2016 Daily Holidays that fall on January 8, include:
Argyle Day - January 8
Bubble Bath Day - January 8
Earth's Rotation Day - January 8
Midwife's Day or Women's Day - January 8 (In Greece)
National English Toffee Day - January 8
National Joy Germ Day - January 8
National Man Watcher's Day - January 8 (Also known as Male Watcher's Day)
Show and Tell Day at Work - January 8
War on Poverty Day - January 8
World Literary Day - January 8
2016 Weekly Holidays that include January 8, are:
Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration Week - January 7-10, 2016
Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 3-9, 2016
National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
National Lose Weight - Feel Great Week - January 3-10, 2016
National Pizza Week - January 3-9, 2016 (Second Week of January)
New Years' Resolution Week - January 1-8, 2016
No Tillage Week - January 6-9, 2016
Someday We'll Laugh About This Week - January 2-8
Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14
2016 Monthly Holidays that include January 8, 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
The Astrological Sign for January 8 is a Capricorn.
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 a Garnet.
1935 - Elvis Presley - singer
1947 - David Bowie - singer/actor
1324 - Marco Polo a Venetian explorer dies at 69
1642 - Galileo Galilei, Italian physicist/astronomer, dies at 77 in Italy
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1811 - U.S. Vice President John C. Calhoun marries Floride Bonneau
1973 - Actor Michael Caine marries model Shakira Baksh
Quote of the Day
"Associate with Men of Good Quality if You esteem Your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company". ~ George Washington
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
January is National Oatmeal Month. The recipe of the day is a great Oatmeal Muffins Recipe from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits.
This Day in History
1790 - The 1st US President George Washington delivers the 1st state of the union address.
1835 - The United States national debt is 0 for the first and only time.
1838 - 1st telegraph message sent using dots & dashes in New Jersey.
1867 - African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C.
1870 - US mint at Carson City, Nevada begins issuing coins.
1918 - Mississippi becomes the 1st state to ratify the 18th amendment. (prohibition)
1940 - During World War II, Britain introduces food rationing
1945 - "Youth for Christ", organizes
1958 - Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana
1964 - US President Lyndon B Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
1968 - Jacques Cousteau's 1st undersea special on US network TV
1973 - USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
1974 - Loch Ness Monster photographed
1993 - Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale
2002 - President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
This Day in Music
1956 - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog," single goes to #1 & stays at #1 for 11 weeks
1964 - The Beatles, I Want To Hold Your Hand, is released in the US and soon becomes the first Beatles song to become popular in the US
1966 - The Beatles album Rubber Soul becomes their seventh #1 album, and stays at # 1 for 6 weeks.
1966 - Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
The above clip is The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show singing I Want to Hold Your Hand.
This Day in Sports
1902 - 1st National Bowling Championship held in Chicago, Illinois
1962 - Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21 makes his 1st pro appearance and came in 50th
1986 - Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
1993 - Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point
1995 - Mike Schmidt is elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (biology) A group of genetically identical individuals (plants,
fungi, bacteria etc.) that have grown in a given location, all
originating from asexual reproduction of a single ancestor.