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Background and header; I know it’s early but I just can’t help myself! Hubs birthday is in February and then there’s Valentine’s day! ❤ ahhh!

Stargate SG1 rewind


This Saturday: January 30, we’ll be watching Season One episode 2 The Enemy Within


Again this is a virtual event that I’m hosting on FB.



Indonesian depiction of Prithvi in ancient regal attire as Ibu Pertiwi at the Indonesian National Monument
Prithvi (Sanskrit: prthvī, also prthivī) “the Vast One” is the Sanskrit name for the earth as well as the name of a Devi in Hinduism and Buddhism.
As Prthvī Mātā “Mother Earth” she contrasts with Dyaus Pita “father sky”. In the Rigveda, Heaven and Earth are primarily addressed in the dual as Dyavaprthivi.
She is a national personification in Indonesia, where she is known as Ibu Pertiwi (Mother Earth).




Calendar day; January 29, 2016

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 Friday, the 29th of January, 2016 is the 29th day in 2016 and in the 4th calendar week.
General Events:
International Puzzle Day
January 29, 2016 in the World
International Puzzle Day is celebrated on January 29, 2016. 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?
Curmudgeons Day 2016
January 29, 2016 in the World
Curmudgeons Day is held on January 29 in honor of legendary comedian W. C. Fields. If you don’t know, a Curmudgeon is a bad-tempered or difficult person.
W. C. Fields, a few quotes:
– Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
– Never try to impress a woman, because if you do she’ll expect you to keep up the standard for the rest of your life.
– Anyone who hates children and animals can’t be all bad.
– If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
– Women are like elephants. I like to look at ’em, but I wouldn’t want to own one.
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.
Where is the event?
National Seeing Eye Dog Day
January 29, 2016 in the USA
January 29th is National Seeing Eye Dog Day. Seeing eye dogs are service dogs specially trained to be the eyes for their visually impaired owners. Typically Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and German Shepherds are chosen as seeing eye dogs, since these breeds are capable of complex training, and staying calm and focused when necessary.
If you’ve ever watched a seeing eye dog being trained or guiding a blind person, you’ve probably been amazed at the intricacy of what they do and the amount of trust their owners place in them. That’s because seeing eye dogs are incredibly trustworthy. When in harness their singular purpose is to keep their owners safe and steer them on the right path. (Sometimes, when out of harness, a whole other, playful personality emerges, which makes their training all the more impressive!)
Where is National Seeing Eye Dog Day?
Nationwide USA
Kansas Day
January 29, 2016 in Kansas
Kansas Day is a holiday in the state of Kansas in the United States. It is celebrated annually on January 29 to commemorate the anniversary of the 1861 admission of Kansas into the Union. It was first celebrated in 1877 by schoolchildren in Paola.
Annual Kansas Day celebrations include school field trips and special projects to study the history of Kansas, special visits by students to the Statehouse in Topeka, performances of Home on the Range, the Kansas State Song, and special proclamations by the Governor of Kansas and members of the Kansas Legislature.
Where is Kansas Day?
Nationwide Kansas
National Fun At Work Day
January 29, 2016 in the USA
On Fun at Work Day on January 29. 2016 fun and work go along pretty well. Today is all about having fun at work and enjoying yourself. Let your imagination run wild and come up with some good ideas to have fun at work. For example you could dress up in silly clothes, crank up the music or behave a little bit mischievously today. The most important, don’t take things too seriously today. This will not only help you to have a better time at work, but also your boss. Fun at work leads to lower levels of absenteeism, greater job satisfaction, and increased productivity.
This day must not be mixed up with International Fun at Work Day in April.
Where is the event?
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
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
1896 Emile Grubbe is the first doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
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
1929 Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
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
1980 6 Iranian-held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
1996 France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
2001 Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals
2003 Sally Clark cleared of murdering her 2 sons after more than 3 years of prison in what was a life sentence




