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Admission Day – Kansas
Admission Day – Kansas
Jan 29 all-day
Admission Day - Kansas
On 29 January 1861, Kansas became the 34th state admitted to the Union.   Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Curmudgeons Day – W.C. Fields’ Birthday
Curmudgeons Day – W.C. Fields’ Birthday
Jan 29 all-day
Curmudgeons Day - W.C. Fields' Birthday
Curmudgeons Day is an annual celebration of the crusty, yet insightful, wags who consistently apply the needle of truth to the balloons of hypocrisy and social norms. Image courtesy of Dayoftheyear.com
Freethinker’s Day – Thomas Paine’s Birthday
Freethinker’s Day – Thomas Paine’s Birthday
Jan 29 all-day
Freethinker's Day - Thomas Paine's Birthday
Thomas Paine’s birthday – Jan 29, 1737. American Revolutionary leader, a corset maker by trade, author of Common Sense, The Age of Reason and many other influential works, was born at Thetford, England. “These are[...]
Beatles’ Last Concert – Anniversary
Beatles’ Last Concert – Anniversary
Jan 30 all-day
Beatles' Last Concert - Anniversary
30 January 1969. On this day the Beatles performed together in public for the last time. The show took place on the roof of their Apple Studios in London, England, but it was interrupted by[...]
Bloody Sunday – Anniversary
Bloody Sunday – Anniversary
Jan 30 all-day
Bloody Sunday - Anniversary
Bloody Sunday – Jan 30, 1972. In Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 14 Roman Catholics were shot dead by British troops during a banned civil rights march. During 1972, the first year of British direct rule, 467[...]
Britain Surrenders Hong Kong – Anniversary
Britain Surrenders Hong Kong – Anniversary
Jan 30 all-day
Britain Surrenders Hong Kong - Anniversary @ http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/big/1219.html
June 30, 1997. The crested flag of the British Crown Colony was officially lowered at midnight and replaced by a new flag (marked by the bauhinia flower) representing Chinas sovereignty and the official transfer of[...]
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Birthday – Anniversary
Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Birthday – Anniversary
Jan 30 all-day
Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Birthday - Anniversary
Franklin Delano Roosevelt born 30 January 1882. 32nd president of the United States. The only president to serve more than two terms, FDR was elected four times. He supported the Allies in WWII before the[...]
Gandhi Assassinated – Anniversary
Gandhi Assassinated – Anniversary
Jan 30 all-day
Gandhi Assassinated - Anniversary
30 January 1948. Indian religious and political leader, Mahatma Gandhi assassinated at New Delhi, India. The assassin was a Hindu extremist, Ram Naturam. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
First Social Security Check Issued – Anniversary
First Social Security Check Issued – Anniversary
Jan 31 all-day
First Social Security Check Issued - Anniversary
On 31 January 1940, Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, Vermont, received the first monthly retirement check from the Social Security Administration — in the amount of $22.54. Fuller had worked for three years under the[...]
Jackie Robinson’s Birthday – Anniversary
Jackie Robinson’s Birthday – Anniversary
Jan 31 all-day
Jackie Robinson's Birthday - Anniversary
Jackie Robinson’s birthday Jan 31, 1919. Jack Roosevelt Robinson, athlete and business executive, first black to enter professional major league baseball (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947– 56). Voted National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1949 and elected[...]
Zane Grey’s Birthday – Anniversary
Zane Grey’s Birthday – Anniversary
Jan 31 all-day
Zane Grey's Birthday - Anniversary
Jan 31, 1872. Zane Grey (original name Pearl Grey), American dentist and prolific author of tales of the Old West, was born at Zanesville, Ohio. Grey wrote more than 80 books that were translated into[...]
American Heart Month Begins
American Heart Month Begins
Feb 1 all-day
American Heart Month Begins
Feb 1 – 29.  Since 1964, The American Heart Association has sponsored a month long public awareness and education campaign in February. At that time, over half the deaths in America were caused by cardiovascular[...]
Data Backup Day
Data Backup Day
Feb 1 all-day
Data Backup Day @ http://geneabloggersTRIBE.com/data-backup-day
On the first day of each month, the genealogy community is urged to back up their genealogy data and all computer data.   Image courtesy of Pixabay.com, CC0.
