January 01 2016
Here we go… The start of a new year, new beginnings and new resolutions to make and break.
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We hope that the New Year finds you well, in good spirits, in good health and that every day of the year gets better for you.
Here are some events that happened in the month of January.
1861 President Lincoln declares slavery in Confederate states unlawful.
1862 The first US income tax (3% of incomes over $600, 5% of incomes over $10,000.
1880 Building of Panama Canal begins.
1881 Dr. John H Watson is introduced to Sherlock Holmes.
1886 The first Tournament of Roses, Pasadena,
1892 Ellis Island becomes reception center for new immigrants.
1902 The first Rose Bowl game Pasadena, CA - University of Michigan-49, Stanford-0
1908 The first time a ball signifying a new year dropped at Times Square.
1913 Post office begins parcel post deliveries.
1914 The first scheduled airline flight, St Petersburg-Tampa …Tony Jannus pilot
1918 The first US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
1934 Alcatraz officially becomes a federal prison
1941 Formal opening of CBC News Service in Canada
1950 Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo-China.
1956 Elvis Presley records Heartbreak Hotel.
1960 US census at 179,245,000
1962 Navy SEAL teams established
1966 All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution: Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health".
1985 US's first mandatory seat belt law goes into effect.
1990 David Dinkins sworn in as first black mayor of
New York City.
1995 Last "Far Side" by cartoonist Gary Larson (started 1980)
1998 US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
2009 Flight 1549 made an emergency landing in the Hudson River.. Still a hero and never to be forgotten.Captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullinenburger
We know that we face some colder weather ahead as we enter into the new year. We wanted to provide you with articles that will help you through the cold weather.
Coffee Is More Than A Drink, It's A Lifestyle
First Aid For Frostbite
Live in Comfort The Natural Way Using Solar Power
Holiday Storage Tips
Cabo San Lucas: Paradise Found.
Does A Jamaica Vacation Sound Exciting Enough for You?
Some humor to start the month off right.
The month after Christmas
Forwarded by e-mail author unknown.
Twas the month after Christmas,
and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
The cookies I'd nibbled, the eggnog I'd taste,
At the holiday parties had gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber.
I'd remember the marvelous meals I'd prepared,
The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared.
The wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese,
And the way I'd never said, "No
thank you, please."
As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt,
And prepared once again to do battle with dirt.
I said to myself, as I only can,
"You can't spend a winter disguised as a man!"
So--away with the last of the sour cream dip,
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
'Till all the additional ounces have vanished.
I won't have a cookie--not even a lick,
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie,
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.
I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore,
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!
For more good jokes visit our humor index page.
Our wisdom quote of the month.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
—Helen Keller ~Helen Kellerl
For more great quotes visit our
Words Of Wisdom Quotes
Enjoy the Holidays!
We hope that in some small way we have made a contribution to your life.
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