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Their - There - They're (Spelling Mnemonics)


Useful spelling mnemonics for THEIR - THERE - THEY'RE
THEIR - They left their money to their son and heir.

THERE - There is a place just like here.

THEY'RE - They're is used when they want to say they are.

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Pete Cashmore (Social Media Expert)


Pete Cashmore Demographics:
  • Name - Pete Cashmore
  • Born - September 18, 1985.
  • Hometown - Banchory near Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • Facebook - petecashmore
  • Twitter - @mashable
  • Occupation - Social media journalist-expert-guru & technology consultant.
Pete Cashmore's Blog Mashable:
  • Pete Cashmore is founder (July 2005) & CEO.
  • One of most influential blogs on the web.
  • Has offices all over the world.
  • Slogan, "all that's new on the Web".
Pete Cashmore Plaudits:
  • Inc Magazine's 30 Under 30 (2009).
  • Mashable - Technorati Top 10 blog worldwide.
  • Mashable Alexa ranking ~400.
  • Top 25 Forbes Web Celeb (2007).
  • Forbes' Top 25 Web Celebs (2009).
  • Huffington Posts' Top 10 Game Changers 2009.
  • Writes CNN column about social media & networking.
  • INQ Mobile most influential Briton (2009).
  • INQ most influential Twitter user in the world (2009).
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Coronach (Scottish-Irish Lamentation or Dirge)


Coronach Basic Information:
  • Also written as - coranich, corrinoch, coranach, cronach.
  • Lamentation or dirge for the dead, sung or played on bagpipes.
  • Accompanied funerals in the Scottish Highlands & also in Ireland.
  • Can be a choral lament or a funeral song sung or shrieked by Celtic women.
  • No coronach songs have been recorded.
Coronach Origin:
  • Dated from 1490-1500.
  • From Scottish Gaelic corranach.
  • Related to Irish rānadh, a crying.
Coronach In Popular Culture:
  • The Bonny Earl of Murray (a Scottish border ballad) is supposedly composed in the tradition of the coronach.
  • Coronach - Scottish Renaissance instrumentalist group (www.coronach.co.uk/).
  • Jethro Tull (music group) released a single called "Coronach" in 1986.
  • Coronach is also a poem by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).


