Monthly Archives: January 2012

What Happened – January 9

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople, and his general, Basiliscus gains control of the empire” and the most recent is “2005 – Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation … Continue reading

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Abigail Van Buren said…

“The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

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What Happened – January 8

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “307 – Jin Huidi, Chinese Emperor of the Jin Dynasty, is poisoned and succeeded by his son Jin Huaidi” and the most recent is “2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 … Continue reading

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We got the sealed lips

I’ve been humming this song for the past few days…and the best way to get rid of an earworm is to share the tune, so here ya go:   Dunno why that song is the one stuck in my head, … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 7

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal” and the most recent is “2010 – Muslim gunmen open fire on a crowd of Coptic Christians leaving church after celebrating a midnight Christmas mass, killing eight of them as … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 6

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England” and the most recent is “2009 – Gaza War: Israeli Defense Forces retaliated against mortar attacks in the Gaza Strip by firing on or near a school.”   A few other … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 5

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1066 – Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England” and the most recent is “2005 – Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the solar system, … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 4

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “46 BC – Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina” and the most recent is “2010 – The Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building is officially opened.”   A few other things that also … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 3

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “1431 – Joan of Arc is handed over to Bishop Pierre Cauchon” and the most recent is “2004 – Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashes into the Red Sea, resulting in 148 deaths, making it the deadliest aviation accident … Continue reading

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What Happened – January 2

The earliest event that Wiki says happened on this day is “366 – The Alamanni cross the frozen Rhine River in large numbers, invading the Roman Empire” and the most recent is “2006 – An explosion in a coal mine in Sago, West Virginia traps and kills 12 miners, while leaving … Continue reading

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