRNBAUM) (SEE 3/9), 1896
JOY-FRIEDERIKE VICTORIA GESSNER ADAMSON, 1910
ACLU FOUNDED, 1920
DeFORREST KELLEY, 1920
FEDERICO FELLINI, 1920
OTIS DEWEY "SLIM" WHITMAN, 1924
EDWIN EUGENE "BUZZ" ALDRIN, JR, 1930
ARTE JOHNSON, 1934
GEORGE V KILLED/EDWARD VIII BECAME KING, 1936
JOAN RIVERS, 1937
FDR'S 4TH INAUGURATION, 1945
DAVID LYNCH ("TWIN PEAKS"), 1946
WILLIAM "BILL" MAHER, 1956
JFK INAUGURATED, 1961
NIXON INAUGURATED, 1969
PRES REAGAN INAUGURATED/US HOSTAGES IN TEHERAN RELEASED, 1981
HITACHI, JVC, PHILLIPS, MATSUSHITA & SONY AGREED TO DEVELOP CAMCORDER, 1982
JOHNNY WEISMULLER DIED, 1984
TERRY WAITE DISAPPEARED IN LEBANON (RELEASED OVER 4 YEARS LATER), 1987
AUDREY HEPBURN DIED, 1993
YASSUR ARAFAT ELECTED PRESIDENT OF PALESTINIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL, 1996
"BE KIND REWIND" RELEASED IN US, 2008
BARACK OBAMA INAUGURATED AS 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE US, 2009
DONALD TRUMP INAUGURATED AS 45TH PRESIDENT OF THE US, 2017
INTERNATIONAL FETISH DAY, 2017
OREGON TRUFFLE FESTIVAL, NEWBERG & EUGENE, OR, 2017
WOMEN'S HEALTHY WEIGHT DAY, 2017


SATURDAY, JANUARY 21
NATIONAL HUGGING DAY
MARGARET BRENT DEMANDED VOTE IN MARYLAND COLONIAL ASSEMBLY, 1648
ETHAN ALLEN (VERMONT GREEN MOUNTAIN BOYS), 1738
JOHN FITCH (PRODUCED STEAMBOATS IN AMERICA BEFORE FULTON), 1743
LOUIS XVI EXECUTED, 1793
THE POWER OF SYMPATHY, OR, THE TRIUMPH OF NATURE FOUNDED IN TRUTH BECAME 1ST NOVEL IN US, 1798
JOHN CHARLES FRÉMONT, 1813
THOMAS JONATHAN "STONEWALL" JACKSON, 1824
JOHN MOSES BROWNING (INVENTOR & GUN MAKER), 1855
ROGER NASH BALDWIN (COFOUNDER OF ACLU), 1884
CHRISTIAN DIOR, 1905
WOMEN'S SMOKING BANNED IN NEW YORK, NY, 1908
1ST KIWANIS CLUB CHARTERED, DETROIT, MI, 1915
BARNEY CLARK, 1921
ARISTOTLE "TELLY" SAVALAS (SEE 1/22), 1924
LENIN DIED, 1924
BENNY HILL  (ALFRED HAWTHORN HILL), 1925
STEVE REEVES, 1926
WOLFMAN JACK (ROBERT WESTON SMITH), 1939
JACK WILLIAM NICKLAUS, 1940
PLACIDO DOMINGO, 1941
GARY LOCKE (FORMER GOVERNOR, WA), 1950
GEORGE ORWELL DIED, 1950
GEENA DAVIS, 1957
CECIL B DeMILLE DIED, 1959
CONCORDE BEGAN REGULAR FRANCE-ENGLAND SERVICE, 1976
PRES CARTER  PARDONED VIETNAM WAR DRAFT EVADERS, 1977
JACK LORD DIED, 1998
"ANGELA'S ASHES" RELEASED IN US, 2000
PEGGY LEE DIED, 2002
"PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?" RELEASED IN US, 2008
TOYOTA PASSED GM TO BECOME WORLD'S LARGEST CAR MANUFACTURER, 2009
CHINESE NY FESTIVAL & PARADE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 2017
VIVE LES VOYAGEURS FRENCH CANADIAN FESTIVAL, FORT LANGLEY, BC, 2017


SUNDAY, JANUARY 22
ANSWER YOUR CAT'S QUESTION DAY
ST. VINCENT'S DAY (PATRON OF WINE GROWERS & MAKERS)
FRANCIS BACON, 1561
