Today In History; January 18



Good Morning & God Bless To Every One !!!

Today is January 18, the 18th day of 2014 and there are 347 days left this year where it is another Blessed day here in the work for our Lord at:

For God’s Glory Alone Ministries !!!

Here we are with another beautiful day in Albuquerque where it is presently 31 degrees at 7:47 a.m. with not wind. Unfortunately, no desperately needed ‘wetness’ in the forecast today either! We’re expecting highs in the upper 50s, somewhere around 56/57 degrees, (in the middle of January!), with clear skies and sunshine all day. Low in the upper 30s tonight and tomorrow appears to be much the same only a little warmer!!!

So, What Happened Today In 1776?

In the American Revolution, Georgia’s Royal Governor is arrestedjames wright

On the evening of January 18, 1776, the Council of Safety in Savannah, Georgia, issues an arrest warrant for the colony’s royal governor, James Wright. Patriots led by Major Joseph Habersham of the Provincial Congress then took Wright into custody and placed him under house arrest.

Wright remained under guard in the governor’s mansion in Savannah until February 11, 1776, when he escaped to the British man-of-war, HMS Scarborough. After failing to negotiate a settlement with the revolutionary congress, he sailed for London.

On December 29, 1778, Wright returned with troops and was able to retake Savannah. Although Georgia was never fully under his control, Wright again served as royal governor until July 11, 1782, when the British voluntarily abandoned Savannah before Continental General Mad Anthony Wayne could take the city by force. Wayne had already defeated British, Loyalist and allied Indian forces who, combined, outnumbered Patriots by at least 2 to 1, as he progressed through Georgia following the Battle of Yorktown. Facing likely defeat at Wayne’s hands, Wright retired to London, where he died on November 20, 1785.

Wright was the only royal governor to successfully oversee the use of the hated stamps mandated by the Stamp Act of 1765. When Wright recaptured Savannah and was reinstated as the royal governor of Georgia in 1778, he also made Georgia the only colony to return to imperial rule following a Patriot uprising. Georgians seemed to be of mixed mind regarding independence–despite these instances of loyalty to the crown, Georgia was one of the first colonies to argue for a declaration of independence from Britain in early 1776.

Other Memorable Or Interesting Events Occurring On January 18 In History:

1644 – Perplexed Pilgrims in Boston report America’s first UFO sighting;

1777 – San Jose in California is founded;

1778 – The English explorer Captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands when he sails past the island of Oahu. Two days later, he landed at Waimea on the island of Kauai and named the island group the Sandwich Islands, in honor of John Montague, who was the earl of Sandwich and one his patrons;

1788 – English settlers, along with 736 convicts, arrive in Australia’s Botany Bay to set up a Penal Colony;

1836 – Jim Bowie arrives at the Alamo to assist its Texas defenders;

1803 – Determined to begin the American exploration of the vast mysterious regions of the Far West, President Thomas Jefferson sends a special confidential message to Congress asking for money to fund the journey of Lewis and Clark;

1861 – In the Civil War, Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Alabama in seceding from the Union;

1862 – Confederate territory of Arizona is formed;

1862 – Former U.S. President and Confederate congressman-elect John Tyler dies at age 71 in Richmond, Virginia. Tyler, who was born in Virginia in 1790, served as a U.S. congressman and as governor of his home state before winning election to the U.S. Senate during the 1830s, when many of the sectional issues were emerging in national politics. A Whig, Tyler became the 10th U.S. vice president in March 1841. Within a month of his inauguration, President William Henry Harrison died in office and Tyler vaulted into the executive chair. The major achievement of his administration was the addition of Texas to the Union in 1845;

1884 – Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom;

1896 – For the first time in the United States, demonstration of an X-ray machine is performed in New York City;

1911 – Aviator Eugene Ely performs his first successful landing on a ship in San Francisco Bay on the USS Pennsylvania;

