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Frozen in Time

Courtesy photo The Titan lander model, on display at the London Science Museum, depicts the farthest traveled space effort launched from earth.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

Monday, January 9th – Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense, a scathing attack on King George III’s reign over Great Britain’s North American colonies and a call for complete independence, 1776.

Tuesday, January 10th – London’s underground transit system begins operations, 1863.

Wednesday, January 11th – Then Emperor, Julius Caesar leads his army across the Rubicon River, stating, “The die is cast.” The move plunges Rome into civil war, 49 B.C.

Thursday, January 12th – The first long-distance wireless message is sent from Paris’ Eiffel Tower, 1908.

Friday, January 13th – A woman takes a seat on the NY Stock Exchange, breaking a previously males only tradition, 1927.


Saturday, January 14th – European Space Agency’s Huygens probe lands on Saturn’s moon Titan, transmitting atmospheric data for approximately 90 minutes in 2005.

Courtesy photo  The Titan lander model, on display at the London Science Museum, depicts the farthest traveled space effort launched from earth.

Courtesy photo
The Titan lander model, on display at the London Science Museum, depicts the farthest traveled space effort launched from earth.


Sunday, January 15th – Alaskan Proud: In 1959, the Chugach Electric Association announced plans to build a nuclear reactor on Knik Arm near Anchorage. It was never built.

These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.