January

Month Long Holidays & Events

•        
National Book Month
•        National Eye Care Month
•        National Oatmeal Month
•        National Thank-You Month
•        Hot Tea Month
•        Blood Donor Month
•        Stamp Collector’s Month


Daily Holidays & Events

1
•        
New Year’s Day
•        Paul Revere's Birthday (1735)
•        
Betsy Ross's Birthday (1752)
•        Ellis Island Opened for Immigration (1892)

2
•        National Science Fiction Day
•        Georgia Ratification Day (1788)
•        
Moon First Photographed (1839)  

3
•        
J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday (1892)
•        Alaska Named 49th State (1959)
•        Drinking Straw Day
•        National Chocolate Covered
Cherry Day
•        First Electric Watch Made
•        Atom First Split
•        Festival of Sleep
•        March of Dimes Established


4
•        National Trivia Day
•        
Jakob Grimm's Birthday (1785)
•        First Road Sign
•        Tennis Day
•        Tom Thumb's Birthday
•        National Spaghetti Day
•        Louis Braille's Birthday (1809)
•        Utah Admission Day (1896)
•        Jan. 4-11  Letter Writing Week

5
•        
National Bird Day
•        X-Ray Discovered (1896)
•        George Washington Carver's Birthday (1864)

6
•        
Telegraph First Demonstrated (1838)
•        
New Mexico Ratified (1912)
•        
Apple Tree Day
National Shortbread Day

7
•        
Jupiter's Moons Discovered  by Galileo (1610)
•        U.S. Hydrogen Bomb Revealed (1953)

8
•        Last Battle of War of 1812 (1815)
•        Elvis Presley's Birthday (1935)
    Postal Day
•        National English Toffee Day


9
•        National Static Electricity Day
•        Connecticut Ratification Day (1788)
    National Apricot Day
•        Richard Nixon's Birthday (1913)

10
•        Oil Discovered in Texas (1901)
•        
Volunteer Fireman's Day

11
•        Amelia Earhart Day - EH Flew Solo Across Pacific (1935)
•        Secret Pal Day

12
•        John Hancock's Birthday (1737)
•        First Public Museum Opened in SC (1773)
•        First Woman Elected to Senate (1932)

13
•        James Joyce Died (1941)
•        Stephen Foster Memorial Day
•        
First Radio Broadcast (1910)
•        Frisbee Introduced (1957)


14
•        Revolutionary War Ended (1784)
•        Clean off your desk day

15
•        Hat Day
•        
Martin Luther King's Birthday (1929)

16
•        World Religions Day

17
•        Ben Franklin's Birthday (1706)

18
•        A.A. Milne's Birthday (1882)
•        Robert Scott Reaches South Pole (1912)

19
•        International Sing-Out Day
•        Robert E. Lee's Birthday
•        National Penguin Awareness Day
•        Archery Day
•        Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday (1809)

20
•        Inauguration Day
•        
Basketball Day
•        Reagan Became Oldest President (1981)
•        MLK Jr. Day Celebrated as Federal Holiday (1986)

21
•        
Squirrel Appreciation Day
•        First Atomic Submarine Launched (1954)

22
•        National Popcorn Day
•        500 Russians Killed on "Bloody Sunday" (1905)
•        Abortion Legalized in Roe v. Wade (1973)

23
•        
National Handwriting Day

24
•        California Gold Rush (1848)
•        Just Do It Day  
•        
Earthquake Killed 830,000 in China (1556)
•        First Female Physician in the U.S. (1849)
•        Edith Wharton's Birthday (1862)
•        Thurgood Marshall Died (1993)

25
•        First Winter Olympics (1924)  
•        First Transcontinental Phone Call (1915)

26
•        Chinese New Year
•        Australia Day
•        Michigan Admission Day (1837)
•        Earthquake in India Killed 20,000 (2001)

27
•        Mozart's Birthday (1756)
•        Lewis Carroll's Birthday (1832)
•        Auschwitz Concentration Camp Liberated (1945)
•        Vietnam War Peace Accords Signed (1973)

28
•        Challenger Shuttle Explosion (1986)
•        Jackson Pollock's Birthday (1912)
•        First Jewish Associate Justice Appointed to Supreme Court (1916)

29
•        
National Puzzle Day
•        Kansas Admission Day
•        Seeing Eye, Inc. founded (1929)
•        Poe's "The Raven" Published (1845)
•        Robert Frost Died (1963)


30
•        Adolf Hitler Named German Chancellor (1933)  

31
•        Jackie Robinson's Birthday (1919)
•        
Thirteenth Amendment Abolished Slavery (1865)
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