Today is Thursday, January 7th. It’s I’m Tempura Day, National Bobblehead Day, I Am A Mentor Day, I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore Day, National Pass Gas Day, National Job Hunting Day, and National Nicolas Cage Day

There are 17 days until the River Radio Ever After Bridal Fair Experience
There are 38 days until Valentine’s Day
There are 72 days until Spring

Today is the day that…

— in 1610, Galileo discovers the first three moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa & Ganymede

— in 1714, The typewriter is patented by Englishman Henry Mill

— in 1782, The first U.S. commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia

— in 1904, Inventor Guglielmo Marconi establishes “CQD” as the first international radio distress signal

— in 1929, ”Tarzan,” one of the first adventure comic strips, first appears

— in 1948, Kenny Loggins is born in Everett, Washington

— in 1950, One week after Christmas, Gene Autry’s “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” hits #1 on the Billboard singles chart.

— in 1953, President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

— in 1958, Gibson is issued a US patent for the famous Flying V guitar

— in 1970, a group of neighboring farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by the Woodstock music festival

— in 1974, Carly Simon and James Taylor became parents when their daughter Sarah Maria was born

— in 1980, President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation to bail out the Chrysler Corporation with a 1.5-billion-dollar loan

— also in 1980, Led Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door is certified Platinum; it is the last Zeppelin album issued while drummer John Bonham is alive.

— in 1981, the album Eagles Live is certified Platinum

— in 1982, the TV show Fame premiered on NBC, based on the hit movie of the same name

— in 1985, St. Louis Cardinals legend Lou Brock is elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame

— in 1997, David Bowie’s 50th birthday bash takes place at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in the form of a charity concert benefiting Save the Children

— in 1998, Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs an affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton

— in 1999, Rod Stewart and supermodel Rachel Hunter announce the end of their eight-year marriage

— in 2015, a terrorist attack on the offices of satirical French newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris kills 12 people and injures 11

— in 2019, Amazon overtakes Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company for the first time

— and in 2020, Rush drummer/lyricist Neil Peart died of brain cancer at the age of 67

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