January 17th - Featuring Popeye Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Thursday, January 17, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Graffiti Popeye Wall Art, on Pixabay

January 17th is... Popeye's Birthday (1929), Ditch New Years Resolutions Day/Broken Resolution Day, Ben Franklin Day/Benjamin Franklin Day (1706), Kid Inventors' Day, Cable Car Day (1871), National Hot Buttered Rum Day, Judgement Day, Customer Service Day, Operation Desert Storm (1991), A Friend Picks You Up Day, Women's Healthy Weight Day, Shari Lewis' Birthday (1934), National Hot Heads Chili Day, National Bootlegger's Day, International Day of Italian Cuisines, Patras Carnival, International Mentoring Day, Muhammad Ali's Birthday (1942), Art's Birthday, Saint Anthony the Great Feast Day, Drudge Day, Old Twelfth Night (UK), Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day (Mexico)

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PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Thimble Theater, Introducing Popeye: A Complete Compilation of the First Adventures of Popeye, 1928-1930, by E. C. Segar (Author). Publisher: Hyperion Pr (June 1, 1977)Popeye's Birthday (1929)
-- Popeye the Sailor is a fictional hero notable for appearing in comic strips and animated films as well as numerous television shows. He made his first public appearance Jan. 17, 1929, in Elzie Crisler Segar's then 10-year-old comic strip, THIMBLE THEATRE, which originally revolved around Olive Oyl's family. Although he was introduced as a minor walk-on character, Popeye quickly muskled his way into the limelight and eclipsed the other characters to become the star of THIMBLE THEATRE. Source

Read: Thimble Theater, Introducing Popeye
-- The 1928 Thimble Theatre stories leading up to and include Popeye's early days in Thimble Theatre. Castor Oyl and Ham Gravy found a good friend and protector in Popeye, and Olive Oyl found a real sweetheart. See how Popeye met them, his voyage to Dice Island, how Popeye became invulnerable, when he fell in love with Olive, how his and Castor's Depression-Related investment led to Popeye's first meeting with the Sea Hag on her ship, the Black Barnacle.

Image: Popeye The Sailor: 1933-1938 Volume One | Box Set | Format: DVDPopeye The Sailor: 1933-1938 Volume One -- Whether romancing his longtime sweetheart, Olive Oyl, rescuing defenseless infant Swee'pea, or wrestling his nasty nemesis, Bluto, Popeye summons his spinach-induced strength to save the day. With one gulp of the vitamin-rich vegetable, Popeye transforms his scrawny body into a human dynamo! For high seas hijinks or landlocked levity, turn to the hilarious animated antics of that two-fisted tar -- Popeye.

Popeye Bendable Toy -- This gorgeous 6.5 inch cartoon character Popeye retro bendable rubber figurine has the finest details and highest quality you will find anywhere! Popeye cartoon character retro bendable rubber figurine is truly remarkable.

Popeye Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Watch Popeye: 33 Cartoon Classics - 4 Hours
Popeye: 33 Cartoon Classics
Amazon Freebies:

Read Popeye ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free Popeye apps

Free Popeye games

Listen to Popeye LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

Watch Popeye Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Popeye Timeline

Popeye The Sailor coloring pages | HelloKids

Popeye Coloring Pages

Popeye Printable Jigsaw Puzzles

Popeye Paper Toys

Daily Popeye Comic Strip

Popeye – Model Sheets

Felt Spinach Can Tutorial

Popeye DIY Costume

Watch Popeye the Sailor for Free Online

Every Popeye Fan Needs This Free Popeye Poster

Free online Popeye games

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
- If there's a day to celebrate New Years and to make resolutions for the upcoming year, then there should be a day to ditch those resolutions. That's the reason for today. If you haven't broken or given up all of those New Year's resolutions, you're doing better than most of us. Maybe, you're well along the way to accomplishing them. Maybe, a few are already checked off on your list. Good for you!

Ben Franklin Day (1706)
- Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman and diplomat. As a scientist he was a major figure in the Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and a musical instrument. He formed both the first public lending library in America and first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Kid Inventors' Day
- Water skis. Earmuffs. The Popsicle. What do these have in common? All were invented by kids! Some 500,000 children and teens invent gadgets and games each year to make our lives easier—and more fun. Celebrate the ingenuity and value of these young brainstormers on the birthday of Benjamin Franklin, who invented the first swim fins at age 12.

Cable Car Day (1871)
- In 1871, Andrew Hallikie received a patent for a cable car system which began service in San Francisco in 1873.

National Hot Buttered Rum Day
- Finally a food holiday which properly suits the season! With the long, cold winter nights, nothing is more soothing than a piping hot cocktail.

Judgement Day
- Judgement Day is feared by the world and is the day God will destroy the world because of the sins of mankind. The end may be near, but exactly how near is the sticky question. As millennium fever swept the globe, party planners and dooms-dayers alike were fixated on the year 2000. Meanwhile, Judgment Day sticklers have been obsessing over the fact there never was a year zero, and therefore A.D. 1 plus two millennia equals 2001. But pinpointing Armageddon isn't quite that simple. When it comes to end times, there are as many proposed dates as there are fates (Rapture or Tribulation? Fire or Flood? Demons or Pleiadeans?).

Customer Service Day
- This is the day to reflect on the importance of providing good customer service and to explore new ways to keep the customer happy so he chooses to do business with your company again and again. This is the time to remind your employees Customer is King, and everything possible should be done to help out the customer or provide extra service to the customer.

Operation Desert Storm (1991)
- The multinational bombing campaign against Iraq, beginning in January 1991, after Iraq had failed to meet the demands of a U.N. resolution it withdraw from Kuwait. The operation was under the general command of Norman Schwarzkopf and sought to disable Iraq's war-making ability by systematically destroying its military and support infrastructure.

A Friend Picks You Up Day
- Does this mean your friend calls and tells you a joke, or this friend actually drives over to your house, picks you up and takes you somewhere?

Shari Lewis' Birthday (1934)
- Born January 17, 1934, in New York, NY. Entertainer and author. Lewis' long show business career began when she was a toddler and started taking piano lessons and learning magic tricks from her father, a university professor, and part-time magician. In 1952, she won the Arthur Godfrey television talent contest and in 1957 was invited to perform on The Captain Kangaroo Show. A show producer asked Lewis if she had any puppets smaller than those she usually used in her performances. She took with her a sock puppet of a lamb which had been lying around and with a few twitches of her hand Lewis' best-known creation, Lamb Chop was born.

Women's Healthy Weight Day
- A day to honor American women of all sizes and confirm beauty, talent and love cannot be weighed. Winners of the Women's Healthy Weight Awards will be announced — businesses who portray size diversity and reject the national obsession with thinness shattering the lives of women, young girls, and their families.

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