2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 30, include:
National Croissant Day
National Inane Answering Message Day
National Seed Swap Day - January 30, 2016 (last Saturday in January)
School Day of Non-Violence and Peace (DENIP)
2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 30, are:
National Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists Week - January 24-30, 2016
National Clean Out Your Inbox Week - January 24-30, 2016
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Week - January 25-30, 2016
2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 30, 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! 2016 Dates are January 5 - February 28, 2016
Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show - January 15 - February 6, 2016 (Fort Worth, TX)
Sundance Film Festival - January 21-31, 2016 - An American Film festival held each year in Park City, Utah.
Carnival of Venice - January 23 - February 9, 2016 - An annual festival held in Venice, Italy where people wear masks and costumes.
Saint Paul Winter Carnival - January 28 - February 7, 2016 (St. Paul, MN)
Chinese New Year Festival and Parade - January 30 - February 21, 2016 (San Francisco, CA)
Rolex 24 at Daytona - January 30-31, 2016 (Daytona, FL)
The Astrological Sign for January 30 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.
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008) (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In)
1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1941 – Dick Cheney, Vice President of the United States
1951 – Phil Collins, English musician (Genesis, Solo Artist)
1974 – Christian Bale, English actor (Batman)
1980 – Josh Kelley, American singer
1836 – Betsy Ross, American seamstress (b. 1752) (made first US flag)
1948 – Orville Wright, American aviator (b. 1871) (The Wright Brothers built the first successful airplane)
2006 – Coretta Scott King, American activist; widow of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927)
2007 – Sidney Sheldon, American author and screenwriter (b. 1917)
2013 - Patty Andrews, American singer (The Andrews Sisters) (b. 1918)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1934 - Actor Lou Costello marries dancer Anne Battler
1985 - NFL Quarterback Dan Marino marries Claire Veazey
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Holidays and Observances Recipe of the Day for January 30 is Bran Flax Muffins from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website for the recipe) Bran flax muffins are a great healthy breakfast choice when you feel like a treat, but want to keep nutrition in your diet.
This Day in History
1487 - Bell chimes invented
1790 - Lifeboat 1st tested at sea, by Mr Greathead, the inventor
1806 - The original Lower Trenton Bridge which spans the Delaware River between
Morrisville, Pennsylvania and Trenton, New Jersey, is opened.
1815 - Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson's 6500 vols
1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge, considered the world's first modern suspension bridge, connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West coast of Wales, is opened.
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but his attempt fails, and he is subdued by a crowd
1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
1862 – The first American ironclad U.S. Navy warship, the USS Monitor is launched.
1922 - World Law Day, 1st celebrated
1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1933 - "Lone Ranger" begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
1939 - Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
1943 - USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
1946 - 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
1956 – American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1964 - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
1973 - Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
1976 - George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
This Day in Music
1956 - Elvis Presley records his version of Blue Suede Shoes
1961 - Bobby Darin is the youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
1968 - Bobby Goldsboro records his biggest hit, Honey
1969 – The Beatles' final public performance, was an impromptu concert on the roof of Apple Records in London was ultimately broken up by the police.
1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released. It would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
Happy Birthday to Phil Collins - great musician!
This Day in Sports
1948 - 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
1960 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
1960 - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
1971 - UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
1978 - Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1982 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
1983 -Superbowl XVII: Washinton Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Superbowl. The MVP is John Riggins, Washington, RB
1994 - Dan Jansen skates world record 500m (35.76)
1994 -Superbowl XXVIII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13 in Atlanta Superbowl. The MVP is Emmitt Smith, Dallas, RB
2000 -Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta. The MVP is Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
hungry ghost (noun)
1. (Buddhism, Chinese folk religion) A type of being condemned to desire more than it can consume.
Wishing You a Great Day Today!
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