Happy New Year (Again).
If You already screwed up your resolutions from 2 weeks ago, you have an opportunity to begin again!
January 14. Does this date have any significance to You? Some major events occurred on this date in history. Tonight we will look at a great Wikipedia feature you can add to your search tool box. Big 'shout out' to all of You who are now flooding the net with searches of your own!
I told You:
Google Search Box has all the Answers!
I am proud of all of You deciding to rise to the occasion & turn the TV off & get your Google On! Of course, You can spend your time anyway You want on the net. I happen to choose to learn more stuff. As You happen to be on this page right now, I assume You like learning of things affecting our Earth and the People also. So, a little clue I find very useful in understanding the Big Picture:
In the Google Search Box type the month and the date (not any year) and hit Go. The Google Index will come up with the options. Close to the top will be the Wikipedia Entry for that date-Select that one. An interesting collection of data comes up listing events, famous birthdays and deaths. Within the text are some words in different color print. These are links and when you click on them a new page will come up for that link. You back arrow at top left to return to previous page. They are also live links on my blog page as you will note below.
To give you an example,
I have selected today: January 14.
- 1301 – Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Árpád dynasty in Hungary.
- 1343 – Arnošt of Pardubice becomes the last bishop of Prague and, subsequently, the first Archbishop of Prague.
- 1514 – Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery.
- 1539 – Spain annexes Cuba.
- 1639 – The "Fundamental Orders", the first written constitution that created a government, is adopted in Connecticut.
- 1724 – King Philip V of Spain abdicates the throne.
- 1761 – The Third Battle of Panipat is fought in India between the Afghans under Ahmad Shah Durraniand the Marhatas.
- 1784 – American Revolutionary War: Ratification Day, United States - Congress ratifies the Treaty of Paris with Great Britain.
- Does History Repeat Itself??????????
- 1814 – Treaty of Kiel: Frederick VI of Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden in return for Pomerania.
- 1822 – Greek War of Independence: Acrocorinth is captured by Theodoros Kolokotronis and Demetrios Ypsilantis.
- 1858 – Napoleon III of France escapes an assassination attempt.
- 1907 – An earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica kills more than 1,000.
- 1911 – Roald Amundsen's South Pole expedition makes landfall on the eastern edge of the Ross Ice Shelf.
- 1933 – The controversial "Bodyline" cricket tactics used by Douglas Jardine's England peak when Australian captain Bill Woodfull is hit in the heart.
- 1938 – Norway claims Queen Maud Land in Antarctica.
- 1943 – World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, the successful operation to evacuate its forces from Guadalcanal during the Guadalcanal Campaign.
- 1943 – World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel by airplane while in office when he travels from Miami, Florida to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill.
- 1950 – The first prototype of the MiG-17 makes its maiden flight.
- 1952 – NBC's long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.
- 1954 – The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
- 1957 – Jagadguru Kripalu Maharaj was named fifth Jagad guru (world teacher) after giving seven days of speeches before 500 Hindu scholars.
- 1960 – The Reserve Bank of Australia, the country's central bank and banknote issuing authority, is established.
- 1967 – Counterculture of the 1960s: The Human Be-In, takes place in San Francisco, California's Golden Gate Park, launching theSummer of Love.
- 1969 – An accidental explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
- 1972 – Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ascends the throne, the first Queen of Denmark since 1412 and the first Danish monarch not named Frederick or Christian since 1513.
- 1973 – Elvis Presley's concert Aloha from Hawaii is broadcast live via satellite, and sets the record as the most watched broadcastby an individual entertainer in television history.
- 1975 – Teenage heiress Lesley Whittle is kidnapped by Donald Neilson, aka "the Black Panther".
- 1999 – Toronto, Ontario, Canada Mayor Mel Lastman becomes the first mayor in Canada to call in the Army to help with emergency medical evacuations and snow removal after more than one meter of snow paralyzes the city.
- 2000 – A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.
- 2004 – The national flag of The Republic of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", is restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
- 2005 – The Huygens probe lands on Saturn's moon Titan.
- 2010 – Yemen declares an open war against the terrorist group al-Qaeda.
- 2011 – The former President of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali left and escaped to Saudi Arabia after a series of street demonstrations against his regime and corrupt policies, asking for Freedom, Rights and Democracy , considered as the Anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution and the birth of the Arab Spring
Holidays and observances
- Christian Feast Day:
- Earliest day on which Lee-Jackson Day can fall while January 20 is the latest, celebrated on Friday before Martin Luther King Day. (Commonwealth of Virginia)
- Feast of Divina Pastora (Barquisimeto)
- Feast of the Ass (Medieval Christianity)
- National Flag Day (Georgia)
- National Forest Conservation Day (Thailand)
- Old New Year
- Ratification Day (United States)
- Sidereal winter solstice celebrations in South and Southeast Asian cultures; marking the transition of the Sun to Capricorn, and the first day of the six months Uttarayana period. (see April 14):
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American Revolutionary War
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Clockwise from top left: Battle of Bunker Hill, Death ofMontgomery at Quebec, Battle of Cowpens, "Moonlight Battle"
Go to link to see complete article which is very long and informative!
January 14 new vid releases:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You Next time.
Of Course, one more great performance