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  • FEBRUARY 1, 2023 | NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY | NATIONAL GET UP DAY | NATIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DAY | NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY | NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY | NATIONAL SERPENT DAY | NATIONAL TEXAS DAY

    FEBRUARY 1, 2023 | NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY | NATIONAL GET UP DAY | NATIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DAY | NATIONAL GIRLS AND WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY | NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY | NATIONAL SERPENT DAY | NATIONAL TEXAS DAY

    National Freedom Day | February 1
    National Freedom Day | February 1

    NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY

    National Freedom Day, always observed on February 1st, celebrates freedom from slavery. It also recognizes that America is a symbol of liberty. The day honors the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865. It was not ratified by the states, however, until later on December 18, 1865. Read more…

    National Get Up Day | February 1
    National Get Up Day | February 1

    NATIONAL GET UP DAY

    National Get Up Day on February 1st offers an opportunity to share inspiring stories of perseverance. The day reminds us to pick ourselves up when we’ve fallen and giving it (whatever it may be) another go! Read more…

    National Dark Chocolate Day | February 1
    National Dark Chocolate Day | February 1

    NATIONAL DARK CHOCOLATE DAY

    On February 1st, National Dark Chocolate Day reminds us to indulge a little. Many tout dark chocolate as the healthier chocolate. However, for some, it can be an acquired taste. Read more…

    National Girls and Women in Sports Day | Changes Annually
    National Girls and Women in Sports Day | Changes Annually

    NATIONAL GIRLS & WOMEN IN SPORTS DAY

    Around the country, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is recognized by schools, organizations, and teams during the first week of February. Read more…

    National Baked Alaska Day | February 1
    National Baked Alaska Day | February 1

    NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY

    Ice cream and cake come together on February 1st in a celebration called National Baked Alaska Day. Read more…

    NATIONAL SERPENT DAY

    On February 1st, National Serpent Day gives snakes and serpents alike their slithering due. Across religions and cultures, the serpent has been used as a symbol of evil, medicine, fertility, and much more. Read more…

    NATIONAL TEXAS DAY

    On February 1st, National Texas Day recognizes the Lone Star State along with its fierce record of independent people and history. The 28th state may not be the only state with a record of being a republic, but their dramatic revolution and fight for independence keep Texas history alive. Read more…

    On Deck for February 2, 2023

    National Days
    NATIONAL TATER TOT DAY
    NATIONAL GROUNDHOG DAY
    OPTIMIST DAY
    NATIONAL HEAVENLY HASH DAY

    Recipe of the Day

    Truffle Recipe

    Basic Truffle Recipe
    Prep:  1 hour
    Total Prep:  1 hour
    Serves: 60

    Ingredients:

    8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
    3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
    3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla (may substitute orange, almond, maple, or coffee liqueur)
    various toppings (chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, cocoa, shaved chocolate)

    Instructions:

    Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth.

    Add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time until well blended.

    Stir in chocolate and vanilla until well incorporated.

    (If using a liqueur flavoring, divide the mixture into thirds and add 1 tablespoon of the preferred liqueur to each prepared mixture.)

    Chill for 1 hour.

    Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in your favorite toppings.

    February 1st Celebrated History

    1894

    The Philological Society of London and Oxford University Press publishes the first volume of the Oxford English Dictionary. A-Ant consisted of 352 pages and took 5 years to complete. Scotchman James Murray undertook the enormous task as the primary editor. He would die in 1915 before the project was complete.

    1896

    Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème premieres in Turin, Italy. The tragic love story is one of Puccini’s greatest works.

    1972

    Hewlett-Packard introduced the first scientific hand-held calculator. It sold for $395 and was named the HP-35 – a nod to its 35 keys.

    1982

    David Letterman launches his first evening talk show, Late Night with David Letterman. His first guest on the comedy talk show was Bill Murray.

    February 1st Celebrated History

    Hattie Caraway – 1878

    In 1932, Caraway became the first woman elected to the Senate. She had been appointed the previous year to fill her husband’s seat due to his death.

    John Ford – 1895

    The American film director was most noted for his westerns starring John Wayne. He also adapted the John Steinbeck novel, Grapes of Wrath.

    Clark Gable – 1901

    One of Hollywood’s foremost leading men during the first half of the 20th century, Gable was known for films like Gone with the Wind, It Happened One Night, and The Misfits.

    Langston Hughes – 1902

    The American poet of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes also wrote several plays, novels, and essays. He’s most known for his poem “Harlem.”

    Vivian Maier – 1926

    For five decades the street photographer captured the world and then hid it away. Not until after her death was her historic collection revealed to the world.

