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bye bye January

Today is the 6th day of the 5th week, the 31st day of the 1st month, the 31st day of 2020, and: 
  • Amartithi (Meherabad, India, followers of Meher Baba)
  • Appreciate Your Social Security Check Day
  • Backwards Day
  • Brandy Alexander Day
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day
  • Eat Brussels Sprouts Day
  • Hell is Freezing Over Day
  • Hug an Economist Day
  • Independence Day -  Nauru from Australia in 1968
  • Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
  • National Big Wig Day
  • National Fun at Work Day
  • National Hot Chocolate Day
  • National Preschool Health and Fitness Day
  • Scotch Tape Day
  • Street Children Day
 

ON THIS DAY IN...

1627 - Spanish government goes bankrupt

1747 – The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

1862 – Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.

1876 - The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.

1901 - Chekhov's "Three Sisters" opens at Moscow Art Theater

1905 - the first automobile to exceed 100 mph (161 kph), A G MacDonald, Daytona Beach

1930 – 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.

1934 - FDR devalues US dollar in relation to gold at $35 per ounce

1936 - "Green Hornet" radio show is 1st heard on WXYZ Radio in Detroit

1948 - Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway

1949 – These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera, is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.

1955 - RCA demonstrates the first music synthesizer

1958 – The first successful American satellite, Explorer 1, detects the Van Allen radiation belt.

1961 – Mercury-Redstone 2: Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.

1966 – The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.

1971 – Apollo 14 - Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

1972 - US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations

Music release

Music Single

1975 - Barry Manilow's single "Mandy" goes gold

1982 - 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman – But in 1991, due to excessive poaching, the WWF declared them endangered again  

1983 - In an effort to reduce driving deaths, a new law in UK requires drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts

1997 - "Final Fantasy VII" is released by Square and Sony Computer Entertainment to PlayStation

1998 - STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands

2018 – Both a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse occur.

2019 - Colonization of the America's in the late 1500s killed so many people it cooled the planet and led to a "Little Ice Age", according to a scientific report published in "Quaternary Science Reviews"

2020 – The United Kingdom's membership within the European Union ceases in accordance with Article 50, after 47 years of being a member state

 

On the one hand, where did January go?  How could we be at the end of month already when I just got the end of year reports done?

 

On the other hand, January has been at least a couple of months long and all the joy of opening a new year lost.

 

 

 

Oh well, at least it is FRIDAY!
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