On this day in 1912 New Mexico was admitted as the 47th state of the U.S.A.
Some of the writers who were born on the sixth of January include: Helius Eobanus Hessus (1488), Mihály Fazekas (1766), Hristo Botev (1848), János Zsupánek (1861), Carl Sandburg (1878), Khalil Gibran (1883), Kathryn Hulme (1900), Idris Davies (1905), Wright Morris (1910), Alan Watts (1915), Vincent Serventy (1916), Jacobo Timerman (1923), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Juan Goytisolo (1931), John Wieners (1934), Mario Rodríguez Cobos (1938), Allen Appel (1945), and Nigella Lawson (1960).
Frances Burney died on this day in the year 1849. She was an English novelist, diarist, and playwright.
Today marks the 94th anniversary of the death of Theodore Roosevelt, who was the 26th President of the United States.
Another famous person born on this date was the German inventor Joseph Petzval. He was born in 1807. He is best known for his work in optics and is considered to be one of the main founders of geometrical optics, modern photography and cinematography. Among his inventions are the Petzval portrait lens and opera glasses, both still in common use today.
Today also marks the birthday of crossword creator and editor Eugene Thomas Maleska.
Our highlighted title of the day is by a local author. The book Shakedown by Andie Ryan is available from our store. We have both hard cover and paper back copies of it.
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