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January 9, 2022 - NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY – NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY – NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY – NATIONAL APRICOT DAY – NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY

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JANUARY 9, 2022 | NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL SUNDAY SUPPER DAY | NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY | NATIONAL APRICOT DAY | NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY – January 9

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 – Second Sunday in January

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 - January 9

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 – January 9

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 – January 9

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
Servings: 6

Great for picnics, this apple salad will be a hit at BBQs and potlucks. Add it to fried fish filets and more!

Ingredients:

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

Instructions:

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.

Recipe credit:

Michele S. – National Day Calendar

January 9th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1793
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.

1942
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.

2007
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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