January 11

January 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website


 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on January 11, include:

  • Amelia Earhart Day
  • Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day 
  • Hot Toddy Day 
  • International Thank-You Day 
  • Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day 
  • Milk Day 
  • National Human Trafficking Awareness Day 
  • National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day 
  • Secret Pal Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include January 11, are:

  • Cuckoo Dancing Week - January 11-17
  • Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 8-14, 2017
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 8-14, 2017 (Second Week of January)
  • National Pizza Week - January 8-14, 2017 (Second Week of January)
  • National Soccer Coaches of America Week - January 11-18, 2017
  • No Tillage Week - January 10-13, 2017
  • Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14

2017 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.

NOTE:

  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! 2017 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2017
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 6-14, 2017 (Harrisburg, PA)
  • National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 7-22, 2017 (Denver, CO)
  • North American International Auto Show - January 8-22, 2017 (Detroit, MI)

Astrological Sign

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!


Birthstone

The Birthstone for January is a Garnet.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1755 - Alexander Hamilton, 1st United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1946 – Naomi Judd, American singer (The Judds)


Famous Deaths

  • 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


Quote of the Day



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

Holidays and Observances recipe of the day is a Simple Stir Fry with Chicken, Brussels Sprouts, and Green Beans by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits

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 Terry, M.D.
  • 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


This Day in Music

  • 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

petiole (noun)

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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