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • JANUARY 31, 2023 | NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY | NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY | INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY | NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY

    JANUARY 31, 2023 | NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY | NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY | INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY | NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY

    National Backward Day | January 31
    National Backward Day | January 31

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    January 31st honors everything backward with National Backward Day. The day provides an opportunity to reverse our ways, our direction or simply our shirt.  Dessert for breakfast, perhaps? There are many ways to celebrate this fun day, so just let your imagination be your guide. Read more…

    National Hot Chocolate Day | January 31
    National Hot Chocolate Day | January 31

    NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY

    Each year on January 31st, National Hot Chocolate Day warms up people across the country by celebrating the timeless cold-weather beverage. Read more…

    Inspire Your Heart With Art Day | January 31
    Inspire Your Heart With Art Day | January 31

    INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY

    Always observed on January 31st, Inspire Your Heart With Art Day encourages us to ponder how art affects our hearts. Art is valued and appreciated for all sorts of reasons. Read more…

    National Plan for Vacation Day | Last Tuesday in January
    National Plan for Vacation Day | Last Tuesday in January

    NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY

    National Plan for Vacation Day, on the last Tuesday in January, reminds us to plan our vacation at the start of the year for the rest of the year. The early bird gets to pack their bags and fly away to a little fun and relaxation! Read more…

    On Deck for February 1, 2023

    National Days
    National Baked Alaska Day
    National Dark Chocolate Day
    National Freedom Day
    National Get Up Day
    National Serpent Day
    National Texas Day
    National Girls and Women In Sports Day – Changes Annually

    Recipe of the Day

    Roasted Tater Tot Nachos

    Roasted Tater Tot Nachos
    Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cook time: 25 minutes
    Total: 35 minutes
    Serves: 4-6

    Ingredients

    1 32-ounce bag of frozen tater tots
    1 lb lean ground beef
    1 package of taco seasoning
    1 15-ounce jar of queso
    1/4 cup sour cream
    1/4 cup guacamole
    1/3 cup diced tomatoes
    1/3 cup sliced black olives
    1 sliced jalapeno
    1 diced green onion
    1/2 tablespoon lime juice

    Instructions

    Bake tater tots according to the package instructions.

    In a medium skillet, brown ground beef with taco seasoning. Set aside.

    Remove the lid from the queso jar. Place queso in the microwave and cover with a paper towel. Heat queso in a microwave 30 seconds at a time until heated through.

    Placed cooked tater tots on a large platter. Top with ground beef and queso. Add sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, black olives, jalapeno, and onion. Drizzle with lime juice and serve.

    January 31st Celebrated History

    1940

    The Social Security Administration issues the first Social Security check in the amount of $22.54 to Ida May Fuller.

    1949

    Chicago’s NBC affiliate WNBQ begins broadcasting the first television soap opera. These Are My Children aired for 15 minutes a day, five days a week until March 4,1949.

    1961

    NASA launches Mercury 2 on a suborbital mission with a chimpanzee on board. The chimp, named Ham, survives the 16-minute 39-second flight.

    1961

    The Misfits directed by John Huston and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift premiers in Reno, Nevada. The intense love story was the last completed film for both Gable and Monroe.

    1988

    Don Williams became the first African American to start and win a Super Bowl. Playing for the Washington Redskins, he led Washington to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII.

    January 31st Celebrated Birthdays

    Zane Grey – 1872

    The popular author wrote about the American frontier and was one of the first widely-read western novelists. He wrote over 80 books, but some of his most popular were Riders of the Purple Sage, The Last Trail and The Lone Star Ranger.

    Ella Cara Deloria – 1889

    The Dakota Sioux educator dedicated much of her career to recording and translating the dialects, texts, myths, and ethnography of the Sioux culture and languages. She also wrote several books including Iron Hawk, Speaking of Indians, and Waterlily which was published posthumously.

    Don Hutson – 1913

    The professional football player played 11 years as a receiver with the Green Bay Packers.

    Jackie Robinson -1919

    In 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers. He played 10 seasons with the MLB.

    Norman Mailer – 1923

    The prolific award-winning writer was known for his novels, plays, and films. He won two Pulitzer Prizes and the National Book Award.

    Honorable Mentions

    Freya Stark – 1893
    Norm Prescott – 1927
    Ernie Banks – 1931
    Nolan Ryan – 1947
    Dov Charney – 1969

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • January 30, 2023 | NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY | NATIONAL BUBBLE WRAP DAY

    January 30, 2023 | NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY | NATIONAL BUBBLE WRAP DAY

    National Croissant Day | January 30
    National Croissant Day | January 30

    NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

    In the United States, National Croissant Day recognizes a flaky pastry enjoyed at every meal. Croissants are buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Read more…

    National Bubble Wrap Day | Last Monday in January
    National Bubble Wrap Day | Last Monday in January

    NATIONAL BUBBLE WRAP DAY

    National Bubble Wrap Day (also known as National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day) on the last Monday in January recognizes a fascinating piece of invention. Today, bubble wrap’s primary purpose is to protect fragile items either in shipping or storage. Of course, people also take enjoyment from popping the bubbles in bubble wrap, too. Read more...

