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Day 12

Today is the 5th day of the 2nd week, the 13th day of the 1st month, the 13th day of 2023, and: 
  • Curried Chicken Day
  • Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day
  • Health Weight, Health Look Day
  • International Kiss a Ginger Day
  • National Hot Tea Day
  • National Marzipan Day
  • National Pharmacist Day
  • Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution Day
  • Work Harder Day
On this day in: 

 475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire.[1]

1554 – Bayinnaung, who would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia, is crowned King of Burma.

1616 – The city of Belém, Brazil is founded on the Amazon River delta, by Portuguese captain Francisco Caldeira Castelo Branco.

1866 – The Royal Aeronautical Society is formed in London.

1903 - Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam

1908 - A long-distance radio message is sent from the Eiffel Tower for the first time.

1911 – The University of the Philippines College of Law is formally established; three future Philippine presidents are among the first enrollees.

1915 – The United States House of Representatives rejects a proposal to require states to give women the right to vote.

1932 – Hattie Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

1939 - Timely Comics (later Marvel) founded by American publisher Martin Goodman in New York

1959 - American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records

1966 - "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

1967 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with intent of future resuscitation. ((it is still frozen))

1971 - "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV

1983 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

1986 – Space Shuttle program: Congressman (and future NASA Administrator) Bill Nelson lifts off from Kennedy Space Center aboard Columbia on mission STS-61-C as a payload specialist.

1997 – Space Shuttle program: Atlantis launches from the Kennedy Space Center on mission STS-81 to the Russian space station Mir, carrying astronaut Jerry M. Linenger for a four-month stay on board the station, replacing astronaut John E. Blaha

1998 – Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.

2001 – Downtown Disney opens to the public as part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.

2005 – Deep Impact launches from Cape Canaveral on a Delta II rocket. It completed its mission, but flew on; communication was lost in August 2013

2007 - Comet McNaught reaches perihelion becoming the brightest comet in more than 40 years.

2023 - NASA Voyager1 is 22 hrs 05 mins 07 secs of light-travel time from Earth

Quote of the day:
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
~ James Baldwin, American writer and civil rights activist


It’s one of those days….
Permalink | Thursday, January 12, 2023