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Embarrass and Embarrassed (Spelling Mnemonic)


The following mnemonic is a useful spelling mnemonic for correctly spelling the words EMBARRASS & EMBARRASSED.

Mnemonic Techniques:
  • When you are embarrassed, you go Really Red (RR - 2 ‘r’s).
  • Do you go Really Red And Smile Shyly when embarrassed?
  • 2 ‘r’s & 2 ‘s’s – i.e. both the R & S letters are doubled.
  • Two Rosy cheeks and two Scarlet cheek.

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Kings Play Chess On Family Game Shows (Mnemonic)


Kings Play Chess On Family Game Shows (KPCOFGS) is another mnemonic for remembering the classification of living organisms. See other Kings Play Chess mnemonics.

Kings - Kingdom
Play - Phylum
Chess - Class
On - Order
Family - Family
Game - Genus
Shows - Species

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Mills Music Ltd Publishers (20 Denmark St, Covent Garden, WC2, London)


Mills Music Ltd. Basic Facts:
  • Music Publisher.
  • Mills Music Ltd is now EMI Mills Music Ltd, part of EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Mills Music Ltd. Location:
  • Was found at 20 Denmark St, Covent Garden, London, England.
  • Denmark St was also once known as Tin Pan Alley.
  • Currently - Wunjo Guitars are located at 20 Denmark St (see image, 2008).
Famous People Associated:
  • Carey Blyton was music editor at Mills Music Ltd from 1958-1963.[1]
  • Elton John worked as an office boy (in the post room) here, in 1965, earning £4.50 a week.[2]
  • During his time at Mills Music Ltd, Elton was still known as Reg Dwight.[2]
  • Paul Simon unsuccessfully tried to sell his music catalogue to Mills Music Ltd. in 1965.
  • Your Song, by Elton John, legend has it, was written by Bernie Taupin on the roof of Mills Music Ltd., on 27th October 1969.[3]

References:
  • [1] - http://www.careyblyton.co.uk/biography.html
  • [2] - http://www.independent.co.uk/news/tin-pan-alley-set-for-a-musical-renaissance-1160967.html
  • [3] - The Times, 17th December 1994, page 39.

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January 7 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 7th:
January 7 - Deaths:
1285 – King Charles I of Naples (b. 1226)
1325 – King Dinis of Portugal (b. 1261)
1400 – Thomas Holland - 1st Duke of Surrey, English politician (b. 1374)
1451 – Count Amadeus VIII of Savoy (b. 1383)
1536 – Catherine of Aragon - consort of Henry VIII of England (b. 1485)
1566 – Louis de Blois - Flemish mystic (b. 1506)
1619 – Nicholas Hilliard - English painter (b. c.1547)
1625 – Ruggiero Giovannelli - Italian composer (b. c.1560)
1655 – Pope Innocent X (b. 1574)
1658 – Theophilus Eaton - American colonist (b. 1590)
1694 – Charles Gerard - 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general (b. c.1618)
1700 – Raffaello Fabretti - Italian antiquarian (b. 1618)
1715 – François Fénelon - French-Catholic theologian & writer (b. 1651)
1758 – Allan Ramsay - Scottish poet (b. 1686)
1767 – Thomas Clap - 1st president of Yale University (b. 1703)
1770 – Carl Gustaf Tessin - Swedish politician (b. 1695)
1783 – William Tans'ur - English hymnist (b. 1700)
1786 – Jean-Étienne Guettard - French physician & scientist (b. 1715)
1812 – Joseph Dennie - American writer (b. 1768)
1830 – Thomas Lawrence - English painter (b. 1769)
1864 – Caleb Blood Smith - 6th U.S. Secretary of the Interior (b. 1808)
1872 – James Fisk - American entrepreneur (b. 1834)
1876 – Juste Olivier - Swiss poet (b. 1807)
1878 – François-Vincent Raspail - French chemist (b. 1794)
1892 – Tewfik Pasha - Khedive of Egypt (b. 1852)
1893 – Jožef Stefan - Slovenian physicist & mathematician (b. 1835)
1913 – Jack Boyle - American baseball player (b. 1866)
1919 – Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist & philanthropist (b. 1843)
1920 – Edmund Barton - 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849)
1932 – André Maginot - French eponym of the Maginot Line (b. 1877)
1936 – Guy d'Hardelot - French composer, best known for Because (b. 1858)
1943 – Nikola Tesla - Serbian-born inventor & electrical engineer (b. 1856)
1944 – Lou Hoover - U.S. First Lady (b. 1874)
1944 – Napoleon Lapathiotis - Greek poet (b. 1888)
1946 – Adamo Didur - Polish tenor (b. 1874)
1951 – René Guénon - French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
1953 – Osa Johnson - American explorer (b. 1894)
1960 – Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
1963 – Arthur Moore - Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
1964 – Cyril Davies - American musician (b. 1932)
1966 – Allan Chapman - Scottish politician (b. 1897)
1967 – Carl Schuricht - German conductor (b. 1880)
1967 – David Goodis - American writer (b. 1917)
1968 – Prof James Smith - South African ichthyologist (b. 1897)
1972 – John Berryman - American poet (b. 1914)
1972 – Eftichia Papagianopoulos - Greek lyricist (b. 1893)
1980 – Larry Williams - American singer & songwriter (b. 1935)
1981 – Alvar Lidell - UK radio broadcaster (b. 1908)
1981 – Eric Robinson - Australian politician (b. 1926)
1984 – Alfred Kastler - French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
1985 – Mary Hardy - Australian radio & television presenter (b. 1931)
1986 – Philip D. Eastman - American children's book writer & illustrator (b. 1909)
1986 – Juan Rulfo - Mexican novelist (b. 1917)
1988 – Trevor Howard - English actor (b. 1913)
1988 – Michel Auclair - French actor (b. 1922)
1989 – Hirohito - Emperor of Japan (b. 1901)
1990 – Horace Stoneham - American baseball executive (b. 1903)
1990 – Bronko Nagurski - American football player (b. 1908)
1992 – Richard Hunt - American puppeteer (The Muppets) (b. 1951)
1995 – Murray Rothbard - American economist (b. 1926)
1996 – Tarō Okamoto - Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)
1996 – Károly Grósz - Hungarian politician (b. 1930)
1998 – Vladimir Prelog - Croatian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
1998 – Owen Bradley - American record producer (b. 1915)
2000 – Gary Albright - American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
2001 – James Carr - American Rhythm & Blues & soul musicians (b. 1942)
2002 – Avery Schreiber - American actor (b. 1935)
2002 – Jon Lee - Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
2004 – Ingrid Thulin - Swedish actress (b. 1926)
2005 – Pierre Daninos - French novelist (b. 1913)
2005 – Eileen Desmond - Irish politician (b. 1932)
2006 – Heinrich Harrer - Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
2007 – Magnús Magnússon - Icelandic-born television presenter (b. 1929)
2007 – Bobby Hamilton - NASCAR team owner (b. 1957)
2008 – Alwyn Schlebusch - South African vice state president (b. 1917)
2009 – Maria Dimitriadi - Greek singer (b. 1950)


