January Factoids

January

Dates below are from the January 2017 calendar.*

 

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 Amateur archaeologist Mike Bramlett discovered several of the "stick figure" petroglyphs on a rainy winter day January 1, 2003. (A Natural State)

 

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January is Mentor Month. Benjamin Elijah Mays was Martin Luther King, Jr's mentor.  (SC Hall of Fame) 

National Science Fiction Day. Listen to Orson Welles’ broadcast of The War of the Worlds (Artopia)

 

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January Features on Knowitall

 

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Every year, the S.C. House and Senate convenes on the second Tuesday of January (Let's Go!)

 

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National Pharmacist Day. Meet Pharmacist Jennifer Blair for Palmetto Health Richlarnd or play the Pharmacist Job Play. (Kids Work)

 

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Harvey Gantt was born on January 14, 1943 and was the first African-American student to be admitted to Clemson University. (Road Trip)

Mary Boykin Chesnut's diary entry from January 14, 1865. She describes the terror of Sherman’s March through the South. (Idella Bodie's SC Women)

 

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Martin Luther King Day is observed on the third Monday in January each year. (Collection)

On January 16, 1963, the U.S. Court of Appeals ordered Clemson University to admit Harvey Ganttwho became its first African American student. (Road Trip)

 

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Battle of Cowpens - January 17, 1781  (Southern Campaign)

 

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​Filmmaker Cindy Sherman was born on January 19, 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey (Artopia)

 

20

Penguin Awareness Day. Learn about African Penguins (Zoo Minutes) or join D.V. from Eye Wonder for this episode on penguins.

 

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Collection)

 

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Ronald McNair was one of the shuttle astronauts killed in the Challenger explosion on January 28, 1986.(SC Hall of Fame)

Painter Alice Neel was born on January 28, 1900 in Merion Square, Pennsylvania. (Artopia)

Painter Jackson Pollock was born on January 28, 1912 in Cody, Wyoming. (Artopia)

National Kazoo Day.  Kazoobie Kazoos, located in Beaufort, South Carolina, is America's only full-time kazoo factory. (ETV Shorts)

 

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Playwright Anton Chekhov was born in a Russian seaport town on January 29, 1860.  (Artopia)

National Puzzle Day. Try exercising your brain with a brain teaser or puzzle. (NASA)

 

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National Inspire Your Art Day. Explore the Visual & Performing Arts Subject on Knowitall

 

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