    On Deck for January 31, 2023

    National Days
    NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY
    INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY
    NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY
    NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY

    Recipe of the Day

    Cinnamon Caramel Hot Cocoa Recipe

    Cinnamon Caramel Hot Cocoa
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Cook: 6-8 minutes
    Total Prep: 12 minutes
    Servings: 5 

    Ingredients:

    1/3 cup cocoa powder
    1 tsp cinnamon + 1TBSP cinnamon
    1/2 tsp vanilla
    3/4 cup Ghiradelli caramel sauce
    2 cups half and half
    2 cups milk
    2 TBSP granulated sugar
    5 TBSP whipped cream

    Instructions:

    In a medium saucepan, mix cocoa, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, vanilla and caramel sauce until all the ingredients are well combined.

    Gradually add milk and the half and half, whisking to a smooth texture.

    Heat mixture on medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Occasionally stir and scrape sides of the pan. Once the mixture begins to steam, remove from heat. (Do not bring to a boil!)

    In a small saucer, mix remaining cinnamon and sugar. Run a bead of caramel sauce along the rim of five mugs. Dip each one into the cinnamon sugar mixture. Divide cocoa mixture between the five mugs.

    Top with whipped cream and dust with remaining cinnamon sugar.

    Inspiration: Michele S. – North Dakota

    January 30th Celebrated History

    1873

    Publisher Pierre Jules-Hetzel publishes the Jules Verne novel Around the World in 80 Days.

    1946

    The U.S. Mint released the first Roosevelt dimes into circulation. Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882.

    1958

    Love Field Air Terminal in Dallas, TX installed the first two-way moving sidewalk.

    1993

    Monica Seles Defeats Steffi Graf to win her third straight Australian Open.

    January 30th Celebrated Birthdays

    Franklin D. Roosevelt – 1882

    The 32nd President of the United States led the country out of the Great Depression and the American people elected him to four terms. In his twelve years in office, Roosevelt also saw the country through World War II following the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He died a few months into his fourth term.

    Barbara Tuchman – 1912

    The American historian and best-selling author won Pulitzer Prizes for her historical account of the first 30 days of World War I in Guns of August and for Stilwell and the American Experience in China, a biography of World War II Army General Joseph Stilwell.

    Douglas Engelbart – 1925

    In 1970, the American engineer and inventor received patent no. 3,541,541 for the computer mouse.

    Gene Hackman – 1930

    The award-winning actor has played a multitude of roles across his six decades in film. From villains such as Lex Luther in Superman and Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven to a hard-to-love-hard-to-hate coach in Hoosiers, Hackman also checked the comedy box. Get Shorty, The Birdcage, Young Frankenstein are just a few.

    Phil Collins – 1951

    The award-winning British musician is best known as the drummer and lead singer of the band Genesis. He joined the band in 1970 becoming its lead singer in 1975. In 1980, he pursued a successful solo career.

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • January 29, 2023 | NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY | NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY

    JANUARY 29, 2023 | NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY | NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY

    National Puzzle Day | January 29
    National Puzzle Day | January 29

    NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY

    Each year on January 29th, National Puzzle Day recognizes how exercising our brains with puzzles is just one of its many benefits. Read more…

    National Corn Chip Day | January 29
    National Corn Chip Day | January 29

    NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY

    On January 29th, grab the queso or salsa and celebrate National Corn Chip Day. Recognized each year across the country, the day encourages corn chip lovers to whip up their favorite dips and toppings. Read more…

    On Deck for January 30, 2023

    National Days
    NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY
    NATIONAL BUBBLE WRAP DAY

    Recipe of the Day

    Easy Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

    Name: Easy Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Cook: 20 minutes
    Total Prep: 25 minutes
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    4 ounces spaghetti noodles
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    dash of salt
    2 14-ounce cans of diced tomatoes
    1 6-ounce can tomato paste
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
    1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
    1/4 cup parmesan cheese
    Cracked black pepper to taste

    Instructions:

    In a medium saucepan, bring four quarts of water to a boil. Add pasta, olive oil, and salt. Boil until al dente.

    In a separate saucepan, add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, garlic, basil, and oregano. Bring to a simmer.

    Drain pasta and toss with marinara sauce. Serve with parmesan cheese and season with pepper. Garnish with basil.

    Recipe credit:

    Michele S. – North Dakota

    January 29th Celebrated History

    1845

    New York’s daily newspaper the Evening Mirror first published Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” with permission from The American Review with a glowing critic and recommendation of the American poet.

