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January 28, 2022 - NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY – NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY – NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY – DATA PRIVACY DAY – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY – NATIONAL KAZOO DAY

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JANUARY 28, 2022 | NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY | NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY | NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY | DATA PRIVACY DAY | NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY | NATIONAL KAZOO DAY

National Gift of the Ladybug Day - January 28

NATIONAL GIFT OF THE LADYBUG DAY

National Gift of the Ladybug Day on January 28th honors all children with critical illnesses. The day is also an opportunity to raise awareness of childhood illnesses and support the children and the families facing medical differences. Read more…

National Fun At Work Day - Last Friday in January

NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY

Fight the workday doldrums during National Fun At Work Day on the last Friday in January! National Day Calendar makes it so easy to do when everyone around the workplace has a birthday for one example. Just head over to Search here! and… Read more…

NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY – Last Friday in January

NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY

Putting the “fun” in fundraising while bringing awareness to a cause close to many hearts, National Big Wig Day™! on the last Friday in January, gives everyone an opportunity to play an important role, the role of the Big Wig. National Big Wig Day™! is both an expression of the potential… Read more…

DATA PRIVACY DAY – January 28

DATA PRIVACY DAY

Data Privacy Day on January 28th reminds us each year to review how our data is used. It’s an excellent opportunity to take stock and evaluate our personal cybersecurity. Our personal data is collected and used through a variety… Read more…

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY – January 28

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY

On January 28th, National Blueberry Pancake Day brings the sweetness of blueberries to your pancake, flapjack, or hotcake. The early pancakes consisted mostly of… Read more…

NATIONAL KAZOO DAY – January 28

NATIONAL KAZOO DAY

National Kazoo Day on January 28th recognizes nearly 200 years of kazoo music in the United States. The instrument requires little effort to create a sound… Read more…


On Deck for January 29, 2022

National Days

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In the Classroom

Recipe of the Day

Fresh Black Bean Dip

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: None
Total Prep: 20 minutes
Servings: 

Ingredients:

1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 jalapeno, finely chopped (removing seeds is optional)
4 Roma tomatoes, diced
½ cup of red onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons of cilantro
½ garlic clove, finely chopped
½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper (1 teaspoon for additional heat)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup of light zesty Italian dressing

Instructions:

In a small mixing bowl, add dressing, cayenne pepper and garlic together and mix well. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add the peppers, onion, jalapeno, corn tomatoes and black beans. stir gently until combined.

Drizzle Italian dressing mixture over ingredients in the large mixing bowl. Stir until all ingredients is thoroughly combined.

Chill for 1 hour to allow ingredients to absorb flavor.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Recipe credit: Amy LaVallie, National Day Calendar

January 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1868

The first female detective in the United States dies of pneumonia. Kate Warne served as a Pinkerton detective for 12 years. During her career, Warne proved integral to thwarting an 1861 assassination plot against President-elect Abraham Lincoln.

1873

U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 135,245 to Louis Pasteur for an “Improvement in Brewing Beer and Ale.”

1958

The Danish toy building block company, Lego, filed an application to patent the interlocking plastic toy building blocks. Originally invented and designed out of wood by the company’s founder Ole Kirk Christiansen, the company produced its first plastic blocks in 1949.

1985

Singer-songwriters from across the United States including Lionel Richie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Willie Nelson, Daryl Hall, John Oats, and Paul Simon came together as USA for Africa. They record the hit single We Are the World, raising over $63 million for Ethiopian famine relief.

1986

Seven NASA astronauts tragically die when the space shuttle Challenger breaks apart 73 seconds after launch. Crew members included Payload Gregory Jarvis, Judy Resnick, Christa McAuliffe, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair, Michael Smith, and Ellison Onizuka.

January 28th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Auguste Piccard & Jean Piccard  – 1884

The twin brothers attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Auguste studied physics, and Jean studied chemistry. Their mutual interests in ballooning led to several scientific achievements.

Jackson Pollock – 1912

The abstract expressionist painter achieved critical success during his lifetime. Some of his most iconic works include Mural (1943), She-Wolf (1943), and Convergence (1952).

Anna Gordy Gay – 1922

In 1959, the record executive formed A.N.N.A. Records in Detroit, Michigan, with her sisters Gwen Gordy and Roquel Billy Davis.

Vera Williams – 1928

The award-winning children’s author was best known for her novel A Chair for My Mother.

Henry Morton Stanley – 1841

Popularly known as the explorer who found missing explorer Dr. David Livingstone who disappeared in Zanzibar, Africa. Upon reaching the weakened and ill doctor on Lake Tanganyika, Stanley said, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?” Stanley was also a journalist, soldier, politician, and author.

Charles William Nash – 1864

Nash made enormous contributions to the automotive industry. He first served the industry at General Motors as Buick’s VP and as GM’s fifth president. In 1916, Nash established Nash Motors when he purchased Jeffery Motor Company.

About National Day Calendar

National Day Calendar® is the original and authoritative source for fun, unusual and unique National Days! Since our humble beginnings on National Popcorn Day in 2013, we have been tracking the National Days, National Weeks, National Months, and International Days. We became the first calendar of its kind to curate the days all in one place and tell their stories, too! Here at National Day Calendar, we are on a mission to Celebrate Every Day with you! And by you, we mean families, businesses, educators, and strangers we meet on the street. There’s more than one day for everyone.

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