Monday, January 19, 2015

Birthday Week! Whooot!

Yup, it's that time again lol... my birthday is coming up on January 25th. So it's party time lol! From now to 1/24 comment (make sure to give me your email addy) for a chance to win. Winners announced on the 25th!

1st prize will be: $10 DsP GC

2nd place prize: $10 Amazon GC

3rd place prize: ebook copy of Trouble and both Harvest books

And did you know...

And just in case you wondered what was happening on 1/25 through the years--check below out:

1969 - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
1970 - Robert Altman's M*A*S*H premieres
1971 - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
1971 - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
1971 - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
1971 - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
1971 - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
1971 - The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
1972 - 25th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 3-2 at Minnesota
1972 - 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
1974 - Bulent Ecevit forms government in Turkey
1974 - Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
1974 - Ray Kroc, CEO (McDonald's), buys SD Padres for $12 million
1975 - 10th hat trick in Islander history-Denis Potvin's 1st
1975 - Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier sheik Mujib ur-Rahman
1976 - Surinder Amarnath scores 124 on Test debut Ind v NZ Auckland
1978 - Muriel Humphrey (D-Mn) appointed to fill late husband's Senate seat
1978 - Padres trade pitcher Dave Tomlin & $125,000 to Rangers for Gaylord Perry (He wins 1978 Cy Young Award)
1979 - 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
1979 - Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
1979 - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
1980 - Bani Sadr elected president of Iran
1980 - Dutch government demands boycott of Olympics
1980 - Highest speed attained by a warship, 167 kph, USN hovercraft
1980 - Paul McCartney is released from Tokyo jail & deported
1981 - 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US
1981 - Mao's widow Jiang Qing sentenced to death
1981 - Super Bowl XV: Oakland Raiders beat Philadelphia Eagles, 27-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Jim Plunkett, Oakland, QB
1982 - 9th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogerswin
1983 - China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
1983 - Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
1983 - Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
1985 - "Black & Blue," premieres in Paris
1985 - Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
1986 - General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
1987 - 75th Australian Mens Tennis: S Edberg beats Pat Cash (63 64 36 57 63)
1987 - Super Bowl XXI: NY Giants beat Denver Broncos, 39-20 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Phil Simms, NY Giants, QB
1988 - 15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon &Whitney Houston
1988 - George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"
1988 - Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
1988 - Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as pres of Suriname
1988 - VP George Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair
1989 - Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission
1989 - Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
1989 - Yank owner George Steinbrenner meets with Pope John Paul II
1990 - Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
1990 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
1990 - The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe.
1990 - Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
1990 - Around 39 people, among them children, as a storm hits England
1991 - Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
1991 - Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government
1991 - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
1991 - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
1992 - 66th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats M Fernandez (62 63)
1992 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
1992 - Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
1993 - 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
1993 - Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
1993 - Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
1993 - Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
1994 - Australia beat South Africa 2-1 to win the World Series Cup
1994 - Mine fire at Asansol, India, kills 55
1994 - US space probe Clementine launched
1994 - Accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy, Michael Jacksonsettles a civil lawsuit out of court
1995 - Jacques Santer succeeds Jacques Delors as chairman of Euro Committee
1997 - 71st Australian Womens Tennis: Martina Hingis beat Mary Pierce (6-2 6-2)
1998 - "Grease," closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
1998 - "Patti LaBelle On Broadway," closes at St James Theater NYC
1998 - Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement
1998 - Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament
1998 - Spice Girl Victoria Adams (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged
1998 - Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
1998 - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
1998 - Pope John Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he also condemns US moves to isolate the country
1999 - After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled
1999 - Earthquake hits Colombia, South America, killing around 300 and injuring 1000
2001 - A 50-year-old Douglas DC-3 crashes near Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela killing 24
2002 - Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II") aka Magnus Manske Day.
2004 - Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
2005 - A stampede at the Mandher Devi temple in Mandhradevi in India kills at least 258.
2006 - Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.
2010 - Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after take-off from Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, killing all 90 people on-board.
2011 - Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
2011 - It is announced today that the UK economy suffered a shock contraction of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, which has been widely blamed on the severe winter weather in December and austere budget cuts implemented by the coalition government increasing fears that the UK is heading for a double-dip recession
2013 - Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
2013 - 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
2013 - Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
2013 - 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
2013 - 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
2013 - Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession
2014 - Li Na defeats Dominika Cibulkov√° to win the Australian tennis open