Cheshiresoft CDAY Almanac

Today is Monday, January 1, 2018.

Birthdays

1449 Lorenzo de'Medici (The Magnificent) of Florence
1481 Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss Protestant reformer
1735 Paul Revere
1735 Paul Revere
1745 General Anthony Wayne, military leader ("Mad Anthony")
1752 Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross, flag maker
1752 Betsy Ross
1854 Sir James Frazer, anthropologist/author (The Golden Bough)
1864 Alfred Stieglitz, father of modern photography
1873 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (The Flies, The Bosses)
1879 E.M. Forster, English novelist (Howard's End, A Passage to India)
1895 J. Edgar Hoover
1900 Xavier Cugat
1909 John Glenn, astronaut
1909 Barry Goldwater
1919 J. D. Salinger, author of 'Catcher in the Rye'.
1919 J.D. Salinger
1943 Don Novello

Events

The start of a new year... Enjoy the bowl games.
Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, Calif
1801 United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland established
1801 Giuseppe Piazzi discoved 1st asteroid, later named Ceres
1804 Haiti gains its independence
1863 Emancipation Proclamation issued by Lincoln.
1892 Brooklyn merges with NY to form present City of NY Ellis Island became reception center for new immigrants
1901 Commonwealth of Australia established
1902 first Rose Bowl game held in Pasadena, California.
1912 first running of SF's famed "Bay to Breakers" race (7.63 miles)
1934 Alcatraz officially becomes a Federal Prison.
1956 Sudan gains its independence
1958 European Economic Community (EEC) starts operation.
1970 Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC.
1971 Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
1979 Intel introduces 8088 discount processor.
1983 Arpanet begins using Internet Protocol (IP), creating the Internet.
1984 AT & T broken up into 8 companies.
1986 Spain & Portugal become 11th & 12th members of Common Market
2002 Euro begins legal tender.

That's all for today.

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