JOHN WINTHROP (1ST GOVERNOR, MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY), 1588
SHAH JEHAN DIED, 1666
SPAIN CEDED FALKLAND ISLANDS TO GREAT BRITAIN, 1771
ANDRE AMPERE, 1775
GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON, 1788
RICHARD UPJOHN (FOUNDED AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS), 1802
1ST BRITISH COLONISTS ARRIVED IN NEW ZEALAND, 1840
AUGUST STRINDBERG (SWEDISH POET & DRAMATIST), 1849
DAVID LEWELYN WARK GRIFFITH, 1875
ROSA PONSELLE (ROSE MELBA PONZILLA) (OPERATIC SOPRANO), 1897
QUEEN VICTORIA DIED/EDWARD VII BECAME KING, 1901
GEORGE BALANCHINE (GEORGI MILITONOVICH BALANCHIVADZE), 1904
1ST RUSSIAN REVOLUTION BEGAN, ST PETERSBURG, 1905
DOUGLAS GROCE "WRONG WAY" CORRIGAN, 1907
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILROAD BEGAN OFFERING SERVICE TO KEY WEST, 1912
UKRAINE: UKRANIAN DAY/UKRANIAN NATIONAL REPUBLIC (BECAME PART OF USSR IN 1921), 1918
SAM COOKE (COOK), 1931
BILL BIXBY, 1934
GRAHAM KERR, 1934
JOSEPH WAMBAUGH, 1937
ALLIES OCCUPIED NEW GUINEA, 1943
STEVE PERRY ("JOURNEY"), 1949
LINDA BLAIR, 1959
DIANE LANE, 1965
OLIVIA D'ABO (PRINCESS JEHNNA, "CONAN THE DESTROYER"), 1967
"LAUGH-IN", 1968
LBJ DIED, 1973
ROE V WADE DECISION, 1973
TELLY SAVALAS DIED, 1994
TED KACZYNSKI PLEADED GUILTY TO THE UNAMBOMBER KILLINGS, 1998
HEATH LEDGER DIED, 2008
CONAN O'BRIEN LEFT "TONIGHT SHOW", 2010
CLEAN OUT YOUR INBOX WEEK, 2017
INTERNATIONAL GUITAR NIGHT, NANAIMO, BC, 2017
PRIDE & SKI FESTIVAL BEGINS, WHISTLER, BC, 2017


MONDAY, JANUARY 23
BULGARIA: DAY OF THE MIDWIVES/GRANDMOTHERS DAY
DEADLIEST EARTHQUAKE IN HISTORY HIT SHAANXI, CHINA, 1556
NATIONAL HANDWRITING DAY/JOHN HANCOCK, 1737
STENDAHL  (MARIE HENRI BEYLE) (FRENCH AUTHOR), 1783
GEORGETOWN BECAME 1ST CATHOLIC COLLEGE IN US, 1789
EDOUARD MANET, 1832
US CONGRESS SET 1ST TUESDAY AFTER 1ST MONDAY IN NOVEMBER AS DATE FOR PRESIDENTIAL 
	ELECTIONS, 1845
ELIZABETH BLACKWELL EARNED MD (1ST FEMALE MD IN US), 1849
SERGEI MIKHAYLOVICH EISENSTEIN (DIRECTOR), 1898
CHARLES CURTIS, KS, BECAME 1ST NATIVE AMERICAN US SENATOR, 1907
JEAN-BAPTISTE "DJANGO" REINHARDT, 1910
ERNIE KOVACS (COMEDIAN & TV PIONEER), 1919
LEONARD THOMPSON BECAME 1ST PERSON TO RECEIVE INSULIN SHOT FOR DIABETES, TORONTO 
	GENERAL HOSPITAL, 1922
JEANE MOREAU (FRENCH FILM DIRECTOR), 1928
ANNA PAVLOVA DIED, 1931
20TH AMENDMENT RATIFIED (CURRENT INAUGURATION DAY), 1933
CHITA RIVERA (CONCHITA del RIVERO) 1933 
CHARLES LINDBERGH TOLD US HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE US SHOULD APPEASE HITLER, 1941
EDVARD MUNCH DIED, 1944
RUTGER HAUER, 1944
GEORGE ORWELL DIED, 1950
KNESSET DECLARED JERUSALEM CAPITAL OF ISRAEL, 1950
RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON ("MacGYVER"), 1950
CAROLINE LOUISE MARGERITTE, PRINCESS OF MONACO, 1957
WHAM-O PRODUCED 1ST FRISBEES, 1957
KIM PHILBY DEFECTED, 1962
24TH AMENDMENT (POLL TAXES ELIMINATED) RATIFIED, 1964
U.S.S. PUEBLO SEIZED BY NORTH KOREAN FORCES, 1968
PRES NIXON ANNOUNCED VIETNAM CEASEFIRE, 1973
"BARNEY MILLER", 1975
"DONNY & MARIE" TV PREMIERE, 1976
PAUL ROBESON DIED, 1976
"ROOTS", 1977
PRESIDENT CARTER REINSTATED SELECTIVE SERVICE, 1980
JAMES BEARD DIED, 1985
SALVADOR DALI DIED, 1989
THOMAS DORSEY ("FATHER OF GOSPEL MUSIC") DIED, 1993
MADELINE ALBRIGHT BECAME 1ST FEMALE US SECRETARY OF STATE, 1997
"COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO" RELEASED IN US, 2002
BOB KEESHAN DIED, 2004
JOHNNY CARSON DIED, 2005
"FROST/NIXON" RELEASED IN US, 2009
"SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE" RELEASED IN US, 2009
"UNDERWORLD–RISE OF THE LYCANS" RELEASED IN US, 2009
JACK LALANNE DIED, 2011


TUESDAY, JANUARY 24
BELLY LAUGH DAY
FEAST OF ST TIMOTHY
WALES–ST DWYNWEN'S DAY
NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY
HADRIAN, 76
PIERRE AUGUSTIN CARON de BEAUMARCHAIS, 1732
JAMES W. MARSHALL DISCOVERED GOLD IN CALIFORNIA, 1848
EDITH WHARTON, 1862
ELISABETH ACHELIS (ADVOCATE OF CALENDAR REFORM), 1880
ERNEST HEINRICH HENKEL (JET PIONEER), 1888
JACOB L WORTMAN PATENTED TYPEWRITER RIBBON, 1888
ROBERT E. HOWARD (CREATOR OF CONAN THE BARBARIAN), 1906
BADEN-POWELL ORGANIZED 1ST BOY SCOUT TROOP (ENGLAND), 1908
MARK GOODSON (TV PRODUCER), 1915
U.S. SUPREME COURT RULED 16TH AMENDMENT/INCOME TAX CONSTITUTIONAL, 1916
ERNEST BORGNINE, 1917
GRANVILLE ORAL ROBERTS, 1918
ESKIMO PIE BECAME 1ST ICE-CREAM BAR PATENTED (CHRISTIAN K NELSON), 1922
MARIA TALLCHIEF PASCHEN (BALLERINA), 1925
"THE PLEASURE GARDEN" BECAME 1ST HITCHCOCK MOVIE RELEASED IN US, 1927
KRUEGER BREWING CO, RICHMOND, VA, SOLD 1ST BEER IN CANS, 1935
NEIL LESLIE DIAMOND, 1941
SHARON TATE (ACTRESS, KILLED BY MANSON FAMILY), 1943
JOHN BELUSHI, 1949
WINSTON CHURCHILL DIED, 1965
MARY LOU RETTON, 1968
MATTHEW LILLARD (SHAGGY, "SCOOBY-DOO" MOVIES), 1970
JAPANESE SGT SHOICHI YOKOI WAS DISCOVERED STILL HIDING ON GUAM, 1972
IRANIAN HOSTAGES RETURNED TO U.S., 1981
APPLE UNVEILED MACINTOSH, 1984
DISCOVERY'S SECRET MISSION, 1985
PENNY HARRINGTON BECAME 1ST FEMALE CHIEF OF MAJOR US POLICE FORCE, PORTLAND, OR, 1985
L. RON HUBBARD DIED, 1986
VOYAGER II ENCOUNTERED URANUS, 1986
TED BUNDY EXECUTED, 1989
THURGOOD MARSHALL (1ST AFRICAN-AMERICAN US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE) DIED, 1993
DISNEY ANNOUNCED $7.4 BILLION PURCHASE OF PIXAR, 2006


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN DAY
CONVERSION OF PAUL
ROBERT BOYLE, 1627
