If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. -- J.R.R. Tolkien
January 26, 2022
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noun (KWIP)

A quip is a clever remark or a witty or funny observation or response.

// They traded quips over a beer.

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"[Ronald Reagan] faced the age question during his reelection campaign in 1984, when he was only 73. In his debate against Democrat Walter F. Mondale, he dispelled the issue with a quip: 'I will not make age an issue in this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience.'" — Doyle McManus, The Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2021

"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition." - Adam Smith
- Ludwig Joachim "Achim" von Arnim, German poet (Des Knaben Wunderhorn)
- Romney Brent, Mexican-American actor and writer (Dinner at the Ritz), born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (d. 1976)
- Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer who inspired the "Sound of Music", born in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1987)
- Bill Wurtzel, American jazz and classical guitarist (Count Basie), born in Forestburgh, New York
- Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
- Peter Kenton Winkler, American pianist, symphonic and theatrical composer, born in Los Angeles, California
- Laurence "Corky" Laing, Canadian rock drummer and songwriter (Mountain, Cork), born in Montreal, Quebec
- Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, born in Ginnerup, Denmark

On this date in 1821, the Hudson River froze solid during a brutally cold winter. Thousands crossed the ice back and forth from New Jersey, and there were reports of "refreshment taverns" set up in the middle of the river to serve the scores of people crossing the ice.

- Jim Thorpe relinquishes his 1912 Olympic medals for playing 2 seasons of semi-professional baseball before competing in the Olympics
- 1st woman personal physician to a US President - Janet G. Travell (to John F. Kennedy)
- For the first time since the 1930s, the unemployed population in UK rises above three million
- Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
- Mydoom , the most destructive computer worm (so far), first sighted on computers in North America. Goes on to cause $38 billion in damages.
- Glendale train crash: Two trains derail killing 11 and injuring 200 in Glendale, California, near Los Angeles.
- Derek Bond, British actor (Nicholas Nickelby, Armchair Theatre), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2006)
- George H Clements, first Roman Catholic Priest to adopt a child.
- Sal Buscema, American comic book artist
- Jean Knight [Caliste], American soul, funk and RandB singer (Mr. Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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