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16, 1957). American chemist who is credited with the development of the basic scientific principles and discoveries that have been applied in the atomic age. Received the 1932 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Holidays and Civic Days 30 The King’s Birthday in Jordan; official public holiday. Honors King Abdullah II (Jan. 30, 1962– , ruled June 9, 1999– ); son of the late King Hussein. 31 Birthday of Thomas Merton (Jan. 31, 1915–Dec. 10, 1968). American Trappist monk and author; his first major work was The Seven Storey Mountain.
American colonial minister, man of letters, and author of the most important literary work produced in the colonies, the Magnalia Christi Americana, an ecclesiastical history of New England. Anniversary of the inception of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) on Feb. 12, 1909, when W. E. B. Du Bois and other notable persons issued the call for its formation; following a conference (May 31– June 1, 1909), the NAACP was formally created. The NAACP has awarded the Spingarn Medal annually since 1914 for the highest achievement by an African American.
Elected to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. Anniversary of the founding of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Jan. 19, 1920, by Roger Baldwin. 18 Pooh Day. Anniversary of the birth of Alan Alexander Milne (Jan. 18, 1882–Jan. 31, 1956), English poet and playwright best known for his verse and stories for children, notably Winnie-thePooh. 19 Birthday of Robert Edward Lee (Jan. 19, 1807– Oct. 12, 1870). American soldier and educator; commander of the Army of Northern Va. in the Civil War and the greatest military leader of the Confederacy; subsequently, president of the institution known today as Washington and Lee University.