ROBERT BURNS, 1759
CONTINENTAL CONGRESS AUTHORIZED 1ST NATIONAL MEMORIAL (BRIG GEN RICHARD MONTGOMERY), 1776
WILLIAM COLGATE (FOUNDER COLGATE & COMPANY, WHICH SOLD 1ST TOOTHPASTE IN TUBES), 1783
SHAY'S REBELLION, 1787
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM, 1874
ADELINE VIRGINIA STEPHEN WOOLF, 1882
1ST WINTER CARNIVAL, ST PAUL, MN, 1886
NELLY BLY COMPLETED TRIP AROUND THE WORLD IN 72 DAYS, 6 HOURS, 11 MINUTES, 1890
FLORENCE MILLS (FLORENCE WINFRID), SINGER/DANCER DURING HARLEM RENAISSANCE, 1896
WORLD'S LARGEST DIAMOND (106 CARATS) FOUND, PREMIER MINE, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 1905
EWAN MacCOLL (JAMES MILLER), 1915
U.S. TRANSCONTINENTAL PHONES OPENED, 1915
"ROBOT" 1ST USED/PREMIERE OF "ROSSUM'S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS", PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, 1921
CORAZON MARIA AQUINO, 1923
1ST WINTER OLYMPICS, CHAMONIX, FRANCE, 1924
ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM, 1927
DEAN JONES (STARRED IN MANY WALT DISNEY MOVIES), 1931
CORAZON AQUINO, 1933
ETTA JAMES (JAMESETTA HAWKINS), 1938
ETTA JAMES, 1938
AL CAPONE DIED, MIAMI, FL, 1947
1ST EMMYS AWARDED, 1949
STEVE ROLAND PREFONTAINE, 1951
AMERICAN AIRLINES BEGAN 1ST TRANSCONTINENTAL JET SERVICE, 1959
JOHN F. KENNEDY MADE 1ST LIVE TELEVISED PRESIDENTIAL NEWS CONFERENCE, 1961 
ISRAELI SUB "DAKAR" DISAPPEARED, 1968
IRENE CASTLE DIED, 1969
CHARLES MANSON & FOLLOWERS CONVICTED OF MURDER, 1971
"LIFE" PUBLISHED LAST REGULAR WEEKLY ISSUE, 1973
ALICIA KEYS (ALICIA AUGELLO COOK), 1981
ALICIA KEYS, 1981
JIANG QUING (MAO'S WIDOW) SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR COUNTER-REVOLUTIONARY CRIMES, 1981
1ST APPLE MACINTOSH WENT ON SALE, $2,495, 1984
AVA GARDNER DIED, 1990
RUSSIAN NUKES ALMOST ACCIDENTALLY LAUNCHED, 1995
JEANNE DIXON DIED, 1997
"BLAIR WITCH PROJECT" RELEASED IN US, 1999
1ST MESSAGE FROM "BTK KILLER", 2005
"MONGOL" RELEASED IN US, 2007
PROTESTS BEGAN THROUGHOUT EGYPT, 2011


THURSDAY, JANUARY 26
FEASTS OF STS TIMOTHY & TITUS
VINCENTE YANEZ PINZON MADE EUROPEAN DISCOVERY OF BRAZIL, 1500
LISBON EARTHQUAKE KILLED 30,000, 1531
1ST BRITISH SETTLEMENT IN AUSTRALIA (SYDNEY COVE), 1788
MICHIGAN ADMITTED (26), 1837
TENNESSEE PASSED 1ST PROHIBITION LAW IN US, 1838
HONG KONG PROCLAIMED SOVEREIGN BRITISH TERRITORY, 1841
LOUISIANA SECEDED FROM THE UNION, 1861
GEORGE F GREEN PATENTED ELECTRIC DENTAL DRILL, 1875
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR, 1880
BESSIE COLEMAN, 1ST FEMALE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AVIATOR, 1893
CULLINAN, WORLD'S LARGEST DIAMOND, FOUND, PREMIER DIAMOND MINE, PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 1905
