Calendar day; January 19, 2016 (late entry) oops 😮

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Tuesday, the 19th of January, 2016 is the 19th day in 2016 and in the 3rd calendar week.

General Events:

Confederate Memorial Day
January 19, 2016 in the USA

Confederate Memorial Day, also known as Confederate Decoration Day (Tennessee) and Confederate Heroes Day (Texas), is an official holiday or observance day in a number of states in the Southern United States as a day to honor those who died fighting for the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.

Confederate Heroes Day. In 1973, the Texas legislature combined the previously official state holidays of Robert E. Lee’s and Jefferson Davis’s birthdays into a single “Confederate Heroes Day” to honor all who had served the Southern Cause. In some years, this date may coincide with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. State offices are partially staffed in recognition of this day.

States and dates observed:
Texas, January 19
Alabama, Last Monday in April
Florida, April 26 (When April 26 is a Sunday, it is recognized the following Monday)
Georgia, Last Monday in April
Mississippi, Last Monday in April
North Carolina, May 10 (The death of Confederate General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson in 1863)
South Carolina, May 10 (Like most other holidays, the observed date shifts to Friday if it falls on Saturday, and to Monday if it falls on Sunday)
Mississippi, Last Monday in April
Kentucky, June 3 (Jefferson Davis’s birthday)
Louisiana, June 3 (Jefferson Davis’s birthday)
Tennessee, June 3 (Jefferson Davis’s birthday)
Where is Confederate Memorial Day?
Nationwide USA

National Popcorn Day
January 19, 2016 in the USA

National Popcorn Day is observed on January 19, 2016. Popcorn, also known as popping corn, is a type of corn that expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated. This snack is usually served salted or sweetened. In North America, it is traditionally served salted, often with butter or a butterlike topping. However, sweetened versions, such as caramel corn and kettle corn, are also commonly available.

Depending on how it is prepared and cooked, some consider popcorn to be a health food, while others caution against it for a variety of reasons. Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber and antioxidants, low in calories and fat, and free of sugar and sodium. This can make it an attractive snack to people with dietary restrictions.

Popcorn can also have non-food applications, ranging from holiday decorations to packaging materials. There are various techniques for popping corn. Along with prepackaged popcorn, which is generally intended to be prepared in a microwave oven, there are small home appliances for popping corn. These methods require the use of minimally processed popping corn.

Where is the event?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events on 19th January:

1607 – San Agustin Church in Manila is officially completed; it is currently the oldest church in the Philippines

1785 – First manned balloon flight in Ireland

1795 – Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy

1825 – Ezra Daggett & nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans

1863 – General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland

1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey

1903 – New bicycle race “Tour de France” announced

1915 – 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die

1920 – US Senate votes against membership in League of Nations

1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world’s first men’s briefs in Chicago, calls it the “Jockey”

1943 – Uprising in Warsaw ghetto

1955 – “Scrabble” debuts on board game market

1966 – Indira Gandhi elected India’s 4th Prime Minister

1967 – Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will “Vse Zene” (All to wife)

1970 – Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest

1977 – US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D’Aquino (Tokyo Rose)

1977 – World’s largest crowd gathering – the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people

1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW’s plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America would continue until 2003

1984 – California Supreme Court rejects the request of quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia’s to starve herself to death in a public hospital

1993 – Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal

2006 – The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto



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