Every day something big happens... every single day. Besides being National Bean Day, Apple Tree Day, Cuddle Up Day, Day of Epiphany, Take a Poet to Lunch Day, Shortbread Day, Smith Day, Take Down the Christmas Tree Day, Technology Day and World Day for War Orphans, these are just a few of the insignificant things that happened in history.
2019 - A giant blue fin tuna was purchased by a Japanese sushi restaurant for 3.1 million dollars. Maybe that wasn't significant, but it wasn't a good day for the tuna.
2016 - Yet another Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, breaks another box office record with 760.5 million dollars. Does anyone else care?
1994 - Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by Tanya Harding's bodyguard. I think Tanya's in the wrestling ring now... appropriate.
1993 - Bill Wyman left the Rolling Stones. He couldn't... drum roll... wait for it... get no satisfaction.
1979 - The Village People's "YMCA" became number one on the music charts and has become the most played song at wedding receptions ever since.
1977 - The Sex Pistols break up.
1957 - Elvis made his 7th and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
On January 6, 1649, King Charles I was put on trial for treason and other high crimes. He was ultimately executed. Why is this significant to us today? His son, Charles II, was exiled to the Netherlands during the de facto republic led by Oliver Cromwell. Learn about why this was an important event in our Ease of the Leaves tea classes beginning in February.