    1878

    The U.S. Patent Office issues the first patent for milk jars. George Henry Lester received patent no. 199,837 for “Improvements in Milk Jars and Cans.”

    1924

    Enjoying an ice cream cone got a little bit easier in 1924 when Carl R. Taylor received patent no. 445,294 from the U.S. Patent Office. Though ice cream lovers had been indulging one, two, and three scoops in a cone since at least 1896, Taylor was the first to patent a machine to roll the cone.

    1929

    Morris and Eustis Frank established The Seeing Eye in Nashville, Tennessee. The training program was the first in the United States for dogs designed to provide independence, support, and dignity for people with blindness.

    January 29th Celebrated Birthdays

    William McKinley – 1843

    The American people elected the 25th President of the United States to two terms. Spain’s interference in Cuba’s independence became a central topic of McKinley’s presidency leading to the Spanish-American War. Six months after McKinley begins his second term in 1901, Leon Czolgosz shoots the President at the Buffalo Pan American Exposition. McKinley dies of his wounds eight days later.

    Norio Ohga – 1929

    During his career at Sony Corporation, Ohga spurred the development of the compact disc. In 1982, Ohga became the company’s president, the same year they released the world’s first compact disc.

    Linda B. Buck – 1947

    The American biologist and Richard Axel earned the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work with olfactory receptors. They identified thousands of olfactory receptors in animals and humans. Their research showed that while humans only have 350 olfactory receptors, we can identify 10,000 or more smells.

    Oprah Winfrey – 1954

    The American talk show host and philanthropist began her career in journalism. In 1986, she launched the nationally syndicated Oprah Winfrey Show. During her career, Winfrey has also performed in several films including The Color Purple, Beloved, and A Wrinkle in Time.

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • JANUARY 28, 2023 | DATA PRIVACY DAY | NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY | NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY | NATIONAL KAZOO DAY | NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY

    JANUARY 28, 2023 | DATA PRIVACY DAY | NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY | NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY | NATIONAL KAZOO DAY | NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY

    Data Privacy Day | January 28
    Data Privacy Day | January 28

    DATA PRIVACY DAY

    Data Privacy Day on January 28th reminds us each year to review how our data is used. It’s an excellent opportunity to take stock and evaluate our personal cybersecurity. Read more…

    National Blueberry Pancake Day | January 28
    National Blueberry Pancake Day | January 28

    NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY

    On January 28th, National Blueberry Pancake Day brings the sweetness of blueberries to your pancake, flapjack, or hotcake. Read more…

    National Gift of the Ladybug Day | January 28
    National Gift of the Ladybug Day | January 28

    NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY

    National Gift of the Ladybug Day on January 28th honors all children with critical illnesses. The day is also an opportunity to raise awareness of childhood illnesses and support the children and the families facing medical differences. Read more…

    National Kazoo Day | January 28
    National Kazoo Day | January 28

    NATIONAL KAZOO DAY

    National Kazoo Day on January 28th recognizes nearly 200 years of kazoo music in the United States. The day also encourages playing and learning about the kazoo.  Read more…

    National Seed Swap Day | Last Saturday in January
    National Seed Swap Day | Last Saturday in January

    NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY

    National Seed Swap Day on the last Saturday in January serves as a reminder to gardeners that spring is on its way. It is also an ideal time for gardeners to gather and swap seeds in preparation for starting seeds indoors. Read more…

    On Deck for January 29, 2023

    National Days
    NATIONAL CORN CHIP DAY
    NATIONAL PUZZLE DAY

    Recipe of the Day

    Dinner Rolls

    Name: Best Dinner Rolls
    Prep: 2 hours 30 minutes
    Cook: 20 minutes
    Resting Time: 20 minutes
    Total Prep: 3 hours 10 minutes
    Servings: 4

    Ingredients:

    Tangzhong (starter)

    3 tbsp water 43g
    3 tbsp whole milk 43g
    2 tbsp bread flour 14g

    Dough

    380 g bread flour 2 ¾ cups
    50 g sugar 1/4 cup
    1 tsp salt
    1 tbsp dried yeast
    113 g whole milk 1/2 cup
    1 large egg
    60 g butter melted and cooled (1/4 cup)

    Instructions:

    Mix all of the ingredients from the tangzhang into a small saucepan and heat gently. Whisk for about 3 minutes until there are no more lumps and the whisk leaves lines on the bottom of the pan. Let this cool.

    Mix the rest of the ingredients together with the cooled tangzhang and knead until a smooth elastic dough is formed. If the dough is too sticky add a bit of flour until it is smooth.

    Roll into a giant ball and place in a lightly floured bowl. Lightly dust the top with flour and cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap. Rest for about one hour.