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January 7 - Births

Calendar Date January 7th:
January 7th - Births:
1355 – Thomas of Woodstock - 1st Duke of Gloucester, son of Edward III of England (d. 1397)
1502 – Pope Gregory XIII (d. 1585)
1528 – Jeanne d'Albret - Queen of Navarre (d. 1572)
1647 – Wilhelm Ludwig - Duke of Württemberg (d. 1677)
1685 – Jonas Alströmer - Swedish industrialist (d. 1761)
1706 – Johann Heinrich Zedler - German publisher (d. 1751)
1718 – Israel Putnam - American Revolutionary War general (d. 1790)
1768 – Joseph Bonaparte - King of Naples (d. 1844)
1786 – John Catron - Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1865)
1796 – Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales (d. 1817)
1800 – Millard Fillmore - 13th President of the United States (d. 1874)
1827 – Sir Sandford Fleming - Canadian engineer; introduced Universal Standard Time (d. 1915)
1830 – Albert Bierstadt - German-American painter (d. 1902)
1831 – Heinrich von Stephan - German labor organizer (d. 1897)
1832 – James Munro - Premier of Victoria (d. 1908)
1834 – Johann Philipp Reis - German physicist and inventor (d. 1874)
1844 – Bernadette Soubirous - French saint (d. 1879)
1845 – King Ludwig III of Bavaria (d. 1921)
1858 – Eliezer Ben-Yehuda - key figure in the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language (d. 1922)
1860 – Emanuil Manolov - Bulgarian composer (d. 1902)
1870 – Lord Gordon Hewart - British judge (d. 1943)
1871 – Émile Borel - French mathematician and politician (d. 1956)
1873 – Charles Péguy - French poet and essayist (d. 1914)
1873 – Adolph Zukor - Hungarian producer (d. 1976)
1875 – Gustav Flatow - German gymnast (d. 1945)
1875 – Thomas Hicks - American runner (d. 1963)
1876 – William Hurlstone - English composer (d. 1906)
1891 – Zora Neale Hurston - American writer (d. 1960)
1895 – Clara Haskil - Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
1895 – Sir Hudson Fysh - Australian aviator and co-founder of QANTAS (d. 1974)
1896 – Arnold Ridley - British playwright and actor (d. 1984)
1899 – Al Bowlly - British jazz singer (d. 1941)
1899 – Francis Poulenc - French composer (d. 1963)
1900 – John Brownlee - Australian tenor (d. 1969)
1903 – Warren Hull - American actor (d. 1974)
1903 – Alan Napier - English actor (d. 1988)
1907 – Nicanor Zabaleta - Spanish harpist (d. 1993)
1908 – Red Allen - American musician (d. 1967)
1910 – Faiz Ahmed Faiz - Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
1910 – Orval Faubus - Governor of Arkansas (d. 1994)
1911 – Faiz Ahmed Faiz - Pakistani poet (d. 1984)
1911 – Butterfly McQueen - American actress (d. 1995)
1912 – Charles Addams - American cartoonist (d. 1988)
1912 – Günter Wand - German conductor, composer (d. 2002)
1913 – Johnny Mize - American baseball player (d. 1993)
1916 – Paul Keres - Estonian chess player (d. 1975)
1917 – Ulysses Kay - American composer (d. 1995)
1922 – Vincent Gardenia - Italian-born actor (d. 1992)
1922 – Jean-Pierre Rampal - French flutist (d. 2000)
1922 – Eric Jupp - British-born Australian composer, arranger, conductor (d. 2003)
1922 – Alvin Dark - American baseball player and manager
1923 – Hugh Kenner - Canadian literary critic (d. 2003)
1924 – Pablo Birger - Argentine racing driver (d. 1966)
1925 – Gerald Durrell - British naturalist (d. 1995)
1928 – William Peter Blatty - American screenwriter
1929 – Terry Moore - American actress
1932 – Joe Berinson - Australian politician
1933 – Elliott Kastner - U.S. film producer
1934 – Jean Corbeil - Canadian politician (d. 2002)
1934 – Charlie Jenkins - American runner
1935 – Kenny Davern - American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
1935 – Tommy Johnson - American tubist (d. 2006)
1935 – Valeri Kubasov - Soviet cosmonaut
1936 – Ben Cropp - Australian shark hunter and photographer
1936 – G. Robert Blakey - American attorney
1938 – Roland Topor - French illustrator (d. 1997)
1938 – Lou Graham - American golfer
1939 – Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark
1941 – Iona Brown - British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
1941 – Manfred Schellscheidt - German American soccer coach
1941 – John E. Walker - English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1941 – Frederick D. Gregory - NASA astronaut
1942 – Danny Williams - South African singer (d. 2005)