STEPHANE GRAPPELLI, 1908
JIMMY VAN HEUSEN (EDWARD CHESTER BABCOCK) (SONGWRITER), 1913
ROCKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, 1915
PHILIP JOSE FARMER, 1918
UKRAINE DECLARED INDEPENDENCE (LASTED UNTIL 1922), 1918
PAUL LEONARD NEWMAN, 1925
ROGER VADIM (FRENCH DIRECTOR, MARRIED BRIGITTE BARDOT & JANE FONDA), 1928
JULES FEIFFER, 1929
INDIA:  REPUBLIC DAY/INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS RESOLVED TO WORK FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF 
	SOVEREIGN REPUBLIC, 1929
ROBERT GEORGE "BOB" UECKER, 1935
HITLER YOUTH DEPLOYED, 1943
ANGELA YVONNE DAVIS (AFRICAN-AMERICAN WRITER & ACTIVIST), 1944
SOVIETS LIBERATED AUSHWITZ, 1945
GENE SISKEL, 1946
INDIA INDEPENDENT, 1950
LUCINDA WILLIAMS, 1953
EDDIE VAN HALEN, 1955
ANITA BAKER, 1958
ELLEN DeGENERES, 1958
WAYNE GRETSKY, 1961
MAHALIA JACKSON DIED, 1972
NELSON ROCKEFELLER DIED, 1979
PREMIERE "DUKES OF HAZZARD", 1979
US OLYMPIC COMMITTEE DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN MOSCOW OLYMPICS, 1980
LOTUS 1-2-3 RELEASED, 1983
"PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" PREMIERED ON BROADWAY, 1988
"SCREAMERS" RELEASED IN US, 1996
"SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE" RELEASED IN US, 2001
"SUGAR & SPICE" RELEASED IN US, 2001
EARTHQUAKE HIT STATE OF GUAJARAT, INDIA, 2001
PRES G W BUSH APPOINTED CONDOLEEZA RICE US SECRETARY OF STATE, 2005
NORTH AMERICAN TRUFFLE DOG CHAMPIONSHIPS, EUGENE, OR, 2017
WINTER CARNIVAL, ST PAUL, MN, 2017


FRIDAY, JANUARY 27
DANTE ALIGHIERI EXPELLED FROM FLORENCE, 1302
GUNPOWDER PLOT TRIAL, 1606
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART, 1756
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA BECAME 1ST STATE UNIVERSITY CHARTERED IN THE US, 1785
CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON (MATHEMATICIAN–LEWIS CARROLL), 1832
LEOPOLD VON SACHER-MOSER, 1836
SAMUEL GOMPERS (1ST PRESIDENT AFL), 1850
AUDOBON DIED, 1851
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON DIED, 1851
KAPPA ALPHA THETA BECAME 1ST SORORITY IN US, 1870
EDISON PATENTED INCANDESCENT LIGHT, 1880
JEROME DAVID KERN, 1885
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, WASHINGTON, DC, 1888
HYMAN GEORGE RICKOVER, 1900
GIUSEPPE VERDI DIED, 1901
WILLIAM RANDOLPH HURST, 1908
THOMAS CRAPPER DIED, 1910
U.S. MARINES OCCUPIED HAITI, 1915
"TARZAN OF THE APES" BECAME 1ST TARZAN MOVIE, 1918
DONNA REED (DONNA BELLE MULLENGAR), 1921
NELLIE BLY DIED, 1922
JOHN LOGIE BAIRD GAVE 1ST DEMONSTRATION OF TV, LONDON, 1926
RONALD REAGAN BEGAN SERVING W/US ARMY MOTION PICTURE UNIT, 1943
US BOMBERS HIT GERMANY FOR THE 1ST TIME IN WW II, 1943
