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

January 25, 2023
(Last Updated On: January 23, 2023)

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.

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