    After about an hour the dough should have expanded slightly but not doubled. Lightly press the air out and begin shaping into 8 smaller balls. Attach them together on a parchment-lined baking tray and lightly dust with flour. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 40-50 minutes.

    Preheat the oven to 175°C/350°F. Lightly brush the dough with an egg wash (1 egg with a splash of cold water mixed in). Bake for about 23-35 minutes or until nicely golden on top and a thermometer reaches 87°C/190°F.

    Transfer to a resting rack and let cool for ten minutes. These buns are amazing hot out of the oven with a little butter and crunchy sea salt. They also make an incredible egg sandwich the next day with a little fried egg.

    Recipe Credit: 

    The Canuck Chef in the Netherlands submitted this recipe. Check out the website DevonCameron.com to find tips and recipes to use with these delicious dinner rolls.

    January 28th Celebrated History

    1868

    The first female detective in the United States dies of pneumonia. Kate Warne served as a Pinkerton detective for 12 years. During her career, Warne proved integral to thwarting an 1861 assassination plot against President-elect Abraham Lincoln.

    1873

    U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 135,245 to Louis Pasteur for an “Improvement in Brewing Beer and Ale.”

    1958

    The Danish toy building block company, Lego, filed an application to patent the interlocking plastic toy building blocks. Originally invented and designed out of wood by the company’s founder Ole Kirk Christiansen, the company produced its first plastic blocks in 1949.

    1985

    Singer-songwriters from across the United States including Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Daryl Hall, John Oats, and Paul Simon came together as USA for Africa. They record the hit single We Are the World, raising over $63 million for Ethiopian famine relief.

    1986

    Seven NASA astronauts tragically die when the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart 73 seconds after launch. Crew members included Payload Gregory Jarvis, Judy Resnick, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Michael Smith, and Ellison Onizuka.

    January 28th Celebrated Birthdays

    Auguste Piccard & Jean Piccard  – 1884

    The twin brothers attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Auguste studied physics, and Jean studied chemistry. Their mutual interests in ballooning led to several scientific achievements.

    Jackson Pollock – 1912

    The abstract expressionist painter achieved critical success during his lifetime. Some of his most iconic works include Mural (1943), She-Wolf (1943), and Convergence (1952).

    Anna Gordy Gay – 1922

    In 1959, the record executive formed A.N.N.A. Records in Detroit, Michigan, with her sisters Gwen Gordy and Roquel Billy Davis.

    Vera Williams – 1928

    The award-winning children’s author was best known for her novel A Chair for My Mother.

    Henry Morton Stanley – 1841

    Popularly known as the explorer who found missing explorer Dr. David Livingstone who disappeared in Zanzibar, Africa. Upon reaching the weakened and ill doctor on Lake Tanganyika, Stanley said, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” Stanley was also a journalist, soldier, politician, and author.

    Charles William Nash – 1864

    Nash made enormous contributions to the automotive industry. He first served the industry at General Motors as Buick’s VP and as GM’s fifth president. In 1916, Nash established Nash Motors when he purchased Jeffery Motor Company.

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • JANUARY 27, 2023 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY | NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY | HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY | NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY

    JANUARY 27, 2023 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY | NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY | HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY | NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY

    National Chocolate Cake Day | January 27
    National Chocolate Cake Day | January 27

    NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY

    National Chocolate Cake Day celebrates the cake more people favor. And more often than not, we celebrate our special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays and weddings with cake. Why not enjoy chocolate cake on January 27th every year? Read more…

    National Fun At Work Day | Last Friday in January
    National Fun At Work Day | Last Friday in January

    NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY

    Fight the workday doldrums during National Fun At Work Day on the last Friday in January! National Day Calendar makes it so easy to do when everyone around the workplace has a birthday for one example. Just head over to Search here! and enter any date for the current week (January 28 for example) to discover National Days to celebrate at work. Read more…

    International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust | January 27
    International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust | January 27

    HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

    International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

    Holocaust Remembrance Day – Each year on January 27th, the world remembers one of the most horrific events in modern history. This tragic event is known as the Holocaust. The holocaust occurred during WWII when Nazi Germany killed millions of innocent victims. The day is also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more…

    National Big Wig Day | Last Friday In January
    National Big Wig Day | Last Friday In January

    NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY

    Putting the “fun” in fundraising while bringing awareness to a cause close to many hearts, National Big Wig Day™! on the last Friday in January, gives everyone an opportunity to play an important role, the role of the Big Wig. Read more…

    On Deck for January 28, 2023

    National Days
    NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY
    NATIONAL KAZOO DAY
    NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY 
    NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY
    DATA PRIVACY DAY

    International Days
    GLOBAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DAY

    Recipe of the Day

    Blueberry Pancake
    Blueberry Pancake

    Blueberry Pancake Recipe

    Prep: 10 minutes
    Cook: 10 minutes
    Serves: 4 – 6

    Dry ingredients:
    2 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon sugar
    3/4 cup blueberries

    Wet ingredients:
    3 tablespoons melted butter
    1 jumbo egg or two small eggs
    1 teaspoon vinegar – cuts the sweetness from sugar.
    1 3/4 cups milk

    Instructions:
    Mix together in a large mixing bowl the dry ingredients – excluding the blueberries.

