JANUARY 20, 2023 | NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY | NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY | NATIONAL DISC JOCKEY DAY
NATIONAL CHEESE LOVER’S DAY
On National Cheese Lover’s Day, don’t feel bleu, throw a feta or act capriciously. January 20th is a gouda day to kummin over and have some cheddar or asiago or fontina! Read more…
NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY
National Buttercrunch Day on January 20th recognizes the flavorful toffee candy that comes in several varieties. Read more…
NATIONAL DISC JOCKEY DAY
Each year National Disc Jockey Day recognizes the DJs playing the music and spinning the records. The observance takes place annually on January 20th. Read more…
On Deck for January 21, 2023
National Granola Bar Day
National Hugging Day
National Hyaluronic Acid Day
Squirrel Appreciation Day
National Use Your Gift Card Day – Third Saturday in January
National Fruitcake Toss Day – Changes Annually
International Sweatpants Day
World Kiwanis Day
Recipe of the Day
Spinach Cheddar Muffin
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 30 minutes
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups whole or 2% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and pressed dry
1 cup shredded cheese
Heat oven to 375°F with rack placed in the center of the oven. Line muffin tin with 12 paper liners or coat with cooking spray, butter, or oil.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, and egg.
Gradually add liquid mixture to the dry mixture, stirring until just incorporated.
Fold in the spinach and cheese.
Fill muffin cups about 1/3 full with the batter. Bake 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.
January 20th Celebrated History
Sisters Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Clafin open the first woman-owned brokerage firm in the United States.
The United States Senate amends and extends the 1875 reciprocity treaty with Hawaii securing a lease to Pearl Harbor as a Naval Base.
Irwin W. Cox registers the trademark for the steel-wool product called “SOS.” The initialism for the shaved steel wool saturated with soap stood for “Save Our Saucepans.”
The Wisconsin Cheese Foundation sponsors the making of the world’s largest block of cheese ever made. At midnight, the process began at Steve’s Cheese in a factory near Denmark, Wisconsin.
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts and Advanced Cell Technology announced the successful cloning of calves that may have produced medicinal milk.
The inauguration of the 44th President of the United States takes place. President Barack Obama becomes the first African American to serve as a U.S. president.
January 20th Celebrated Birthdays
Harold Lincoln Gray – 1894
The American cartoonist created the well-known comic strip Little Orphan Annie. It first appeared in the Chicago Tribune on August 5, 1924.
Eva Jessye – 1895
During the Harlem Renaissance, Jessye earned international recognition as the first African American woman to direct a professional choral group.
George Burns – 1896
The legendary actor and comedian earned critical and commercial success during a career that spanned more than six decades.
Joy Adamson – 1910
The conservationist lived and worked in the Kenyan wilderness. After raising a lion cub to be released back into the wild, Adamson wrote Born Free. The book was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 1966.
Federico Fellini – 1920
One of cinema’s most celebrated filmmakers, Fellini brought the world La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life), 81/2, and Ginger e Fred (Ginger and Fred.) Fellini’s final work was La Voce Della Luna (The Voice of the Moon) which starred Roberto Benigni.
Edwin Buzz Aldrin – 1930
On July 16, 1969, the decorated Army pilot joined Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins aboard Apollo 11 for a historic launch from Cape Kennedy. Four days later, Aldrin would be one of only two people to set foot on the moon, the first being his Commander, Neil Armstrong.
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