1942 – Vasily Alexeev - Russian weightlifter
1942 – Jim Lefebvre - American baseball player and manager
1943 – Sadako Sasaki - Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
1943 – Sir Richard Armstrong - British conductor
1944 – Arne Scheie - Norwegian sports commentator
1944 – Tony Whitlam - Australian judge
1945 – Tony Conigliaro - American baseball player (d. 1990)
1945 – Gilles Marotte - French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
1945 – Dick Marty - Swiss politician
1945 – Raila Odinga - Prime Minister of Kenya
1946 – Jann Wenner - American publisher
1947 – Shobha De - Indian writer
1948 – Kenny Loggins - American singer
1949 – Marshall Chapman - American singer/songwriter
1949 – Anne Schedeen - American actress
1949 – Steven Williams - American actor
1950 – Juan Gabriel - Mexican singer and songwriter
1950 – Erin Gray - American actress
1950 – Ross Grimsley - American baseball player
1950 – Johnny Lever - Indian actor
1951 – Helen Worth - British actress
1952 – Sammo Hung - Hong Kong actor
1953 – Morris Titanic - Canadian ice hockey player
1954 – José María Vitier - Cuban music composer and pianist.
1956 – David Caruso - American actor
1956 – Mike Liut - Canadian ice hockey player
1956 – Uwe Ochsenknecht - German actor and singer
1957 – Nicholson Baker - American novelist
1957 – Katie Couric - American television host
1957 – Julian Solis - Puerto Rican boxer
1957 – Reena Roy - Indian actress
1958 – Linda Kozlowski - American actress
1958 – Donna Rice - American sex scandal figure
1959 – Jon Larsen - Norwegian musician and composer
1959 – Kathy Valentine - American musician (The Go-Go's)
1960 – David Marciano - American actor
1960 – Loretta Sanchez - American politician
1961 – Andrew Thomson - Australian politician
1961 – Supriya Pathak - Indian actress
1961 – John Thune - American politician, junior senator of South Dakota
1962 – Aleksandr Dugin - Russian politician
1962 – Hallie Todd - American actress
1963 – Clint Mansell - English musician and composer
1964 – Nicolas Cage - American actor
1966 – Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy - American publicist (d. 1999)
1966 – Ehab Tawfik - Egyptian singer
1967 – Guy Hebert - American ice hockey player
1967 – Mark Lamarr - British comedian and broadcaster
1967 – Nick Clegg - British Liberal Democrat
1969 – David Yost - American actor
1970 – Doug E. Doug - American actor
1970 – Joao Ricardo - Angolan footballer
1971 – C.W. Anderson - American professional wrestler
1971 – Tina Anderson - American comic book writer
1971 – Jeremy Renner - American actor
1972 – Donald Brashear - American ice hockey player
1973 – Jonna Tervomaa - Finnish singer
1974 – John Rich - American musician (Big & Rich)
1976 – Éric Gagné - Canadian baseball player
1976 – Alfonso Soriano - Dominican baseball player
1977 – Michelle Behennah - British model
1977 – Dustin Diamond - American actor
1977 – John Gidding - American architect and TV host (Designed to Sell)
1978 – Kevin Mench - American baseball player
1979 – Bipasha Basu - Indian model
1979 – Ricardo Maurício - Brazilian racing driver
1979 – Mariangel Ruiz - Venezuelan actress and model
1980 – Zoe Salmon,English Television Presenter
1981 – Alex Auld - Canadian ice hockey player
1981 – Rasaq - American rapper and brother of (Chamillionaire)
1981 – Marquis Daniels - American basketball player
1982 – Francisco Rodriguez - Venezuelan baseball player
1982 – Hannah Stockbauer - German swimmer
1982 – Ianina Zanazzi - Argentine racing driver
1983 – Edwin Encarnación - Dominican baseball player (raised in Puerto Rico)
1983 – Natalie Gulbis - American golfer
1983 – Robert Ri'chard - American actor (Cousin Skeeter)
1983 – Liesbeth Mouha - Belgian beach volleyball player
1984 – Jon Lester - American baseball player
1985 – Lewis Hamilton - English F1 racing driver
1986 – Grant Leadbitter - English footballer
1987 – Lyndsy Fonseca - American actress
1988 – Haley Bennett - American Singer and Actress
1988 – Scott Pendlebury - Australian rules footballer
1988 – Robert Sheehan - Irish actor
1989 – Emiliano Insúa - Argentine footballer
1990 – Liam Aiken - American actor
1990 – Elene Gedevanishvili - Georgian figure skater
1990 – Camryn Grimes - American actress
1990 – Gregor Schlierenzauer - Austrian skijumper
1991 – Max Morrow - Canadian actor


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January 7 - General (Calendar Date)


January 7th - Basic Facts:
  • January 7 is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 358 days remaining until the end of the year (359 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 6.
  • Next day is January 8.
January 7th Births (Here)

January 7th Deaths (Here)

January 7th Events:

1325 – Alfonso IV becomes King of Portugal.
1558 – France takes Calais, the last continental possession of England.
1598 – Boris Godunov becomes Tsar of Russia.
1608 – Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia.
1610 – Galileo Galilei observes the 4 largest moons of Jupiter for the 1st time.
1782 – Bank of North America opens - the first American commercial bank.
1785 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard (Frenchman) & John Jeffries (American) travel in a gas balloon from Dover, England, to Calais, France.
1797 – The modern Italian flag is first used.
1835 – HMS Beagle drops anchor off the Chonos Archipelago.
1894 – W.K. Dickson obtains a patent for motion picture film.
1920 – The New York State Assembly refuses to seat 5 elected Socialist assemblymen.
1922 – The Anglo-Irish Treaty is ratified by Dáil Éireann with a 64-57 vote.
1927 – The first transatlantic telephone call is made – from New York City to London.
1931 – Guy Menzies flies the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight from Australia to New Zealand.
1935 – Benito Mussolini & French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval sign the Franco–Italian Agreement.
1942 – Siege of the Bataan Peninsula begins - World War II.
1945 – British General Bernard Montgomery holds a press conference claiming credit for victory in the Battle of the Bulge (World War II).
1953 – President Harry Truman announces the United States has developed the Hydrogen Bomb.
1954 – Georgetown-IBM experiment (IBM head office, New York) - 1st public demonstration of a machine translation system.
1959 – United States recognizes new Cuban Fidel Castro government.
1960 – The Polaris missile is test launched.
1968 – Surveyor 7 (final spacecraft in the Surveyor series) lifts off from Cape Canaveral.
1972 – Iberia Airlines Caravelle 6-R crashes into Mont San Jose.
1979 – Cambodian-Vietnamese War: Phnom Penh falls to the Vietnamese troops.
1980 – President Jimmy Carter legislates $1.5 billion in loans for Chrysler Corporation bailout.
1984 – Brunei becomes the 6th member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
1990 – Leaning Tower of Pisa interior is closed to the public (re: safety concerns).
1993 – The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
1999 – US President Bill Clinton's impeachment begins.


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