1912 – After a two-month ordeal, the expedition of British explorer Robert Falcon Scott arrives at the South Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer, had preceded them by just over a month. Disappointed, the exhausted explorers prepared for a long and difficult journey back to their base camp;

1919 – In Paris, France, some of the most powerful people in the world meet to begin the long, complicated negotiations that would officially mark the end of the First World War;

1933 – White Sands National Monument is established in New Mexico;

1943 – In World War II, the deportation of Jews from the Warsaw ghetto to the concentration camp at Treblinka is resumed—but not without much bloodshed and resistance along the way. On July 18, 1942, Heinrich Himmler promoted Auschwitz camp commandant Rudolf Hess to SS major. He also ordered that the Warsaw ghetto, the Jewish quarter constructed by the Nazis upon the occupation of Poland and enclosed first by barbed wire and then by brick walls, be depopulated—a “total cleansing,” as he described it. The inhabitants were to be transported to what became a second extermination camp constructed at the railway village of Treblinka, 62 miles northeast of Warsaw;

1949 – Charles Ponzi, engineer of one of the most spectacular mass swindles in history, died destitute at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at age 66;

1950 – People’s Republic of China formally recognizes the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam and agrees to furnish it military assistance; the Soviet Union extended diplomatic recognition to Hanoi on January 30. China and the Soviet Union provided massive military and economic aid to North Vietnam, which enabled North Vietnam to fight first the French and then the Americans. Chinese aid to North Vietnam between 1950 and 1970 is estimated at $20 billion. It is thought that China provided approximately three-quarters of the total military aid given to Hanoi since 1949, with the Soviets providing most of the rest. It would have been impossible for the North Vietnamese to continue the war without the aid from both the Chinese and Soviets;

1957 – A trio of B-52’s completed the first non-stop, round-the-world flight by jet planes, landing at March Air Force Base in California after 45 hours and 19 minutes aloft;

1962 – The United States begins spraying foliage with herbicides in South Vietnam in order to reveal the whereabouts of Vietcong guerrillas;

1967 – Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the “Boston Strangler,” was convicted in Cambridge, Mass., of armed robbery, assault and sex offenses. (Sentenced to life, DeSalvo was killed in prison in 1973.);

1969 – A spate of heavy rain begins in Southern California that results in a tragic series of landslides and floods that kills nearly 100 people. This was the worst weather-related disaster in California in the 20th century;

1971 – During the Vietnam War, in a televised speech, Senator George S. McGovern (D-South Dakota) begins his antiwar campaign for the 1972 Democratic presidential nomination by vowing to bring home all U.S. soldiers from Vietnam if he is elected. McGovern won his party’s nomination, but was defeated in the general election by incumbent Richard Nixon;

1977 – Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires’ disease;

1990 – At the end of a joint sting operation by FBI agents and District of Columbia police, Mayor Marion Barry is arrested and charged with drug possession and the use of crack, a crystalline form of cocaine;

1993 – Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is observed in all 50 states for the first time;

2000 – Meteorite breaks up and scatters debris in Tagish Lake in British Columbia, Canada setting off satellite sensors and seismographs;

2010 – China begins text message surveillance blocking customers from the country’s two largest operators for lewd messages;

2013 – For the first time since the Battle of Mogadishu, the U.S. announces it will officially recognize, and open diplomatic relations with, the new government of Somalia;

2013 – It was one year ago TODAY!

Now, Off To The Fun Stuff

Today’s Patriotic Quote:   (Writers note: This is as it reads – you interpret as you desire!) –

“So Americans understand the costs of war. Yet as a country, we will never tolerate our security being threatened, nor stand idly by when our people have been killed. We will be relentless in defense of our citizens and our friends and allies. We will be true to the values that make us who we are.”
– President Barack Hussein Obama

Today’s ‘Bust Out Laughing’ Picture:red coat

Today’s ‘Dogs Meet Cats Video:

Today’s Yiddish Word You Should Know:

Bissel – (or bisl) – a little bit.

