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
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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