A little Trivia and Quote for today, January 19th!

Fact of the Day

It wasn’t until the year 2000 that all 50 states officially observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The last states to to officially observe were Arizona in 1992, New Hampshire in 1999, and Utah in 2000.

Today in History

January 19, 1937
Millionaire Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

Today’s Birthdays

January 19
1946 – Dolly Parton
1809 -1849 – Edgar Allan Poe
1921 -1995 -Patricia Highsmith

Here’s Today’s Quote


I feel I stand in a desert with my hands outstretched, and you are raining down upon me.

Patricia Highsmith

Crime writer Patricia Highsmith (born January 19, 1921) rocketed to fame when her first novel, Strangers on a Train, was adapted by Alfred Hitchcock. The year after that movie was released, she published The Price of Salt under a pseudonym. It was one of the first novels in which a lesbian relationship was given a happy ending, and Highsmith claimed that it sold over a million copies.

All My Best,
Jill M Roberts


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