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Kings Play Chess On Fridays, Guzzling Schlitz (Mnemonic)


Kings Play Chess On Fridays, Guzzling Schlitz (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
Fridays - Family
Guzzling - Genus
Schlitz - Species

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Paean or Pean (Word Definition)


Paean Facts:
  • Song or chant of triumphant rejoicing.
  • Typically following a military victory.
  • Used in the tautological expression "paeans of praise".
  • Is also used as the name for the physician of the Greek gods.
  • Paean is also an epithet of Apollo (pictured).
Paean History:
  • Originally choral hymns of thanksgiving to Greek god Apollo.
  • Later extended to military leaders & other gods.
  • Comes from the ancient Greek word παιάν (paian) - song of triumph, any solemn song or chant.
Image - Silver Statuette of Apollo (Eastern Mediterranean ~100 BCE) by mharrsch (cc)

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January 24 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 24th:
January 24 - Deaths:
41 – Caligula - Emperor of Rome (b. 12)
772 – Pope Stephen III (b. 720)
1002 – Otto III - Holy Roman Emperor (b. 980)
1125 – David IV of Georgia (b. 1073)
1366 – Alfonso IV of Aragon (b. 1299)
1376 – Richard FitzAlan - 10th Earl of Arundel, English military leader
1473 – Conrad Paumann - German composer
1595 – Ferdinand II of Austria (b. 1529)
1626 – Samuel Argall - English adventurer & naval officer (b. 1580)
1639 – Georg Jenatsch - Swiss politician (b. 1596)
1666 – Johann Andreas Herbst - German composer (b. 1588)
1709 – George Rooke - English admiral (b. 1650)
1769 – François de Chevert - French general (b. 1695)
1856 – Rabbi Yechezkel of Kuzmir - Polish Hasidic leader (b. 1775)
1877 – Johann Christian Poggendorff - German physicist (b. 1796)
1882 – Levi Boone - Mayor of Chicago (b. 1808)
1883 – Friedrich von Flotow - German composer (b. 1812)
1895 – Lord Randolph Churchill - British politician (b. 1849)
1911 – David Graham Phillips - American journalist & novelist (b. 1867)
1918 – George Arthur Crump - Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)
1920 – Amedeo Modigliani - Italian painter & sculptor (b. 1884)
1924 – Marie-Adélaïde - Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (b. 1894)
1932 – Alfred Yarrow - English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
1936 – Harry T. Morey - American actor (b. 1873)
1939 – Maximilian Bircher-Benner - Swiss physician & nutritionist (b. 1867)
1943 – John Burns - English politician (b. 1858)
1948 – Maria Mandel - Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
1955 – Ira Hayes - American World War II hero (b. 1923)
1960 – Arthur Murray Chisholm - author of Western fiction
1960 – Edwin Fischer - Swiss pianist & conductor (b. 1886)
1961 – Alfred Carlton Gilbert - American swimmer & inventor (b. 1884)
1962 – Stanley Lord - captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (b. 1877)
1962 – André Lhote - French painter
1965 – Winston Churchill, soldier, politician, historian, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom & Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
1966 – Homi J. Bhabha - Indian physicist (b. 1909)
1970 – Caresse Crosby - American poet (b. 1891)
1971 – Bill W. - American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
1973 – J. Carrol Naish - American actor (b. 1897)
1973 – Masao Ohba - world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
1975 – Larry Fine - American actor & comedian (b. 1902)
1978 – Herta Oberheuser - German doctor (b. 1911)
1980 – Lil Dagover - Dutch-born German actress (b. 1887)
1982 – Alfredo Ovando Candía - Bolivian president & dictator (b. 1918)
1983 – George Cukor - American film director (b. 1899)
1986 – L. Ron Hubbard - American writer & founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
1986 – Flo Hyman - American volleyball player (b. 1954)
1986 – Gordon MacRae - American actor & singer (b. 1921)
1988 – Werner Fenchel - German mathematician (b. 1905)
1989 – Ted Bundy - American serial killer (b. 1946)
1989 – George Knudson - Canadian golfer (b. 1937)
1990 – Madge Bellamy - American actress (b. 1899)
1991 – John M. Kelly - Irish politician & academic (b. 1931)
1992 – Ken Darby - American composer, arranger & conductor (b. 1909)
1992 – Ricky Ray Rector - American murderer (b. 1950)
1993 – Thurgood Marshall - U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1908)
1993 – Uğur Mumcu - Turkish journalist & writer (b. 1942)
1994 – Yves Navarre - French writer (b. 1940)
1998 – Walter D. Edmonds - American author (b. 1903)
2000 – Bobby Duncum - Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
2002 – Peter Gzowski - Canadian broadcaster, writer & reporter (b. 1934)
2002 – Elie Hobeika - Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
2003 – Gianni Agnelli - Italian auto executive (b. 1921)
2004 – Leônidas da Silva - Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
2005 – June Bronhill - Australian singer (b. 1929)
2005 – Vladimir Savchenko - Ukrainian writer (b. 1933)
2005 – Chalkie White - English rugby union coach (b. 1929)
2006 – Fayard Nicholas - American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)
2006 – Schafik Handal - Salvadoran politician (b. 1930)
2006 – Chris Penn - American actor (b. 1965)
2007 – Krystyna Feldman - Polish actress (b. 1916)
2007 – Guadalupe Larriva - Ecuadorian politician (b. 1956)
2007 – Emiliano Mercado del Toro - World's oldest military veteran (b. 1891)
2008 – Randy Salerno - co-anchor of Chicago's CBS 2 News (b. 1963)
2009 – Reg Gutteridge - British boxing journalist (b. 1924)
2009 – Kay Yow - North Carolina State Univ. women's basketball head coach (b. 1942)
2009 – Gérard Blanc - French singer (b. 1947)


