Special Days in January 2014

iMOM 2013-14 Calendar-JAN14

Special Days in January has been updated for 2017 here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2016/12/28/special-days-in-january-2017/

Here is my listing of January’s holidays, observances, food themes, awareness days , historic figures and authors birthdays, science and historic based anniversaries,  and more!  Whether you’re looking for something special to study, trivia, a day to celebrate, or a food to add to the menu, this listing of special days gives you plenty to choose from.

January’s Food Themes

  • Apple
  • Apricots
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Be Kind to Food Servers
  • Dried Fruits
  • Eggs
  • Hot Foods
  • Hot Tea
  • Oatmeal
  • Slow Cooking
  • Soup
  • Wheat Bread

January Awareness Themes

  • Bath Safety
  • Blood Donor
  • Birth Defects
  • Celebration of Life
  • Financial Wellness
  • Glaucoma
  • Quality of Life
  • Personal Self-Defense
  • Poverty in America
  • Thyroid

January’s Miscellaneous Themes

  • Book Blitz
  • Change Your Stars
  • Clean Up Your Computer
  • Creativity
  • Get Organized
  • Hobby
  • Mail Order Gardening
  • Mentoring
  • New Year’s Resolutions
  • Rising Star
  • Shape Up
  • Skating
  • Thank You
  • Train Your Dog
  • Way Finding

Jan. 1

  • Celebration of Life Week begins
  • Copyright Law Day
  • Diet Resolution Week begins
  • Ellis Island Anniversary 1892
  • Euro Day
  • Lose Weight/Feel Great Week begins
  • New Year’s Day
  • New Year’s Resolutions Week begins
  • Paul Revere born 1735
  • Betsy Ross born 1752
  • Z Day

Jan. 2

  • Berchtold’s Day (Switzerland)
  • Drinking Straw patented 1888
  • Georgia Statehood 1788
  • Happy Mew Year for Cats
  • Motivation and Inspiration Day
  • Rabi’l
  • Someday We’ll Laugh About Week begins

Jan. 3

  • Alaska Statehood 1959
  • Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
  • Festival of Sleep
  • Fruitcake Toss Day
  • Olelomargarine patented 1871
  • Perihelion Day
  • J.R.R. Tolkien Day

Jan. 4

  • Blender patented 1910
  • Louis Braille born 1809
  • Earth at Perihelion Day
  • Hypnotism Day
  • Author Jacob Grimm born 1785
  • Pop Music Chart Day
  • Scientist Issac Newton born 1643
  • Spaghetti Day
  • Trivia Day
  • Utah Statehood 1896

Jan. 5

  • Bean Day
  • Bird Day
  • Pizza Week begins
  • X-Ray discovered 1896

Jan. 6

  • Apple Tree Day
  • Communication Invention Day
  • Cuddle Up Day
  • Three Kings Day
  • Joan of Arc born 1412
  • New Mexico Statehood 1912
  • Telegraph First Demonstrated 1838
  • Thank God It’s Monday Day

Jan. 7

  • President Millard Fillmore born 1800
  • Harlem Globetrotter’s Day
  • Programmers’ Day
  • Old Rock Day
  • Orthodox Christmas

Jan. 8

  • Argyle Day
  • Bubble Bath Day
  • Earth’s Rotation Day
  • Elvis Presley born 1935
  • English Toffee Day
  • Joygerm Day
  • Letter Writing Week begins
  • War on Poverty Day

Jan. 9

  • Apricot Day
  • Balloon Ascension Day
  • Connecticut Statehood 1788
  • 1st Dear Abby Newspaper Column published 1956
  • President Richard Nixon born 1913
  • Static Electricity Day

Jan. 10

  • Bittersweet Chocolate Day
  • Cut Your Energy Costs Day
  • Peculiar People Day
  • !st UN Meeting Anniversary 1944

Jan. 11

  • Scientist Joseph Charles Arthur born 1850
  • Cuckoo Dancing Week begins
  • Milk Day
  • Secret Pal Day

Jan. 12

  • Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution Day
  • Work Harder Day

Jan. 13

  • Author Michael Bond born 1926
  • Clean Off Your Desk Day
  • Composer Stephen Foster born 1864
  • Frisbee introduced 1957
  • Make Your Dreams Come True Day
  • Poetry Break Day
  • Public Radio Broadcasting Day
  • Rubber Ducky Day
  • Snowmobile Safety Week begins

