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Trivia Day

Saturday, January 04, 2014

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Date When Celebrated: January 4th

Whether the roots of Trivia Day are deep....or whether this day was established by the Ecard dot coms is irrelevant. Trivia Day is a fun day. It is an opportunity for us to share those many little trinkets of knowledge. It doesn't matter how big or how trivial. Dazzle your friends and family with generous portions of trivia today!

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This Day in History January 4th

Julius Caesar defeats Titus Labienus in the Battle of Ruspina. (46 BC)

King Charles I of England sends soldiers to arrest members of Parliament, commencing England's slide into civil war. (1642)

English Civil War: The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial. (1649)

The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France sign the Triple Alliance. (1717)

Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples. (1762)

Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government. (1847)

The McDonald Islands are discovered by Captain William McDonald aboard the Samarang. (1854)

The New Apostolic Church, a Christian and chiliastic church, is established in Hamburg, Germany. (1863)

The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York, New York. (1865)

The Oklahoma Land Run opens 2 million acres of unused Oklahoma Territory to first serve first come settlers on April 22. (1889)

Utah is admitted as the 45th U.S. state. (1896)

Topsy, an elephant, is electrocuted by Thomas Edison during the War of Currents campaign. (1903)

World War II: Operation Carpetbagger, involving the dropping of arms and supplies to resistance fighters in Europe, begins. (1944)

Korean War: Chinese and North Korean forces capture Seoul. (1951)

Sputnik 1 falls to Earth from orbit. (1958)

Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon. (1959)

United States President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaims his "Great Society" during his State of the Union address. (1965)

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake strikes Tonghai County, China, killing at least 15,000 people. (1970)

United States President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over materials subpoenaed by the Senate Watergate Committee. (1974)

The 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route to Boston, Massachusetts from Washington, D.C., collides with Conrail engines in Chase, Maryland, killing 16 people. (1987)

Second Gulf of Sidra incident: a pair of Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are shot down by a pair of US Navy F-14 Tomcats during an air-to-air confrontation. (1989)

A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction. (1998)

Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota. (1999)

Spirit, a NASA Mars rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC. (2004)

Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia following the November 2003 Rose Revolution. (2004)

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. (2006)

The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history. (2007)

Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, is officially opened. (2010)
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