    Mix in the egg, vinegar, melted butter, and milk. let stand as you heat a skillet with a coating of vegetable oil.

    Add in the blueberries and gently mix using a spoon.

    Pour the favored amount of batter mix onto the heated skillet. Cook until bubbles appear, flip and finish cooking pancake – 1 or 2 minutes.

    Serve with melted butter and warm maple syrup.

    Enjoy!

    January 27th Celebrated History

    1880

    The U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 23,989 to Thomas Edison for incandescent lighting.

    1925

    After two children died of diphtheria in the ice-bound Alaska Territory, a dog sled team composed of 20 mushers and 150 dogs came together to bring the antitoxin from Nenana, Alaska to Nome. They relayed the vials across 674 miles of frigid temperatures in 5 1/2 days meeting up on the Iditarod Trail to relieve fellow mushers in their mission.

    1950

    A new antibiotic is announced. As reported in the magazine Science, Charles Pfizer & Co. discovered and produced the antibiotic Terramycin after researching thousands of soil samples. It is discovered in Indiana.

    January 27th Celebrated Birthdays

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – 1756

    Considered one of the greatest classical composers in history, Mozart was also one of the most prolific. His music influenced artists across genres.

    Charles Dodgson – 1832

    You know him by the name Lewis Carroll and for his works of fiction Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass. Both books created unforgettable characters such as The Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, and Caterpillar.

    Samuel Gompers – 1850

    In 1886, Gompers founded the American Federation of Labor. He served as its president on multiple occasions, including the last three decades of his life.

    Georgia Neese Clark – 1898

    In 1949, President Harry S. Truman nominated Georgia Neese Clark Gray to the United States Treasury. She was the first woman to hold the position.

    Hyman G Rickover – 1900

    During his 63-year naval career, Rickover was instrumental in developing nuclear propulsion and is considered the “Father of the Nuclear Navy.”

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • January 26, 2023 | NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY | NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY

    January 26, 2023 | NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY | NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY

    National Spouses Day | January 26
    National Spouses Day | January 26

    NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY

    National Spouses Day on January 26th each year celebrates the bond between two people and sets aside time for couples to show each other gratitude.  Read more…

    NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY

    The holidays may be over, but the New Year celebration and commitments to our resolutions continue with National Green Juice Day on January 26th. Every year, the celebration encourages people to stick to their health and wellness resolutions by drinking green juice. Read more…

    NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY

    National Peanut Brittle Day on January 26th recognizes a hard, flat candy confection enjoyed worldwide. The candy’s buttery, nutty texture makes for a delicious treat and can be made at home. Read more…

    On Deck for January 27, 2023

    National Days
    National Chocolate Cake Day
    National Have Fun At Work Day – Last Friday in January
    Holocaust Remembrance Day
    National Big Wig Day – Last Friday in January

    International Days

    Vietnam Peace Day
    World Breast Pumping Day

    Recipe of the Day


    Peanut Brittle

    Peanut Brittle
    Prep:
     10 minutes
    Cook: 20 minutes
    Total: 30 minutes
    Servings: All to yourself

    Ingredients:
    1-3/4 cups sugar
    1/2 cup light corn syrup
    5 tablespoons salted butter
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1-1/4 cup peanuts – roasted/salted
    1/3 cup water
    Pinch of salt

    Instructions:
    Be sure all ingredients are first measured out beforehand. Next, grease (or use parchment paper) a 9 x 13-rimmed baking sheet and set aside.

    Using a 2-quart saucepan combine the sugar, corn syrup, salt, and water over medium heat.

    Be sure the sugar fully dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil.

    Once the mixture is boiling add peanuts and use a candy thermometer to get the temperature of mixture to 300 degrees. When at 300 – 310 degrees remove the mixture from heat and immediately stir in butter and baking soda until you have a smooth texture.

    Now pour onto a greased (or use parchment paper) baking sheet. Spread the mixture out into a thin layer. Allow cooling completely. Once cooled you can break the full sheet into smaller bite-sized chunks. Put broken pieces into an airtight container.

    Over the coming days, enjoy as you treat yourself!

    January 26th Celebrated History

    1784

    In a letter dated January 26, 1784, Benjamin Franklin writes to his daughter Sarah (Sally) Bache expressing his dismay that the eagle is chosen as an American symbol. Were he to choose, the turkey would be a more appropriate bird.

