Monday Open Thread: January 21 is National Hugging Day in the US
January 21 is the 21st day of the year
It is also Sweetmorn, Chaos 21, 3185 YOLD (discordian)
And let us not forget 22.214.171.124.2 by the Mayan Long Count
1560s, hugge "to embrace, clasp with the arms," of unknown origin; perhaps from Old Norse hugga "to comfort," from hugr "courage, mood," from Proto-Germanic *hugjan, related to Old English hycgan "to think, consider," Gothic hugs "mind, soul, thought," and the proper name Hugh. Others have noted the similarity in some senses to German hegen "to foster, cherish," originally "to enclose with a hedge."
Twenty years of schooling and they put you on the day shift, look out kid, ...
On this day in history:
1535 – French Protestants were burned at the stake for dissing the Catholic Church and its minions.
1789 – The first American novel was printed
1793 – Louis XVI of France was executed
1919 – The first meeting of the Dáil Éireann, adoption of Ireland's first constitution and the first battle of the Irish War of Independence,
1954 – The USS Nautilus was launched
1968 – The Battle of Khe Sanh began.
1968 – A B-52 crashed near Thule Air Base and spewed radioactive contamination. One nuke is still missing.
1976 – Commercial service of Concorde began
2017 – The women's march (on Washington)
Born this day in:
1655 – Antonio Molinari, painter
1659 – Adriaen van der Werff, painter
1714 – Anna Morandi Manzolini, anatomist and educator
1724 – Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, painter
1813 – John C. Frémont, "explorer" and soldier
1820 – Joseph Wolf, ornithologist and illustrator
1840 – Sophia Jex-Blake, physician and feminist
1845 – Harriet Backer, painter
1868 – Felix Hoffmann, chemist who synthesized diamorphine, marketed by Bayer(tm) as "heroin" and later synthesized acetylsalicylic acid, marketed by Bayer (tm) as "aspirin"
1869 – Grigori Rasputin, mystic
1923 – Lola Flores, singer, dancer and actress
1938 – Wolfman Jack, DJ (a real DJ)
1941 – Richie Havens, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1941 – Elaine Showalter, author, critic, and feminist
1942 – Mac Davis, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor
1942 – Edwin Starr, singer and songwriter
1974 – Kim Dotcom, internet entrepreneur and political activist
Died this day in:
1926 – Camillo Golgi, physician, pathologist, neurologist, and biologist
1950 – George Orwell, novelist, essayist, and critic
1983 – Lamar Williams, bass player
1984 – Jackie Wilson, singer
1989 – Billy Tipton, pianist and saxophonist
2002 – Peggy Lee, singer
Holidays, Holy Days, Festivals, Feast Days, Days of Recognition, and such:
National Hugging Day in the US
Music goes here, iirc, well,
Image is public domain
It's an open thread, so do your thing
I will be in Puerto Vallarta, and hence unlikely to participate.