Friday, January 13, 2006

January 13th through history

January 13th was the day James Joyce died and the day GI Gurdjieff was born. King Crimson was also born on January 13. So was Anonymoses. It is also the day George W. Bush fainted allegedly after choking on a pretzel. January 13th is the Ace of Spade.

1334 - King Henry II of Castile (d. 1379)
1832 - Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (d. 1899)
1925 - Gwen Verdon, American actress and dancer (d. 2000)
1948 - Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
1949 - Brandon Tartikoff, American television executive (d. 1997)
1954 - Trevor Rabin, South African musician (Yes)
1955 - Jay McInerney, American writer
1961 - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, American actress
1964 - Penelope Ann Miller, American actress
1966 - Patrick Dempsey, American actor
1977 - Orlando Bloom, English actor
1983 - William Hung, Hong Kong-born singer

858 - King Ethelwulf of Wessex
1330 - Duke Frederick I of Austria (b. 1286)
1766 - King Frederick V of Denmark (b. 1723)
1864 - Stephen Foster, American composer (b. 1826)
1941 - James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)
1962 - Ernie Kovacs, American actor and comedian (b. 1919)

888 - Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks.
1328 - Edward III of England marries Philippa, daughter of the Count of Hainault.
1559 - Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey.
1625 - John Milton, 16, is admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge.
1733 - James Oglethorpe and 130 colonists arrive in Charleston, South Carolina.
1830 - Great fire of New Orleans, Louisiana begins.
1854 - The accordion is patented by Anthony Faas.
1869 - National convention of black leaders meets in Washington D.C..
1898 - Emile Zola's J'accuse exposes the Dreyfus affair.
1990 - L. Douglas Wilder becomes the first elected African American governor as he takes office in Richmond, Virginia.

"I was driving at sunrise this morning in southern South Carolina. It was foggy, the light was incredible. I had to stop and take some photos. The first one may be the most beautiful picture I've ever taken." - Dave Winer (January 13, 2005)

A beautiful shot indeed!