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January 17th Special Days - Featuring 25+ Popeye Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 0 comments
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Image: Graffiti Popeye Wall Art, on Pixabay

January 17th is... Popeye's Birthday (1929), Ben Franklin Day/Benjamin Franklin Day (1706), Cable Car Day (1871), Customer Service Day/Get to Know Your Customers Day/National Customer Service Day, Ditch New Years Resolutions Day/Broken Resolution Day, Operation Desert Storm (1991), Judgement Day, National Hot Buttered Rum Day, Kid Inventors' Day, National Bootlegger's Day, National Hot Heads Chili Day, International Day of Italian Cuisines, Drudge Day, Patras Carnival, International Mentoring Day, Muhammad Ali's Birthday (1942), National We Are Not Broken Day, Shari Lewis' Birthday (1934), Art's Birthday, Old Twelfth Night (UK), Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day (Mexico), Saint Anthony the Great Feast Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, 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 on January 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.

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.

Image: NJ Croce Popeye Bendable Toy FigurePopeye 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 Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

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

Image: Popeye the Sailor (hardback): The 1960s TV Cartoons | Hardcover | by Fred M. Grandinetti (Author) | Publisher: BearManor Media (January 28, 2022)
Popeye the Sailor
Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

💪 Popeye Timeline

💪 Popeye dot to dot printable worksheets

💪 Coolest Homemade Popeye Costumes

💪 Popeye + Sailor Themed 1st Birthday Party

💪 Popeye the Sailor Man Coloring Page - Get Coloring Pages

💪 Popeye Spinach Recipes

💪 Popeye Party + Sailor Birthday Ideas

💪 Popeye - Play your favorite 1980s arcade games online

💪 Watch Free Online Popeye Cartoons

💪 Popeye the Sailor - 1933 to 1942 Fleischer Studios

💪 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

💪 Popeye paper dolls

💪 Every Popeye Fan Needs This Free Popeye Poster

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
- If there's a day to celebrate New Year 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 the 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 that 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.

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.

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.

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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up - and re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and Bella, the cat.

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