2020 Daily Holidays that fall on January 20, include:
Civil Rights Day - January 20, 2020 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
Idaho Human Rights Day - January 20, 2020 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
Martin Luther King Jr. Day - January 20, 2020 (Third Monday in January)
Martin Luther King Day of Service - January 20, 2020 (Third Monday in January)
National Bill Cosby Sweater Day
National Buttercrunch Day
National Cheese Lover's Day
National Coffee Break Day
National Crowd Feed Day - January 20, 2020 (Same Day as Martin Luther King Day, Third Monday in January)
National Day of Service - January 20, 2020
National Disc Jockey Day
Penguin Awareness Day
Robert E. Lee Day - January 20, 2020 (States of AL, AR, MS)
2020 Weekly Holidays that include January 20, are:
Healthy Weight Week - January 19-25, 2020 (Third Week in January)
Hunt for Happiness Week - January 19-25, 2020 (Third Full Week)
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 18-26, 2020
International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18-25
National Activity Professionals Week - January 19-25, 2020
National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 19-25, 2020
National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week - January 17-23
National Handwriting Analysis Week - January 19-25, 2020 (Week of John Hancock's birthday on January 23)
No Name Calling Week - January 20-24, 2020
Snowcare for Troops Awareness Week - January 19-25, 2020
Sugar Awareness Week - January 20-24, 2020 (Third Work Week of January)
Week of Christian Unity - January 18-25
2020 Monthly Holidays that include January 20, 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! 2020 dates are January 5 - February 20, 2020
North American International Auto Show - January 7-20, 2020 (Detroit, MI)
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 11-26, 2020 (Denver, CO)
International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 16-26, 2020 (Monaco)
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 17 - February 8, 2020 (Fort Worth, TX)
The Astrological Sign for January 20 is an Aquarius.
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.
1896 – George Burns, American actor, comedian (d. 1996)
1928 - Martin Landau, actor (Mission Impossible)
1956 – Bill Maher, American author, comedian, and political analyst
1958 – Lorenzo Lamas, American actor (Falcon Crest, Renegade)
1965 – John Michael Montgomery, American Country singer
1966 – Rainn Wilson, American actor (Dwight from The Office)
1984 - Johnny Weissmuller, US swimmer (Olympics-5 gold-1924, 28), dies at 79
1990 – Barbara Stanwyck, American actress (Big Valley) (b. 1907)
1968 - Actress Sharon Tate marries actor and director Roman Polanski
2001 - Actor Peter Facinelli marries actress and director Jennie Garth (90210)
Quote of the Day
January 20 is National Coffee Break Day! Have a Cup!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 20 is Pumpkin Granola made by Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. January 20 is National Granola Bar Day, and this was as close as we could come with a recipe! (link goes to the Healthy Diet Habits website)
This Day in History
1887 – The United States Senate allows the Navy to lease Pearl Harbor as a naval base.
1920 – The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.
1937 - 1st Inauguration day on Jan 20th, (held every 4th years there-after)
1939 - Hitler proclaims to German parliament to exterminate all European Jews
1945 – World War II: Germany begins the evacuation of 1.8 million people from East Prussia, a task which will take nearly two months.
1945 - Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented 4th term as President of the United States
1969 - Richard M Nixon inaugurated as President of the U.S.
1981 - 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
1981 - Ronald Reagan inaugurated as the 40th President of the U.S.
1986 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated as a federal holiday for the first time.
1989 - George H.W. Bush inaugurated as 41st US President
1991 - US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles
1993 - Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President
2009 – Barack Obama is inaugurated as the first African-American President of the United States.
2017 - Donald J. Truck is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States - with high hopes to Make America Great Again!
Above, is one of the Ronald Reagan Inauguration Day Stamp First Day Covers from January 20, 1981.
This Day in Music
1956 - Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
1958 - Elvis Presley receives his draft notice in Memphis, TN. It allows a sixty-day deferment for him to finish his film King Creole.
1964 - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
1988 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Drifters, Bob Dylan, and The Supremes
1990 - Michael Bolton's song 'How Am I Supposed To Live Without You' hits #1 on the US singles chart and stays on top for three weeks.
1998 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas & Eagles
This Day in Sports
1968 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
1968 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1980 - President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow
1980 - Superbowl XIV: Pittsburgh Steelers beat LA Rams, 31-19 in Pasadena - MVP is Terry Bradshaw
1985 - Superbowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Superbowl - MVP is Joe Montana
1996 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. The process of answering practical questions via interpretation of rules or cases that illustrate such rules, especially in ethics. 2. (pejorative) A specious argument designed to defend an action or feeling.
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