Pintrest Linkedin
Looking Back

January 6, 2022 - NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY – NATIONAL CUDDLE UP DAY - NATIONAL BEAN DAY – NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY

Pintrest Linkedin

JANUARY 6, 2022 | NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY | NATIONAL CUDDLE UP DAY | NATIONAL BEAN DAY | NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY – January 6

NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY

National Technology Day on January 6th recognizes how technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. Each year, from the wheel to smartphones, the day honors technological achievements that impact our daily lives. Imagine the world without technology. In our daily lives, we… Read more…

National Cuddle Up Day – January 6

NATIONAL CUDDLE UP DAY

Each year on January 6th, National Cuddle Up Day encourages us to snuggle up with someone for the health benefits and more! January typically has some of the coldest days of the year, so what better… Read more…

NATIONAL BEAN DAY – January 6

NATIONAL BEAN DAY

Green, red, kidney, lima, or soy are just a few of the different kinds of beans recognized on National Bean Day on January 6th. This day celebrates the bean in all sizes, shapes, and colors. We’ve been cultivating beans (legumes)… Read more…

NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY – January 6

NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY

National Shortbread Day on January 6th recognizes a classic Scottish treat enjoyed around the world. Shortbread is a traditional Scottish dessert typically made with… Read more…


On Deck for January 7, 2022

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 6th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1838

In the first public demonstration of the telegraph, Samuel Morse transmits an encoded message to a waiting receiver at the Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey. The message read, “A patient waiter is no loser.” However, it would be five more years before Congress includes funding in the budget to lay the first telegraph line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore.


1907

The educator, advocate, and activist, Dr. Maria Montessori opens Casa Dei Bambini (Children’s House) in Rome, Italy. Her first school and daycare center for working-class children focused on student-led education. Her methods soon spread, opening Montessori schools around the world.

1942

The Pacific Clipper completes the first commercial around the world flight. Owned and operated by Pan American, the plane and its crew faced an unexpected obstacle on its return flight from Aukland, New Zealand to San Francisco, United States when on December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbor. Captain Robert Ford and his crew’s return were not only delayed, but their return route would take them around the world in the opposite direction in an unplanned circumnavigation of the world.

January 6th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier – 1799

Along with his brother Joseph-Michel, Jacques-Etienne launched the first hot-air balloon into the sky in 1783.

John Hanks Alexander – 1864 

John Alexander Hanks was best-known as the 1st African American officer to hold a regular command position and the 2nd to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Carl Sandburg – 1878

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is one of America’s best-loved poets of the 20th century.

John DeLorean – 1925

The American engineer rose up through the ranks of General Motors. Then in 1975, he founded the DeLorean Motor Company. By 1982, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Fred Turner – 1933

The founder of McDonald’s Hamburger University began his career with the franchise making burgers. Before that, Turner served his country in the U.S. Army.

Doris Troy – 1937

The R&B singer-songwriter is best known for her hit song “Just One Look.”

Howie Long – 1960

The defensive end played 13 seasons in the National Football League with the Raiders. He followed his athletic career as an analyst and actor.

Eddie Redmayne – 1982

The critically and popularly successful actor earned an Academy Award for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.

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.

At National Day Calendar, we’ve found the National Days have a way of inspiring us. We’re honored to tell the stories behind the days and provide you with informational ways to incorporate the National Days into your business, family, schools, and home!

Be sure to stay in the know by signing up for our e-mail updates. Also, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Our Ambassador Program is another way #CelebrateEveryDay®! Whether you become an ambassador or follow one of the savvy ambassadors, their fun videos and posts will keep you prepared for every holiday.

© National Day Calendar® 2013 – 2021

Tags:
, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Pintrest Linkedin