Calendar bites, Jan. 25


Are you related to:

  • Robert Boyle, 1627. Irish physicist, chemist and author who formulated Boyle’s law, “The absolute pressure exerted by a given mass of an ideal gas is inversely proportional to the volume it occupies if the temperature and amount of gas remain unchanged within a closed system.”
  • Robert Burns, 1759. Scottish poet who turned the folk traditions and dialects of Scotland into lyrics and ballads, most well known being “Auld Lang Syne”.. Also hailed as a farmer, lover of women, father of at least 11 children, and a freemason.
  • Etta James, 1938.  R&B singer.
  • Florence Mills, 1896. The leading black American singer and dancer of the Jazz Age.
  • Itzhak Stern, 1901. Oskar Schindler’s accountant, who helped compiled the famous Schindler’s list of Jews that would have otherwise been sent to death camps had they not been given work histories that qualified them instead for transfer to work at Schindler’s plant in Krakow.
  • Virginia Woolf, 1882. English novelist.



  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day. No words necessary.
  • First Winter Olympics was held in 1924.
  • Debut of the Macintosh computer.

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