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January 9 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 9th:
January 9 - Deaths:
1150 – Emperor Xizong of Jin is murdered by Prince Hailing of Jin in a Coup d'état. (b. 1119)
1282 – Abû 'Uthmân Sa'îd ibn Hakam al Qurashi - ruler of Minorca (b. 1204)
1283 – Wen Tianxiang - Prime Minister of China (executed) (b. 1236)
1499 – Johann Cicero - elector of Brandenburg (b. 1455)
1514 – Anna - Duchess of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France (b. 1477)
1543 – Guillaume du Bellay - French diplomat & general (b. 1491)
1562 – Amago Haruhisa - Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
1571 – Nicolas Durand de Villegaignon - French naval officer (b. 1510)
1598 – Jasper Heywood - English translator (b. 1553)
1677 – Aernout van der Neer - Dutch painter (b. 1603)
1757 – Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle - French scientist & man of letters (b. 1657)
1757 – Louis Bertrand Castel - French mathematician (b. 1688)
1766 – Thomas Birch - British historian (b. 1705)
1799 – Maria Gaetana Agnesi - Italian scientist (b. 1718)
1800 – Jean Étienne Championnet - French general (b. 1762)
1805 – Noble Wimberly Jones - American Continental Congressman (b. 1723)
1843 – William Hedley - British industrial engineer (b. 1773)
1848 – Caroline Herschel - German-born astronomer (b. 1750)
1858 – Anson Jones - 5th & last President of Texas (suicide) (b. 1798)
1873 – Emperor Napoleon III of France (b. 1808)
1876 – Samuel Gridley Howe - American abolitionist (b. 1801)
1877 – Alexander Brullov - Russia painter (b. 1799)
1878 – King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy (b. 1820)
1895 – Aaron Lufkin Dennison - American watch manufacturer (b. 1812)
1901 – Richard Copley Christie - English scholar (b. 1830)
1908 – Wilhelm Busch - German painter (b. 1832)
1908 – Abraham Goldfaden - Russian-born actor (b. 1840)
1911 – Edwin Arthur Jones - American composer (b. 1853)
1911 – Edvard Rusjan - Slovene flight pioneer (b. 1886)
1918 – Émile Reynaud - French scientist (b. 1844)
1923 – Katherine Mansfield - New Zealand writer (b. 1888)
1927 – Houston Stewart Chamberlain - British pro-Aryan anti-semitic writer, son-in-law of Richard Wagner (b. 1855)
1931 – Wayne Munn - wrestler (b. 1896)
1936 – John Gilbert - American actor (b. 1899)
1939 – Johann Strauss III - Austrian conductor (b. 1866)
1945 – Jüri Uluots - Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1890)
1946 – Countee Cullen - American poet (b. 1903)
1946 – Dimitrios Golemis - Greek athlete (b. 1874)
1947 – Karl Mannheim - German sociologist (b. 1893)
1960 – Elsie J. Oxenham - British children's author (b. 1880)
1961 – Emily Greene Balch - American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
1971 – Giannis Christou - Greek composer (b. 1926)
1971 – Elmer Flick - baseball player (b. 1876)
1972 – Ted Shawn - American dancer (b. 1891)
1975 – Pierre Fresnay - French actor (b. 1897)
1975 – Pyotr Novikov - Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
1979 – Pier Luigi Nervi - Italian engineer & architect (b. 1891)
1981 – Kazimierz Serocki - Polish composer (b. 1922)
1984 – Wolfgang Staudte - German director (b. 1906)
1985 – Robert Mayer - British businessman & philanthropist (b. 1879)
1987 – Marion Hutton - American singer (b. 1919)
1987 – Arthur Lake - American actor (b. 1905)
1989 – Bill Terry - baseball player (b. 1898)
1990 – Sir Edward McTiernan - Australian jurist, lawyer & politician (b. 1892)
1990 – Spud Chandler - baseball player (b. 1907)
1992 – Steve Brodie - American actor (b. 1919)
1992 – Bill Naughton - British playwright (b. 1910)
1993 – Sir Paul Hasluck - Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
1994 – Johnny Temple - baseball player (b. 1927)
1995 – Peter Cook - British actor & comedian (b. 1937)
1995 – Souphanouvong - President of Laos (b. 1909)
1997 – Edward Osobka-Morawski - Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1909)
1997 – Jesse White - American actor (b. 1917)
1998 – Kenichi Fukui - Japanese chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (b. 1918)
1998 – Charito Solis - Filipino actress (b. 1935)
2000 – Ted Jones - Hydroplane builder/designer (b. 1908)
2000 – Nigel Tranter - Scottish historian & author (b. 1909)
2001 – Maurice Prather - American photographer (b. 1926)
2003 – Will McDonough - American sports journalist (b. 1935)
2004 – Norberto Bobbio - Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
2005 – Gonzalo Gavira - Mexican film sound technician (b. 1925)
2006 – Andy Caldecott - Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
2006 – Mikk Mikiver - Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
2007 – Elmer Symons - South African motorcycle racer (b. 1977)
2007 – Jean-Pierre Vernant - French structuralist historian & anthropologist (b. 1914)
2008 – Johnny Grant - American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
2008 – Liam Quinn - Provisional IRA member (b. 1949)
2008 – Mehran Ghassemi - Iranian journalist (b. 1977)
2008 – Sir John Harvey-Jones - chairman of ICI from 1982 to 1987 (b. 1924).
2009 – T. Llew Jones - Welsh author (b. 1915)
2009 – Rob Gauntlett - English adventurer, explorer & motivational speaker (b. 1987)