Calendar day; January 28, 2016

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Thursday, the 28th of January, 2016 is the 28th day in 2016 and in the 4th calendar week.
General Events:
Data Privacy Day
January 28, 2016 in the World
Data Privacy Day is celebrated on January 28, 2016. Data Privacy Day is an international holiday, which purposes it is to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. It is celebrated in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries. Data Privacy Day’s educational initiative originally focused on raising awareness among teens and young adults about the importance of protecting the privacy of their personal information online, particularly in the context of social networking. The educational focus has expanded over the past four years to include families, consumers and businesses.
In addition to its educational initiative, Data Privacy Day promotes events and activities that stimulate the development of technology tools that promote individual control over personally identifiable information; encourage compliance with privacy laws and regulations; and create dialogues among stakeholders interested in advancing data protection and privacy. The international celebration offers many opportunities for collaboration among governments, industry, academia, nonprofits, privacy professionals and educators.
The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data was opened for signature by the Council of Europe on January 28, 1981. This convention is currently in the process of being updated in order to reflect new legal challenges caused by technological development. The Convention on Cybercrime is also protecting the integrity of data systems and thus of privacy in cyberspace. Privacy including data protection is also protected by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Data privacy is the relationship between collection and dissemination of data, technology, the public expectation of privacy, and the legal and political issues surrounding them. Privacy concerns exist wherever personally identifiable information is collected and stored – in digital form or otherwise. Improper or non-existent disclosure control can be the root cause for privacy issues.
Data privacy issues can arise in response to information from a wide range of sources, such as healthcare records, criminal justice investigations and proceedings, financial institutions and transactions, biological traits, such as genetic material, residence and geographic records and ethnicity.
Where is Data Privacy Day?
Christa McAuliffe Day
January 28, 2016 in the USA
Observed to commemorate Christa McAuliffe and the other 6 astronauts killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded after take-off on January 28, 1986.
Sharon Christa Corrigan McAuliffe (September 2, 1948 – January 28, 1986) was an American teacher from Concord, New Hampshire, and was one of the seven crew members killed in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion.
In 1985, she was selected from more than 11,000 applicants to participate in the NASA Teacher in Space Project and was scheduled to become the first teacher in space. After her death, schools and scholarships were named in her honor, and in 2004 she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.
The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord and the Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center for Education and Teaching Excellence at Framingham State University are named in her memory, as are the asteroid 3352 McAuliffe, the crater McAuliffe on the Moon, and a crater on the planet Venus, which was named McAuliffe by the Soviet Union. Approximately 40 schools around the world have been named after her, including the Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
Where is Christa McAuliffe Day?
Nationwide USA
National Kazoo Day
January 28, 2016 in the USA
National Kazoo Day takes place on January 28, 2016. The kazoo is a musical instrument that adds a “buzzing” timbral quality to a player’s voice when the player vocalizes into it. The kazoo is a type of mirliton, which is a membranophone, one of a class of instruments which modifies its player’s voice by way of a vibrating membrane.
A kazoo player hums, rather than blows, into the instrument. The oscillating air pressure of the hum makes the kazoo’s membrane vibrate. The resulting sound varies in pitch and loudness with the player’s humming. Players can produce different sounds by singing specific syllables such as doo, who, “rrrrr” or “brrrr” into the kazoo.
Where is the event?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 28th January:
1547 9-year-old Edward VI succeeds Henry VIII as king of England
1573 Articles of Warsaw Confederation are signed, sanctioning freedom of religion in Poland
1754 Horace Walpole, in a letter to Horace Mann, coins the word serendipity
1820 Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev discover the continent of Antarctica
1887 In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world’s largest snowflakes are reported, being 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick
1918 Finnish Civil War: Rebels seized control of the capital, Helsinki, and members of the Senate of Finland go underground.
1933 The name “Pakistan” is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali, gradually it is accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia
1935 Iceland becomes 1st western country to legalize abortion
1953 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998
1958 The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today
1962 Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives
1986 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
1988 Canada’s Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
1991 Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule



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