january 16th and not much goin’ on

I couldn’t think of anything to blog about today.  We have no snowstorms, no weird weather.  It should feel like -4 tomorrow morning, but while that is cold it’s not exactly something interesting to blog about.

I looked back through the last two years of my calendars and absolutely nothing was written down for January 16th.

Banjo Man has been busy downstairs in his office and hasn’t done or said one goofy thing all week.  Hard to believe, I know, but it’s the truth.

I am cleaning office files and tinkering with the new novella.  Stay tuned for future whining about having to write.

I just baked a pineapple cake to take to a dinner party tonight.  Something to look forward to!

So I googled this day in history and found a few highlights, but frankly?  It was a stretch.

1547 – Ivan the Terrible was crowned Czar of Russia.1759 – The British Museum opened.

1896 – The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, Iowa.

1920 – Prohibition went into effect in the United States.

1961 – Mickey Mantle signed a contract that made him the highest paid baseball player in the American League at $75,000 for the 1961 season.

1964 – “Hello Dolly!” opened at the St. James Theatre in New York City.

1985 – “Playboy” magazine announced its 30-year tradition of stapling centerfold models in the bellybutton and elsewhere would come to an immediate end.

1991 – The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm. The operation was designed to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

Do you have an interesting observation or historical fact for today?  If so, please comment.  I love your comments and I’ve heard that there have been glitches, making it hard for readers to access that feature.  Damn.

I will leave you with one picture from Christmas.  I do not remember what was happening at the time, but I do know that the younger generation thought they were very funny.

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4 Responses to january 16th and not much goin’ on

  1. Sharon says:

    I’m having a nothing interesting happening day, too!

  2. Louise says:

    Hi there,
    I just happend upon your blog while in search of Pineapple Marlow. I was just going through my cookbook collection sorting and organizing, something I do waaaay to much, lol…and found a recipe for a bunch of marlows. I was curious to see what one looks like and so, googled it! Somehow I knew their would be find memories attached:)

    Thanks for sharing your post about it. I thought I would check out a more recent post and here I am. Interesting events for January 16th. I thought I would add one more; January 16th was Fig Newton Day! (I have a monthly blog and calendar of food events:)

    Thank you so much for sharing AND, Happy Winnie the Pooh Day!!!

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