MAIREAD CORRIGAN (NORTHERN IRISH PEACE ADVOCATE), 1944
NAZI SIEGE OF LENINGRAD ENDED (SEE 1/18), 1944
SOVIET TROOPS  LIBERATED AUSCHWITZ, 1945
MIKHAIL NIKOLAIEVICH BARYSHNIKOV, 1948
1ST ATOM BOMB DETONATED AT NV TEST SITE, 1951
JOHN ROBERTS (CHIEF JUSTICE, US SUPREME COURT), 1955
MARGO TIMMONS (COWBOY JUNKIES), 1961
BRIDGET FONDA, 1963
VIRGIL GRISSOM, EDWARD WHITE & ROGER CHAFFEE KILLED IN APOLLO 1 FIRE, 1967
VIETNAM CEASEFIRE SIGNED, 1973
CHURCH COMMITTEE BEGAN SENATE INVESTIGATION OF FBI & CIA, 1975
JOHNNY LANG, 1981
HANNAH TEETER (US SNOWBOARDING TEAM), 1987
ANDRE THE GIANT DIED, 1993
"BLAST FROM THE PAST" RELEASED IN US, 1999
J D SALINGER DIED, 2010
"MADAMA BUTTERFLY" OPENS, PALM BEACH OPERA, 2017
MOTORCYCLE FILM FESTIVAL, PORTLAND, OR, 2017


SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
NATIONAL KAZOO DAY
FEAST OF ST. THOMAS AQUINAS
HENRY VII, 1457
FRANCIS DRAKE DIED, 1596
JOHANNES HEVELIUS (ATLAS OF MOON), 1611
JOHN BASKERVILLE (TYPEFACE DESIGNER), 1706
U.S. GREAT SEAL RESOLUTION, 1782
PALL MALL, LONDON, BECAME 1ST STREET LIT BY GAS, 1807
HENRY MORTON STANLEY, 1841
JOSE JULIAN MARTI Y PEREZ (CUBAN PATRIOT), 1853
1ST TRAIN ACROSS PANAMA, 1855
WILLIAM SEWARD BURROUGHS (AMERICAN INVENTOR OF 1ST RECORDING ADDING MACHINE), 1855
ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN (PIANIST), 1887
AUGUSTE & JEAN FELIX PICCARD (OCEANOGRAPHERS & BALLOONISTS), 1884
JULIA WARD HOWE ("BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC") BECAME 1ST WOMAN IN AMERICAN ACADEMY 
	OF ARTS & LETTERS, 1908
PAUL JACKSON POLLACK, 1912
WILLIAM P FRYE BECAME 1ST US MERCHANT SHIP SUNK BY GERMANY, 1915
US COAST GUARD, 1915
LOUIS BRANDEIS BECAME 1ST JEW NOMINATED TO US SUPREME COURT, 1916
US CALLED OFF SEARCH FOR PANCHO VILLA, 1917
1ST U.S. ROPETOW OPENED AT WOODSTOCK, VT., 1934
ALAN ALDA  (ALPHONSO D'ABRUZZO), 1936
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS DIED, 1939
ALLIES REOPENED BURMA ROAD, 1945
MIKHAIL NIKOLAYEVICH BARYSHNIKOV, 1948
BARBI BENTON (BARBARA KLEIN: ACTRESS {DEATHSTALKER}, PLAYMATE, MARRIED HUGH HEFNER), 1950
NICOLAS SARKOZY, 1955
ELVIS MADE 1ST TV APPEARANCE ("STAGE SHOW", SANG "HEARTBREAK HOTEL"), 1956
HARLEY JANE KOZACK, 1957
ZORA NEALE HURSTON DIED, 1960
JEAN FELIX PICCARD DIED, 1963
SARAH McLACHLAN, 1968
ISRAELIS ENDED SIEGE OF SUEZ CITY, 1974
"FANTASY ISLAND", 1978
ELIJAH JORDAN WOOD (FRODO, "LORD OF THE RINGS" MOVIES), 1981
"WE ARE THE WORLD" RECORDED, 1985
AFRIKANER POLICE ADMITTED 1977 KILLING OF STEPHEN BIKO, 1997
"CHALLENGER" EXPLODED  (KILLED WERE:  CHRISTA McAULIFFE, RONALD McNAIR, FRANCIS SCOBEE, 
	GREGORY JARRIS, MICHAEL SMITH, JUDITH RESNICK & ELLISON ONIZUKA), 1986
DAD DIED, 2002