Jan. 14

  • Coming of Age Day (Japan)
  • Dress Up Your Pet Day
  • Organize Your Home Day

Jan. 15

  • 1st Super Bowl Game (1967)
  • Hat Day
  • Humanitarian Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. born 1929
  • Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • Tu B’Shevat begins at sunset

Jan. 16

  • Appreciate a Dragon Day
  • Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • Nothing Day
  • Religious Freedom Day

Jan. 17

  • Ben Franklin born 1706
  • Cable Car Day
  • Fresh Squeezed Juice Week begins
  • Hot Heads Chili Day
  • Kid Inventors’ Day

Jan. 18

  • Bald Eagle Appreciation Day
  • Prayer of Christian Unity Week begins
  • Daniel Webster born 1782
  • Sanctity of Human Life Day
  • Scott reaches South Pole 1910
  • Thesaurus Day
  • Winnie the Pooh Day (A.A. Milne born 1882)

Jan. 19

  • Artist Paul Cezanne born 1839
  • Neon Sign patented 1915
  • Author Edgar Allan Poe born 1809
  • Popcorn Day
  • Tin Can Day
  • World Religion Day

Jan. 20

  • Astronaut Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin born 1930
  • Buttercrunch Day
  • Cheese Day
  • Clean Out Your Inbox Week begins
  • Disc Jockey Day
  • MLK Day
  • Healthy Weight Week begins
  • Penguin Awareness Day
  • 1st Webster’s American Dictionary 1825

Jan. 21

  • Granola Bar Day
  • Hugging Day
  • MLK Day
  • No Name Calling Week begins
  • Printing Week begins
  • Squirrel Appreciation Day
  • Take Back Your Time Week begins

Jan. 22

  • 1st American Postal Route established 1673
  • Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day
  • Blonde Brownie Day
  • Celebration of Life Day
  • Reminiscence Week begins

Jan. 23

  • John Hancock born 1737
  • Handwriting Analysis Week begins
  • Handwriting Day
  • Measure Your Feet Day
  • Pie Day

Jan. 24

  • Belly Laugh Day
  • Compliment Day
  • Gold Discovered at Sutter’s Mill (1848)
  • Peanut Butter Day
  • Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day

Jan. 25

  • Burns Night (Scotland)
  • Poet Robert Burns born 1759
  • Celebrity Read a Book Day
  • See Swap Day
  • Opposite Day

Jan. 26

  • Australia Day
  • Leprosy Day
  • Michigan Statehood 1837
  • Peanut Brittle Day

Jan. 27

  • Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
  • Author Lewis Carrol born 1832
  • Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Chocolate Cake Day
  • Composer Mozart born 1756
  • Leprosy Week begins
  • Meat Week begins
  • Vietnam Peace Day 1973

Jan. 28

  • Blueberry Pancake Day
  • Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week begins
  • Fun at Work Day
  • Kazoo day

Jan. 29

    • Corn Chip Day
    • Free Thinkers Day
    • Hoof Care Week begins
    • Kansas Statehood 1861
    • President Wm. McKinley born 1843
    • Thomas Paine born 1737
    • Put On Your Grumpy Face Day
    • Puzzle Day
    • Seeing Eye Dog Day

Jan. 30

  • Croissant Day
  • Kazoo Day
  • President Franklin Roosevelt born 1882
  • Yodel For Your Neighbors Day

Jan. 31

  • Backwards Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Inspire Your Heart With Art Day
  • Composer Franz Schubert born 1797

The darling calendar at the top of this page can be printed from this site  http://www.imom.com/tools/get-organized/2014-printable-calendars/

I make my monthly special days calendars by using several sources including old calendars,  holiday books, newspapers, and the web. If you know of a special day that I do not have listed, please comment and let me know what it is so I can add it in.   Below are the links to my favorite online calendars.

http://www.apples4theteacher.com/holidays/january-2014.html

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/blog/2013/12/january-make-the-days-count-activity-calendar/

http://www.se7en.org.za/se7ens-january

http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/january

http://agstaar.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

http://familycrafts.about.com/library/spdays/bljandayslong.htm

You can sign up for day in history e-mails at  http://www.pitara.com/reference/history/date/list-of-dates.asp?SMonth=11  and  http://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/by-date/

Happy New Year!

betty jo

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6 thoughts on “Special Days in January 2014

  1. apronstringsotherthings

    It’s fun to look ahead to the coming month and finding special and unusual things to celebrate. Thank for putting this list together!

    Reply
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