Today In History; January 22



Good Morning & God Bless To Every One !!!

Today is January 22, the 22nd day of 2014 and there are 343 days left this year where it is another Blessed day in the work for our Lord here at:

For God’s Glory Alone Ministries !!!

It’s another beautiful day here in Albuquerque at 8:17 a.m. where it is presently 33 degrees but a light breeze gives us a wind chill of 26. Mostly cloudy skies, (unfortunately without any rain in them), and a high in the mid 50s. As part of the cold front sweeping down from the north, we’re expecting a temperature drop tomorrow with highs in the low 40s with some wind. Some are calling for a slight chance of rain Thursday or Friday.

So, What Happened Today In 1779?

Famed Tory Outlaw Claudius Smith, “Cowboy of the Ramapos”, Hangs In The Gallowscowboy

Famed Tory outlaw Claudius Smith meets his end on the gallows on this day in 1779 in Goshen, New York. In the wake of his death, Patriot civilians hope for relief from guerilla warfare in upstate New York.

Born in Brookhaven, New York, in 1736, Smith moved with his family to Orange County, New York, in 1741. Thought to have fought with Mohawk leader Joseph Brandt as a Tory defender of the crown during the New York campaign of 1777, Smith earned the label “Cowboy of the Ramapos” for his use of guerrilla tactics against Patriot civilians. Smith and his cohorts stole livestock and ambushed travelers on the Orange Turnpike between Canada and New York from the cave now memorialized as “Claudius Smith’s Den” in Orange County’s Harriman State Park.

Smith managed to escape justice until his gang murdered Patriot Major Nathaniel Strong in the course of a robbery. Patriot Governor George Clinton then issued a warrant for his arrest, offering a $1,200 reward for the capture of Smith, who was described as “7 feet tall” in his wanted poster. Captured on British-controlled Long Island by vigilantes in October, he and other members of his gang, including one of his sons, were returned to Patriot territory and hung near their home turf in Goshen.

Despite his less than savory exploits, Smith earned a reputation as a “robin hood” because he targeted the wealthy but was said to be generous with the poor. Because his mother reputedly warned him that, unless he reformed, he would “die with his boots on,” Smith removed his footwear before he was hanged. Two of Smith’s three sons belonged to his gang—one was hanged with his father; another took over the gang upon his death.

Legend has it that Claudius Smith’s skull was filled with mortar and included in the edifice of the Goshen Court House.

Other Memorable Or Interesting Events Occurring On January 22 In History:

1077 – German King Heinrich IV petitions Pope Gregory VII for forgiveness;

1510 – Jews are expelled from Colmar, Germany;

1673 – Postal service begins between New York and Boston;

1689 – England’s “Bloodless Revolution” reaches its climax when parliament invites William and Mary to become joint sovereigns;

1771 – Spain cedes the Falkland Islands to Britain;

1775 – Jews are expelled from Warsaw, Poland;

1813 – During the War of 1812, British forces under Henry Proctor defeat a U.S. contingent planning an attack on Fort Detroit;

1840 – Under the leadership of British statesman Edward G. Wakefield, the first British colonists to New Zealand arrive at Port Nicholson on Auckland Island;

1863 – In the Civil War, in an attempt to out flank Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, General Ambrose Burnside leads his army on a march to north Fredericksburg, but foul weather bogs his army down in what will become known as “Mud March.”;

1879 – Pursuing American soldiers badly beat Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife and his people as they make a desperate bid for freedom. In doing so, the soldiers effectively crushed the so-called Dull Knife Outbreak. A leading chief of the Northern Cheyenne, Dull Knife (sometimes called Morning Star) had long urged peace with the powerful Anglo-Americans invading his homeland in the Powder River country of modern-day Wyoming and Montana;

1901 – The death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901, ends an era in which most of her British subjects know no other monarch. Her 63-year reign, the longest in British history, saw the growth of an empire on which the sun never set. Victoria restored dignity to the English monarchy and ensured its survival as a ceremonial political institution;

