Nollaig 2016's Blog – January 2014 Archive (2)

Jiggs & Maggie Born January 12, 1913

Bringing Up Father was an influential American comic strip created by cartoonist George McManus (1884–1954). The humor centers on an immigrant Irishman named Jiggs. Distributed by King Features Syndicate, it ran for 87 years, from January 12, 1913 to May 28, 2000.

Date 31 January 1920

Author George…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 12, 2014 at 6:03am — 1 Comment

James Joyce: 'Does Nobody Understand?'

On 11 January 1941, James Joyce underwent surgery in Zurich for a perforated ulcer. While he at first improved, he relapsed the following day, and despite several transfusions and fell into a coma. He awoke at 2 a.m. on 13 January 1941 and asked for a nurse to call…


Added by Nollaig 2016 on January 11, 2014 at 9:00am — 13 Comments

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