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January 24 - Births

Calendar Date January 24th:
January 24th - Births:
76 – Hadrian - Roman Emperor (d. 138)
1287 – Richard Aungerville - English bishop (d. 1345)
1444 – Galeazzo Maria Sforza - Duke of Milan (d. 1476)
1540 – Edmund Campion - English Jesuit (d. 1581)
1638 – Charles Sackville - 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet (d. 1706)
1670 – William Congreve - English playwright (d. 1729)
1674 – Thomas Tanner - English bishop (d. 1735)
1679 – Christian Wolff - German philosopher (d. 1754)
1705 – Farinelli - Italian castrato (d. 1782)
1712 – King Frederick II of Prussia (d. 1786)
1724 – Frances Brooke - English writer (d. 1789)
1732 – Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais - French playwright (d. 1799)
1742 – Anne - Duchess of Cumberland & Strathearn (d. 1808)
1746 – King Gustav III of Sweden (d. 1792)
1752 – Muzio Clementi - Italian composer (d. 1832)
1754 – Andrew Ellicott - American surveyor (d. 1820)
1763 – Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron - Russian general (d. 1831)
1776 – E.T.A. Hoffmann - German writer (d. 1822)
1779 – Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden) - Russian tsarina (d. 1826)
1848 – Vasily Surikov - Russian painter (d. 1916)
1862 – Edith Wharton - American writer (d. 1937)
1864 – Marguerite Durand - French feminist leader (d. 1936)
1872 – Konstantin Bogaevsky - Russian painter (d. 1943)
1872 – Ethel Turner - Australian author (d. 1958)
1886 – Henry King - American film director (d. 1982)
1888 – Vicki Baum - Austrian writer (d. 1960)
1888 – Ernst Heinkel - German aircraft designer (d. 1958)
1891 – Walter Model - German field marshal (d. 1945)
1895 – Eugen Roth - German writer (d. 1976)
1898 – Cliff Heathcote - American baseball player (d. 1939)
1901 – Edward Turner - English motorcycle designer (d. 1973)
1901 – Harry Calder - South African cricketer (d. 1995)
1902 – E. A. Speiser - American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
1905 – J. Howard Marshall - American billionaire (d. 1995)
1907 – Maurice Couve de Murville - French politician (d. 1999)
1909 – Martin Lings - English Islamic scholar (d. 2005)
1909 – Ann Todd - English actress (d. 1993)
1910 – Granny D - Doris Haddock, American activist
1913 – Norman Dello Joio - American composer (d. 2008)
1915 – Robert Motherwell - American painter (d. 1991)
1916 – Jack Brickhouse - American sports broadcaster (d. 1998)
1916 – Rafael Caldera - President of Venezuela (d. 2009)
1916 – Arnoldo Foà - Italian actor
1917 – Ernest Borgnine - American actor
1918 – Oral Roberts - American evangelist (d. 2009)
1919 – Coleman Francis - American film director (d. 1973)
1920 – Jerry Maren - American actor
1922 – Charles Socarides - American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
1925 – Maria Tallchief - American ballerina
1926 – Georges Lautner - French director & screenwriter
1927 – Sir Patrick Macnaghten - 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
1928 – Desmond Morris - British anthropologist
1928 – Michel Serrault - French actor (d. 2007)
1934 – Stanisław Grochowiak - Polish poet (d. 1976)
1935 – Eric Ashton - English rugby league footballer (d. 2008)
1936 – Doug Kershaw - American musician
1939 – Ray Stevens - American musician
1941 – Neil Diamond - American singer
1941 – Aaron Neville - American singer
1942 – Gary Hart - American professional wrestling manager & wrestler (d. 2008)
1943 – Subhash Ghai - Indian film director
1943 – Sharon Tate - American actress & Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
1943 – Peter Struck - German politician
1944 – Klaus Nomi - German singer (d. 1983)
1945 – D. Todd Christofferson - LDS apostle
1945 – John Garamendi - American politician
1946 – Michael Ontkean - Canadian actor
1946 – Haji - Canadian actor
1947 – Masashi Ozaki - Japanese golfer
1947 – Michio Kaku - Japanese-American theoretical physicist
1947 – Warren Zevon - American musician (d. 2003)
1948 – Michael Des Barres - British actor & rock singer
1949 – John Belushi - American actor (d. 1982)
1950 – Daniel Auteuil - French actor
1950 – Gennifer Flowers - American actress, political figure
1950 – Benjamin Urrutia - Ecuadorian-born American writer
1951 – Yakov Smirnoff - Ukrainian-born American comedian
1954 – Jo Gartner - Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
1956 – Hanne Krogh - Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
1956 – Lounès Matoub - a famous Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
1957 – Mark Eaton - American basketball player
1957 – Adrian Edmondson - English comedian
1958 – Neil Allen - American baseball player
1958 – Jools Holland - English musician
1959 – David Mills - American author
1959 – Vic Reeves - English comedian
1960 – Rick Leventhal - American television news correspondent
1961 – Guido Buchwald - German football player
1961 – Nastassja Kinski - German-born actress
1961 – Vince Russo - American writer
1961 – William Van Dijck - Belgian athlete
1962 – Argiris Kambouris - Greek basketball player
1963 – Martyn Grimley - English field hockey player
1963 – Arnold Vanderlyde - Dutch boxer
1965 – Mike Awesome - American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
1965 – Carlos Saldanha - Brazilian film director
1966 – Jimeoin - Northern Irish comedian
1967 – Mark Kozelek - American singer/songwriter (Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon)
1967 – Phil LaMarr - American actor,comedian,and voice actor
1967 – John Myung - American musician (Dream Theater)
1968 – Michael Kiske - German musician
1968 – Mary Lou Retton - American gymnast
1969 – Hilmir Snær Guðnason - Icelandic actor
1970 – Matthew Lillard - American actor
1971 – Cory Bailey - American baseball player
1971 – Andrea Mackris - American television producer
1972 – Naoshi Mizuta - Japanese composer
1972 – Daan Schuurmans - Dutch actor
1972 – Ulla Werbrouck - Belgian judoka & politician
1974 – Ed Helms - American actor
1975 – Rónald Gómez - Costa Rican footballer
1976 – Shae-Lynn Bourne - Canadian ice dancer with Victor Kraatz
1976 – Cindy Pieters - Belgian cyclist
1977 – Kensuke Kita - Japanese guitarist (Asian Kung-Fu Generation)
1979 – Tatyana Ali - American actress & singer
1979 – Leandro Desábato - Argentine footballer
1979 – Tom Kostopoulos - Canadian ice hockey player
1980 – Rocky Boiman - American football player
1980 – Nicole Marie Lenz - American actress
1981 – Travis Hanson - American baseball player
1983 – Shaun Maloney - Scottish footballer
1983 – Scott Speed - American race car driver
1984 – Scott Kazmir - American baseball player
1984 – Witold Kiełtyka - Polish drummer (Decapitated) (d. 2007)
1986 – Mischa Barton - English-born American actress
1986 – Raviv Ullman - Israeli-born American actor
1988 – Jade Ewen - English singer
1989 – Calvin Goldspink - English singer/actor (S Club 8), (S Club Juniors), (I Dream)


