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Monday, January 19, 2009

On This Day: Monday January 19, 2009 This is the 19th day of the year, with 346 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: U.S. states The number of states in the United States could increase at any time from 50 to 54. The reason is that Texas could still exercise an option granted after it broke away... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

On This Day: Sunday January 18, 2009 This is the 18th day of the year, with 347 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Roget Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869) was an English physician and philologist remembered for his Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases (1852), a comprehensive classification of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

On This Day: Saturday January 17, 2009 This is the 17th day of the year, with 348 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Franklin Benjamin Franklin is not as famous as Shakespeare for coinages, but some of his most famous lines are "Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days;" "Time is... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 16, 2009

On This Day: Friday January 16, 2009 This is the 16th day of the year, with 349 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Columbus When Christopher Columbus set sail today in 1493 from Hispaniola (now divided into Haiti and the Dominican Republic), he left behind a garrison of 39 Spaniards - in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

On This Day: Thursday January 15, 2009 This is the 15th day of the year, with 350 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: advertising agency The world's first advertising agency was founded by a British businessman named William Tayler in London in 1786. The first agency in the United States was... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

On This Day: Wednesday January 14, 2009 This is the 14th day of the year, with 351 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: penguin The name pen gwyn or 'white head' originally referred to the great auk in winter plumage and was misapplied to the animal we call penguin. The majority of the 18... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

On This Day: Tuesday January 13, 2009 This is the 13th day of the year, with 352 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: thirteen A coven is a gathering of witches, especially thirteen of them. Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. The "ides" refer to the 15th day of March, May,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 12, 2009

On This Day: Monday January 12, 2009 This is the 12th day of the year, with 353 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Batman Batman premiered on ABC on this day in 1966. This crime-fighting show made it to the "Top 10" in the Nielsen ratings in its first season. Based on the DC Comics characters... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

On This Day: Sunday January 11, 2009 This is the 11th day of the year, with 354 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: cigarette Cigarettes have a name of French origin, as a diminutive of cigare, thus 'little cigars'. The Aztecs smoked a hollow reed or cane tube stuffed with tobacco. Other... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

On This Day: Saturday January 10, 2009 This is the 10th day of the year, with 355 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Caesar across Rubicon In 49 BC, Julius Caesar led one of his legions across a small stream called the Rubicon, thus defying the Roman Senate and breaking the Lex Cornelia... Sign in to see full entry.

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