Today’s Word Of The Day:

Rife – is an adjective which means abundant, prevalent, or of common occurrence.

Today’s ‘Moment That Will Warm Your Heart’ Picture:moment that warms your heart

Today’s Crazy Law:

In Blythe, California –  You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

Today’s Crazy ?/Thought:

At a movie theater which arm rest is yours?

Today’s Job Issue:

I tried being a Tailor, but I wasn’t suited for it – – mainly because it was just a sew-sew job!

Today’s ‘A Sign For Every Profession’:

In a Podiatrist’s office –  “Time wounds all heels.”

Today’s Silly Kitty Picture:silly kitty

Today’s Joke Of The Day:

A Christian middle school for girls was faced with a unique problem.
A number of girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom.
That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirrors leaving dozens of little lip prints.
Finally, the principal decided that something had to be done.
She called several of the girls into the bathroom and met them there with the custodian.
She explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian who had to clean the mirrors every day.
To demonstrate how much work they were making for the custodian, she asked him to clean one of the mirrors while the girls watched.
The custodian took a long-handled brush, dipped it into the nearest toilet and proceeded to scrub the mirror.
No further problems have been reported!

Today’s Funny Sign:funny sign

Today’s Bonus Joke Of The Day:

Santa’s sledge broke down on Christmas Eve.  He flagged down a passing motorist and asked, ‘Can you help me fix my sledge?’ ‘Sorry,’ the motorist replied. ‘I’m not a mechanic – I’m a podiatrist.’     ‘Well’, said Santa, ‘can you give me a toe?’

Today’s ‘How Did That Happen’ Picture:how did that happen

Today’s ‘A Country Run By Idiots’:

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or lottery tickets, check out a book at the library or rent a video; but not to vote for who runs the government – you might be living in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

Today’s Construction Site Oops Picture:oops9

Today’s Inspirational Thought For The Day:

Look outward and be distressed;
Look inward and be depressed;
Look upward and be at rest.
–  Corrie Ten Boom

Today’s Inspirational Music Video:

A Thousand Little Things –

Today’s Verse & Prayer:

The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.  – 1 Corinthians 10:13

Dear God, guard my heart from temptation and my life from sin. I want to serve you with wholehearted devotion. Forgive me for my past sin, and by your grace and through your word, strengthen me with your Holy Spirit so that I may overcome the temptations that Satan uses to separate me from you. In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.

Today’s Funny Church Sign:church sign

Until Tomorrow – GOD BLESS To Every One !!!

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After serving in the United States Navy for 22 years I retired from the service late in 1991. Having always loved the southwest, shortly after retiring, I moved to the Albuquerque area where I have resided since. Initially I worked as a contractor for approximately 6 years doing cable construction work. That becoming a little dangerous, at an elevated age, I moved into the retail store management environment managing convenience stores for roughly 16 years. With several disabilities, I am now fully retired and am getting more involved with helping Pastor Dewey & Pastor Paul with their operations at FGGAM which pleases my heart greatly as it truly is - "For God's Glory Alone". I met my precious wife Sandy here in Albuquerque and we have been extremely happily married for 18 years and I am the very proud father to Sandy's wonderful children, Tiana, our daughter, Ryan & Ross, our two sons, and proud grandparents to 5 wonderful grandchildren. We attend Christ Full Deliverance Ministries in Rio Rancho which is lead by Pastor's Marty & Paulette Cooper along with Elder Mable Lopez as regular members. Most of my time is now spent split between my family, my church & helping the Pastors by writing here on the FGGAM website and doing everything I can to support this fantastic ministry in the service of our Lord. Praise to GOD & GOD Bless to ALL! UPDATED 2021: Rick and Sandy moved to Florida a few years ago. We adore them and we pray for Rick as he misses Sandy so very, very much!

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