January 20th Special Day - Featuring 27+ Rollercoaster Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 1 comments
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January 20th is... Roller Coaster Patent Day (1885), George Burns Birthday (1896), National Buttercrunch Day, National Cheese Lovers Day, Inauguration Day, Camcorder Day, International Day of Acceptance, National Disc Jockey Day/National DJ Day, Penguin Awareness Day, Take a Walk Outdoors Day, Basketball Day, National Coffee Break Day, National Gourmet Coffee Day, Tell Them Day, BBC Democracy Day (UK)

More Special Days: Elementary School Teacher Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day/King Day/MLK Day/Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, National Day of Service, National Crowd Feed Day, Rid The World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day, Robert E. Lee Day, Blue Monday, Elementary School Teacher Day, Idaho Human Rights Day

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

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: The 50 Most Unique Roller Coasters Ever Built, by Nick Weisenberger (Author). Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (June 11, 2017)Roller Coaster Patent Day (1885)
-- The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. LaMarcus Adna Thompson patented the first roller coaster on January 20, 1885. In essence a specialized railroad system, a roller coaster consists of a track rising in designed patterns, sometimes with one or more inversions (such as vertical loops) which turn the rider briefly upside down.

Read: The 50 Most Unique Roller Coasters Ever Built
-- Tired of the same old, rickety wooden roller coasters? Crave more thrills than the typical vertical loops and camelback hills found at every local amusement park? Fortunately, roller coasters come in a mind-blowing profusion of styles, shapes, and sizes. From innovative track designs to unusual seating configurations, from ridiculous locations to bizarre theming, the experience never gets old. The 50 Most Unique Roller Coasters Ever Built is a list comprised of unusual, rare, and hard to find scream machines.

Image: CDX Blocks The Sidewinder Roller CoasterCDX Blocks The Sidewinder Roller Coaster -- The Sidewinder blazes new trails by being the first block-based looping roller coaster kit. Modeled after the contemporary steel style coasters, The Sidewinder twists and turns Its way through its compact layout. This fun and easy to assemble kit features realistic operation using a chain to haul the train to the top of the hill, with gravity taking over from there. From the CDX Blocks line of block-based (LEGO-compatible) roller coaster kits.

Image: CDX Blocks Cyclone Roller Coaster Building Block SystemCDX Blocks Cyclone Roller Coaster -- The Cyclone roller coaster is a LEGO-compatible building block system. It is the first fully functional roller coaster kit of its kind. Using a combination of custom-designed block parts along with standard block components. The Cyclone is engineered for quick assembly and realistic operation via gravity.

Rollercoaster Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Watch Scary Roller Coasters | Whitney, Blakely, Sterling, and Braxton head to Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida to test their courage on some of the scariest roller coasters in the world
Scary Roller Coasters
Amazon Freebies:

🎢 Read Rollercoaster ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🎢 Free Rollercoaster apps

🎢 Free Rollercoaster games

🎢 Listen to Rollercoaster Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🎢 Watch Rollercoaster Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🎢 Listen to Rollercoaster Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🎢 Free Alexa Skills | Rollercoaster

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🎢 Roller coaster science information sheet and Design a Coaster activity

🎢 Roller Coaster Printables and 1884 Timeline Roundup!

🎢 Paper Roller Coaster Electronic Templates

🎢 Free Printable: Roller Coaster Craft

🎢 Activity – Marble Roller Coaster - Techbridge Girls

🎢 Life is a Rollercoaster Quote

🎢 Rounding Rollercoaster FREEBIE - Duplin County Schools

🎢 Roller Coasters - Free Printable PDF Word Search Puzzle

🎢 Rollercoaster building game online free | Make Your Own

🎢 Roller Coaster Online Games - Agame.com

🎢 Coolest Coaster Design Ever | Visit Phineas and Ferb

🎢 Build a Paper Roller Coaster

🎢 Rainbow Cove Roller Coaster | Barbie

🎢 Roller Coaster Mania | Mensa for Kids

🎢 The Cat in the Hat | Marbleous Marvel Coaster | PBS KIDS

🎢 Free Online Rollercoaster Games

🎢 Amusement Park (Roller Coaster) Papercraft

🎢 Ribbon Roller Coaster | Crayola

🎢 How to build a backyard roller coaster

🎢 Roller Coaster Coloring Pages

🎢 August 16th Special Days - Featuring 17+ Rollercoaster Freebies!

George Burns Birthday (1896)
- Comedian George Burns was born in New York City on January 20, 1896. He began in vaudeville without much success until he teamed up with Gracie Allen, who became his wife. As Burns and Allen, the two had a long career on radio, in film and with their hit TV show, The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show. Later he played the roles of God and the Devil in the Oh, God! movies. He lived to be 100 years old, and died on March 9, 1996, in Los Angeles, California.

National Buttercrunch Day
- Today you can enjoy buttercrunch ice cream, candy, or anything buttercrunch. Spend the day with one of your favorite snacks. Make it your personal goal to have something with buttercrunch at each meal, and as a snack. Tomorrow, you can return to your diet.

National Cheese Lover Day
- Cheese is nutritious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels, and yaks. Around 4000 years ago people started to breed animals and process their milk. That's when the cheese was born. Go out to your local cheese shop and try something you've never had before.

Inauguration Day
- At 12:00 noon on Inauguration Day 2009 (Tuesday, January 20, 2009 -- the date and time are defined by the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution), Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States. On Inauguration Day 2016, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States.

Camcorder Day
- Five companies (Hitachi, JVC, Philips, Matsushita and Sony) agreed to cooperate on the construction of a camera with a built-in videocassette recorder.

National Disc Jockey Day
- A disc jockey, also known as DJ (or deejay), is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience. Originally, disk referred to phonograph records, while disc referred to the Compact Disc, and has become the more common spelling.

Take a Walk Outdoors Day
- Outdoor activities such as taking a nature walk together are a great way of keeping the family fit and spending quality time together.

Penguin Awareness Day
- Spend a little time learning about penguins - reading a pictorial book or internet site is fun. You can also watch a documentary of these cute and popular, grounded birds. This day is also a time to wear black and white - penguin colors. However, wearing a tuxedo in their honor is optional. It is also popular today to tell a penguin joke or two.

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    Thanks for finally writing about >"January 20th - Featuring Rollercoaster Freebies!" <Loved it!

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