19 January 2024

Quote of the Day:

“sometimes…they threaten you with something – something you can’t stand up to, can’t even think about. And then you say, ‘Don’t do it to me, do it to somebody else, do it to so-and-so.’ … And after that, you don’t feel the same towards the other person any longer” – Julia, 1984

Holidays

  • Epiphany, also known as Theophany is celebrated by Eastern Churches using the Julian Calendar.
  • Timkath Festival, Ethiopia.

Today in history

  • 649 AD, Kucha forces surrender to Ashina She’er in a victory for the Tang Dynasty.
  • 1511 AD, The Dutchy of Mirandola surrenders to the Bishop of Rome.
  • 1764 AD, Danish Colonel Poulsen was injured in the first recorded use of a mail bomb.
  • 1809 AD, Edgar Allen Poe was Born.
  • 1920 AD, The US Senate votes against joining the League of Nations.
  • 2012 AD, Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload service was raided and shuttered.

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