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Today Is National Backwards Day

What in the world does that mean?  Check out this you tube video of a girl in Okalahoma that can say words backwards!

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This Day in History for January 31 – Truman Announces H-Bomb Plans and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1606 – Guy Fawkes, a chief conspirator in a plot to blow up the British Parliament building, jumps to his death moments before his execution for treason (More info)

1747 – The first venereal disease clinic opens at London Lock Hospital (More info)

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Fox Photos, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 30 – Mohandas Gandhi Assassinated and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1835 – In the House chamber of the US Capitol, President Andrew Jackson survives the first attempt against the life of a US president (More info)

1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany (More info)

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Friejose, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for January 29 – Cooperstown Inducts Inaugural Class and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1845 – Edgar Allan Poe’s first published work, ‘The Raven,’ appears in the New York Evening Mirror (More info)

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY are announced: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and Walter Johnson (More info)

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This Day in History for January 28 – Challenger Disaster and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1915 – An act of Congress creates the United States Coast Guard (More info)

1959 – The Green Bay Packers hire the now-legendary Vince Lombardi as the team’s coach and general manager (More info)

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sen_meister, Flickr
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This Day in History for January 27 – National Geographic Society Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1785 – The University of Georgia is founded, becoming the first public university in the United States (More info)

1888 – The National Geographic Society is founded in Washington, DC (More info)

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Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for January 26 – Australia Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1788 – Captain Arthur Phillip guides a fleet of 11 British ships carrying convicts to the colony of New South Wales, effectively founding Australia (More info)

1961 – President John F. Kennedy appoints Janet Travell as his personal physician, making her the first woman in history to hold the post (More info)

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Makaristos, Wikimedia Commons
Makaristos, Wikimedia Commons
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This Day in History for January 25 – First Winter Olympics and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1915 – Alexander Graham Bell inaugurates US transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco (More info)

1924 – The French Alps hosts the first Winter Olympics games (More info)

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This Day in History for January 24 – Apple Macintosh Released and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1848 – James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter’s Mill near Sacramento, triggering the California Gold Rush (More info)

1908 – In England, Robert Baden-Powell organizes the first Boy Scout troop (More info)

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Today Is National Handwriting Day

Today is National Handwriting Day.  Do you even use cursive anymore?  Do you write anything at all?  With computers and smartphones, it seems like a lost art today.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
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This Day in History for January 23 – Vietnam Peace Settlement and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1849 – Elizabeth Blackwell is awarded her M.D. by the Geneva Medical College of Geneva, New York, becoming the first female doctor in the United States (More info)

1957 – Machines at the Wham-O toy company roll out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs, better known as Frisbees (More info)

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Happy Camcorder Day!

Who had (or still has) one of those big camcorders?  They were introduced on this date in 1982!  I can remember going to the store to buy one! 

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