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January 22, 2022 - CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY – NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY – NATIONAL SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE DAY - NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY

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JANUARY 22, 2022 | CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY | NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY | NATIONAL SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE DAY | NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY

CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY – January 22

CELEBRATION OF LIFE DAY

Celebration of Life Day on January 22nd honors the children and grandchildren who bring joy to our lives. The day is a reminder that each child and each life is to be held as a precious gift with the highest respect and dignity. Children grow up so quickly. They’re constantly… Read more…

NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY – January 22

NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY

National Blonde Brownie Day on January 22nd recognizes a treat often referred to as blondies. Almost everyone knows that a blonde brownie is similar to a chocolate brownie. In place of cocoa, bakers… Read more…

National Sanctity of Human Life Day - January 22

NATIONAL SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE DAY

On January 22nd each year, National Sanctity of Human Life Day recognizes the value of every human life. The day celebrates human life from the moment of conception and is set on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court Decision. Read more…

NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY –Third Weekend in January

NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY

Usually the third weekend in January, National Fruitcake Toss Day challenges us to chuck the fruitcake as far as we can. (Occasionally, this fun holiday is listed as occurring on the first Saturday in December.) Many people receive fruitcakes as gifts sometime during… Read more…


On Deck for January 23, 2022

National Days

Recipe of the Day

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Prep:  30 minutes
Cook:  50-60 minutes
Serves 8

Ingredients:

2 pie crusts – homemade or bought
3-4 cups rhubarb, chopped
3 cups strawberries, sliced
1 1⁄3 cups granulated sugar
1⁄4 cup cornstarch
1 egg white

Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Using a large mixing bowl, add chopped rhubarb, sliced strawberries, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix well.

Spoon mixture into pie pan containing pie crust.

Place top crust over mixture and pinch outer edges to seal.

Cut vent slices into the top crust, brush on egg white over top, and place in oven.

Bake 50 – 60 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve each slice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or whipped topping. Enjoy!

January 22nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Justina Laurena Carter Ford – 1871

Shortly after earning her medical degree from Hering Medical School in Chicago, Ford became the first African American woman to obtain a medical license in Colorado. However, since all the hospitals in Denver denied her privileges, she opened her own practice.

Willa Brown – 1906

In 1938, Brown became the first African American woman to earn a pilot license in the United States – 17 years after Bessie Coleman earned hers in France. A year later, Brown obtained her commercial license.

Sam Cooke – 1935

The gospel singer earned the title “father of soul” in the 1950s. Some of his most popular songs include “Twistin’ the Night Away,” “You Send Me,” and “Chain Gang.”

Beryl Swain – 1936

In 1907, the International Auto-Cycle Tourist Trophy race commenced. At the time it was a 15-mile race on the Isle of Man – an island between Ireland and England. Today, it is considered the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race at 38 miles and is known as the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy race. In 1962, Beryl Swain became the first woman to compete in the race. She completed the race 22nd out of 25 racers.

January 22nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1946

President Harry S. Truman signs a directive creating the Central Intelligence Group, the predecessor to the Central Intelligence Agency.

1968

The sketch comedy television show, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, premiers on NBC. Comedians Dan Rowan and Dick Martin hosted the show for five years.

1984

During a Super Bowl XVIII commercial, the Apple Macintosh computer is introduced. It is the first home computer to utilize a mouse and graphical user interface.

1992

Aboard the space shuttle Discovery, the first Canadian woman and first neurologist launched into space. Dr. Roberta Bondar began her training in 1984 with the Canadian Space Agency.

1997

The United States Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female United States Secretary of State. President Bill Clinton appointed her to the Cabinet position, and she served until January 20, 2001.

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