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Calendar day; January 31, 2015


Saturday, the 31st of January, 2015 is the 31th day in 2015 and in the 5th calendar week.

General Events:

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
January 31, 2015 in the World

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day celebrates art and the effect it can have on your heart. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons.

Go to a gallery, theatre, cinema, or music venue, and soak up the art. Remember the instruction, though: Inspire Your Heart. Care is needed.

Have you noticed how edgy the arts have been getting lately? It’s not about truth and beauty any more. Artists want to shock you. That’s their new raison d’etre, and while it might thrill and enrage you, it’s not necessarily good for your heart.

So the key to getting the most out of this day is being selective about your art, and choosing something that will inspire your heart rather than expire it. You know what you like of course: Go consume it!

Where is the event??

Backward Day 2015
January 31, 2015 in the World

Backward Day takes place on January 31, 2015. It is a day to do everything backwards. There are different ways to celebrate this day: walk backward, put your clothes on backward, walk backward, try to write, or speak, or read backwards. Backward is then defined as the opposite direction to forward.

Where is the event?

National Brandy Alexander Day
January 31, 2015 in the USA

Brandy Alexander is a tasty chocolate cocktail that became popular in the 1920s. Its predecessor was the gin-based Alexander cocktail, which was all but abandoned once the “Alexander #2” arrived on the scene.

According to legend, the first Brandy Alexander cocktail appeared at the wedding of Princess Mary and Viscount Lascelles in London in 1922. It wasn’t long before the cocktail became a pop culture icon. You can find references to Brandy Alexander in countless movies, television shows, and songs. It was also John Lennon’s drink of choice, but he liked to refer to it as his “milkshake.”

To make a Brandy Alexander, combine 1½ oz brandy, 1½ oz crème de cacao, and 2 oz heavy cream or soy creamer. Shake vigorously in a shaker half-filled with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with some delicious nutmeg and enjoy! Happy Brandy Alexander Day!

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 31st January:

1504 – By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon

1627 – Spanish government goes bankrupt

1696 – Revolt by undertakers after funeral reforms (Amsterdam)

1747 – The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

1851 – Gail Borden announces invention of condensed milk

1862 – Astronomer Alvan Graham Clark makes first observation of Sirius B (first known white dwarf star) in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts while testing his new telescope

1865 – Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)

1871 – Millions of birds fly over western SF, darkening the sky

1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.

1900 – The final report of the USA’s Philippine Commission is released, favouring territorial government for the islands with home rule in local affairs, but with US assumptions of ultimate responsibility for the government.

1906 – Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter

1919 – The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising

1928 – Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company

1929 – Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

1946 – Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic

1948 – Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway

1949 – 1st daytime soap on TV “These Are My Children” (NBC in Chicago)

1950 – US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for development of Hydogen bomb

1958 – James van Allen discovers radiation belt

1964 – US report “Smoking & Health” connects smoking to lung cancer

1972 – British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling makes statement to the House of Commons on the events of ‘Bloody Sunday’ “The Army returned the fire directed at them with aimed shots and inflicted a number of casualties on those who were attacking them with firearms and with bombs”

1982 – 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman

1983 – In an effort to reduce driving deaths, a new law in UK requires drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seatbelts

1990 – 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world’s biggest McDonalds

1996 – 50 people die and many more injured in a suicide bombing in Sri Lanka by separatist Tamil Tigers


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Calendar day; January 30, 2015

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Friday, the 30th of January, 2015 is the 30th day in 2015 and in the 5th calendar week.

Season for Nonviolence
January 30 to April 4, 2015 in the World

Season for Nonviolence is observed on January 30, 2015. Season for Nonviolence was established by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi’s grandson, as a yearly event celebrating the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The “season” begins with the anniversary of Mohandas Gandhi’s assassination on January 30 and ends with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination on April 4. It is anchored by a mission, statement of principles, and commitments by participants towards living in a nonviolent way.

Where is Season for Nonviolence?

