JANUARY 9, 2023 | NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY | NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY | NATIONAL APRICOT DAY | NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY

January 9, 2023
(Last Updated On: January 5, 2023)

JANUARY 9, 2023 | NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY | NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY | NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY | NATIONAL APRICOT DAY | NATIONAL BALLOON ASCENSION DAY

National Clean Off Your Desk Day | Second Monday in January

NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY

The second Monday of January each year recognizes National Clean Off Your Desk Day. Read more…

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day | January 9
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. 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. 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. 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. Read more…

On Deck for January 10, 2023

National Days
National Bittersweet Chocolate Day
National Cut Your Energy Costs Day
National Houseplant Appreciation Day
National Oysters Rockefeller Day
National Save the Eagles Day
Shop for Travel Day – Second Tuesday in January

Recipe of the Day

Really Easy Frittata

Really Easy Frittata
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

1/2 cup tomato, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
6 large eggs
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup crumbled bacon, divided
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup feta cheese
1 cup grated parmesan

Instructions

Heat oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking dish with cooking spray.

Layer the tomatoes and peppers on the bottom of the pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, heavy cream, and salt together. Reserve half the bacon and stir the other half into the eggs. Add the spinach. Pour the egg mixture over the top of the vegetables. Add cheese evenly over the top of the eggs.
Bake for 10 minutes and then add the remaining bacon. Bake an additional 5-7 minutes or until the eggs are set and the cheese is lightly browned.

January 9th 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 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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