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- Events:

  • March of Dimes Birth Defects Prevention Month. For info: March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, 1275 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605. Phone: (914) 997-4600. Web: http://www.modimes.org
  • National Eye Care Month. For info: American Academy of Ophthalmology-NEC, PO Box 7424, San Francisco, CA 94140-7424. Fax: (415) 561-8567. E-mail: PIMR@aao.org. Web: http://www.eyenet.org See curriculum Connection.
  • National Personal Self-Defense Awareness Month. For info: Natl Self-Defense Institute, Inc, 1521 Alton Rd, Box 131, Miami Beach, FL 33139. Phone: (305) 868-NSDI. Fax: (305) 577-8213.
  • 21: Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday ˇ Martin Luther King, Jr. Day On the Net. A Celebration of the... http://www.holidays.net/mlk
  • 23: Twentieth Amendment to US Constitution Ratified: Anniversary (1933) The 20th Amendment was ratified, fixing the date of the presidential inauguration at the current Jan 20 instead of the previous Mar 4. Analysis in easy terms from : http://www.vaix.net/~captainnemo/plan/20th.htm
  • 25: First Scheduled Transcontinental Flight: Anniversary (1959) American Airlines opened the jet age in the US with the first scheduled transcontinental flight on a Boeing 707 nonstop from California to New York.
  • 25: Macintosh Computer Released: Anniversary (1984) Apple Computer released its new Macintosh model on this day, which eventually replaced the Apple II. The new computer sold for $2,495.
  • 27: Apollo I: Spacecraft Fire: 35th Anniversary (1967) January 27, 1967. Tragedy struck on the launch pad during a preflight test for Apollo 204 (AS-204), which was scheduled to be the first Apollo manned mission, and would have been launched on February 21, 1967. Astronauts Virgil Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee lost their lives when a fire swept through the Command Module (CM). http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/Apollo204/zorn/grissom.htm
  • 28: Challenger Space Shuttle Explosion: Anniversary (1986) The Challenger Accident On January 28, 1986 America was shocked by the destruction of the space shuttle Challenger, and the death of its seven crew members. ... http://www.fas.org/spp/51L.html
  • 28: Martí, José Julian: Birth Anniversary (1853) Cuban author and political activist, born at Havana, Cuba. Martí was exiled to Spain, where he studied law before coming to the US in 1890. He was killed in battle at Dos Rios, Cuba, May 19, 1895. Quotations: http://xld.com/public/cuba/marti.htm with Cuba links

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