2017 Daily Holidays that fall on January 9, include:
Balloon Ascension Day
Coming of Age Day - January 9, 2017 (Celebrated in Japan on the Second Monday of January)
National Apricot Day
National Cassoulet Day
National Clean Off Your Desk Day - January 9, 2017 (Second Monday in January)
National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
National Static Electricity Day
National Take the Stairs Day
Panama's Martyrs' Day
Play God Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include January 9, are:
Home Office Safety and Security Week - January 8-14, 2017
National Folic Acid Awareness Week - January 8-14, 2017 (Second Week of January)
National Pizza Week - January 8-14, 2017 (Second Week of January)
Universal Letter Writing Week - January 8-14
2017 Monthly Holidays that include January 9, 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.
Darth Vader Balloon taking off on 9-11-11 at the Great Reno Balloon Race, in Reno, Nevada. This is a fantastic annual event!
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
Pennsylvania Farm Show - January 6-14, 2017 (Harrisburg, PA)
National Western Stock Show and Rodeo - January 7-22, 2017 (Denver, CO)
North American International Auto Show - January 8-22, 2017 (Detroit, MI)
The Astrological Sign for January 9 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.
1913 - Richard Nixon, 37th United States President
1941 - Joan Baez, American Singer
1944 - James Patrick "Jimmy" Page is born in Heston, Middlesex, England. He was a musician who went on to form the The Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin.
1982 - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
1324 - Marco Polo - Italian explorer and merchant (b. 1254)
1873 - Napoleon III, French politician who was the 1st President of France (b. 1808)
1939 - Johann Strauss III, Austrian composer, violinist, and conductor (b. 1866)
2015 - Bud Paxson, American founder of the Home Shopping Network and Pax TV (b. 1935)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
2005 - Vince Neil, lead singer of Motley Crue marries Lia Gerardini
Quote of the Day
Richard Nixon was born on this day in 1913 and died on April 22, 1994. He was the 37th President of the United States and served between 1969 - 1974. This was one of his quotes - so far, his prediction, has not yet come true, but it will eventually!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
January is National Soup Day. Here is a great Black Bean Soup Recipe from Kerry, at Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
1768 - In London, England, Philip Astley stages the first modern circus.
1768 - Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
1793 - Jean-Pierre Blanchard becomes the first person to fly in a balloon in the United States
1857 - The Fort Tejon earthquake strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
1861 - Mississippi becomes the second state to secede from the Union before the outbreak of the American Civil War.
1894 - New England Telephone and Telegraph installs the first battery-operated telephone switchboard in Lexington, Massachusetts.
1918 - Battle of Bear Valley is the last battle of the American Indian Wars
1964 – Several Panamanian youths try to raise the Panamanian flag on the U.S. controlled Panama Canal Zone, leading to fighting between U.S. military and Panamanian civilians.
2007 - The first iPhone is unveiled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs
2013 - A SeaStreak ferry crashes into the dock in lower Manhattan, New York City and injures 85 people.
2015 - The two suspects from the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris on January 7th, are both killed after a hostage situation. A second hostage situation related to the Charlie Hebdo shooting occurs at a Jewish Market.
This Day in Music
1960 - Patsy Cline becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
1965 - The Beatles 65 album jumps from #98 to #1 on the Billboard album chart in one week's time where it remains for nine straight weeks.
The Beatles, live from Paris, France singing Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby - one of the songs from their Beatles 65 album.
This Day in Sports
1977 - Superbowl XI at the Pasadena Superbowl - Oakland Raiders beats Minnesota Vikings, 32-14
1990 - Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
1998 - The Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky as the best NHL player ever
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
from the word go (adverb)
1. From the very beginning; from the outset; immediately upon starting.
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