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January 9 - Births

Calendar Date January 9th:
January 9th - Births:
1475 – Crinitus - Florentine humanist (d. 1507)
1554 – Pope Gregory XV (d. 1623)
1571 – Charles Bonaventure de Longueval - Count of Bucquoy, soldier in Habsburg service (d. 1621)
1589 – Ivan Gundulic - Croatian poet (d. 1638)
1624 – Empress Meishō (d. 1696)
1685 – Tiberius Hemsterhuis - Dutch philologist (d. 1766)
1728 – Thomas Warton - English poet (d. 1790)
1745 – Caleb Strong - 6th & 10th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1819)
1773 – Cassandra Austen - English watercolorist & sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
1790 – Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom - Swedish poet (d. 1855)
1811 – Gilbert Abbott à Beckett - English writer (d. 1856)
1819 – James Francis - Premier of Victoria (d. 1884)
1823 – Johannes Friedrich August von Esmarch - German surgeon (d. 1908)
1829 – Thomas William Robertson - English playwright (d. 1871)
1829 – Adolf von Schlagintweit - German explorer (d. 1857)
1832 – Félix-Gabriel Marchand - journalist, author & politician, Premier of Quebec (d. 1900)
1839 – John Knowles Paine - U.S. composer (d. 1906)
1848 – Princess Frederica of Hanover (d. 1926)
1849 – John Hartley - English tennis player, double winner of Wimbledon (d. 1935)
1854 – Jennie Jerome - American society beauty & mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)
1856 – Anton Aškerc - Slovenian priest & poet (d. 1912)
1859 – Carrie Chapman Catt - American suffragist leader (d. 1947)
1864 – Vladimir Steklov - Russian mathematician (d. 1926)
1868 – S. P. L. Sørensen - Danish chemist (d. 1939)
1870 – Joseph B Strauss - American civil engineer (d. 1938)
1873 – Hayyim Nahman Bialik - Hebrew poet (d. 1934)
1875 – Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney - American socialite (d. 1942)
1879 – John Broadus Watson - American psychologist (d. 1958)
1881 – Lascelles Abercrombie - British poet & critic (d. 1938)
1881 – Edouard Beaupré - horse lifter (d. 1904)
1881 – Giovanni Papini - Italian writer (d. 1956)
1886 – Lloyd Loar - Acoustical engineer & inventor of the Gibson F-5 mandolin (d. 1943)
1890 – Karel Čapek - Czech writer (d. 1938)
1890 – Kurt Tucholsky - German journalist (d. 1935)
1892 – Eva Bowring - American politician (d. 1985)
1896 – Warwick Braithwaite - New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
1897 – Karl Löwith - German philosopher (d. 1973)
1898 – Vilma Bánky - Hungarian actress (d. 1991)
1898 – Gracie Fields - English music hall performer (d. 1979)
1898 – Wally Baker - American supercentenarian (d. 2009)
1900 – Richard Halliburton - American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
1900 – Maria of Romania - Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (d. 1961)
1901 – Chic Young - American cartoonist (d. 1973)
1902 – Rudolph Bing - Austrian-born opera manager (d. 1997)
1902 – Saint Josemaría Escrivá - Spanish Catholic priest & founder of Opus Dei (d. 1975)
1903 – Hem Vejakorn - Thai illustrator (d. 1969)
1908 – Simone de Beauvoir - French author (d. 1986)
1909 – Herva Nelli - Italian-born soprano (d. 1994)
1909 – Anthony Mamo - Malta's 1st President (d. 2008)
1909 – Patrick Peyton - Irish Roman Catholic prelate (d. 1992)
1912 – Ralph Tubbs - British architect (d. 1996)
1913 – Richard Nixon - 37th President of the United States (d. 1994)
1914 – Kenny (Klook) Clarke - American jazz drummer & composer (d. 1985)
1915 – Anita Louise - U.S. actress (d. 1970)
1915 – Fernando Lamas - Argentine actor (d. 1982)
1916 – Vic Mizzy - American orchestra leader (d. 2009)
1916 – Peter Twinn - English World War II code-breaker (d. 2004)
1920 – Chan Canasta - Polish-British magician (d. 1999)
1920 – Clive Dunn - British actor
1920 – Hakim Mohammed Said - Pakistani scholar (d. 1998)
1921 – Lister Sinclair - Canadian broadcaster & playwright (d. 2006)
1922 – Har Gobind Khorana - Nobel laureate
1922 – Ahmed Sékou Touré - President of Guinea (d. 1984)
1924 – Sergei Parajanov - Armenian film director (d. 1990)
1925 – Lee Van Cleef - American actor (d. 1989)
1926 – Giannis Christou - Greek composer (d. 1970)
1926 – Jean-Pierre Côté - Canadian politician, Lieutenant governor of Quebec (d. 2002)
1928 – Judith Krantz - American author
1928 – Domenico Modugno - Italian singer & songwriter (d. 1994)
1929 – Brian Friel - Irish dramatist
1929 – Heiner Muller - German dramatist (d. 1995)
1929 – Dorothea Puente - American serial killer
1931 – Algis Budrys - American author (d. 2008)
1933 – Robert Garcia - American politician
1933 – Wilbur Smith - Zambian-British novelist
1934 – Bart Starr - American football player
1935 – Bob Denver - American actor (d. 2005)
1935 – Dick Enberg - American sportscaster
