JANUARY 3, 2023 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY | NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY

(Last Updated On: January 3, 2023)

JANUARY 3, 2023 | NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY | NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY

January 3 spotlights National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day and a favorite during many holidays. Furthermore, the National Confectioners Association has been known to recognize this day as an annual event. Read more…

National Drinking Straw Day | January 3

NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY

On January 3rd National Drinking Straw Day commemorates the date in 1888 that Marvin C. Stone received the patent for the paper drinking straw. Since then, a variety of drinking straws are used. Read more…

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Recipe of the Day

Cherry Cheesecake Dip recipe

Cherry Cheesecake Dip
Prep:  5 minutes
Cook:
Total Prep:  5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 – 8 oz block cream cheese softened
1 – 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
1 – 8 oz tub whipped topping
1 – 21 oz can cherry pie filling
Graham crackers, vanilla wafers, or animal crackers

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese and marshmallow cream together until well combined.

January 3rd Celebrated History

1888

Marvin C. Stone of Washington, D.C. received the first patent for wax-coated paper drinking straws.

1953

Mother and son serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress for the first time. In 1940, Ohio elected Frances P. Bolton to fill her late husband Chester C. Bolton’s unexpired House seat. Every following term, she was re-elected. In 1952, her son Oliver Bolton ran for the 11th district House seat as Francis Bolton ran for her 8th term in Congress. They both won, making history.

1957

The Hamilton Watch Company of Lancaster, PA introduces the world’s first electric watch.

2009

Satoshi Nakamoto (the presumed developer or developers) established the cryptocurrency-based Bitcoin with the launch of the genesis block.

January 3rd Celebrated Birthdays 

Grace Anna Goodhue – 1879

The 32nd First Lady is one of several who was an educator before marrying a future president. She was teaching at the Clarke School for the Deaf when in 1904 she met and later married Calvin Coolidge. While in the White House, she continued to work on behalf of the school as well as the Red Cross.

Carolyn Haywood – 1889

The children’s author and illustrator is best known for her Eddie and Betsy series.

J. R. R. Tolkien – 1892

The incredibly imaginative professor at Oxford University authored the fantasy novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Dorothy Arzner – 1897

During her 16-year directing career, Arzner was the only woman directing in Hollywood. She began directing during the silent era with Get Your Man and charged right into talkies with Sarah and Son.

Gordon Moore – 1929

In 1968, the American engineer co-founded Intel Corporation along with Robert Noyce.

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