Twelve Days of Christmas (From Christmas Day December 25th to The Twelfth Night of Christmas the evening of January 5th, followed by the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th)

 


 

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - JANUARY 5th

T.S. Eliot, Quote

“Men learn little from others' experience. But in the life of one man, never the same time returns.”

~ T.S. Eliot

Wikiquote (T.S. Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965) an American-born English poet, dramatist and literary critic.)

This Day in History

January 5th, 1781

American Revolutionary War Collage

American Revolutionary War:
1781 - Richmond, Virginia is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.
1782 - Siege of Brimstone Hill; French troops begin a siege of a British garrison on Brimstone Hill in Saint Kitts.

Wikipedia  Paintings: Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutz; Battle of the Chesapeake, French (left) and British (right) lines; Battle of Bunker Hill, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull; The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 13, 1782, by John Singleton Copley; Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown, 1781; "The surrender at Saratoga" shows General Daniel Morgan in front of a French de Vallière 4-pounder; Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by (John Trumbull, 1797).


January 5th, 1895

Dreyfus affair: Excerpt 'Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters', New York Times; The Dreyfus Affair produced an enormous amount of postcards. This card uses the well-known anti-Semitic image of the treacherous Jew (Dreyfus) in the form of a snake (From the postcard series 'Museum of Horror' #6: 'The Traitor'); Dreyfus as a Wandering Jew; Colonel Estherhazy, The true traitor, UTexas.edu

Dreyfus affair French army officer Alfred Dreyfus is wrongly convicted of treason, stripped of his rank and sentenced to life imprisonment on Devil's Island.

Wikipedia  Image: Alfred Dreyfus; Excerpt 'Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters', New York Times; The Dreyfus Affair produced an enormous amount of postcards. This card uses the well-known anti-Semitic image of the treacherous Jew (Dreyfus) in the form of a snake (From the postcard series 'Museum of Horror' #6: 'The Traitor'); Dreyfus as a Wandering Jew; Colonel Estherhazy, The true traitor, UTexas.edu.


January 5th, 1909

Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty is signed by the United States and Panama, giving the United States exclusive rights over the Panama Canal Zone

The Colombia recognizes the independence of Panama.

Wikipedia  Map of Panama


January 5th, 1913

Greece satellite image, credit NASA Bulgarians attack the Ottoman positions in the Battle of Lule Burgas; Serbian forces entering the town of Mitrovica; Ottoman troops at the Battle of Kumanovo; The Greek king and the Bulgarian tsar in Thesaloniki; Bulgarian heavy artillery

First Balkan War
1913 - Naval Battle of Lemnos; Greek admiral Pavlos Kountouriotis forces the Turkish fleet to retreat to its base within the Dardanelles, from which it did not venture for the rest of the war.

Wikipedia  Image: Greece satellite image, credit NASA.
Bulgarians attack the Ottoman positions in the Battle of Lule Burgas; Serbian forces entering the town of Mitrovica; Ottoman troops at the Battle of Kumanovo; The Greek king and the Bulgarian tsar in Thesaloniki; Bulgarian heavy artillery


January 5th, 1919

Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf

The German Workers' Party, which would become the Nazi Party.

Wikipedia  Image: Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf: (December 20th, 1924, Adolf Hitler publishes his personal manifesto Mein Kampf) People “could have known” what was coming if they read Mein Kampf, said teacher Annette Zschatzsch, looking at the display with her students. But people did not read it.”


January 5th, 1974

Antarctica (8/30/2012), credit National Geographic; Infrared satellite image of Antarctica, credit © Visual Photos

Antarctica:
1974 - Warmest reliably measured temperature in Antarctica of +59°F (+15°C) recorded at Vanda Station.

Wikipedia  Photo: Antarctica (8/30/2012), credit National Geographic; Infrared satellite image of Antarctica, credit © Visual Photos.