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The 2022 Westminster Dog Show was slated to begin January 24 but, according to the Westminster Kennel Club, has been canceled “due to the extraordinary spread of the Omicron variant in New York City at this time and the disruptions it is currently creating in travel and event management.” The first Westminster show took place […]

Anniversary of the Macintosh Commercial

On January 22, 1984 Apple introduced the Macintosh computer in its iconic commercial shown for the first and only time during the Super Bowl XVIII. Like many great works of art, it was at first hated. The ad almost didn’t run because Apple’s board of directors hated it, according to Walter Isaacson’s 2011 biography “Steve Jobs.”  “Most […]

Quark Day

Several unreliable sources list January 19 as Quark Day. Quarks are sub-atomic particles that make up protons, neutrons, and electrons. No one has seen a quark at any time. Their existence was proposed by physicists Murry Gell-Mann and George Zweig in 1964 to explain some electron scattering phenomenon in the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. For […]