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Other Notable Events for January 15

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On this date in history:

In 1870, a cartoon by Thomas Nast appeared in Harper's weekly with a donkey symbolizing the Democratic Party for the first time.

In 1892, Dr. James Naismith published the rules of basketball. He invented the game at a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.

In 1919, 21 people were killed and scores ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 15

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Those born on this date include:

- French playwright Moliere (born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin) in 1622
- signer of the Declaration of Independence Philip Livingston in 1716
- Swedish clergyman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nathan Soderblom in 1866
- drummer Gene Krupa in 1909
- actor Lloyd Bridges in 1913
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, Jan. 15, the 15th day of 2018 with 350 to follow.

This is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Neptune and Uranus.

British Museum

This Day in History, January 15

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On January 15th, 1759, the British Museum opened.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: We're being ripped off and screwed by a bunch of liars, thieves, crooks, and criminals, and they're not the folks below. Don't look in the streets; look in the corporate suites! -- Jerry Brown

Other Notable Events for January 14

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On this date in history:

In 1794, Dr. Jesse Bennett of Edom, Va., performed the first successful Caesarean section.

In 1907, an earthquake in Kingston, Jamaica, killed more than 1,000 people.

In 1935, a semi-official check of voters in the Saar plebiscite indicated that nearly 80 percent were in favor of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 14

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Those born on this date include:

- Roman general Mark Antony in 83 B.C.
- American turncoat Gen. Benedict Arnold in 1741
- Thornton Waldo Burgess, author of Peter Rabbit, in 1874
- philosopher, medical missionary and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Albert Schweitzer in 1875
- novelist John Dos Passos in 1896
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2018 with 351 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Neptune and Uranus.

Clarinet

This Day in History, January 14

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On January 14th, 1690, the clarinet was invented in Nuremberg, Germany.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Those who hate rain hate life. -- Dejan Stojanovic

Other Notable Events for January 13

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On this date in history:

In 1910, radio pioneer and electron tube inventor Lee Deforest arranged the world's first public radio broadcast, a performance by the New York Metropolitan Opera.

In 1915, nearly 30,000 people were killed in an earthquake in Avezzano, Italy.

In 1941, Irish novelist James Joyce died at ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 13

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Those born on this date include:

- Salmon P. Chase, sixth chief justice of the United States and whose image is on the U.S. $10,000 bill, in 1808
- Horatio Alger, author of rags-to-riches stories, in 1832
- actor Frances Sternhagen in 1930 (age 88)
- actor Charles Nelson Reilly in 1931
- actor Rip Taylor in 1935...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, Jan. 13, the 13th day of 2018 with 352 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Neptune and Uranus.

Accordion

This Day in History, January 13

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On January 13th, 1854, Anthony Faas patented the accordion.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Age isn't how old you are but how old you feel. -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Other Notable Events for January 12

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On this date in history:

In 1912, industrialist Andrew Carnegie lined up with the anti-trust view of former President Theodore Roosevelt as against the trust dissolution plans of President Taft today in testimony before the Stanley Committee.

In 1919, UP correspondent John Graudenz arrested by German troops while en route ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for January 12

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Those born on this date include:

- French fairy tale writer Charles Perrault, author of the Mother Goose stories, in 1628
- painter John Singer Sargent in 1856
- novelist Jack London in 1876
- World War II Nazi leader Hermann Goering in 1893
- mentalist The Amazing Kreskin (born George Joseph Kresge) in 1935 (...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, Jan. 12, the 12th day of 2018 with 353 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn. Evening stars are Neptune and Uranus.

Artist's rendering of Deep Impact

This Day in History, January 12

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On January 12th, 2005, the Deep Impact space mission launched from Cape Canaveral.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. -- Emilie Buchwald

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