January 23rd is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, January 23, 2012 | 0 comments
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JanuarySpouse's Day
- a day to appreciate your spouse, your better half. We don't always take the time to show our appreciation for what our spouses do for us so this day has been set aside to make sure that their support and love does not go unnoticed. This is not necessarily a gift giving holiday but more of a spend time together and reflect on how much they mean to you.

National Pie Day
- Pies were first eaten in the 1300s as savory meals. The American Pie Celebration began in 1986 to commemorate Crisco's 75th anniversary of "serving foods to families everywhere." A special day set aside to bake and cook all of your favorite pies. On this day, you are also encouraged to bake a few new pie recipes. And most importantly, it's a day to eat pies!

John Hancock's Birthday
- The signature of John Hancock on the Declaration of Independence is the most flamboyant and easily recognizable of all. It is perhaps no surprise that the story of his part in the revolution is equally engaging. Few figures were more well known or more popular than John Hancock, born January 23, 1737.

National Handwriting Day
- an opportunity to reintroduce yourself to a pen or pencil and a piece of paper. In this day of computers, more and more information, notes, and letters are sent back and forth via a keyboard and cyberspace.

National Handwriting Day
- Check out a book on handwriting from the library and have fun with friends analyzing each other's handwriting. Hand-write a letter to someone you love who lives far away, and sign it with a big signature.

Measure Your Feet Day
- A day to measure your feet. Why? I have no idea! Celebrate today by measuring your feet. Both of them. Measure the length. Then measure the width. For a little fun, see if you can measure someone else's feet.

Cold Cold Cold Day
- The coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States was at Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska, in 1971: -79.8 Degrees F

Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Days
- It’s wintertime and time for snowplow drivers everywhere to see how many rural mailboxes they can knock over. Twenty extra points for boosting one into the next township!

National Rhubarb Pie Day
- The unofficial food holiday is shared with the day of celebration for National Pie Day. Rhubarb pie is made only from the stalks of the rhubarb plant as the leaves are poisonous. Records of the presence of rhubarb in America indicate the cold weather plant was first grown in Maine between 1790 and 1800. By 1822, rhubarb was sold in produce markets. Rhubarb was first seen in a recipe in an 1806 textbook, along with instructions to make a tart.

Compliment Day
- Time for you to let all those wonderful people in your life know how special they are in their own sweet way. Make it a goal today to compliment at least five people. Why not say nice things to everyone you meet!

Find Your Roots Day
- Thanks to the growth of the Internet, tracing the roots of your family tree has never been easier. Genealogy, the study of family descendants, is the third most popular hobby in the United States. More and more resources for genealogists are appearing on-line every day, and a wide range of computer software exists to help you keep track of your research.

National Archery Association
- Archery may be defined as the skill of using a bow and arrow for hunting, warfare, or sport. Some historians have claimed that archery, whether as an art or sport, has been practiced for more than two hundred and fifty centuries. In North America, archery caught on as a sport in the seventeenth century. The National Archery Association of the United States was founded in 1879.

Afrma Fancy Rat and Mouse Day
- Rats and mice are emerging as ideal pets: they provide all the pleasure and satisfaction of a warm, cuddly, intelligent and friendly pet companion. The American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA) was founded in 1983 to promote the breeding and exhibition of fancy rats and mice, to educate the public on their positive qualities as companion animals and to provide information on their proper care.

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