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Special Days to Celebrate in January and January Coloring Calendars


January 1 - New Years Day
- Say "Happy New Year" in Many Languages
- Paul Revere's birthday (1735)
- The first recorded bowling match took place in 1863.
- Ellis Island opened in 1892

- Betsy Ross' birthday (1752)

 

January 2 - Georgia became the 4th U.S. state (1788)

January 3
- J.R.R. Tolkein's birthday (1892)
- In 1888, wax paper drinking straws were patented by Marvin Stone.
- Alaska became 49th state (1959)

 


January 4 - Sir Isaac Newton's birthday (1642)
- Jacob Grimm's birthday (1785)
- Louis Braille's birthday (1809)
- Utah became the 45th state (1896)
 

January 5 - Twelfth Night
- George Washington Carver day (1864)
- National Bird Day

 


January 6 - Feast of the Epiphany and Three Kings Day
- Carl Sandburg's birthday (1878)
- Joan of Arc's birthday (1412)
- New Mexico became the 47th state (1912)

 








January 8


 
Elvis Presley's birthday (1935)
- Rock and Roll Day
- Postal Day - The federal Postal Service began in January 1673 with deliveries between New York and Boston. Do something nice for your mailperson today. Learn more about the USPS by visiting their website at www.usps.gov

- Battle of New Orleans (1815)

 


January 9 - Richard M. Nixon's birthday (1913)
-The Seeing Eye Company in Nashville Tennessee was begun. This company trained dogs to assist and guide the blind.
- Aviation Day in US - 1st US Balloon Flight in 1793
- Connecticut became the 5th state (1788)
 
January 11 - International Thank You Day
- National Clean Off Your Desk Day :)
- Milk Day - Milk was delivered in bottles for the first time on Jan 11, 1878.
 

 


January 12 - Jack London's birthday (1876)
- Charles Perrault (1628)|
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January 13 - Poetry Break Day
- 1957 the first Frisbee was produced by Wham-O
- Rubber Duckie's Birthday

 


January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday (1929)
- Basketball's official birthday (1892)

 


January 17 - Ben Franklin's birthday (1706) Ben Franklin Scavenger Hunt
- National Hat Day

 


January 18 - Alan Alexander "A.A." Milne's birthday (1882) - Pooh Day
- Raymond Briggs' birthday (1934)

 


January 19 - Robert E. Lee's birthday (1807)
- Edgar Allan Poe's birthday (1809)
- Paul Cezanne's birthday (1839)

 

January 21 - National Hugging Day

 

January 22 - National Popcorn Day
 

January 23 - National Pie Day
- National School Nurse Day
- National Handwriting Day - John Hancock's birthday (1737)
- Chinese New Year begins (Year of the Dragon)
January 24 - National Compliment Day

January 25 - Opposite Day
- Robert Burns' birthday (1759)

 

January 26 - Michigan became the 26th state (1837)

January 27 - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, " Lewis Carroll's" birthday (1832)
- Harry Allard's birthday (1928)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birthday (1756)
- National Geographic Society founded in 1888
 

January 29 - Bill Peet's birthday (1915)
- Rosemary Wells' birthday (1943)
- National Puzzle Day
- Kansas became the 34th state (1861)
 
January 30 - Lloyd Alexander's birthday (1924)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt's birthday (1882)

 


January 31 - Jackie Robinson's Birthday (1919)

 


On This Day from the New York Times Learning Network will give you facts about what happened each day in history.

 



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