If you're interested in astrology, check out these books and more at the library:
"You and Your Future", by Georgia Nicols
"Who Do You Think You Are: 12 Methods for Analyzing the True You", by Tucker Shaw
"How to Tell the Future", by Sally Morningstar
"2012: Crossing the Bridge to the Future", by Mark Borax
Today is also Kiss Your Fiancee Day, Atheist Pride Day, National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, and Snowman Burning Day (not the snowmen!).
Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history:
- The sixth recorded perihelion passage of Hailey's Comet took place in 141.
- The Jesse James Gang robbed a bank in Russelville, Kentucky of $14 000 in 1868
- Sherlock Holmes adventure "A Scandal in Bohemia" began in 1888
- Wilfred "Wop" May - one of Canada's leading bush flyers - was born in Carberry, Manitoba in 1896
- Novelist Hugh MacLennan - 5-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award - was born at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia in 1907
- Acclaimed abstract painter Jack Bush was born in Toronto in 1909
- Martin Brian Mulroney, the 18th Prime Minister of Canada, was born at Baie-Comeau, Quebec in 1939
- Henry Duncan Graham Crerar was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the 1st Canadian Army in 1944. Also in 1944, Mount Vesuvius exploded.
- Robert (Bobby) Gordon Orr, a hockey player for the Boston Bruins who revolutionized the role of the defenceman with his end-to-end rushes, was born at Parry Sound, Ontario in 1948
- Peter Lougheed was elected leader of the Alberta PC Party in 1965
- Canada signed an agreement with 19 other countries to establish the Francophone International Cooperation Society, for cultural and technological exchange among French-speaking nations in 1970
- The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in 1991 that employers couldn't exclude women from jobs where exposure to toxic chemicals could potentially damage a fetus.
- Stephen Harper became the first leader of the Conservative Party of Canada in 2004
- 50 people were killed, 240 injured in a wave of terror attacks across 10 cities in Iraq in 2012
Stay tuned for our next "On This Day in History".