1st - New Year's Day (the Mother of all New Years)
"New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.
Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual."
- Mark Twain
2nd - Atom first split (1918)
3rd - Oscar Wilde declared 'nothing but my genius'
to US customs when entering America (1882)
|4th - Erwin
Schrodinger, Nobel Prize winning Austrian-Irish Physicist, died 1961
PS also Newton's Birthday, 1643
5th - Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, creator of Japanese Animated Feature Films, born 1941.
8th - David Bowie's Birthday (1947)
- also, Stephen Hawking born (1942). Theoretical physicist, noted for work on Black Holes.
His book, A Brief History of Time, was a bestseller (it made a Big Bang
when it was published & it takes ages to read!)
- & almost forgot - Elvis Presley born on this day in 1935.
10th - Bowie died 2016 (aged 69)
11th - Thomas Hardy, British writer (eg Jude the Obscure), died (1928)
| "...though whiling
I live not
The Dead Man Walking
(Coincidentally, Dead Man Walking is also a Bowie song)
12th - Earthquake devastates Haiti (2010)
- Lewis Carroll (Charles Ludwidge Dodgson ) died 1898,
aged 66. Author, poet mathematician. Famous for
Alice in Wonderland, Through the
Looking Glass, Jabberwocky, The Hunting of the Snark. Had a stammer.
Friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Debut of the Simpsons (1990)
15th - Birthday of Dr Martin Luther King (1929)
'injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere'
(I have a dream....)
17th - Birthday Muhammad Ali (1942)
22nd - Byron's B-day (1788), Coca Cola incorporated (1892) 'Thay' died 2022, aged 95.
23rd - Salvador Dali died (1989)
'Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion' (1954)
- Gustave Doré died, aged 51, French Artist, famous for prolific printmaking among many other things.
In the Empyrean, Angels & Souls of the Blessed, attending the Deity,
metaphorically form a white rose (Dante's Paradiso). By Gustave Doré.
25th - Burns' Night (Scotland & wherever 2 or 3 Scots are gathered together)
27th - Samuel Palmer, Landscape Painter, Etcher, Printmaker born 1805. Met William Blake & was influenced by him. Died aged 76.
30th - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated 1948 New Dehli, India, aged 78. (Other assassinated dreamers.)
- Beatles played in public for last time (London, 1969)
31st - A.A. Milne died 1956, aged 74. Author of Winnie-the-Pooh books & others. Created many beloved anthropomorphic animals, including the sometimes surprisingly cheerful Eeyore.
Significant Birthdays, Anniversaries etc
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|In case you've forgotten:
"Monday's child is fair of face; Tuesday's child is full of grace; Wednesday's child is full of woe; Thursday's child has far to go; Friday's child is loving and giving; Saturday's child works hard for a living. But the child that is born on the Sabbath day is fair and wise, good and gay"
& if you believe that, you'll believe anything!
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