Saturday, January 17, 2009

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Today in history

Quote of the day: 
A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends 
-Friedrich Nietzsche

So a month ago today it all started with me posting my very first article in this blog. It was a great feeling i must say except for the initial stages of awkward
 inconvinience of trying to breathe life into an article by all means necessary. 

With great powers comes great responsibilities right? But really it has turned out to be an interesting experience, this blogging of a thing. 

A friend asked me just today how i am able to keep blogging frequently(turns out he's looking to try his hands at blogging any time soon and obviously looking for pointers),and also if i write out what to blog about, before actually posting or if i post as i blog (his words). I told him it was the latter, when there's something i feel the need to talk about, i just blog about it and post.

So while quietly celebrating a month of blogging today, my thoughts went to 'today in history', a quick check of events that have happened on january 17. 

Of course there happens to be a lot of historical moments for January 17, as well as a lot of celebrity birthdays. Lets take a look at some of the events. 


January 17th 1980
NASA launches Fltsatcom-3

January 17th 1989   Phoenix Suns cancel game at Miami Heat, due to racial unrest in Miami

January 17th 1991  Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel

January 17th 1994  6.6 Earthquake hits Los Angeles killing 60, $30B in damage

January 17th 1995 7.2 earthquake destroys Kobe Japan (5,372 die)

January 17th 1997  NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely/$25,000 for kicking cameraman

January 17th 1998  Pres Clinton faces sexual harrament charges from Paula Jones.

And lets take a look at the birthdays today, the list is endless of course. 

Birthdays on January 17

Muhammad Ali
Boxing Hall of Famer

Michell Obama
Wife of President-
elect Barack Obama

Joshua Malina
Actor ("The West Wing," "Sports Night")

Shabba Ranks
Reggae singer

Naveen Andrews
Actor ("Lost")

Paul Young
Rock singer

Steve Harvey
Actor, comedian

Susanna Hoffs
Rock musician, singer (The Bangles)

Today in history link


  1. Nice one.. i like the naveen andrews and michelle obama part. as it comes i blog too.. lol..

  2. Thank you. It's nice to see people are reading the blog.


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