Tuesday, January 15, 2012

Hope you are all having a nice Tuesday. Today is Martin Luther King Junior‘s birthday but we have to wait until next Monday to get a day off!

Some of the writers born on January 15th include:

Molière (1622), Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon (1674), John Aikin (1747), Franz Grillparzer (1791), Alexandr Griboyedov (1795), Marjory Fleming (1803), Peter Christen Asbjørnsen (1812), Mihai Eminescu (1850), Stanisław Wyspiański (1869), Arsen Kotsoyev (1872), Mazo de la Roche (1879), Huang Yuanyong (1885), Osip Mandelstam (1891), Xu Zhimo (1897), William Heinesen (1900), Ivor Cutler (1923), Ernest J. Gaines (1933), Jenny Nimmo (1944), Jose Dalisay, Jr. (1954), Nigel Benson (1955), and Bruce Schneier (1963).

One of America’s founding fathers, Phillip Livingston was also born on this date, in 1716.

On this date in 1889 what is now the Coca-Cola Company was originally incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia. At that time it was called the Pemberton Medicine Company.

The Pentagon, which is the world’s largest office building, was dedicated on this date in 1943 in Arlington, Virginia.

On January 15, 1962 in northern Greece, Europe‘s oldest surviving manuscript called the Derveni papyrus was found. They have dated this as being from 340 BC. That made this document 2300 years old. Imagine what society will find about us 2300 years from now! Will they find the Fifty Shades trilogy? Harry Potter? Twilight? Hunger Games? Stephen King? Nora Roberts? Dr. Phil? Tom Clancy? What kind of picture do the popular titles and authors of our day paint of our society?

Today is also the twelfth anniversary of of when Wikipedia went online. This free Wiki content encyclopedia allows users to edit and add to the content and changed the way kids cheated on, oops I mean researched, their homework forever.

high notes are murder

Today’s highlighted title is High Notes Are Murder by Barbara Reed. Barbara Reed is a Los Angeles area jazz musician.  There is a cd soundtrack for the book (not included but you can get a copy by contacting us) which is made up of songs composed for and about the characters and events in this suspense story.

book quotes (1)

Disclaimer: Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia.   Images have been taken from various sources around the World Wide Web.

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