JANUARY 5, 2023 | NATIONAL BIRD DAY | NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY | NATIONAL KETO DAY | NATIONAL SCREENWRITERS DAY

January 5, 2023
(Last Updated On: January 3, 2023)

JANUARY 5, 2023 | NATIONAL BIRD DAY | NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY | NATIONAL KETO DAY | NATIONAL SCREENWRITERS DAY

National Bird Day | January 5

NATIONAL BIRD DAY

Nature lovers, bird lovers, and bird watchers across the country annually recognize National Bird Day on January 5th. It’s also one of several designated holidays celebrating birds. Read more…

NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY

Add a little extra something special to desserts to celebrate on January 5 for National Whipped Cream Day. Not only does it add creaminess and a bit of pizzaz, but it also makes the difference between the ho-hum or a celebration kind of beverage or dessert.  Read more…

National Keto Day | January 5

NATIONAL KETO DAY

National Keto Day hits January 5th with an approach to transforming our health. Recent research suggests the high-fat, low-carb ketogenic or ‘keto’ diet offers a number of benefits. Read more…

National Screenwriters Day | January 5

NATIONAL SCREENWRITERS DAY

On January 5, when the credits roll on your favorite show or movie, admire the writers on National Screenwriters Day! Read more…

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Recipe of the Day

Jicama Orange Salad

Jicama Orange Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients:

1 Large jicama, julienned
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 15-ounce can of mandarin oranges, drained
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced

Vinaigrette
1 lime
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt to taste

Instructions:

Combine jicama, onion, oranges, paprika, and cilantro in a medium salad bowl.

In a small mixing bowl, add the zest and juice of one lime. Add honey, mustard, and olive oil. Add salt to taste. Mix well.

Toss salad with lime vinaigrette and serve.

January 5th Celebrated History

1858

The U.S. Patent Office issues patent No. 19063 is issued to Ezra J. Warner of Waterbury, Connecticut for a can opener. While it never became popular for home use, it wouldn’t be long before another can opener was invented.

1914

Ford Motor Company establishes an eight-hour workday and sets a daily minimum wage of $5.

1925

Nellie Tayloe Ross takes the oath of office, becoming Wyoming’s 14th Governor and the first woman to serve as governor of any U.S. state. Wyoming has not elected another woman since.

1943

George Washington Carver dies at the Tuskegee Institute where the agricultural scientist spent years developing many uses for sweet potatoes, peanuts, and soybeans. While he would receive a couple of patents, the first in 1925, Carver was most noted for his 1916 publication How to Grow the Peanut and 105 Ways of Preparing it For Human Consumption.

January 5th Celebrated Birthdays

King C. Gillette – 1855

After inventing a disposable safety razor made from stamped steel, Gillette founded the American Safety Razor Company in 1901.

Elizabeth Cotten – 1893

The folksinger is best known for her song “Freight Train.” Using right-handed instruments, Cotten played them up-side-down to accommodate her left-handed playing. In 1984, she received the Grammy Award for the Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording.

Jeannette Piccard – 1895

The high-altitude balloonist was the first woman licensed to pilot a balloon in the United States. On October 23, 1934, she became the first woman to reach the stratosphere when Piccard piloted a hydrogen balloon to an altitude of 57, 979 feet. Her husband, Dr. Jean Piccard accompanied her on the voyage.

Kemmons Wilson – 1913

In 1952, the businessman founded the first Holiday Inn in Memphis, Tennessee.

Aaron Bunny Lapin – 1914

In 1948, Lapin collaborated with Aaron Block to develop a way to dispense real whipped cream from a can. Their invention? Reddi-Wip.

Sam Phillips – 1923

The record producer opened a recording studio in 1950 and in 1952 founded the Sun Record Company. Phillips produced recordings at the studio for notable artists including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Roy Orbison.

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