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Landing of the Opportunity on Mars (2004)
Opportunity, also known as MER-B or MER-1, and nicknamed "Oppy", is a robotic rover that was active on Mars from 2004 until the middle of 2018. Launched on July 7, 2003, as part of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program, it landed in Meridiani Planum on January 25, 2004, three weeks after its twin Spirit (MER-A) touched down on the other side of the planet.
Calendar: Space
National Opposite Day
The 25th of January stands among other things also for an occasion, which should not actually give it at all. At least if it goes according to our transatlantic neighbours in the USA, this date as national opposite day.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
Robert Cailliau (*1947, co-developer WWW)
Robert Cailliau (born 26 January 1947) is a Belgian informatics engineer, computer scientist and author who proposed the first (pre-www) hypertext system for CERN in 1987 and collaborated with Tim Berners-Lee on www from before it got its name.
Calendar: Birthdays & Days of death
Publication of Dungeons and Dragons (1974)
Dungeons & Dragons (commonly abbreviated as D&D or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson. It was first published in 1974 by Tactical Studies Rules, Inc. (TSR). The game has been published by Wizards of the Coast (now a subsidiary of Hasbro) since 1997.
Calendar: Comics, Books & Analog Games
National Green Juice Day
Since December 2015, the 26th of January in the culinary calendar of the USA has been dominated by a drink that is considered to be particularly healthy. In concrete terms, this date is also celebrated in the United States as the National Green Juice Day.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
e-Day (Euler's constant)
E-Day celebrates the mathematical constant “e” (2.7182818) on February 7 (2/7) in the month/day date format or January 27 (27/1) in the day/month format.
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Elijah Wood (*1981)
Elijah Jordan Wood (born January 28, 1981) is an American actor, film producer, and DJ. He is known for portraying Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003) and in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012).
Calendar: Birthdays & Days of death
Community Manager Appreciation Day
Community Manager Appreciation Day takes place every 4th Monday of January as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day (known in Europe as Data Protection Day) is an international holiday that occurs every 28 January
Calendar: Odd Holidays
International LEGO Day
Fans of coloured plastic blocks and building blocks should definitely remember 28 January. This date stands for International LEGO Day.
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Edgar Allan publishes his poem "The Raven" (1845)
"The Raven" is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore.
Calendar: Miscellaneous
Curmudgeons Day
Happy birthday W.C.Fields. In honour of the US-American entertainer the 29th of January is celebrated in the United States as Griesgram Day.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
Inane Answering Message Day
Leave a message after the tone. On January 30, we celebrate the US Day of Meaningless Answering Machine Messages. At least if it's according to the married couple Ruth and Thomas Roy, who declared this date Inane Answering Message Day.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
Isamu Akasaki (*1929, inventor of LEDs)
Isamu Akasaki (born January 30, 1929) is a Japanese physicist, specializing in the field of semiconductor technology and Nobel Prize laureate, best known for inventing the bright gallium nitride (GaN) p-n junction blue LED in 1989 and subsequently the high-brightness GaN blue LED as well.
Calendar: Birthdays & Days of death
James Watt (*1736)
James Watt (30 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world.
Calendar: Birthdays & Days of death
Backward Day. The day where the world gets turned upside down and inside becomes out and madness becomes sanity and day becomes night, at least in concept.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
Robinson Crusoe Day
Friends of the literary classics - books out on 1 February and join in. Because this date stands for Robinson Crusoe Day.
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First edition of Call of Cthulhu (1928)
The Cthulhu Mythos is a shared fictional universe, originating in the works of American horror writer H. P. Lovecraft. The term was coined by August Derleth, a contemporary correspondent and protégé of Lovecraft, to identify the settings, tropes, and lore that were employed by Lovecraft and his literary successors. The name Cthulhu derives from the central creature in Lovecraft's seminal short story, "The Call of Cthulhu", first published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.
Calendar: Comics, Books & Analog Games
Change Your Password Day
Today the time to change your beloved password has come. Go ahead and improve your account's security.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
Day of the Unemployed Fragrance Tree
Since 2017, the 2nd of February has been all about unemployed fragrance trees. At least according to the listeners of the WDR radio station 1Live, who voted to declare this date the day of the unemployed fragrance tree.
Calendar: Odd Holidays
First broadcast of The IT Crowd (2006)
The IT Crowd is a British sitcom originally broadcast by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, and Matt Berry.
Calendar: Movies & Series
Johannes Gutenberg (†1468)
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg ( c. 1400 – February 3, 1468) was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, inventor, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe with the printing press.
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