Awareness Spotlight shines on…
KOREAN AMERICAN DAY commemorates the first Korean immigrants to come to the U.S. It was back in 1902, on this day, when 102 Koreans set sail for Honolulu. Since then, we have enjoyed the culture they brought with them, their food and their customs.
Education and Information
STEPHEN FOSTER MEMORIAL DAY remembers America’s first composer on his death date. Born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1826, he composed over 200 songs including Camptown Races, Oh! Susanna, and My Old Kentucky Home. He passed away at the age of 37 in 1864.
GLUTEN FREE DAY reminds us that some people have no choice but to live gluten free lives. The protein that can be found in wheat, barley and rye can mess up their digestive systems and really do some damage. Go to this link to see a list of gluten free foods.
Following the Arts
POETRY BREAK DAY keeps our poetry streak going as we are given another chance to channel our inner poet. Let out your Dickinson, Frost or Silverstein and bring the world some beautiful prose.
QUITTERS DAY is actually encouraging. Statistics show that most people who break their New Years Resolution, do so by today. That doesn’t have to be you. If you want to reach your goal, don’t let anything get in your way – You can do it!
NATIONAL RUBBER DUCK DAY falls on the birthday of Rubber Duckie – Big Bird and Ernie’s friend from Sesame Street. The bathtub toy has been around since the late 1800’s and was actually inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2001, sales of these bobbing toys really took off, once it was reported that Queen Elizabeth had one (with a crown) in her bathtub.
BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY falls on the first Friday the Thirteenth of the year. You can shift the blame for a bad day or bad circumstances onto other people, but that never works.
Dessert of the Day…
PEACH MELBA DAY celebrates the creation of this decadent dish. French chef Auguste Escoffier put together peaches, vanilla ice cream and raspberry sauce, named it after opera star Nellie Melba and served it to his guests. I bet it tastes as good as it sounds.
Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations
World Logic Day
National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Vision Board Day
On this day…
1910 – The first public radio broadcast airs a live performance by Enrico Caruso from the Metropolitan Opera House
1942 – German pilot, Helmut Schenk, is the first one to use an ejection seat after his jet ices up
1966 – President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Department of Housing and Urban Development
1968 – Johnny Cash records his album – Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison in front of 2,000 inmates
1981 – Barbara Sonntag crochets 4,412 stitches in ½ hour, setting an American speed crocheting record
1995 – The first all-female crew competes in America’s Cup and wins the first race, but not the Cup
2021 – President Donald Trump is impeached for the 2nd time
Happy Birthday to…
Enjoy the day and make it your own
Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for all of the people you have healed. May you continue to shine your love and blessings upon us. In your name I pray this, Jesus, Amen.
Thank you to National Day Calendar; National Today; History.com; Britannica.com; Wikipedia; on this day.com
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Happy Birthday to Horatio Alger, Alfred Fuller, Sophie Tucker, Patrick Dempsey, Shonda Rhimes, Orlando Bloom and Liam Hemsworth
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