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January 31st is...

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | 0 comments
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JanuaryBackwards Day
- a day to do everything backwards. Try writing backwards or reading backwards. Wear your shirt with the back in the front. Eat your meal, starting with dessert. Now that's what I call fun! Walk backwards, or talk backwards. Play a board game backwards, from the finish line to the start. Are you starting to get the picture!?

National Brandy Alexander Day
- Brandy Alexander is a sweet, brandy-based cocktail that became popular during the early 20th century. It was supposedly created at the wedding between Princess Mary and Lord Lascelles in London in 1922.

Child Labor Day
- Child labour refers to the employment of children at regular and sustained labour. This practice is considered exploitative by many international organizations and is illegal in many countries.

Eat Brussel Sprouts Day
- Even though they have created a day for it, I still don't like brussel sprouts. However my son loved them as a little one and still does today. Where do you stand on the brussel sprout issue?

Inspire Your Heart with Art Day
- celebrates art and the effect it can have on your heart. A day to experience art in your life. Food sustains you as a human; art inspires you to be divine. Go to an art museum, browse through an art book at the library, enroll in an art class or commission an artist. Read your favorite poem out loud. Go to a concert or play. Sign up for dance lessons. Today is a day to inspire your heart with the arts!

Green Hornet's Birthday
- The Green Hornet is a fictional character - an American pulp hero and masked vigilante - created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker with input by radio director James Jewell in 1936. Since his radio debut in the 1930s, the Green Hornet has appeared in numerous serialized dramas in a wide variety of media.

Jackie Robinson's Birthday
- Born in 1919, Jack Roosevelt Robinson, athlete and business executive, first black to enter professional major league baseball (Brooklyn Dodgers, 1947–56). Voted National League’s Most Valuable Player in 1949 and elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day
- A day to celebrate the joy that Bubble Wrap® brings to our lives. A day to learn the history and snapping etiquette and to gain a new appreciation of the country’s favorite shipping material (invented in 1960). Also, a day to snap and share Bubble Wrap® with coworkers, classmates and loved ones.

First Social Security Check Issued
- Ida May Fuller of Ludlow, VT, received the first monthly retirement check—in the amount of $22.54 in 1940. Fuller had worked for three years under the Social Security program (which had been established by legislation in 1935). The accumulated taxes on her salary over those three years were $24.75. She lived to be 100 years old, collecting $22,888 in Social Security benefits

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