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Friday, January 9, 2009

On This Day: Friday January 9, 2009 This is the 9th day of the year, with 356 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Connecticut In 1788, Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Connecticut has enjoyed 350 years of constitutional government, from the Fundamental Orders... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

On This Day: Thursday January 8, 2009 This is the 8th day of the year, with 357 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Hindus The name Hindu comes originally from the Sanskrit word sindhu, meaning 'river'. Persian settlers who moved into the main river valley in what is now Pakistan in about 1500... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

On This Day: Wednesday January 7, 2009 This is the 7th day of the year, with 358 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Harlem Globetrotters In 1927, basketball promoter Abe Saperstein's "New York Globetrotters" took the floor at Hinckley, Illinois. Despite the "New York" in their name, the... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

On This Day: Tuesday January 6, 2009 This is the 6th day of the year, with 359 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Hallmark Hall of Fame In 1951, the Hallmark Hall of Fame premiered at different times on ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS as a top-quality dramatic anthology series. Originally titled... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 5, 2009

On This Day: Monday January 5, 2009 This is the 5th day of the year, with 360 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Twelfth Night In the West the evening preceding Epiphany is called Twelfth Night. Twelfth Night marks the end of medieval Christmas festivities and the end of Twelfthtide (the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

On This Day: Sunday January 4, 2009 This is the 4th day of the year, with 361 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Billboard On January 4, 1936, Billboard magazine published the first list of bestselling pop records, called "Chart Line," covering the week ending December 30, 1935. On the list... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

On This Day: Saturday January 3, 2009 This is the 3rd day of the year, with 362 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Alaska Alaska is a land of superlatives. It is, first and foremost, the biggest state in the Union. At 570,000 square miles (365 million acres) it has the equivalent of one-fifth... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 2, 2009

On This Day: Friday January 2, 2009 This is the 2nd day of the year, with 363 days remaining in 2009. Fact of the Day: Luna 1 In 1959, the Russian artificial satellite Luna 1 just missed the Moon and became the first spacecraft from Earth to orbit the Sun. Also, in 1959, Luna 2 and Luna 3 were the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Fact of the Day: New Year's Day On the Roman republican calendar, the year began on March 1, but after 153 BC the official date was January 1, and this tradition was continued in the Julian calendar of 46 BC. This day was first recognized as New Year's Day with the introduction of the Gregorian... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

So let us summon a new spirit of patriotism; of service and responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves, but each other. Let us remember that if this financial crisis taught us anything, it's that we cannot have a thriving Wall Street while... Sign in to see full entry.

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