2017 Daily Holidays that fall on January 29, include:
Freethinkers Day (Also known as Thomas Paine Day)
National Carnation Day
National Corn Chip Day
National Puzzle Day
Seeing Eye Guide Dog Birthday 1929
Thomas Paine Day
World Leprosy Day - January 29, 2017 (Last Sunday in January)
2017 Weekly Holidays that include January 29, are:
Catholic Schools Week - January 29, 2017 - February 4, 2017 (Begins on the last Sunday in January)
Children's Authors & Illustrators Week - January 29 - February 4, 2017
International Snowmobile Safety and Awareness Week - January 21-29, 2017
National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 22-29, 2017
National Meat Week - January 29 - February 4, 2017 (Begins on last Sunday of January)
Tax Identity Theft Week - January 27-31, 2017
2017 Monthly Holidays that include January 29, 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! 2017 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2017
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 13 - February 4, 2017 (Fort Worth, TX)
International Circus Festival of Monte Carlo - January 19-29, 2017 (Monaco)
Sundance Film Festival - January 19-29, 2017 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 21 - February 19, 2017 (San Francisco, CA)
Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 26 - February 5, 2017 (St. Paul, MN)
Rolex 24 at Daytona - January 28-29, 2017 (Daytona, FL)
2017 Pro Bowl - January 29, 2017
The Astrological Sign for January 29 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.
1843 – William McKinley, American politician and 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
1874 – John D. Rockefeller Jr., American entrepreneur (d. 1960)
1880 – W. C. Fields, American actor (d. 1946)
1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010) (Dynasty, and the voice of Charlie on Charlies Angels)
1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress (The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)
1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer (Magnum P.I.
1954 – Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host and actress
1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver
1970 – Heather Graham, American actress
1963 - Robert Lee Frost, US poet (4 Pulitzers)
1977 – Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (b. 1954)
1986 - Leif Erickson, actor (High Chaparral), dies at 74
2008 – Margaret Truman, American writer, daughter of Harry S. Truman (b. 1924)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
Academy Award winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of
Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27). They would stay married until Paul's death September 26, 2008, over 50 years later!
I think that Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward had one of the most successful Hollywood marriages! (at least from outside appearances!)
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Recipe of the Day is a Ham and Bean Soup Recipe from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. Wintertime is a great time for Healthy Soups and January is National Soup Month, so it is a great idea to make a pot of soup every week.
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
1834 – US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
1845 – Edgar Allan Poe's, "The Raven" is published in the New York Evening Mirror
1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
1863 – Bear River Massacre, U.S. Army versus Indians
1886 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline driven automobile.
1896 - Emile Grubbe is the first Doctor to use radiation treatment for breast cancer
1916 – World War I: Paris is first bombed by German Zeppelins.
1929 - Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
1933 - German President von Hindenburg appoints Hitler Chancellor
1944 - 285 German bombers attack London
1959 - Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
1979 - President Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
1984 - Pres Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
1984 - Space Shuttle 41-B (STS-11) Challenger launched
In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W.
Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in
which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
2015 - Malaysia officially declares the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident and its passengers and crew presumed dead.
This Day in Music
1964 : The Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand hits #1 on the Billboard Pop Chart for their first US #1
1969 - Fleetwood Mac had their only UK #1 single with the instrumental 'Albatross.'
1979 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together
1983 - "Down Under" by Men At Work hit #1 on UK pop chart
1989 - Billy Joel sings the US national anthem at Superbowl XXIII in Miami.
1996 - George Michael had the UK #1 single with 'Jesus To A Child'
2009 - Kelly Clarkson's single, My Life Would Suck Without You, rose from 97 to #1 on the Billboard chart after selling 280,000 downloads in its first week of release.
This Day in Sports
1900 – The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.
1904 - 1st athletic letters are given to the University of Chicago football team
1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced - Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson & Walter Johnson
1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas
1964 - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
1966 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming 1966 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
1995 - Andre Agassi defeats Pete Sampras to win Australian Open
1995 - Superbowl XXIX: SF 49ers beat San Diego Chargers, 49-26 in Miami. MVP is Steve Young, San Francisco, QB
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (transitive) To accelerate the progress of. 2. (transitive) To perform (a task) fast and efficiently.
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