1905 – In Russia, the revolution of 1905 begins when czarist troops open fire on a peaceful group of workers marching to the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg to petition their grievances to Czar Nicholas II. Some 500 protestors were massacred on “Bloody Sunday,” setting off months of protest and disorder throughout Russia. A decade later, czarist Russia was bogged down in the mire of World War I, prompting the Bolshevik-led Russian Revolution of 1917, which crushed the czar’s opposition and proclaimed Russia the world’s first Marxist state;

1927 – Civil War Confederate General John A. McCausland dies at age 90 in West Virginia. He lived for over 50 years after the war and remained an unreconstructed Rebel at the time of his death;

1932 – British Anglicans and Old Catholic Church merge;

1941 – In World War II, the first mass killing of Jews occurs in Romania;

1941 – In World War II, British and Commonwealth forces enter the port at Tobruk, in Libya, and tens of thousands of Italian occupiers are taken prisoner;

1964 – In the Vietnam War, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff inform Defense Secretary Robert McNamara that they “are wholly in favor of executing the covert actions against North Vietnam.” President Johnson had recently approved Oplan 34A, provocative operations to be conducted by South Vietnamese forces (supported by the United States) to gather intelligence and conduct sabotage to destabilize the North Vietnamese regime. President Johnson at first resisted this advice, but in less than a year, U.S. airplanes were bombing North Vietnam, and shortly thereafter the first U.S. combat troops began arriving in South Vietnam;

1968 – During the Vietnam War, operating in the two northernmost military regions, the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) launches two major operations. In the first operation, conducted by the 1st Cavalry Division in Quang Tri and Thua Thien provinces, south of the Demilitarized Zone, “First Team” units launched Operation Jeb Stuart. This operation was a large-scale reinforcement of the Marines in the area and focused on clearing enemy Base Areas 101 and 114. Jeb Stuart was terminated on March 31 with enemy casualties listed at 3,268; U.S. casualties were 291 killed in action and 1,735 wounded. On the same day that Jeb Stuart was launched, other 1st Cavalry units launched Operation Pershing II in the coastal lowlands in Binh Dinh Province. This operation, designed to clear enemy forces from the area, lasted until February 29;

1971 – In the Vietnam War, Communist forces shell Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the first time;

1973 – A plane returning Muslim pilgrims from Mecca crashes in Kano, Nigeria, killing 176 people. It was the deadliest air disaster of its time. The Royal Jordanian Boeing 707-300 was chartered by Nigeria Airways to take Muslims in Nigeria on a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. There were 198 passengers and 11 crew members on board as the plane approached Kano’s airport;

1973 – The Supreme Court decriminalized abortion by handing down their decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. Despite opponents’ characterization of the decision, it was not the first time that abortion became a legal procedure in the United States. In fact, for most of the country’s first 100 years, abortion as we know it today was not only not a criminal offense, it was also not considered immoral;

1973 – Former President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Johnson City, Texas, at the age of 64. After leaving the White House in 1968, L.B.J. returned to his beloved home state, Texas, with his wife, Ladybird, and immersed himself in the activity dearest to him: ranching;

1979 – Abu Hassan, the alleged planner of the 1972 Munich raid, is killed by a bomb in Beirut;

1980 – In Moscow, Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov, the Soviet physicist who helped build the USSR’s first hydrogen bomb, is arrested after criticizing the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. He was subsequently stripped of his numerous scientific honors and banished to remote Gorky;

1982 – As part of the ‘Cold War’, in a revival of the diplomacy “linkages” that were made famous by Henry Kissinger during the Nixon years, the administration of President Ronald Reagan announces that further progress on arms talks will be linked to a reduction of Soviet oppression in Poland. The U.S. ploy was but one more piece of the increasingly complex jigsaw puzzle of nuclear arms reduction;

