Thought for Today:
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. --Miguel de Cervantes
Today's Highlight in History:
1605： The first part of Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes was published in Madrid on January 16. The hero, Don Quixote, loses his wits from reading too many romances and comes to believe that he is a knight destined to revive the golden age of chivalry. A tall, gaunt man in armor, he has many comical adventures with his fat squire, Sancho Panza. It is one of the earliest written novels in a modern European language. Some people consider it the finest book in the Spanish language. The second part was published in 1615.
2005: Adriana Iliescu gives birth at age 66 on January 16, became the oldest woman in the world to do so. The child is not her biological child, as the ovum (and also the sperm) was from an anonymous donor, and Iliescu was more of a Surrogate mother. She is a retired university lecturer and writer of children's stories.