1935 – Earl G. Graves - Sr., African-American publisher
1935 – Brian Harradine - Australian independent Senator
1936 – Anne Rivers Siddons - American writer
1939 – Susannah York - British actress
1940 – Jimmy Boyd - American actor & singer (d. 2009)
1940 – Barbara Buczek - Polish composer (d. 1993)
1940 – Al Downing - American singer (d. 2005)
1940 – Ruth Dreifuss - Swiss politician
1941 – Joan Baez - American singer & activist
1941 – Gilles Vaillancourt - Quebec politician
1942 – K Callan - American actress
1942 – Lee Kun-hee - Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
1942 – Judy Malloy - American hypertext fiction pioneer & artist
1943 – Robert Drewe - Australian author
1943 – Elmer MacFadyen - Canadian politician (d. 2007)
1943 – Freddie Starr - English comedian & singer
1943 – Scott Walker - American singer
1944 – Ian Hornak - American painter, draughtsman & sculptor (d. 2002)
1944 – Jimmy Page - British musician & producer (Led Zeppelin)
1945 – John Doman - American actor
1947 – Ronnie Landfield - American artist
1948 – Bill Cowsill - American singer (The Cowsills) (d. 2006)
1948 – Cassie Gaines - backup Singer (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977)
1950 – David Johansen - American singer
1950 – Rio Reiser - German singer (d. 1996)
1951 – M.L. Carr - basketball player & coach
1951 – Crystal Gayle - American singer
1952 – Hugh Bayley - British politician
1953 – Morris Gleitzman - British-Australian children's author
1955 – Michiko Kakutani - American literary critic
1955 – J. K. Simmons - American actor
1956 – Kimberly Beck - American actress
1956 – Imelda Staunton - British actress
1956 – Mike Walczewski - American public address announcer at Madison Square Garden
1957 – Bibie - Ghanaian singer
1957 – Phil Lewis - American singer (L.A. Guns)
1958 – Mehmet Ali Ağca - Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
1958 – Stephen Neale - British philosopher
1959 – Mark Martin - American race car driver
1959 – Rigoberta Menchú - Nobel Peace Prize laureate
1959 – Cristi Minculescu - Romanian musician
1959 – Otis Nixon - American baseball player
1961 – Oliver Goldstick - American screenwriter
1963 – Michael Everson - expert in writing systems & Unicode
1965 – Darren Bennett - Australian-born American football player
1965 – Muggsy Bogues - American basketball player
1965 – Iain Dowie - English football manager
1965 – Eric Erlandson - American musician
1965 – Haddaway - Trinidadian singer
1965 – Joely Richardson - British actress
1966 – Jan Johansen - Swedish singer
1967 – Carl Bell - American musician
1967 – Claudio Caniggia - Argentinian footballer
1967 – Steve Harwell - American singer & musician (Smash Mouth)
1967 – Dave Matthews - South African singer & musician
1967 – Gary Teichmann - South African rugby player
1968 – Jimmy Adams - West Indian cricketer
1968 – Joey Lauren Adams - American actress
1968 – Al Schnier - American rock guitarist (moe.)
1970 – Lara Fabian - Belgian singer
1970 – Alex Staropoli - Italian keyboardist (Rhapsody Of Fire)
1970 – Mia X - American rapper
1971 – Daniel Dumile - American hip hop artist
1971 – Angie Martinez - American rapper & radio talk host
1971 – Yusuke Naora - Japanese game art director
1971 – Hal Niedzviecki - Canadian author
1971 – Scott Thornton - Canadian ice hockey player
1972 – Sarah Beeny - British TV personality
1972 – Jay Powell - baseball player
1973 – Angela Bettis - American actress
1973 – Sean Paul - Jamaican ragga & hip hop musician
1974 – Farhan Akhtar - Indian Bollywood director, actor, producer, singer.
1975 – Kiko Calero - Puerto Rican baseball player
1976 – Radek Bonk - Czech ice hockey player
1976 – Todd Grisham - American professional wrestling interviewer
1977 – Beth Troutman - American production assistant
1978 – Chad Ocho Cinco - American football player
1978 – Mathieu Garon - Canadian ice hockey player
1978 – Gennaro Gattuso - Italian footballer
1978 – AJ McLean - American singer (Backstreet Boys)
1978 – Maggie Rizer - American model & AIDS activist
1979 – Athanassios Prittas - Greek footballer
1979 – Tomiko Van - Japanese singer
1980 – Sergio García - Spanish golfer
1981 – Euzebiusz Smolarek - Polish footballer
1982 – Timmy Bowers - American basketball player
1983 – Sharad Malhotra - Indian Television Actor
1987 – Sam Bird - English racing driver
1987 – Mao Inoue - Japanese actress
1987 – Lucas Pezzini Leiva - Brazilian footballer
1987 – Paolo Nutini - Scottish singer/songwriter
1987 – Pablo Santos - Mexican actor (d. 2006)
1989 – Michael Beasley - American basketball player
1989 – Nina Dobrev - Bulgarian actress
1989 – Michaella Krajicek - Dutch tennis player
1989 – Chris Sandow - Australian Rugby League player
1990 – Melissa Ricks - Filipina actress