General Events:

World Leprosy Day
January 30, 2015 in the World

World Leprosy Day is celebrated on January 30, 2015. World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy.

Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body – the hands, feet, and face.

Where is World Leprosy Day?

School Day of Non-violence and Peace
January 30, 2015 in the World

School Day of Non-violence and Peace takes place on January 30, 2015. The School Day of Non-violence and Peace, is an observance founded by the Spanish poet Llorenç Vidal Vidal in Majorca in 1964 as a starting point and support for a pacifying and non-violent education of a permanent character. Different as the first proposed by the UNESCO “Armistice Day” in 1948, the “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” is observed on January 30 or thereabouts every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, in schools all over the world. In countries with a Southern Hemisphere school calendar, it can be observed on 30 March. Its basic and permanent message is: “Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war”.

Where is School Day of Non-violence and Peace?

National Inane Answering Message Day
January 30, 2015 in the USA

National Inane Answering Message Day is celebrated on January 30, 2015. An inane answering machine message is for example: “I, uh … hello, I just wanted … no, not … OK, leave a message, bye!” The day was introduced in 2001 to put an end to such senseless messages. The day is to give comfort to those who are tired of senseless answering machine messages.

The answering machine is a device for answering telephones and recording callers’ messages. On a two-cassette answerphone, there is an outgoing cassette, which after a certain number of rings plays a pre-recorded message to the caller who rang the number. Once the message is complete, the outgoing cassette stops and the incoming cassette starts recording the caller’s message, and then stops when the caller hangs up.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 30th January:

1467 – Battle at Velke Kostolany: Hung king Mátyás Corvinus beats Bratrici

1647 – Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400

1648 – Spain & Netherlands sign Peace of Munster, ending the Thirty Years War

1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years.

1790 – Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor

1820 – British explorer Edward Bransfield aboard Williams sights Trinity Peninsula, Antarctica claims for Britain

1835 – Richard Lawrence misfires at President Andrew Jackson in Washington DC in 1st attempted assassination of a US President

1889 – Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown, is found dead with his mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.

1902 – Britain and Japan sign a treaty after months of negotiating which commits each country to supporting an independent China and Korea, although it acknowledges Japan’s ‘special interest’ in Korea

1922 – World Law Day 1st celebrated

1933 – “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio

1948 – Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse

1956 – Martin Luther King Jr.s home bombed

1958 – UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats

1965 – State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill at St Paul’s Cathedral, London – largest state funeral ever

1972 – ‘Bloody Sunday’: 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during ‘the Troubles’

1973 – Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts

1979 – Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution

1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called “Elk Cloner”.

1989 – Five Pharaoh sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor

1995 – Workers from the National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.

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TGIT! And time to add some Happier Orange to the outfit! 😀

silly selfie

I actually like the candid of myself, where I’m looking at the cam, and oops *click* LOL 😛

Wearing the orange Unicorn-Betsy Johnson! woot! */*



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Calendar Day; January 29, 2015

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Thursday, the 29th of January, 2015 is the 29th day in 2015 and in the 5th calendar week.
General Events:
Oscar the grouch

