NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY
On January 8th, National JoyGerm Day annually reminds people across the country that by being positive and treating people with kindness, they can influence those around them and pass that positive attitude on to others. When we share good moods, we impact the lives of people around us, and those people… Read more…
NATIONAL VISION BOARD DAY
National Vision Board Day on the second Saturday in January encourages us to set our goals in a visual way. Get out the sticky notes, markers, and inspiration and start plotting your goals for the new year! Vision board parties began in 2010 between a group of friends as a way… Read more…
NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY
On a cold winter’s day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day. Is it no wonder we celebrate it annually on January 8th? The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath)… Read more…
NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY
As winter kicks into high gear, National Winter Skin Relief Day on January 8 reminds us of all the ways we can keep our skin from withering under the harshest of elements. The dropping temperatures outside and rising thermostats inside sap the amount of… Read more…
NATIONAL ARGYLE DAY
National Argyle Day on January 8th celebrates the pattern derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland. The Scottish Highlanders have worn the design in kilts and plaids and patterned socks (known as a tartan hose) since the… Read more…
NATIONAL ENGLISH TOFFEE DAY
On January 8th, National English Toffee Day celebrates a favored confection that’s been enjoyed across the country for generations. This sweet treat comes with some confusion concerning the difference between English toffee and just plain toffee. Despite the confusion, it’s an enjoyable confection no matter… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total Prep: 50 minutes
5 peaches, peeled, cored, and sliced (about 4 cups)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons melted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
Place melted butter in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and set aside.
Cook sliced peaches, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add milk until just combined.
Spoon mixture over the butter in the baking dish into an even layer.
Add peaches and juice.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake for 38-40 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
January 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
George Washington delivers the first State of the Union address to Congress in Federal Hall in New York City.
Congress overrides Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill granting Blacks the right to vote in Washington, D.C. At the time, citizens of D.C. had no representation in Congress, though they did have a local governing body.
BBC TV debuts the television series All Creatures Great and Small based on the autobiographical books by author James Herriot.
January 8th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Fanny Bullock Workman – 1859
The explorer spent most of her career climbing the Himalayas. One of her most notable achievements includes being the first woman to exceed 23,300 feet when she climbed Pinnacle Peak.
Elvis Presley – 1935
Known as the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Presley gained fame in 1955 with his first number 1 hit sing, “Heartbreak Hotel.” Before long, he was cast in his first film, Love Me Tender. Then, after serving in the Army, Elvis’ music career rocketed off the charts.
Stephen Hawking – 1942
The theoretical physicist redefined the way we think about the universe. Even with the devastating diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Hawking proceeded to redefine the Big Bang theory or rather bring it into focus. He also further studied and defined black holes. In addition, Hawking published several books, including The Theory of Everything and A Brief History of Time.
David Bowie – 1947
Born David Robert Jones, the English singer-songwriter gained popularity with his first hit song “Space Oddity” in 1969. Bowie also starred in several films including Labyrinth, The Prestige, and The Man Who Fell to Earth.
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!
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