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January 9 - General (Calendar Date)


January 9th - Basic Facts:
  • January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 356 days remaining until the end of the year (357 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 8.
  • Next day is January 10.
January 9th Births (Here)

January 9th Deaths (Here)

January 9th Events:

475 – Byzantine Emperor Zeno flees his capital at Constantinople.
1349 – The Jewish population of Basel, Switzerland, blamed as the cause of the Black Death, is rounded up & incinerated.
1431 – Judges' investigations for the trial of Joan of Arc begin in Rouen, France, the seat of the English occupation government.
1760 – Afghans defeat Marathas in the Battle of Barari Ghat.
1768 – Philip Astley stages the first modern circus in London.
1788 – Connecticut (Nutmeg State) is the 5th state to be admitted to the United States.
1793 – Jean-Pierre Blanchard is the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States (near Woodbury, New Jersey).
1799 – William Pitt (British Prime Minister) to raise funds for the war against Napoleon, introduces income tax (2 shillings in the £).
1806 – Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson receives a state funeral & is interred in St Paul's Cathedral.
1811 – First women's golf tournament takes place in Scotland at Musselburgh.
1816 – Sir Humphry Davy tests the Davy lamp for miners at Hebburn Colliery.
1822 – The Portuguese prince Pedro I of Brazil decides to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portuguese king João VI - leading to the Brazilian independence process.
1839 – Daguerreotype photography process is announced by The French Academy of Sciences.
1857 – The Californian Fort Tejon earthquake (estimated magnitude 7.9) occurs.
1858 – Anson Jones (last President of the Republic of Texas) commits suicide.
1861 – The "Star of the West" incident (American Civil War) occurs near Charleston, South Carolina.
1861 – Mississippi becomes the 2nd state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
1863 – Battle of Fort Hindman (American Civil War) occurs in Arkansas.
1878 – Umberto I becomes King of Italy.
1880 – The Great Gale of 1880 devastates parts of Oregon & Washington.
1894 – New England Telephone & Telegraph installs the 1st battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
1902 – New York State outlaws (by a legal bill) flirting in public.
1903 – Hallam Tennyson (2nd Baron Tennyson, son of the famous poet Alfred Tennyson) becomes the 2nd Governor-General of Australia.
1905 – Russian workers march on the Winter Palace - ends in the massacre by Tsarist troops known as 'Bloody Sunday', beginning the Russian Revolution of 1905.
1909 – The South Pole expedition of Ernest Shackleton is forced to turn back.
1916 – The Battle of Gallipoli (World War I) concludes with an Ottoman Empire victory when the last Allied forces are evacuated from the peninsula.
1917 – Battle of Rafa (World War I) occurs near the Egyptian border with Palestine.
1918 – Battle of Bear Valley - last battle of the American Indian Wars.
1920 – Bolsheviks defeat the last of Admiral Koltchak's White Russian troops.
1923 – Juan de la Cierva makes the first autogyro flight at Getafe in Spain.
1929 – Alexander Fleming successfully treats his assistant Stuart Craddick's infection with a penicillin broth.
1941 – First flight of the Avro Lancaster (World War II).
1941 – The Greek Triton (S.112) sinks the Italian submarine Neghelli in Otranto - World War II.
1945 – United States invades Luzon in the Philippines - World War II.
1947 – Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
1951 – United Nations headquarters officially opens in New York City.
1951 – First British X Certificate film - La Vie Commence Demain (Life Begins Tomorrow).
1957 – Sir Anthony Eden resigns as British Prime Minister following Suez fiasco.
1960 – Work begins on the Aswan High Dam in Egypt.
1964 – Martyrs' Day - several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal Zone.
1969 – First trial flight of Concorde begins in Bristol.
1972 – British Miners strike.
1978The Trib, a daily newspaper, is launched in New York.
1987 – Ernest Saunders resigns as chief executive of brewer Guinness.
2005 – Elections are held to replace Yasser Arafat as head of the Palestine Liberation Organization.


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