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JANUARY 24, 2019 | NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY | NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY | BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY

NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY - January 24

NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY

What a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day or to give credit for a job well done!  Give an extra compliment on National Compliment Day which is observed annually on January 24.  

A compliment has a powerful effect. It can instill confidence in a child, or validate someone’s hard work. A compliment not only improves the receiver’s mood, but it also says something about the giver. It tells them you noticed. Whether we recognize someone’s achievement or their classic style, a compliment can go a long way.

To give a great compliment, first be sincere. People have a way of knowing when we are fake. If you don’t mean it, it’s worse than getting a thoughtless birthday gift.

Complimenting character versus a new haircut are different rewards. The first says you respect the person and the other tells them you paid attention. Sometimes the receiver needs to hear one or the other, or both.

Human beings like to be unique, original. Strive to compliment what makes a person stand out above the rest. Take the time to reflect on what you admire about the person.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Make sure to compliment someone and use #NationalComplimentDay to post on social media.

Educators, visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for a lesson surrounding National Compliment Day.

HISTORY

Kathy Chamberlin of Hopkinton, NH and Debby Hoffman of Concord, NH created National Compliment Day in 1998.

NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY – January 24

NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY

Creamy or chunky, with chocolate or with jelly,  peanut butter has been an American staple for generations. National Peanut Butter Day is observed annually on January 24th.

The early peanut butter made by the Aztecs and Incas around 1000 BC was more of a paste and not nearly as creamy as the peanut butter we know now.

Peanut butter didn’t become widely used until the 20th century. First, the peanut had to be considered more than animal feed, which it was until the late 1800s. At the turn of the century, inventions that made planting, cultivating and harvesting the legume (the peanut isn’t a nut at all) made it possible to see the peanut as a retail and wholesale food item. (See more by visiting National Peanut Day -September 13)

Peanut butter is a good source of vitamin E, B6, niacin, calcium, potassium and iron, is packed with protein and is rich in healthy monounsaturated fat.

We can thank four men for the inventions and processes that bring us the creamy, smooth peanut butter we enjoy today: Marcus Gilmore Edson of Canada, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, Dr. Ambrose Straub of St. Louis, Missouri and chemist Joseph Rosefield.

In 1884, Edson developed a process to make peanut paste from milling roasted peanuts between two heated plates. The famous cereal maker and health food specialist of the time, Kellogg, patented a process with raw peanuts in 1895. Dr. Straub is responsible for patenting a peanut butter making machine in 1903.

Peanut butter was introduced to audiences at the 1904 Universal Exposition in St. Louis at C.H. Sumner’s concession stand.

But the man who brought us the peanut butter we know and love today was Joseph Rosefield.  In 1922, through homogenization, Rosefield was able to keep peanut oil from separating from the peanut solids. He later sold the patent to a company that began making Peter Pan peanut butter. He went into business for himself selling Skippy peanut butter through Rosefield Packing. He also supplied peanut butter for military rations during World War II.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Following are a few recipes for you to enjoy:

Peanut Butter Banana Swirl Muffins
Creamy Caramel Peanut Butter Dip
Peanut Butter Fudgy Brownies
Mini Peanut Butter Smore Cups

Use #NationalPeanutButterDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator of National Peanut Butter Day.

BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY – January 24

BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY

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

Credit for the first beverage can goes to the Krueger Brewing Company of Richmond, Virginia. Made of steel and weighing in at almost 4 ounces, these hefty canisters opened with a church key.

The first beer produced in a can goes to Krueger Brewing Company of Richmond, Virgina but it was American Can Company that made canning drinkable beer possible.

Krueger’s took the risk with American Can Company just weeks before the repeal of Prohibition.

Weighing in at 4 ounces, the hefty steel cans opened with a church key. Loyal Krueger’s drinkers favored the can over the bottle 9-1.

* 1935 -Cone-Top –  G. Heilemann Brewing Company – La Crosse, WI – Introduces cone-top cans which fit existing bottling lines convenient for small brewers with small budgets.

* 1963 -Pull Tab – Pittsburgh Brewing Company – Revolutionizes the beer can when it introduces Iron City Beer in self-opening cans with pull tabs, also known as pop tops. With their sharp edges, the pull tabs became the feared litter at beaches, parks, backyards and anywhere beverages were consumed.

* 1975 – Stay Tab- Falls City Brewing Company of Louisville, KY introduces the Stay Tab removing the pull tab’s environmental impact.

This day provides people with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate the many different kinds of beer cans. Around the world, collectors seek rare, novel and unique varieties.  A collector may have hundreds of beer cans in many different sizes, types and ages.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Use #BeerCanAppreciationDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

It is known that canned beer made its debut in 1935. Unfortunately, within our research, we were unable to find the creator of  Beer Can Appreciation Day.

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