January 2, is a great day to sit down and work on your New Years Resolutions, or goals for the year. You've partied, on New Years Eve,
you've recovered and watched the games on New Years Day, so today is a
great day to think about, and plan for the future of the year.
Today is National Motivation and Inspiration Day. It is a great idea to
set and track your goals each year, and it just makes sense to set your goals up at the first of each year. The Top 3% of the most successful people
write down, and track their goals annually!
Holidays and Observances
2018 Daily Holidays that fall on January 2, include:
55 MPH Speed Limit Day
Happy Mew Year for Cats Day
National Buffet Day
National Cream Puff Day
National Motivation and Inspiration Day
National Personal Trainer Awareness Day
National Pet Travel Safety Day
National Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes it Day
National Science Fiction Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include January 2, are:
Celebration of Life Week - January 1-7
Christmas Bird Count Week - December 14, 2017 - January 5, 2018
National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 1-8, 2018
New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8, 2018
Silent Record Week - January 1-7
Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
2017 Monthly Holidays that include January 2, 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.
The Astrological Sign for January 2 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 Garnet, which comes in a rainbow of colors. It is considered a great gift to symbolize friendship and trust.
1647 - Nathaniel Bacon, leader of Bacon's Rebellion, Va
1920 - Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)
1936 - Roger Miller, American Country singer, songwriter, and actor (King of the Road) (d. 1992)
1968 - Cuba Gooding, Jr., American actor (Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire)
1969 - Christy Turlington, American model (Calvin Klein)
1971 - Taye Diggs, American actor, singer, and producer
1975 - Dax Shepard, American actor and director
1974 - Tex Ritter, American singer and actor (b. 1905)
Quote of the Day
"Make Motivating a Habit, and you will get there more quickly, and have more fun on the trip." ~Zig Ziglar
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cucumbers is a Crunchy Delight. (Recipe link goes to Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website)
This Day in History
1776 - The first revolutionary flag is displayed.
1788 - Georgia becomes the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution
1913 - National Woman's Party forms
1921 - The DeYoung Museum in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco opens
1929 - US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
1941 - During World War II, German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
1942 - During World War II, Manila, Philippines is captured by Japanese forces
1944 - 1st use of helicopters during warfare (British Atlantic patrol)
1945 - World War II: Nuremberg, Germany is severely bombed by Allied forces.
1947 - Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali
1959 - Luna 1, the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon and to orbit the Sun, is launched by the Soviet Union.
1974 - 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo.
1975 - US Dept of Interior designates the grizzly bear a threatened species
This Day in Music
1941 - The Andrews Sisters, releases "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
1969 - The Beatles begin work on what will be their Let It Be album and accompanying film.
1971 - George Harrison's All Things Must Pass begins a seven-week run at the top of the US album charts from January 2 to February 20. During some of this time, the 1st single of the Album, My Sweet Lord holds the top spot on the singles chart.
This Day in Sports
1965 - New York Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
1972 - Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 14-3 in NFC championship game
1982 - San Diego Chargers beat Miami Dolphins, 41-38 in 13:52 of Overtime
1989 - UCLA wins a record 7th consecutive bowl game
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
Silent Sam (noun) 1. (informal) A person who seldom or never speaks; a taciturn or unresponsive individual.
Wishing You a Great Day!
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