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Calendar for January 15th, 2014

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.


  • 1559: Elizabeth I of England was crowned in Westminster Abbey

  • 1620s

  • Born 1622: Molière (dramatist)

  • 1710s

  • Born 1716: Philip Livingston (patriot)

  • 1770s

  • 1777: Vermont declares its independence from Great Britain and the colony of New York as a republic originally called New Connecticut

  • 1790s

  • 1795: The University of N.C., the first state university in the US, opens

  • 1860s

  • 1861: E. G. Otis received a patent for an elevator safety brake

  • 1890s

  • Died 1896: Mathew Brady (photographer)

  • Born 1899: Goodman Ace (radio performer)

  • 1900s

  • Born 1909: Gene Krupa (drummer)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Lloyd Bridges (actor)

  • 1919: Great Molasses Flood, Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1920s

  • Born 1929: Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights leader)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: Ernest J. Gaines (novelist)

  • 1936: Ford Foundation is incorporated to administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes

  • 1936: First U.S. all-glass windowless structure completed, in Toledo, Ohio

  • 1939: First Pro Bowl game in NFL history is played in Los Angeles, California

  • 1940s

  • 1949: First nonstop trans-Canada flight completed

  • 1960s

  • 1967: The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I

  • Born 1968: Chad Lowe (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: Regina King (actress)

  • 1974: Happy Days made its television debut

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Howie Day (singer)

  • Died 1987: Ray Bolger (actor)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2005: Ruth Warrick (actress)

  • Died 2007: Percy Saltzman (first meteorologist to appear on Canadian television)

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