1987 – Pennsylvania treasurer R. Budd Dwyer, convicted of defrauding the state, proclaimed his innocence at a news conference before pulling out a gun and shooting himself to death in front of horrified spectators;

1997 – Madeline Albright is confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the first female Secretary of State in U.S. history;

1998 – In a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the “Unabomber”;

2002 – K-Mart Corporation becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection;

2004 – Enron Corp.’s former top accountant, Richard Causey, surrendered to federal authorities; he pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges. (Causey later pleaded guilty to securities fraud and was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison; he served 4 3/4 years);

2009 – The Senate Finance Committee cleared the nomination of Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary, 18-5, despite unhappiness over his mistakes in paying his taxes;

2013 – It was one year ago TODAY!

Now, Off To The Fun Stuff!

Today’s Patriotic Quote:

“If Saddam; *Saddam Hussein of Iraq*; rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”
– President William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton

Today’s AWE Of GOD Picture:

Athirappally waterfalls, Kerala, Indiaawe of god

Today’s Funny Animal Video:

Today’s Video Fun:

The Beautiful SERENGETI by Drone –

Today’s Job Issue:

My best job was as a Musician, but eventually I found I wasn’t noteworthy.

Today’s ‘How The Heck Did That Happen’ Picture:how the heck

Today’s Founders Quote:

 “Considering the natural lust for power so inherent in man, I fear the thirst of power will prevail to oppress the people.”
– George Mason, speech at the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

Today’s Thought For The Day:

“I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.” — Dame Agatha Christie

Today’s ‘OOPS Construction Site’ Picture:oops12

Today’s Joke Of The Day:


A teenage boy had just passed his driving test and inquired of his father as to when they could discuss his use of the car.
His father said he’d make a deal with his son; ‘You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible, and get your hair cut. Then we’ll talk about the car.’
The boy thought about that for a moment, decided he’d settle for the offer, and they agreed on it.
After about six weeks his father said, ‘Son, you’ve brought your grades up and I’ve observed that you have been studying your Bible, but I’m disappointed you haven’t had your hair cut.
The boy said, ‘You know Dad, I’ve been thinking about that, and I’ve noticed in my studies of the Bible that Samson had long hair, John the Baptist had long hair, Moses had long hair, and there’s strong evidence that Jesus had long hair.

Get ready – you’re going to love this Dad’s reply:

“Did you also notice that they walked everywhere?”

(Ouch !!!)

Today’s Tiny Critter With A Teddy Picture:tiny

Today’s Word Of The Day:

Ecumenical –  which can also be spelled as ecumenic, is an adjective that means universal or general. Ecumenical is also used to describe things pertaining to or promoting the Christian church.

Today’s ‘From Mom’s Dictionary’:

Baby –  1-Dad, when he gets a cold; 2-Mom’s youngest child, even if he’s 42.

Today’s Yiddish Word You Should Know:

glitch –  or glitsh; literally “slip,” “skate,” or “nosedive,” which was the origin of the common American usage as “a minor problem or error.”

Today’s “A Note To The Thief’ Picture:note

Today’s Crazy Law:

In Albuquerque, New Mexico it is illegal for cab drivers to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.

Today’s Crazy ?/Thought:

Why is a person that handles your money called a BROKER?

Today’s ‘This Is What Camera’s Were Made For’ Picture:camera

Today’s Wine Tasting Lessonred or white

Today’s Inspirational Thought/Quote:

“There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity — the law of nature, and of nations.”
– Edmund Burke

Today”s Inspirational Music Video:

God So Loved –

Today’s Verse & Prayer:

Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
– Matthew 7:7-8

Father, I am sorry that so often you only hear my whines and complaints and concerns. You have been so generous with your love. Help me to keep my heart set on you and your will today as I ask you to minister to the things on my heart. Through Jesus I pray. Amen.

Today’s Funny Church Sign:church

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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