"MILLION DOLLAR BABY" RELEASED IN US, 2005
"EUGENE ONEGIN" OPENS, FLORIDA GRAND OPERA, 2017
CHINESE NEW YEAR 4715/ROOSTER, 2017
DATA PRIVACY DAY, 2017
HOGGETOWNE MEDIEVAL FAIRE, GAINESVILLE, FL, 2017
LOCAL QUILT SHOP DAY, 2017
RESTAURANT WEEK, CHICAGO, IL, 2017


SUNDAY, JANUARY 29
EMANUEL SWEDENBORG (SWEDISH SCIENTIST, INVENTOR, RELIGIOUS LEADER), 1688
FREETHINKERS DAY/THOMAS PAINE, 1737
JOHN JAMES BECKLEY BECAME 1ST US LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS, 1802
GEORGE III DIED/GEORGE IV BECAME KING OF ENGLAND, 1820
WILLIAM McKINLEY (25TH PRES), 1843
POE'S "THE RAVEN" 1ST PUBLISHED, NY EVENING MIRROR, 1845
MORMONS ARRIVED IN UTAH FROM ILLINOIS, 1847
ANTON PAVLOVICH CHEKOV, 1860
KANSAS ADMITTED (34), 1861
FREDERICK DELIUS (ENGLISH COMPOSER), 1862
WILLIAM CLAUDE DUKENFIELD (W C FIELDS), 1880
HUDDIE WILLIAM "LEADBELLY" LEDBETTER (AMERICAN FOLK-BLUES PERFORMER), 1885
EDWARD LEAR DIED, 1888
LILIUOKALANI BECAME QUEEN OF HAWAII, 1891
AMERICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE, 1900
JOHN LINCOLN FORSYTHE (JOHN FREUND) (VOICE OF CHARLIE), 1918
"SEEING EYE" GUIDE DOG FOUNDATION ESTABLISHED, 1929
US BASEBALL HALL OF FAME SELECTED 1ST MEMBERS, 1936
GERMAINE GREER (FEMINIST PHILOSOPHER), 1939
TOM SELLECK, 1945
OPRAH WINFREY, 1954
LaTOYA JACKSON, 1956
PAUL NEWMAN & JOANNE WOODWARD, 1958
"SLEEPING BEAUTY" RELEASED, 1959
GREGORY EFTHIMIOS LOUGANIS (OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL DIVER), 1960
"DR STRANGELOVE" RELEASED, 1963
ROBERT FROST DIED, 1963
"DR STRANGELOVE" RELEASED IN US, 1964
HEATHER GRAHAM, 1970
DENG XIAOPING & PRES CARTER MET, 1979
JIMMY DURANTE DIED, 1980
EXXON VALDEZ TRIAL, 1990
PRESIDENT CLINTON ANNOUNCED "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL" POLICY ON GAYS IN MILITARY, 1993
"TREKKIES" RELEASED IN US, 1998
PRES GEORGE W BUSH MADE "AXIS OF EVIL" SPEECH, 2005
MARGARET TRUMAN DIED, 2008
CURMUDGEONS' DAY, 2017
WORLD LEPROSY DAY, 2017


MONDAY, JANUARY 30
NATIONAL INANE ANSWERING MACHINE DAY
CHARLES I EXECUTED, 1649
ISAIAH THOMAS (FOUNDER, AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY), 1749
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION ADOPTED, 1781
1ST RECORDED BRAWL IN US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 1798
ANDREW JACKSON BECAME TARGET OF 1ST US PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT, 1835
BETSY ROSS DIED, 1836
OSCEOLA DIED, FT MOULTRIE, SC, 1838
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT, 1882
BARBARA WERTHEIM TUCHMAN, 1912
DICK MARTIN, 1922
GENE HACKMAN, 1930
HITLER BECAME CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY, 1933
LOUIS RUKEYSER, 1933
RICHARD BRAUTIGAN, 1933
