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
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
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
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
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
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…
- US Snow Sculpting Week – Changes Annually (February 2-6, 2022)
- African Heritage and Health Week – February 1-7
- National Patient Recognition Week – February 1-7
- Intimate Apparel Market Week – January 30 – February 5 (Quarterly)
- Burn Awareness Week – First Full Week
- World Interfaith Harmony Week – First Week
- Boy Scout Anniversary Week – February 4-10 Annually
- Pride in Food Service Week – First Full Work Week of February
- National School Counseling Week – First Full Week
- Feeding Tube Awareness Week – First Full Week
- International Networking Week – First Full Week
In the Classroom
- National Weather Person’s Day
- Get Up
- Celebration Challenge – Week 44 – January 31-February 4, 2022
Recipe of the Day
Fresh Black Bean Dip
Prep: 20 minutes
Total Prep: 20 minutes
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
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
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.
U.S. Patent Office issues patent no. 135,245 to Louis Pasteur for an “Improvement in Brewing Beer and Ale.”
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.
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.
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.
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