    1875

    The U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 159,028 to George F. Greene of Kalamazoo, Michigan for an “electromagnetic dental tool,” the first electric drill designed for dental work.

    1905

    Frederick Wells discovers the world’s largest diamond at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa. Measuring 3,106 carats, the gem is named the Cullinan diamond.

    1911

    At North Island, San Diego, California, Glenn Curtiss completes the first successful takeoff and landing of a hydroplane.

    January 26th Celebrated Birthdays

    Julia Boggs Dent – 1826

    As the 19th First Lady of the United States, Julia Grant was noted for opening the White House to the public on Tuesdays. Following Ulysses S. Grant’s presidency, the couple toured the world.

    Douglas Macarthur – 1880

    During World War II, the U.S. general commanded the Southwest Pacific Theatre and led the Allied occupation of Japan.

    Bessie Coleman – 1893

    In pursuit of becoming a pilot, Coleman traveled to France after being denied the opportunity in the United States. In France, she learned to fly, returning to the United States as the first female African American and Native American pilot.

    Maria von Trapp – 1905

    In 1949, the stepmother of the seven von Trapp children wrote her memoir The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. It inspired the musical The Sound of Music and the film starring Julie Andrews.

    Paul Newman – 1925

    In the award-winning actor’s five decades of performances, he has recorded some unforgettable roles. Some of those include Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Eddie in The Color of Money.

    Eddie Van Halen – 1957

    In 1972, the singer-songwriter co-founded the rock band, Van Halen. Some of their best-known songs include “Jump,” “Panama,” and “Dance the Night Away.”

    Ellen DeGeneres – 1958

    The host of the self-named talk show, DeGeneres, began earning comedy creditability in clubs in the 1980s before landing her own sitcom. Her Emmy-winning daytime talk show began in 2003.

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • January 25, 2023 | LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY | NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY | NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY | NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY

    January 25, 2023 | LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY | NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY | NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY | NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY

    Library Shelfie Day | Fourth Wednesday in January
    Library Shelfie Day | Fourth Wednesday in January

    LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY

    The fourth Wednesday in January offers a unique opportunity for book lovers on Library Shelfie Day. Read more…

    National Opposite Day | January 25
    National Opposite Day | January 25

    NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY

    Day Opposite National on January 25th celebrates a fun day of switcher-roos. What better way than to not celebrate? We don’t really mean that, or do we? Read more…

    National Irish Coffee Day | January 25
    National Irish Coffee Day | January 25

    NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY

    National Irish Coffee Day kicks off January 25th each year with a mug of strong coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and topped with a layer of cream. Read more…

    National Florida Day | January 25
    National Florida Day | January 25

    NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY

    National Florida Day on January 25th recognizes the 27th state to join the United States. Read more…

    On Deck for January 26, 2023

    National Days
    NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY
    NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY
    NATIONAL GREEN JUICE DAY

    International Days
    AUSTRALIA DAY
    INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS DAY

    Recipe of the Day

    Peanut Butter Fudge recipe

    Peanut Butter Fudge
    Prep: 5 minutes
    Cook: 10 minutes
    Total Prep: 15 minutes
    Servings: 3 – 4 dozen

    Ingredients:

    2 cups sugar
    1/2 cup milk
    1 1/3 cup peanut butter
    7-ounce jar marshmallow creme

    Instructions:

    Butter an 8-inch square pan and set it aside.

    In a medium saucepan, bring sugar and milk to a boil; boil for 3 minutes.

    Stir in peanut butter and marshmallow creme.

    Pour into prepared pan.

    Let set until firm.

    Cut into squares.

    January 25th Celebrated History

    1890

    Nellie Bly arrives in New Jersey, completing her 72-day journey around the world inspired by Jules Verne’s novel.

    1905

    The world’s largest diamond is discovered at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa. Measuring 3,106 carats, the gem is named the Cullinan diamond.

    1921

    Playwright Karel Čapek introduces the word “robot” into the world’s lexicon when his play Rossum’s Universal Robots (R.U.R.) debuts at Prague’s National Theatre.

    1924

    The first Winter Olympic Games in modern history took place in Chamonix, France.

    1959

    The jet age begins when American Airlines schedules the first transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707 in the United States.

    1961

    President John F. Kennedy addresses the nation in the first live televised presidential news conference. The 35th president took off five days before the televised event. In his prepared statement, Kennedy announced the decision to postpone negotiation in Geneva, aid to Congo, and two surviving American pilots. He also took questions from reporters present in the room.

    January 25th Celebrated Birthdays

    William Colgate – 1783

    In 1806, the candle and soap maker established William Colgate & Son. The company would eventually become Colgate-Palmolive.

