Oh, Dwight....you so make The Office! Happy Birthday Rainn Wilson!
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.
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
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.