National Black History Month begins
National Black History Month begins
Feb 1 all-day
National Black History Month begins @ http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/heritage_month/bhm/index.html
Feb 1– 29. Traditionally the month containing Abraham Lincoln’s birthday (Feb 12) and Frederick Douglass’s presumed birthday (Feb 14). Observance of a special period to recognize achievements and contributions by African Americans dates from February[...]
National Freedom Day – Anniversary
National Freedom Day – Anniversary
Feb 1 all-day
National Freedom Day - Anniversary @ http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/national-freedom-day/
13th Amendment Feb 1, 1865. Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s approval of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution (abolishing slavery): “1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the[...]
Saint Brigid of Kildare Feast Day
Saint Brigid of Kildare Feast Day
Feb 1 all-day
Saint Brigid of Kildare Feast Day
Brigid of Kildare, a patron saint of Ireland, founded several monasteries, including one in Kildaire, Ireland. Also known as Imbolc, her feast day celebrated the coming of longer days and warmer weather as the first[...]
Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster – Anniversary
Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster – Anniversary
Feb 1 all-day
Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster - Anniversary @ http://www.space.com/19436-columbia-disaster.html
Feb 1, 2003. Minutes before space shuttle Columbia was due to land after a successful 16-day scientific mission, it disintegrated 40 miles above the state of Texas, killing its seven-member crew. Commander Rick Husband, pilot[...]
Candlemas
Candlemas
Feb 2 all-day
Candlemas @ http://projectbritain.com/year/candlemas.html
Candlemas – Feb 2. Observed in many Christian churches, Candlemas commemorates presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the purification of Mary 40 days after his birth. Also known as the Feast of the Presentation of[...]
Groundhog Day
Groundhog Day
Feb 2 all-day
Groundhog Day @ http://www.groundhog.org/
Groundhog Day, USA.  According to legend, if a rodent named Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow on the 2nd of February, there will be six more weeks of winter weather. If he does not see his[...]
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo – Anniversary
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo – Anniversary
Feb 2 all-day
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo - Anniversary
Feb 2, 1848. The war between Mexico and the US formally ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed in the village for which it was named. The treaty provided for Mexico’s cession to the[...]
Elizabeth Blackwell’s Birthday – Anniversary
Elizabeth Blackwell’s Birthday – Anniversary
Feb 3 all-day
Elizabeth Blackwell's Birthday - Anniversary @ http://www.gale.cengage.com/free_resources/whm/bio/blackwell_e.htm
Elizabeth Blackwell’s birthday – Feb 3, 1821. First woman physician. Born near Bristol, England, she and several other members of her family were active abolitionists, women’s suffrage advocates and pioneers in women’s medicine. Her family[...]
Fifteenth Amendment Day
Fifteenth Amendment Day
Feb 3 all-day
Fifteenth Amendment Day
The 15th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified 3 February 1870. “The right of citizens to vote and not denied based on race, color or previous condition of servitude.” Image courtesy of wikimediacommons.org.
Betty Friedan’s Birthday – Anniversary
Betty Friedan’s Birthday – Anniversary
Feb 4 all-day
Betty Friedan's Birthday - Anniversary
Feb 4, 1921. The co-founder and first president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) was born Bettye Naomi Goldstein at Peoria, IL. She was an outspoken feminist who spent her entire career crusading for[...]
Facebook Launches – Anniversary
Facebook Launches – Anniversary
Feb 4 all-day
Facebook Launches - Anniversary @ http://www.businessinsider.com/how-facebook-was-founded-2010-3?op=1
Feb 4, 2004. Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard students Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin launched “TheFacebook” as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping “The,” quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million[...]
Rosa Parks’ Birthday – Anniversary
Rosa Parks’ Birthday – Anniversary
Feb 4 all-day
Rosa Parks' Birthday - Anniversary @ http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/rosa-parks/
Feb 4, 1913. Born Rosa Louise McCauley in Tuskegee, AL, Rosa Parks was a seamstress who was active with the NAACP. On a fateful day in Montgomery, AL, in 1955, a time when African Americans[...]
World Cancer Day
World Cancer Day
Feb 4 all-day
World Cancer Day @ http://www.worldcancerday.org/
Annually, Feb 4. An international observance that seeks to take a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer, highlighting that solutions do exist across the continuum of cancer, and that they are within[...]
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