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Calendar for January 26th, 2013

Full Wolf Moon

This full Moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the Old Moon. To some Native American tribes, this was the Snow Moon, but most applied that name to the next full Moon, in February.

Every Year

  • Australia Day

  • 1780s

  • 1788: First settlers, including 717 convicts, arrived at Sydney, Australia

  • 1810s

  • Born 1810: Joseph Brown (inventor)

  • 1820s

  • Born 1826: Julia Dent Grant (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1827: Peru seceded from Columbia

  • 1830s

  • Born 1831: Mary Elizabeth Dodge (author)

  • Born 1833: Elisabet Ney (sculptress)

  • 1837: Michigan admitted as the 26th state of the Union

  • 1880s

  • Born 1880: Douglas MacArthur (army officer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1904: Sean MacBride (Irish statesman; awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for his human rights work)

  • Born 1905: Maria Augusta von Trapp (musician)

  • 1910s

  • 1915: U.S. Congress established Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado

  • Born 1918: Phillip Jose Farmer (author)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1923: Anne Jeffreys (actress)

  • Born 1925: Paul Newman (actor)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1935: Bob Uecker (baseball player & actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1946: Gene Siskel (movie critic)

  • 1950s

  • 1951: Temple Beth Israel of Meridian, Mississippi, became the first Jewish congregation to allow women to perform functions of a rabbi

  • Born 1957: Eddie Van Halen (musician)

  • Born 1958: Ellen DeGeneres (comedienne & actress)

  • Born 1958: Anita Baker (singer)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Wayne Gretzky (hockey player)

  • 1970s

  • Died 1979: Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (U.S. vice president)

  • 1979: The Dukes of Hazzard made its television debut

  • 1980s

  • Died 1983: Paul "Bear" Bryant (football coach)

  • 2000s

  • 2003: Raiders became the first to play in four separate decades of Super Bowls

  • Died 2004: Adella Wotherspoon (the last survivor of one of the deadliest disasters in New York history-- the burning and sinking of the steamboat General Slocum in June 1904. She died at age 100, the youngest survivor having become the oldest)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2012: Robert Hegyes (actor)


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