Browsing: January 9

A Brief History On January 9, 2015, a funeral in Mozambique was the eerily appropriate venue for a disaster involving the favorite bubbly beverage of millions, or even billions, of people.  The funeral goers were supplied with the local brew they call pombe, and sadly the beer was contaminated with a deadly germ called Burkholderia gladioli. Digging Deeper Beer has been a staple beverage and even food for many centuries, and generally speaking if consumed in moderation it can have beneficial effects on health.  Like many other foods and drinks, when consumed to excess, bad things can happen.  Or in…

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A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 9th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On January 9, 1839, the first practical photographic process (Daguerreotype) was revealed by the French Academy of Sciences. On January 9, 1861, the State of Mississippi seceded from the United States of America, the second of the slave holding states to do so. On January 9, 1873, Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, died after ruling France for a longer reign than…

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A Brief History On January 9, 1861, the State of Mississippi seceded from the United States of America, the second of the slave holding states to do so.  The states that seceded and formed the Confederate States of America included South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Digging Deeper Slave holding states that chose not to secede were Maryland and Delaware.  Two other states were split between those that wanted to secede and those that remained loyal to the Union, and actually belonged to BOTH sides during the American Civil War, namely, Kentucky…

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A Brief History On January 9, 1918, in Southern Arizona near the border with Mexico at a place called Bear Valley, one of the last battles of the American Indian Wars (1540-1924) was fought.   A force of about 30 US Army cavalry soldiers of the 10th Cavalry Regiment shot it out with a force of about 30 Yaqui warriors, making this battle one of the last battles of the American Indian Wars fought between the mainly European settlers of what is now the United States and the Native Americans that originally lived in North America.  Only the Posey War in…

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A Brief History On January 9, 2018, we once again celebrate National Play God Day, celebrated each January 9th as a day in which those that recognize the “holiday” make it a point to perform one or more good deeds for a person or the general welfare of mankind.  Unfortunately, we were unable to determine the origins of this day, so instead of boring you with mere facts, we will discuss some of the things we might do if we were God!  Please do us the favor of telling us what things you would do. First of all, you do…

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