January 18th

In the Gregorian calendar January 18th is the 18th day of the year.  There are 347 days remaining until the end of the year (348 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

 

January 18th
A coin issued during the joint rule of Leo II and Zeno.

474 – Seven-year-old Leo II succeeds his maternal grandfather Leo I as Byzantine emperor. He dies ten months later.

 

 

 

 

Diet Cig – Leo

 

 

January 18th
Price in 1822, while at medical school.

1884 – Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Jesus Christ Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom.

 

 

 

 

 

Lou Reed – Cremation (Ashes to Ashes)

 

 

January 18th
DeSalvo after escaping Bridgewater State Hospital and being caught in Lynn, Massachusetts, in 1967.

1967Albert DeSalvo, the “Boston Strangler“, is convicted of numerous crimes and is sentenced to life imprisonment.

 

 

 

 

 

Sansar Salvo – Albert De Salvo

January 11th

January 11th is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year (355 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

January 11th
English Lottery Scroll 1566 -1569.

1569 – First recorded lottery drawn in England.

 

 

 

 

Camper Van Beethoven – When I Win The Lottery

 

 

 

January 11
Grand Canyon from the South Rim at dawn

1908Grand Canyon National Monument is created.

 

 

 

 

 

The Stranglers – Grand Canyon

 

 

 

January 11
Luther Terry, 9th Surgeon General of the United States

1964Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther Terry, M.D., publishes the landmark report Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking national and worldwide anti-smoking efforts.

 

 

 

Mitski – I Don’t Smoke

 

 

 

 

January 4th

January 4th is the fourth day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 361 days remaining until the end of the year (362 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

 

January 4th
The McDonald Islands (circled in red)

1854 – The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang.

 

 

 

 

 

Wesley Willis – Rock and Roll McDonalds

 

January 4th
The Stock Exchange at 10–12 Broad Street, in 1882

1865 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters near Wall Street in New York City.

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Kittin & The Hacker – Stock Exchange

 

January 4th
Scouting certificate dated December 3, 1914

1912The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Empire by royal charter.

 

 

 

 

The Shitsez – Scout Boy

December 28th

December 28th is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are three days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

1836 – South Australia and Adelaide are founded.

 

Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls – Adelaide

 

 

December 28th
Old Capitol, Iowa City

1846Iowa is admitted as the 29th U.S. state.

 

 

 

Mal Blum – Iowa

 

December 28th
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen

1895 – Wilhelm Röntgen publishes a paper detailing his discovery of a new type of radiation, which later will be known as x-rays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bauhaus – The Man With X-Ray Eyes

 

December 21st

December 21st is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 10 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday (58 in 400 years each) than on Saturday or Sunday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Thursday (56).

In the Northern Hemisphere, December 21st is usually the shortest day of the year and is sometimes regarded as the first day of winter. In the Southern Hemisphere, December 21st is usually the longest day of the year and occurs during the southern summer.

December 21st
Illumination of Earth by Sun at the southern solstice

 

Björk – Solstice

 

Recreation of Arthur Wynne’s crossword puzzle from December 21, 1913

1913 – Arthur Wynne‘s “word-cross”, the first crossword puzzle, is published in the New York World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damn Telemarketers – Crossword Puzzle

 

December 21st
Theatrical release poster

1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the world’s first full-length animated feature, premieres at the Carthay Circle Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Fauves – Dwarf On Dwarf
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