NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY
Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a… Read more…
NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY
National Sunday Supper Day encourages families to gather around the table, enjoy a meal and a conversation together each year on the second Sunday in January. These days families are busy with after-school activities, jobs, and homework. Sunday supper has been a… Read more…
NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY
National Balloon Ascension Day on January 9th commemorates the first balloon flight in the United States in 1793. The French aeronaut, Jean Pierre Blanchard, took flight over the Walnut Street… Read more…
NATIONAL APRICOT DAY
Apricot lovers from all over the United States observe National Apricot Day every year on January 9th. Related to the peach, the apricot’s velvety flesh is quite similar. However… Read more…
NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY
It may be a little shocking, but National Static Electricity Day is on January 9th. The observance explores static electricity and even how we may cause it. Static electricity is different from the electrical current carried by wires through a… Read more…
Recipe of the Day
Name: Apple Salad
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Great for picnics, this apple salad will be a hit at BBQs and potlucks. Add it to fried fish filets and more!
5 medium apples
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup grapes
2 stalks of celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
Wash fruit. Core and cut apples into 1/2 pieces. Peeling is optional.
Cut grapes in half.
Add prepared fruit and celery to a medium bowl. Drizzle with lemon juice. Add nuts, cheese, and mayonnaise. Mix all ingredients well. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
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January 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
A pioneering balloonist completes the first successful balloon flight in the United States. Ascending over a gathered crowd at the Walnut Street Prison in Philadelphia, French aeronaut Jean Pierre Blanchard demonstrates his hydrogen gas balloon.
Joe Louis squares off in his 20th title defense at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He KOs Buddy Baer in the first round and retains his world heavyweight title.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone during his keynote session at the Macworld convention in San Francisco, CA.
January 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Carrie Chapman Catt – 1859
The suffragist and peace activist served as a powerful voice and offered information in an era of change for many women. In 1902, she founded the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Catt later founded the Woman’s Peace Party. Her efforts along with other women in her lifetime and those before her led to the passage of the 19th amendment. In 1920, just before the amendment’s passage, Catt founded the League of Women Voters.
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney – 1875
In 1931, the notable American sculptor founded the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Richard Nixon – 1913
From 1953 to 1961, Nixon served the United States in the role of vice president. While campaigning with candidate Dwight Eisenhower in 1952, questions were raised about gifts Nixon prompting him to give the “Checkers” speech. Then in 1968, Nixon ran his second, and successful, run for president. He became the 37th President of the United States. While he brought Americans home from Vietnam, the Watergate scandal resulted in Nixon submitting the first-ever resignation of a U.S. president.
Earl G. Graves Sr. – 1935
In 1970, Graves founded Black Enterprise magazine. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola of Washington, D.C. as well as the director of several boards. Graves was also a champion of education.
Joan Baez – 1941
The folk singer-songwriter gained a strong following during the 1960s. Her political activism drew many to her at a time when activism was growing. Some of her best-known songs include “It’s All Over Now Baby Blue” and “Diamonds and Rust.”
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