Today – January 29

Today’s Notable Birthdays

U.  S. Birthdays

William McKinley - 25fh President of the United States

English: William McKinley.

English: William McKinley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William McKinley, Jr. (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, and the last veteran of the American Civil War to be elected.  By the 1880s, McKinley was a national Republican leader; his signature issue was high tariffs on imports as a formula for prosperity, as typified by his McKinley Tariff of 1890.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Slavery Expansion – Third Turning, Unraveling (1838-1859)
Progressive Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1843-1859)

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Today – January 28

Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

Heritage Birthday

Hazel (McLaughlin) Summers was born on this day in 1907

Hazel (McLaughlin) Summers (28 Jan 1907, Oklahoma – 12 Nov 1993, California) was my Spouse’s mother. Hazel was married to Delbert Summers on 23 Sep 1922 in Oklahoma.

World War Cycle – Missionary Awakening Era – Second Turning, Awakening (1886-1909)
G.I. Generation – Hero (Civic) (1901-1924)

Today – January 27

Today’s Notable Birthdays

U. S. Birthday

John Roberts Jr.

John Roberts Jr.

John Roberts Jr.17th and current Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court

John Glover Roberts, Jr. (born January 27, 1955) is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the United States. He has served since 2005, having been nominated by President George W. Bush after the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist. He has been described as having a conservative judicial philosophy in his jurisprudence.

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Present Cycle – Era of Superpower America – First Turning, High (1945-1965)
Boom Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1943-1960)


Foreign Birthdays

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Influential composer of the Classical Era

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, full name Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over six hundred works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music; and he is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Republican Generation – Hero (Civic) (1742-1766)

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Today – January 25

Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Robert Boyle - English natural philosopher, one of the founders of modern chemisty.

Portrait of Robert Boyle

Portrait of Robert Boyle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Robert Boyle (25 January 1627 – 30 December 1691) was an Irish-born English theologian, natural philosopher, chemist, physicist, inventor, and early gentleman scientist, noted for his work in physics and chemistry. He is best known for the formulation of Boyle’s law. Although his research and personal philosophy clearly has its roots in the alchemical tradition, he is largely regarded today as the first modern chemist, and therefore one of the founders of modern chemistry. Among his works, The Sceptical Chymist is seen as a cornerstone book in the field of chemistry.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Cavalier Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1615-1647)

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Today – January 24

Today’s Memorable Events

  • 24 Jan 1848 – Gold is discovered at Sutter’s Mill in central California, setting off the California Gold Rush

Notable Foreign Birthday

Frederick the Great - 18th Century King of Prussia

Frederick the Great King of Prussia and the so...

Frederick the Great King of Prussia and the sovereign prince of the Principality and the watchmaking industry hub of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frederick II (24 January 1712 – 17 August 1786) was a King of Prussia (1740–1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty.  In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great and was nicknamed der alte Fritz (“Old Fritz“).

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Awakening Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1701-1723)

 

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Today – January 22

 Today’s Notable Birthdays

 U. S. Birthdays

D. W. Griffith – Pioneering film director.

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Photograph of movie director D. W. Griffith sitting at a rolltop desk. Courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collection. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

David Llewelyn Wark “D. W.” Griffith (January 22 1875 – July 23, 1948) was a premier pioneering Academy Award-winning American film director. He is best known as the director of the groundbreaking 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance (1916).

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World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)

Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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Today – January 19

Today’s Memorable Events

  • Jan 19 1861 – Georgia becomes the fifth State to secede from the Union in the build up to the Civil War

Notable Foreign Birthdays

James Watt

James Watt - Inventor and engineer who made key improvements to  the Steam Engine

James Watt (19 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both the Kingdom of Great Britain and the world.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Revolutionary War Cycle – Liberty Generation – Nomad (Reactive) (1724-1741)

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Today – January 18

Today’s Notable Foreign Birthday

Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu - Enlightenment political theorist

Charles Montesquieu

Charles Montesquieu (Photo credit: shizhao)

Charles-Louis de Secondat, baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu (18 January 1689 – 10 February 1755), was a French social commentator and political thinker who lived during the Era of the Enlightenment. He is famous for his articulation of the theory of separation of powers, taken for granted in modern discussions of government and implemented in many constitutions throughout the world. He was largely responsible for the popularization of the terms feudalism and Byzantine Empire.

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U. S. Contemporaries: Colonial Cycle – Enlightenment Generation – Artist (Adaptive) (1674-1700)

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Today – January 17

Today’s Notable Birthdays

U. S. Birthday

Benjamin Franklin - An American “Founding Father” and leader of the American Enlightenment

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass ‘armonica’. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania. He was an early proponent of colonial unity and as a political writer and activist he supported the idea of an American nation and as a diplomat during the American Revolution, he secured the French alliance that helped to make independence possible.

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Revolutionary War Cycle – The Age of Enlightenment – First Turning, High (1693-1733)
Awakening Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1701-1723)

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