January 17

Feast of St. Anthony. Anthony spent much of his life as a hermit, but his compassion and good sense made him a valued counselor to many. Hermits organized into monasteries under his direction. Saint Anthony is considered to be the protector of animals, particularly pigs. On his feast day, some churches have a Benediction of Beasts, where animals are brought in by their owners to be blessed.

Hold-up men invaded the garage of Brink’s armored car service in Boston, 1950. They escaped with $2.7 million.

The crash of a TWA airliner near Las Vegas claimed 22 lives, 1942, including movie actress Carole Lombard.

The American minister to the Kingdom of Hawaii, J.L. Stevens, lost no time in recognizing the provisional government that was formed after Queen Liliuokalani was deposed the previous day, 1893.

John Marshall, with the American delegation to France, rejected an agreement that included a $240,000 bribe for the French foreign minister, 1798. America's bid for mutual respect between the countries received what the Americans percieved to be shabby treatment at the hands of French officials. When the episode was reported in the press, it was known as the "XYZ affair."

Man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once. -- Jimmy Durante

Two wrongs won’t make a right, but three rights will make a left! (A left turn)

Psalm 99:2 5, 9 (American Standard Version)

The Lord is great in Zion; and he is high above all the people.

Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.

Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy.

Average High Temp at Boise is 36 F

Average Low Temp at Boise is 23 F

8:14 a.m. Sunrise

5:36 p.m. Sunset