National Curmudgeons Day
January 29, 2015 in the USA
Curmudgeons Day is one of those holidays most people find hard to believe is real.
The word curmudgeon is an old one, originating in the1570s, but where it comes from is unknown. Merriam Webster defines a curmudgeon as “a crusty, ill-tempered, and usually old man,” (but I have a bone to pick with that definition: why can’t I be a curmudgeon?! I’m crusty and ill-tempered enough!)
Curmudgeons Day is held on January 29 in honor of legendary comedian W. C. Fields:
-“Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.”
-“Women are like elephants. I like to look at ‘em, but I wouldn’t want to own one.”
-“I like children – fried.”
-“It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I never had the courtesy to thank her for it.”
If you’re not feeling too ill-tempered, though, you can still celebrate  Curmudgeons Day by being a curmudgeon or watching a few good curmudgeons – Oscar the Grouch, Grumpy the Dwarf, John and Max from Grumpy Old Men, or Carl from Up!
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Freethinkers Day/Thomas Paine Day
January 29, 2015 in the World
Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine, a prominent thinker whose work and publications promoting a philosophy of Enlightenment heavily influenced the course of the American and French revolutions.
Paine came to America in 1774 at the request of Benjamin Franklin. Throughout his life, he wrote many influential books and pamphlets including The Age of Reason, The Rights of Man, and Common Sense. Paine’s writing inspired many people to strive for political, economic, and social advancement. He was also one of the first people to call for an end to slavery and universal human rights.
Freethinkers Day has been celebrated since the 1990s. Its purpose is to educate people about Paine’s work and the importance of freethinking and freedom. Embrace Freethinkers Day by challenging arbitrary authority, questioning the status quo, and constructing logical and reasonable arguments against engrained behaviour.
Where is the event?
International Puzzle Day
January 29, 2015 in the World
International Puzzle Day is celebrated on January 29, 2015. It was created in 1995 by game companies in the United States. On International Puzzle Day, puzzles of all size, shape and form will be honored. You can celebrate that day by solving one or more puzzles. A puzzle is a problem or enigma that tests the ingenuity of the solver. In a basic puzzle, one is intended to put together pieces in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution.
The first jigsaw puzzle was created around 1760, when John Spilsbury, a British engraver and mapmaker, mounted a map on a sheet of wood that he then sawed around each individual country. Spilsbury used the product to aid in teaching geography. After catching on with the wider public, this remained the primary use of jigsaw puzzles until about 1820. By the early 20th century, magazines and newspapers found that they could increase their daily subscriptions by publishing puzzle contests. Puzzles may also include letters, numbers, shapes, and riddles.
Solutions to puzzles may require recognizing patterns and creating a particular order. People with a high inductive reasoning aptitude may be better at solving these puzzles than others. Puzzles based on the process of inquiry and discovery to complete may be solved faster by those with good deduction skills.
Where is the event?
National Cornchip Day
January 29, 2015 in the USA
National Cornchip Day is observed on January 29, 2015. A corn chip is a snack food made from cornmeal fried in oil or baked, usually in the shape of a small noodle or scoop. Corn chips are thick, rigid and very crunchy. Corn chips have the strong aroma and flavor of roasted corn, and are often heavily dusted with salt.
In the US, Fritos is one of the oldest and most widely recognized brands of corn chips. While American-style corn chips and tortilla chips are both made from corn, the corn in tortilla chips is subjected to the nixtamalization process, resulting in a milder flavor and aroma, and a less rigid texture. Tortilla chips also tend to be larger, thinner, and less salty than American-style corn chips.
Corn chips are usually eaten alone or with a chip dip. They are a common ingredient in homemade and commercial party mix. In the Southwestern US, a popular dish, Frito pie, is made with corn chips and chili. In some areas, it is popular to pour the chili into a bag of corn chips and eat the mixture directly from the bag.
Where is National Cornchip Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 29th January:
1595 – William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed. First published early 1597
1834 – President Jackson orders first use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
1848 – Sicily accepts new Constitution (choose parliament/freedom of press)
1856 – Victoria Cross established to acknowledge valour in the face of the enemy (United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries)
1886 – 1st successful gasoline-driven car patented, Karl Benz, Karlsruhe
1891 – Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, its last monarch.
1905 – Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months
1922 – Union of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras & El Salvador dissolved
1929 – Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
1949 – Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel
1959 – Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” released
1959 – ‘The Great Smog’ hits London, many die of chest and lung-related illnesses
1978 – Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.
1979 – Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC
1980 – 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
1987 – The president of the Philippines puts down a rebellion against their government in Manila
1991 – Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
1996 – France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
2002 – In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea



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lil word count update on the story as I’m tying it down to the cliffhanger, I’ve written another 2565 words today.

For a grand total word count of; 56891! woot! 😀

more later…





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