January 23 in Pop Culture History
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Day for measuring your feet
Rhubarb Pie Day
National Handwriting Day The Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association, (WIMA), established it. January 23rd, 1977. 23rd of September 1977.
Modern schools place greater importance on computer technology and typing. Cursive is disappearing from the curriculum; many young people today learn only enough to sign their name – if they learn any cursive at all.
WIMA might have an vested interest, but it is not the only one. in keeping pens in Penmanship is a lost art and skill that many people feel they have lost. They claim that typewritten words lack the personality and intimacy associated with handwriting. Many writers will agree that typing is not the same as writing handwritten words. Sometimes, however, it's easier to write. in Over keys, ink.
According to graphologists, who are experts in handwriting studies, handwritten documents convey more than words. Are they standing up? Did they hold the pen at the top or the bottom – inquiring minds want to know!) Handwriting analysis can even reveal aspects of the writer’s personality and state of mind.
John Hancock, whose name can sometimes be synonymous with “signature”The Declaration of Independence was signed by ; (whose birthday is celebrated with the holiday). The American Revolution was forever shaped by his bold, beautiful and memorable script.
Whether it’s a poem, love letter, diary entry, grocery list, or political missive, why not take out a pen today and write something the old-fashioned way? Happy Birthday John Hancock!
1556 (Earthquake) Shaanxi, China. It is possible that more than 800,000. people were killed.
1571 – The Royal Exchange opened in London.
1793 – Humane Society of Philadelphia (America’s 1st aid organization) was founded.
1870 – US cavalrymen killed 173 Native Americans, mostly women and children, in The Marias Massacre is what it's known for in Montana.
January 23, 1945. What would it look like to be 12345 on your birthday?
1964 – The 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting the use of poll taxes in National elections were ratified.
1965 – #1 Hit January 23, 1965 – February 5, 1965: Petula Clark – Downtown
1971 – #1 Hit January 23, 1971 – February 12, 1971: Tony Orlando, Dawn – You can knock three times
1977 – Roots Premiered by ABC
1978 – Chicago Guitarist Terry Kath’s last words were “Don’t worry, it’s not loaded”When playing Russian Roulette,
1983 – The A Team Premiered by NBC
1984 – Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik for the WWF (now WWE) championship
1985 – Thundercats Debuted in Insyndication
1986 – The 1st induction of the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame included Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley.
1988 – #1 Hit January 23, 1988 – January 29, 1988: Michael Jackson – Your way of making me feel
1998 – Spice World: The Gingerbread Man and Slappy, And Taken From the Sea They were published in theaters.
2003 – Mythbusters Premiered by The Discovery Channel
2008 – U2 3D debuted in theaters.
#1 Hit – January 23, 2016 – February 12, 2016: Justin Bieber – We are sorry
#1 Hit – January 23, 2021 – March 19, 2021: Driver's license – Olivia Rodrigo