    Charles Curtis – 1860

    In 1907, Curtis became the first Native American Senator (R-Kansas). During his career as a politician, Curtis would serve as the Senate Majority Leader and support the 19th Amendment. In 1928, Curtis was Herbert Hoover’s running-mate and became the first Native American Vice President.

    Virginia Woolf – 1882

    The author best known for Mrs. Dalloway and A Room of One’s Own was also one of the pioneering writers of the modernist era.

    Florence Mills – 1886

    From her debut as a 5-year-old “Baby Florence” to her Blackbirds review, the talented jazz performer sang and danced her way to the headlines of the Jazz Age and the Harlem Renaissance.

    Donald Featherstone – 1936

    In 1957, the artist created the iconic plastic pink flamingo yard art.

    Gloria Naylor – 1950

    In 1982, the American author published her first and most recognized, novel, The Women of Brewster Place, earning the National Book Award for First Novel.

    About National Day Calendar

    National Day Calendar is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • JANUARY 24, 2023 | NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY | BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY

    JANUARY 24, 2023 | NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY | BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY

    National Compliment Day | January 25
    National Compliment Day | January 25

    NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY

    National Compliment Day on January 24th offers a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day or to give credit for a job well done!  Give an extra compliment annually on January 24th and any time one is deserved. Read more…

    National Peanut Butter Day | January 24
    National Peanut Butter Day | January 24

    NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY

    National Peanut Butter Day on January 24th recognizes an American staple in our pantries. Whether creamy or chunky, with chocolate or with jelly, peanut butter gets the recognition it deserves each year on this day. Read more…

    BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY

    Beer Can Appreciation Day recognizes the great day in 1935 when beer was first sold in cans. Read more…

    On Deck for January 25, 2023

    National Days
    NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY
    LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY
    NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY
    NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY

    International Days
    BURNS SUPPER

    Recipe of the Day

    Peanut Butter BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe

    Peanut Butter BBQ Chicken Pizza

    Prep Time:  30 minutes
    Bake Time: 10-12 minutes
    Total Prep: About 40 minutes
    Serves 4 (with 2 slices each)

    Ingredients:

    1 package pizza crust
    1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
    1 tablespoon peanut butter
    1/4 cup BBQ sauce
    2 green onions, chopped
    8 oz. mozzarella cheese

    Instructions: 

    Prepare packaged crust according to package directions.

    Combine peanut butter with 1/4 cup of BBQ sauce and mix thoroughly.

    Spread over the prepared and partially-baked crust.

    Add chopped rotisserie chicken, green onions, and mozzarella cheese.

    Bake 10-12 minutes until cheese begins to turn golden.

    January 24th Celebrated History

    1848

    The California Gold Rush begins when contractor James W. Marshall discovers the first gold samples while working for John A Sutter in Coloma, California.

    1908

    Robert Baden-Powell organizes the first Boy Scout troop in England.

    1935

    Krueger Brewing Company and American Can Company joined forces to bring the first canned beer to the market.

    1950

    Percy L. Spencer receives U.S. patent no. 2,495,429 for a “Method of Treating Foodstuffs” otherwise known as the microwave oven.

    1985

    Discovery launches from Kennedy Space Center on a secret mission deploying an eavesdropping satellite.

    January 24th Celebrated Birthdays

    Maria Tallchief – 1925

    In 1947, the professional dancer became the first prima ballerina of the New York City Ballet and is considered America’s first notable prima ballerina.

    Neil Diamond – 1941

    For more than five decades the singer-songwriter has influenced generations of artists. Hits like “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue,” “America,” and “Forever in Blue Jeans” also earned him induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    John Belushi – 1949

    In 1975, comedian and actor John Belushi joined six other cast members on the live satirical comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live. He also starred in several movies, sometimes with his brother Jim.

    Mary Lou Retton – 1968

    In 1984, the American gymnast won gold in the individual all-around competition in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California.

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    At National Day Calendar, we discovered the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

  • Blueberry Pancake

    Blueberry Pancake Recipe

    Prep: 10 minutes
    Cook: 10 minutes
    Serves: 4 – 6

    Dry ingredients:
    2 cups flour
    1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 tablespoon sugar
    3/4 cup blueberries

    Wet ingredients:
    3 tablespoons melted butter
    1 jumbo egg or two small eggs
    1 teaspoon vinegar – cuts the sweetness from sugar.
    1 3/4 cups milk

    Instructions:
    Mix together in a large mixing bowl the dry ingredients – excluding the blueberries.

    Mix in the egg, vinegar, melted butter, and milk. let stand as you heat a skillet with a coating of vegetable oil.

    Add in the blueberries and gently mix using a spoon.

    Pour the favored amount of batter mix onto the heated skillet. Cook until bubbles appear, flip and finish cooking pancake – 1 or 2 minutes.

    Serve with melted butter and warm maple syrup.

    Enjoy!