2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 11, include:
Amelia Earhart Day
Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day
Coming of Age Day - January 11, 2016 (Celebrated in Japan on the Second Monday of January)
Hot Toddy Day
International Thank-You Day
Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day - January 11, 2016 (Second Monday in January)
National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
Secret Pal Day
2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 11, are:
Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
National Vocation Awareness Week - January 10-16, 2016
Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14
2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 11, 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.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
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)
North American International Auto Show - January 11-24, 2016 (Detroit, MI)
The Astrological Sign for January 11 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.
1755 - Alexander Hamilton, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury
1946 – Naomi Judd, American singer (The Judds)
1843 - Francis Scott Key, composer of the Star Spangled Banner, dies at age 63
2008 - Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand mountaineer, who was the first to climb Mt Everest in 1953, dies from a heart attack at age 88
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2003 - Actor Taye Diggs marries broadway actress Idina Menzel
Featuring the flag that flew above Fort McHenry when Francis Scott Key
penned the National Anthem, this 1978 stamp quotes his iconic lyrics.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The recipe of the day is a Simple Stir Fry with Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Green Beans by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. A Simple Stir Fry is one that can be prepared in 15 to 20 minutes - faster than driving to fast food!
This Day in History
1569 - First recorded lottery in England
1805 - The Michigan Territory is created
1861 - Alabama secedes from the United States
1922 - The first use of insulin to treat diabetes in a human patient
1935 - Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland, California
1949 - First recorded snow in Los Angeles, California
1964 - 1st government report warning smoking may be hazardous
to one's health by Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Luther
1964 - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
1973 - Trial of the Watergate burglars begins in Washington DC
1980 - 140 nations agree to ban chemical weapons (poison gas, etc)
1996 - Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
1963 - Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
1966 - Certified Gold - The Herman's Hermits' album, The Best of Herman's Hermits
1972 - A notice in the The London Gazette, states that Reginald Dwight, is abandoning his name and taking the name Elton Hercules John.
The Beatles live on the Ed Sullivan Show singing Please, Please, Me on their first US visit!
This Day in Sports
1973 - Major League Baseball owners vote in approval of the American League adopting designated hitter rule
1976 - Dorothy Hamill wins her 3rd consecutive national figure skating champions - she went on to win a Gold Medal in the Olympics in 1976.
1992 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
1998 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan and the US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (botany) The stalk of a leaf, attaching the blade to the stem. 2. (entomology) A narrow or constricted segment of the body of an insect. Used especially to refer to the metasomal segment of Hymenoptera such as wasps.
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