January 16

Riots in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, influenced President Joaquin Belaguer to resign, 1962. Belaguer had been appointed two years earlier by long-time dictator Rafael Trujillo, and some residents believed Belaguer was a puppet for Trujillo's supporters, though Trujillo himself was assassinated in 1961. Belaguer returned to power in 1966.

Jewish guerilla groups claimed to have killed 82 Arabs in Haifa, Palestine, 1948. The city was in turmoil with sporadic attacks back and forth between Jews and Arabs.

200,000 workers in meat processing plants went on strike, 1946, causing output of meat products to drop by 75%.

Baseball pitcher “Dizzy” Dean was born, 1911.

Employees of the Westinghouse Electric manufacturing plant in Pittsburgh went on strike, 1896, to protest a 25% cut in pay.

U.S. Marines landed in Hawaii, 1893, during a revolution against the government of Queen Liliuokalani. The uprising was partly due to unhappiness with voting rights restrictions proposed by the Queen, but was also believed to be orchestrated in part by the American diplomat there, with the intention of claiming Hawaii as a U.S. Territory.

A miners' strike marked labor trouble in the Coeur d'Alenes, 1892.

Nebraska Territory was established, 1855. Nebraska joined the union as a Free Soil (anti-slavery) territory. It did not suffer the turmoil and bloodshed over the slavery issue that its unfortunate neighbor to the south, Kansas, did.

The LDS Tabernacle was completed in Salt Lake City, 1852.

What is well got, may meet with disaster; but what is ill got, destroys both itself and its master. -- Adages of Erasmus

A Christian is a living sermon, whether or not he preaches a word.

Modesty is my best quality. -- Jack Benny

Acts 15:8-9 (American Standard Version)

And God, which knows the hearts, bare them witness, giving them [Gentile believers in Jesus] the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

Quotes About the Importance of Prayer: I have resolved to pray more and pray always, to pray in all places where quietness invites me to pray: in the house, on the highway, and on the street. And I have resolved to know no street or passage in this city that may not witness that I have not forgotten God. -- Sir Thomas Browne

Average High Temp at Boise is 36 F

Average Low Temp at Boise is 23 F

8:15 a.m. Sunrise

5:35 p.m. Sunset