BORIS VASILEYEVICH SPASSKY, 1937
VANESSA REDGRAVE, 1937
RICHARD B. CHENEY, 1941
R.A.F. MADE DAYLIGHT BOMBING RAID ON BERLIN, 1943
GANDHI ASSASSINATED, 1948
ORVILLE WRIGHT DIED, 1948
FERDINAND PORSCHE DIED, 1951
PHILIP DAVID CHARLES "PHIL" COLLINS, 1951
WILLIAM PAYNE STEWART (GOLFER), 1957
JORDAN: KING ABDULLAH II, 1962
TET OFFENSIVE BEGAN, 1968
BEATLES MADE LAST PUBLIC APPEARANCE, APPLE STUDIOS, LONDON, 1969
BLOODY SUNDAY, DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND, 1972
CHRISTIAN BALE ("BATMAN BEGINS" "BATMAN–THE DARK KNIGHT"), 1974
GERALD DURRELL DIED, 1995
"FINAL DESTINATION 2" RELEASED IN US, 2003
CORETTA SCOTT KING DIED, 2006
BUBBLE WRAP APPRECIATION DAY, 2017


TUESDAY, JANUARY 31
INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH THE ARTS DAY
TOKOGAWA IEYASU, 1543
GUY FAWKES JUMPED TO HIS DEATH FROM HIS EXECUTION PLATFORM, 1606
FRANZ PETER SCHUBERT, 1797
1ST RESCUE PARTY LEFT SUTTER'S FORT, CA, FOR DONNER PARTY (SEE 1/31, 2/19), 1847
IRONCLADS BATTLED IN CHARLESTON HARBOR, 1863
PEARL "ZANE" GREY (WRITER OF WESTERNS), 1872
ANNA PAVLOVA (BALLERINA), 1881
FRITZ LEIBER (SCIENCE FICTION AUTHOR), 1882
GARRY MOORE (ANNOUNCER, "LAUGH-IN"), 1915
THOMAS MERTON, 1915
GERMANY ANNOUNCED RESUMPTION OF UNLIMITED SUBMARINE WARFARE, 1917
JACK ROOSEVELT ROBINSON, 1919
MARIO LANZA (ALFFREDO ARNOLD COCOZZA), 1921
CHAROL CHANNING LOWE, 1923
NORMAN MAILER, 1923
SCOTH TAPE 1ST SOLD, 1928
"GREEN HORNET" RADIO DEBUT, 1936
PHILLIP GLASS (COMPOSER), 1937
SUZANNE PLESHETTE, 1937
BEATRIX, QUEEN OF THE NETHERLANDS, 1938
IDA MAY FULLER, LUDLOW, UT, RECEIVED 1ST SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK, 1940
RICHARD ANDREW GEPHARDT, 1941
GERMANS SURRENDERED @ STALINGRAD, 1943
PVT. EDDIE SLOVIK EXECUTED FOR DESERTION, 1945
-62 F, COLDEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDEDD IN CANADA, WHITEHORSE, YUKON, 1947
LYNN NOLAN RYAN (MAJOR LEAGUE PITCHER, RETIRED), 1947
1ST DAYTIME TV SOAP OPERA ("THESE ARE MY CHILDREN"), 1949
A.E.C. BEGAN H-BOMB PRODUCTION, 1950
A.A. MILNE DIED, 1956
U.S. LAUNCHED ITS 1ST ARTIFICIAL SATELLITE, EXPLORER 1, 1958
PROJECT MERCURY TEST LAUNCH, 1961
APOLLO 14 LAUNCHED TOWARDS MOON, 1971
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, 1981
RECORD WARM MONTH IN MIDWEST, 1987
TEMPERATURE DROPPED 50 DEGREES IN 2 HOURS, HELENA, MT, 1989
1ST McDONALD'S OPENED IN U.S.S.R., 1990
VALBONA SELIMLLARI BECAME 1ST MISS ALBANIA, 1992
WAR IN EL SALVADOR OFFICIALLY OVER, 1992
"STAR WARS" RERELEASED, 1997
"LOST IN LA MANCHA" RELEASED IN US, 2002
"SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES" RELEASED IN US, 2008
UP HELLY AA, LERWICH, SHETLAND ISLANDS, SCOTLAND, 2017