January 26

January 26 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website



 Holidays and Observances

2014 Daily Holidays that fall on January 26, include:

  • Australia Day (See Holidays in Australia for more info. about Australia)
  • National Peanut Brittle Day
  • National Pistachio Day 
  • Spouse's Day 
  • Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement 

2014 Weekly Holidays that include January 26, are:

  • Catholic Schools Week - January 26 - February 1, 2014
  • International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 18-26, 2014
  • National Meat Week - January 26 - February 1, 2014 (Fourth Week of January)
  • National School Choice Week - January 26 - February 1, 2014

2014 Monthly Holidays that include January 26, 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 moveable 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.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for January 26 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!


Birthstone

The Birthstone for January is Garnet.


Famous Birthdays

  • 1880 – Douglas MacArthur, American general and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1964)
  • 1905 – Maria von Trapp, Austrian-born singer (d. 1987)
  • 1925 – Paul Newman, American actor, philanthropist, race car driver and race team owner (d. 2008)
  • 1941 – Scott Glenn, American actor
  • 1955 – Eddie Van Halen, Dutch-American musician (Van Halen)
  • 1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American actress and comedian
  • 1958 – Anita Baker, American singer
  • 1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Canadian ice hockey player


Famous Deaths

  • 1893 – Abner Doubleday, American military figure, and credited inventor of baseball (b. 1819)
  • 1932 – William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (b. 1861)
  • 1979 – Nelson Rockefeller, American politician - 41st Vice President of the United States (b. 1908)
  • 1983 – Paul "Bear" Bryant, American football coach (b. 1913)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

1940 - Actor Ronald Reagan (28) weds Academy Award winning actress Jane Wyman (23) in Glendale, California. He later went on to marry. They divorced in 1949 and he went on to marry Nancy Davis in 1952 and become the 40th President of the United States between 1981–89.


Quote of the Day



Coach Bear Bryant defines Priorities:

"Show Class, Have Pride, and Display Character.  If You Do, Winning Takes Care of Itself"


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Holiday and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 26, is a Easy Vegetarian Curry Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.

Holiday and Observances Recipe of the Day is a Easy Vegetarian Curry Recipe from Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits.  She gives several different versions of the recipe, based on seasonal vegetables, and provides a bunch of different options for toppings.

  • See our FOOD HOLIDAYS page for all the special days celebrating food!
  • See our Holiday Food page for tips on healthy holiday food traditions in general, and for some sample meal plan ideas for some of the most popular holidays.


This Day in History

  • 1788 – The British First Fleet, led by Arthur Phillip, sails into Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) to establish Sydney, the first permanent European settlement on the continent. Commemorated as Australia Day
  • 1837 – Michigan is admitted as the 26th U.S. State
  • 1838 – U.S. State of Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States
  • 1861 – During the American Civil War, the U.S. State of Louisiana secedes from the Union.
  • 1870 – During the American Civil War, Virginia rejoins the Union.
  • 1905 – The world's largest diamond ever, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
  • 1911 – Glenn H. Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
  • 1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1939 - Filming begins on Gone With the Wind
  • 1942 – During World War II, the first United States forces arrive in Europe landing in Northern Ireland
  • 1948 - Executive Order 9981, ending segregation in US Armed Forces is signed
  • 1954 - Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
  • 1998 - Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
  • 2005 - Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.


This Day in Music

  • 1956 - Buddy Holly's 1st formal recording session
  • 1961 - Elvis Presley's,  Are You Lonesome Tonight hits #1 on the UK singles chart
  • 1974 - Ringo Starr's You're Sixteen hits #1
  • 1997 - ZZ Top, James Brown, and the Blues Brothers, perform at the Super Bowl XXXI halftime show in New Orleans.
  • 2003 - Justin Timberlake went to #1 on the UK album chart with his debut solo album, Justified, which stayed on the charts for over a year.




Anita Baker was born on this day in 1958. Sweet Love was one of my favorite songs of hers.


This Day in Sports

  • 1956 - 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
  • 1963 - Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • 1977 - Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift
  • 1980 - Mary Decker became 1st woman to run a mile in under 4½ minutes
  • 1986 - Superbowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Superbowl. The MVP is Richard Dent, Chicago, DE
  • 1992 - Superbowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Superbowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • 1997 - Superbowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

heterogeneous (adjective)

1. Diverse in kind or nature; composed of diverse parts.

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