Dalvanius Prime would have been 62 today.
Eric Liddell, the Scottish athlete probably best known to most of us from Chariots of Fire, was born on this day in 1902.
Several scenes which featured him as the “muscular Christian” are here.
The Food Safety Authority is invetigating claims that Chinese people are buying large amounts of New Zealand infant milk powder here to sell on-line in their home country.
It’s understandable that parents in China don’t trust their own milk powder in the wake of the Sanlu melamine poisoning, but buying on-line has risks too.
Producers are concerned that their product may be sold in a damaged state which may compromise the safety of the product and reflect badly on them.
Another concern is that the contents of the tins may not even be New Zealand milk powder.
Immense damage could be done to New Zealand’s reputation for safe food products if their were problems with the standard of something purporting to be our produce.
It is difficult to police internet sales and the buyer should always beware. But there is little a company can do to stop people buying their produce and selling it on-line in other countries, or using their containers to sell an inferior substitute.
On January 16:
27 BC The title Augustus was bestowed upon Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian by the Roman Senate.
1412 The Medici family was appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1492 The first grammar of the Spanish language, was presented to Queen Isabella I.
1547 Ivan IV of Russia (Ivan the Terrible) became Tsar of Russia.
1581 The English Parliament outlawed Roman Catholicism.
1853 – Andre Michelin, French industrialist, was born.
1853 Gen Sir Ian Hamilton, British military commander, was born.
1874 Robert W. Service, Canadian poet, was born.
1896 defeat of Cymru Fydd at South Wales Liberal Federation AGM, Newport, Monmouthshire.
1900 The United States Senate accepted the Anglo-German treaty of 1899 in which the United Kingdom renounced its claims to the Samoan islands.
1901 Frank Zamboni, American inventor, was born.
1902 – Eric Liddell, Scottish runner, was born.
1906 Diana Wynyard, British actress, was born.
1908 – Ethel Merman, American actress and singer, was born.
1919 The United States ratified the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, authorizing Prohibition in the United States one year after ratification.
1941 The War Cabinet approved the formation of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) to enable the Royal New Zealand Air Force to release more men for service overseas. Within 18 months a Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and Women’s Royal Naval Service had been created.
1944 Jim Stafford, American singer and songwriter, was born.
1948 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer, was born.
1952 – King Fuad II of Egypt, was born.
1959 Sade, Nigerian-born singer, was born.
1979 The Shah of Iran fled Iran with his family and relocated in Egypt.
1986 First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
1991 The United States went to war with Iraq, beginning the Gulf War (U.S. Time).
2006 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in as Liberia’s new presiden becoming Africa’s first female elected head of state.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia