24th January

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Apocalypse In Knotty Ash, 2007: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, January 2017:
First Quarter - January 5, 19:47
Full Moon - January 12, 11:35
Third Quarter - January 19, 22:14
New Moon - January 28, 00:08

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CURRENT MOON

Snow-at-the-plot.jpgSnow at the plot, Liverpool, January 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Cadoc (Wales)
Francis de Sales
Feast of Our Lady of Peace


Festival:
First day of the Sementivae, in honor of Ceres and Terra (Roman Empire)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: Set fruits, large-statured vegetables and fast-growing trees.
Prune orchards and bushes (during the waxing moon in spring).
Sow grain.
In spring enrich grain, vegetables and fruits.
Grapple with underground pests.*

Also on this day:

41 – Gaius Caesar (Caligula), known for his eccentricity and cruel despotism, is assassinated by his disgruntled Praetorian Guards. Claudius succeeds his nephew.

1679 – King Charles II of England disbands Parliament.

1848 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento.

1924 – Petrograd, formerly Saint Petersburg, Russia, is renamed Leningrad.

1961 – 1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash: A bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina. The uranium core of one weapon remains lost.

1972 – Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.

1977 – Massacre of Atocha in Madrid, during the Spanish transition to democracy.

1978 – Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, with a nuclear reactor onboard, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering radioactive debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. Only 1% is recovered.

1996 – Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns amid charges that he spied for Moscow.


* more information can be found here.