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KIU TRIVIA: January 4 in the Present and the Past


National Trivia Day. What National Day on January 4th celebrates those who accumulate and hoard tidbits of useless trivia? National Trivia Day, of course! Each year, the holiday recognizes the collectors of unconnected, irrelevant data, facts, history, and quotes in the recesses of their brains. They are the ones who usually proffer these sometimes astounding bits of history when friends and family least expect it. 

World Braille Day. International Observances denote a period to observe an issue of international interest or concern. Many of these observances have been established by either the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations Economic and Social Council or by the World Health Organization. World Health Observances mark a period which is often used to promote an issue and mobilize for action. Below follows a list of days and months which have been denoted as health related observances.

What Happened Today?

In 1847, Captain Samuel Walker of the Texas Rangers placed an order for 1000 revolver pistols after having witnessed their devastating effect.

In 1896, Utah became the 46th State in the USA, This was after a ban on polygamy was incoporated into the Stae’s constitution.

In 2010, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the tallest building in the World currently was opened. It stands at 289.8 meters.


1986 – James Milner, English footballer.

1990 – Toni Kroos, German footballer

Sources: Wikipedia, checiday & bornglorious