One of the first flowers of January is always the snowdrop. It is one of those flowers that is sometimes hard to grow in your garden. They tend to prefer old ground and often do very well under and between tall trees where there is a lot of leaf compost that they seem to like. They are also frost resistant, storm resistant and snow resistant. On a mild day it is possible to see honeybees collecting pollen from them. (Picture from Pixabay)
On This Day
On January 24th 1556 An earthquake in Shaanxi Province in China killed 830,000 people.
On January 24th 1984 Apple launched its revolutionary Macintosh personal computer
On January 24th 2004 Launched in mid-2003, the six-wheeled robotic rover called ‘Opportunity’ landed on Mars on this day back in 2004 and it analyzed rocks and soils and relayed pictures back to earth.
On January 24th 2019 Many temperature records were broken in South Australia including the highest ever recorded for capital Adelaide at 46.6C
Neil Diamond (Legendary singer songwriter) is 82
Luis Suarez (Footballer) is 36
Saint For Today
The Saint for today (Jan 24th) is Francis de Sales. He was a lawyer, priest, bishop and saint. He is often called ‘The Gentleman Saint’ because of his kindness. He was a great teacher who used simple language to get his message across.
Significance Of Today
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity finishes tomorrow Wednesday. It is an annual event that brings together Christians from different denominations to pray for unity among the church.
Interesting Quote For Today
“A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a hundred barrels of vinegar” ~Francis De Sales whose feast day is today
Did You Know
Did you know that there is enough gold inside our planet earth to coat the entire planet. 99% of the gold is to be found in the Earth’s core. Scientists say that if you were able to extract it all you would have enough gold to coat the entire surface of the Earth in 1.5 feet of gold!!