JANUARY 10, 2023 | NATIONAL HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION DAY | SAVE THE EAGLES DAY | NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY | NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY | NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY | NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY
NATIONAL HOUSEPLANT APPRECIATION DAY
One of the best ways to enhance a space is by adding house plants. The busy holidays cause many of us to neglect some of our regular routines, including houseplant care. National Houseplant Appreciation Day on January 10th serves as a reminder to give your houseplants a little extra attention to keep them thriving. Read more…
SAVE THE EAGLES DAY
Each year on January 10th, Save the Eagles Day reminds us of the majestic raptors that soar above the Earth – whether they are well populated or endangered. Due to the work of scientists and the public, the bald eagle was removed from this list in June 2007. Poaching, pesticides, and other dangers continue to threaten eagle populations. Read more…
NATIONAL SHOP FOR TRAVEL DAY
As the holiday season fades away, our minds turn to our next opportunity for a vacation. While that may seem far off, National Shop for Travel Day on the second Tuesday in January reminds us to start planning now! Read more…
NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! National Bittersweet Chocolate Day on January 10th gives you the excuse to indulge in some chocolate satisfaction.National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day is celebrated on November 7th. Read more…
NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day encourages consumers to explore their options and keep up with scheduled maintenance. Each year, on January 10th, the observance provides information designed to help homeowners and businesses to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency. Did you know that tuning up your heating system can save you up to three to ten percent? Read more…
NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY
National Oysters Rockefeller Day on January 10th recognizes a dish so rich there was only one man’s name this dish could bear at the time. At least, that’s the story according to the chef who so masterfully created famous recipes in the French Quarter. Read more…
On Deck for January 11, 2023
National Arkansas Day
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Milk Day
National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day
Recipe of the Day
Coconut Walnut Energy Bites
Prep: 15 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
20 Medjool dates, pitted
2 cups walnut pieces
1 teaspoon spirulina
1/2 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, plus 1/4 cup for coating.
Place walnuts, dates, hemp seeds, spirulina, and 1/4 cup of coconut into a food processor and mix until it becomes sticky and starts to form a ball (around 2 minutes). Take the dough from the food processor and form 1-inch balls. Roll the balls into the remaining coconut to coat them. Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Recipe Credit: Recipes from the Coconut Coalition of the Americas
January 10th Celebrated History
Publisher Robert Bell makes the first copies of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense available for sale to the public. The 47-page pamphlet set in writing the reasons the Thirteen Colonies should become independent from the British Crown. Within days Bell issued a second printing with more than 100,000 sold that year. On July 4th, delegates ratified the Declaration of Independence.
Senator A.A. Sargent (R-CA) introduces a resolution to the U.S. Senate to amend the Constitution providing women suffrage.
After three years of research, Drs. Hubert Loring and Carlton Schwerdt from Stanford University announce the first successful isolation of the poliovirus. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis funded the breakthrough research that eventually led to the first successful polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk.
HBO aired the first episode of the television drama The Sopranos. Created by David Chase, the show ran for six seasons and starred James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, and Edie Falco.
January 10th Celebrated Birthdays
Katharine Burr Blodgett – 1898
After becoming the first woman to earn her Ph.D. in physics from Cambridge University, Blodgett also became the first female scientist hired by General Electric. During her successful career, Blodgett developed an antireflective coating or “invisible” glass used for optical equipment.
Max Roach – 1924
The legendary jazz drummer and one of the pioneers of bebop continues to have an immense impact on musicians of the modern era. Roach’s contributions extended beyond jazz into the world of theater, activism, and culture.
George Foreman – 1949
The professional heavyweight boxer won two world championships and the 1968 Olympic gold medal in Mexico City.
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