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January 24 - General (Calendar Date)


January 24th - Basic Facts:
  • January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 341 days remaining until the end of the year (342 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 23.
  • Next day is January 25.
January 24th Births (Here)

January 24th Deaths (Here)

January 24 Events:

41 – Gaius Caesar (Caligula) is assassinated by his disaffected Praetorian Guards.
1438 – The Council of Basel suspends Pope Eugene IV.
1679 – King Charles II of England disbands Parliament.
1742 – Charles VII Albert becomes Holy Roman Emperor.
1776 – Henry Knox arrives at Cambridge, Massachusetts with artillery he transported from Fort Ticonderoga.
1826 – Mississippi College is founded in Clinton.
1848 – James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill near Sacramento (California Gold Rush).
1857 – The University of Calcutta is formally founded - 1st full-fledged university in south Asia.
1859 – Political union of Moldavia & Wallachia, with Alexandru Ioan Cuza elected as ruler.
1862 – Bucharest proclaimed capital of Romania.
1878 – Vera Zasulich (a revolutionary ) shoots at Fyodor Trepov, the Governor of Saint Petersburg.
1885 – Edge Hill College opens in Liverpool
1918 – Gregorian calendar introduced in Russia by decree of the Council of People's Commissars.
1924 – Petrograd (formerly Saint Petersburg), Russia, is renamed Leningrad.
1943 – Franklin D. Roosevelt & Winston Churchill conclude a conference in Casablanca (World War II).
1952 – First Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, Vincent Massey is sworn in.
1961 – Bomber carrying two H-bombs breaks up in mid-air over North Carolina (1961 Goldsboro B-52 crash).
1966 – Air India Boeing 707 jet crashes on Mont Blanc (at border between France & Italy).
1972 – Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
1977 – Massacre of Atocha in Madrid - occurs during the Spanish transition to democracy.
1978 – Soviet satellite Cosmos 954, burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering nuclear reactor debris over Canada's Northwest Territories.
1984 – The first Apple Macintosh goes on sale.
1986 – Voyager 2 passes within 81,500 km (50,680 miles) of Uranus.
1993 – Uğur Mumcu (Turkish journalist & writer) is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.
1996 – Polish Premier Jozef Oleksy resigns after charges that he spied for Moscow.
2003 – The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins working.
2009 – Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of 4 bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.


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