LIBRARY SHELFIE DAY
The fourth Wednesday in January offers a unique opportunity for book lovers on Library Shelfie Day. Read more…
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
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
National Florida Day on January 25th recognizes the 27th state to join the United States. Read more…
On Deck for January 26, 2023
Recipe of the Day
Peanut Butter Fudge
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 3 – 4 dozen
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/3 cup peanut butter
7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
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
Nellie Bly arrives in New Jersey, completing her 72-day journey around the world inspired by Jules Verne’s novel.
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.
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.
The first Winter Olympic Games in modern history took place in Chamonix, France.
The jet age begins when American Airlines schedules the first transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707 in the United States.
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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