January 18

Georgia endured a squabble over who was the rightful governor of the state, 1947. Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge had died before taking office, and his son Herman had been appointed by the legislature to fill the post. That did not sit well with the previous governor, Ellis Arnall, who insisted on staying as acting governor. Arnall stepped down on this date, and the dispute was resolved in March in Herman Talmadge's favor.

Soviet troops ended the 17-month blockade of Leningrad by German forces, 1943. Germans targeted Leningrad because it was a primary route for supplies to the Soviet army from the west by way of the Baltic Sea. About half the population of the city had died of cold and hunger despite attempts by Russian troops to bring supplies over a frozen lake.

The Versailles Peace Conference began, 1919.

A six-month strike by cotton mill operators was settled, 1905, at Fall River, Massachusetts.

A debate began in the U.S. Senate, 1830, over the westward expansion of the union. It quickly became an argument over states' rights and nullification. Southern and Western senators wanted to see new states added that had power to reject directives from Washington, D.C. Northeastern states, represented by Daniel Webster of Massachusetts, wanted a strong national government. The states' rights group argued that the individual citizen's rights were best protected where a strong state government could act as a buffer against overreaching by the national administration. Senator Webster argued that citizens could have both "Liberty and Union."

A provincial legislature met in Savannah, Georgia (in defiance of Great Britain), 1775, to organize a goverment controlled by the local citizens.

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. -- Kahlil Gibran

Silence is Wisdom, where Speaking is Folly; and always safe.
If thou thinkest twice, before thou speakest once, thou wilt speak twice the better for it. -- William Penn

Curdled Quotes by Caustic Writers: Be commonplace and creeping, and you will be a success.--Pierre de Beaumarchais

Exodus 19:3-6 (American Standard Version)

And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called to him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

Ye have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you to myself.

Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: and ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak to the children of Israel.

Average High Temp at Boise is 37 F

Average Low Temp at Boise is 24 F

8:14 a.m. Sunrise

5:37 p.m. Sunset