Calendar bites, Jan. 26


Are you related to:

  • Bessie Coleman, 1893.  American aviatrix who earned her international pilot’s license in Paris, after being denied it in the US because of her race and gender. Famous for her stunt flying.
  • Julia Dent Grant, 1826. Wife of Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Douglas MacArthur, 1880. US general and supreme commander of Allied forces in Southwest Pacific during WWII. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Paul Newman, 1925. Actor, director, race car driver and philanthropist..



Australia Day. Celebrating the establishment of an Australian prison colon to relieve the crowding of British prisons. One way folks celebrate are with the Australia Day Cockroach Races, boasting “the greatest gathering of thoroughbred cockroaches in the known universe.” Y’all can keep them there, thank you very much.

India – Republic Day. Anniversary of Proclamation of the Republic in 1950.

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