On This Day

January 22, 1879 in the Anglo-Zulu War; Battle of Rorke's Drift. when a small group of British soldiers, 139-141, defend their garrison against an unremitting assault by 4-5 thousand Zulu warriors. Immortalized in the 1964 movie, "Zulu".

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Bronislaus Janulis
South Bend Museum of Art

In 1890, the United Mine Workers of America is founded in Columbus Ohio. In my family, John L. Lewis is highly regarded for what he did for miners. Many in my family worked in coal mines, and some died there. The painting references my great Grandfather, who was killed in a coal mining accident.

This is also the anniversary of the commercial introducing the Macintosh computer, the famous "1984" , which aired during Superbowl XVIII.