Friday, January 12, 2007

Some January Anniversaries

Some January Anniversaries

Today is the 16th anniversary of the Congressional declaration of the first war in Iraq: Operation Desert Storm. The 1st airstrikes started five days later, January 17.

Last Wednesday, January 3, marked the 5th anniversary of the passing of my dad Gary Frank, who was a Vietnam-era veteran of the US Air Force (airman 1st class).

Last Thursday, January 4, was the first anniversary of this blog being featured in the South Side Journal.

Last Saturday, January 6, was the fourth anniversary of this blog.

Sunday, January 14, will mark one year since I got mugged at Gravois and Ohio.

Sunday, January 28, will mark 21 years since the Challenger disaster.

Also, Monday, January 15, will be the 22nd observation of Martin Luther King Day as a Federal holiday. In this case the City of St. Louis was actually pretty progressive: Mayor Cervantes made it a city holiday back in 1971, 15 years before the Federal government.

Anyway, try to stay safe this holiday weekend; the current predictions of ice storms are rather dire, to say the least!

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