Photo is by Oscarkari from Pixabay
Our photo today is used in connection with the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus – (more in the Thought at the end of the page)
On This Day
On January 9th 1909 Ernest Shackleton as part of the British Nimrod Expedition created a record for travelling the furthest South to a latitude (88°23′ south)
On January 9th 1982 Catherine Middleton who married Prince William in 2011 and became the Duchess of Cambridge, was born in Reading, Berkshire, England.
On January 9th 2007 Apple Director Steve Jobs announced the launch of the iPhone.
Ray Houghton (Irish Football Legend) is 61
Sergio Garcia (Golfer) is 43
Kate Middleton (Princess of Wales) is 41
Leo Cullen (Leinster Rugby Coach) is 45
Saint For Today
The Saint for today Jan 9th is Saint Adrian
Significance Of Today
Today Jan 9th is International Choreographers Day. It is a day to pay attention to and show appreciation for those people who help the rest of the world enjoy, share in and be entertained by dance. The BBC programme Strictly Come Dancing is one of the most popular family TV programmes and just shows the appeal of dance by so many people today.
Interesting Quote For Today
“In a society that worships love, freedom and beauty, dance is sacred. It is a prayer for the future, a remembrance of the past and a joyful exclamation of thanks for the present.” ~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Did You Know
Did you know that dancing reduces stress and tension for the mind and body. Studies by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute have shown that dancing also prevents heart disease in particular.