January 10

January 10 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 10, include:

  • Bittersweet Chocolate Day 
  • League of Nations Day 
  • National Cut Your Energy Costs Day 
  • National Peculiar People Day 
  • No Pants Subway Ride Day - January 10, 2016
  • Save the Eagles Day 
  • Stephen Foster Memorial Day - January 10, 2016

2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 10, are:

  • Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 7-10, 2016
  • National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 3-10, 2016
  • National Vocation Awareness Week - January 10-16, 2016
  • Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14

2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 10, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out my January Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of January.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events

  • Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - Starts annually on January 5, and typically runs for a month or more, in Harbin, China and is the largest ice and snow festival in the world! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
  • National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 9-24, 2016 (Denver, CO)
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 9-16, 2016 (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Golden Globe Awards - January 10, 2016 (Beverly Hills, CA)

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 10 is a Capricorn.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for January are:

  • Carnation - The Carnation is the Birth Flower for January. The  symbolization of the Carnation means love, pride, beauty, purity, distinction, fascination, and loyal.
  • Snowdrop is a white flower with three small petals in the middle surrounded by three larger petals on the outside. The symbolization of the snowdrop means love, fascination, and purity.

See our GARDEN HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating things of the garden!


The Birthstone for January is a Garnet.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1836 - Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of The Little House on the Prairie Series
  • 1865 - Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of The Little House on the Prairie Series
  • 1938 - Willie McCovey, American baseball player
  • 1943 - Jim Croce, American singer
  • 1944 - Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer
  • 1945 - Rod Stewart, Scottish singer
  • 1949 - George Foreman, American boxer
  • 1953 - Pat Benatar, American singer

Famous Deaths

  • 1862 - Samuel Colt, American businessman who founded Colt's Manufacturing Company and invented the 6 shot revolver (b. 1814)
  • 1917 - Buffalo Bill Cody, American soldier and hunter (b. 1846)
  • 1935 - Edwin Flack (Teddy), Australian tennis player and runner was a double Olympic Gold medalist in 1896 (b. 1873)
  • 2015 - Robert Stone, American Novelist and Journalist (Dog Soldiers) (b. 1937)
  • 2016 - David Bowie - English singer & songwriter (b. 1947)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1870 - Wyatt Earp, American Sheriff marries Urilla Sutherland
  • 1942 - Actor Mickey Rooney marries Actress Ava Gardner
  • 1998 - Barry Bonds, American Major League Baseball player marries Elizabeth Watson
  • 2009 - Fergie, American singer (The Black Eyed Peas) marries Actor Josh Duhamel

Quote of the Day

Today's Quote of the Day is from Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie Books.  Her father (Pa), and her sister Mary, were both born on this day.  I loved her books, and the Little House on the Prairie TV Series - I'm pretty sure I watched every episode at least once, if not more!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Healthy Sprouted Bean Salad Recipe from Healthy Diet Habits

Healthy Sprouted Bean Salad Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits, using a blend of sprouted green lentils, sprouted adzuki, and sprouted mung beans. Add whatever fresh vegetables you like (recipe uses cucumbers and tomatoes), and Kerry's recommended seasonings, and it makes a great vegetarian dish, or Meatless Monday dish.

This Day in History

  • 1776 - Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense,  a pamphlet that gave the American colonists reasons for pursuing freedom from British rule. It became an immediate success.
  • 1861 - During the American Civil War, Florida secedes from the Union.
  • 1870 - John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil.
  • 1901 - Oil is discovered in Texas
  • 1920 - League of Nations is established
  • 1932 - Mickey Mouse comics is syndicated
  • 1946  - The first General Assembly of the United Nations opens in London with Fifty-one nations represented.
  • 1949 - RCA introduces the 45 RPM record
  • 1951 - 1st jet passenger trip made
  • 1980 - The last broadcast of the Rockford Files on NBC
  • 1984 - The United States and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations after 117 years
  • 2013 - Several bomb blasts in Pakistan kills more than 100 people and injures 270

This Day in Music

  • 1953 - Perry Como's Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes hits #1
  • 1956 - Elvis records Heartbreak Hotel
  • 1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire reaches #1 on the UK pop charts
  • 1968 - Aretha Franklin's Chain Of Fools is Certified Gold.
  • 1975 - Al Green's album Al Green Explores Your Mind is Certified Gold
  • 1976 - C.W. McCall's Convoy hits #1
  • 1985 - Chris Isaak releases his first album, Silvertone.
  • 1997 -  James Brown receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

This video is a great duet with Aretha Franklin (the Queen of Soul), and Mariah Carey singing Aretha's song, Chain of Fools. They sing amazing together!

This Day in Sports

  • 1980 - Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 minutes, & a total of 5 goals in the 1st period. He never again plays in the National Hockey League.

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

open book (noun)

1. Something of which salient aspects are obvious or easily interpreted.
2.A person who through naivete responds candidly to questions or openly displays their emotions or intentions.

Wishing You a Great Day Today!


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