26th 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:
Alberic
Margaret of Hungary
Paula
Timothy and Titus

Festival:
Australia Day (Australia)
Duarte Day (Dominican Republic)
Liberation Day (Uganda)
Republic Day (India)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Capricorn: Plant edible roots and brumal vegetables.
Root out, grub up weeds, clear the woodside, hedge (during the waxing moon).
Pile a manure or compost. (during the waxing moon).
Grapple with underground pests.
Enrich and water flowers with poor root assemblage.
Make prickling-out sprout.
Prun the branches and graft orchards.
Transplanting is favorable.
Harvest is binned well.
High-quality seeds.*

Also on this day:

1564 – The Council of Trent issues its conclusions in the Tridentinum, establishing a distinction between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism.

1808 – Rum Rebellion, the only successful (albeit short-lived) armed takeover of the government in Australia.

1905 – The Cullinan Diamond is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.

1934 – The Apollo Theater reopens in Harlem, New York City.

1939 – Spanish Civil War: Troops loyal to nationalist General Francisco Franco and aided by Italy take Barcelona.

1950 – The Constitution of India comes into force, forming a republic. Rajendra Prasad is sworn in as its first President of India. Observed as Republic Day in India.

2004 – A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.


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