1. Opposite Day—can unofficial holiday where every action modifies and negates a statement, something which is practiced daily in D.C.
2. Criminion Day (Scientology)—commemorating the forming of the Criminion Project on this day in 1970 to rehabilitate criminals based on Scientology precepts.
3. 1994 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1994 All for Love by Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting.
4. National Irish coffee Day—why this drink not celebrated on St. Patrick’s Day is one of life’s great mysteries.
5. Auld Lang Syne Day—celebrating not an early start on New Year’s Eve but rather the birthday on this day in 1759 of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Poet who died far too early at the age of 37 but before he did wrote Auld Lang Syne.
On this day in
a. 1915 Alexander Graham Bell inaugurated transcontinental phone service in the United States by calling from New York City Thomas Watson who was in San Francisco.
b. 1924 the first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France.
c. 1947 Thomas Goldsmith, Jr. filed a patent for his Cathode Ray Amusement Device, the world’s first electronic game.
d. 1961 President Kennedy delivered the first live television press conference.
e. 2011 the first wave of violent demonstrations protesting the government of President Mubarak began in Cairo and cities across Egypt.
Reflections on the Egyptian Revolution started on January 25, 2011: The revolution has no leader, I said. It was more like a raging wild horse that would buck anyone who tried to mount it against its will. The Egyptian revolution will remain indebted to everyone who tossed a stone into the still waters at a time when doing so risked beating, and arrest, or worse.” Wael Ghonin, author of Revolution 2:0: A Memoir and Call to Action and a leader in the Egyptian Revolution while on sabbatical from Google and now with Google Ventures
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