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Spouse's Day

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Spouse's Day

When : Spouses Day is always on January 26th

Spouse's Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your better half. You can use this day as a prelude or warm up to Valentine's Day, perhaps. But, its not as much of a gift giving event. Rather, use it as a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he/she does for you and for the household. Over the long years of a relationship, its easy to take for granted the many things your spouse does. He/she's always there. They do so many big and little things as a routine event. So, take today to notice and to say thanks. As for the "enjoyment" part of the day...we will leave that up to you to enjoy your spouse however the two of your desire....

Origin of Spouse's Day:
We have yet to discover who created Spouses Day, or the date of creation.

This Day in History January 26th

The magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake takes place off the west coast of the North America, as evidenced by Japanese records. (1700)

Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia. (1808)

Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. state. (1837)

Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States (1838)

Point No Point Treaty is signed in Washington Territory. (1855)

First Battle of Seattle. Marines from the USS Decatur drive off American Indian attackers after all day battle with settlers. (1856)

American Civil War: The state of Louisiana secedes from the Union. (1861)

American Civil War: General Ambrose Burnside is relieved of command of the Army of the Potomac after the disastrous Fredericksburg campaign. He is replaced by Joseph Hooker. (1863)

American Civil War: Governor of Massachusetts John Albion Andrew receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent. (1863)

American Civil War: Virginia rejoins the Union. (1870)

The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats (0.621350 kg), is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa. (1905)

The Short Magazine Lee-Enfield Mk III is officially introduced into British Military Service, and remains the second oldest military rifle still in official use. (1907)

Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane. (1911)

The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress. (1915)

Former Ford Motor Company executive Henry Leland launches the Lincoln Motor Company which he later sold to his former employer. (1920)

Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad. (1924)

The Indian National Congress declares 26 January as Independence Day or as the day for Poorna Swaraj ("Complete Independence") which occurred 17 years later. (1930)

The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City. (1934)

World War II: The first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland. (1942)

World War II: The Red Army begins encircling the German Fourth Army near Heiligenbeil in East Prussia, which will end in destruction of the 4th Army two months later. (1945)

World War II: Audie Murphy in action that will later win him the Medal of Honor. During an hour-long siege, he stood alone on a burning tank destroyer firing a machine gun at attacking German soldiers and tanks. Wounded and out of ammunition, Murphy climbed off the tank, refused medical attention, and led his men on a successful counterattack. (1945)

The Hale telescope at Palomar Observatory sees first light under the direction of Edwin Hubble, becoming the largest aperture optical telescope (until BTA-6 is built in 1976). (1949)

Danny Heater sets a worldwide high school basketball scoring record when he records 135 points for Burnsville High School (West Virginia) (1960)

John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be his physician. This is the first time a woman holds the appointment of Physician to the President. (1961)

Ranger program: Ranger 3 is launched to study the moon. The space probe later misses the moon by 22,000 miles (35,400 km). (1962)

Hindi becomes the official language of India. (1965)

The Great Blizzard of 1978, a rare severe blizzard with the lowest non-tropical atmospheric pressure ever recorded in the US until October 2010, strikes the Ohio – Great Lakes region with heavy snow and winds up to 100 mph (161 km/h). (1978)

Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations. (1980)

Boris Yeltsin announces that Russia will stop targeting United States cities with nuclear weapons. (1992)

Lewinsky scandal: On American television, U.S. President Bill Clinton denies having had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. (1998)

Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles. (2005)
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