January 7th Special Days - Featuring 23+ Harlem Globetrotters Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, January 07, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: Famous Harlem Globetrotters, on Pixabay

January 7th is... Harlem Globetrotters' Day (1927), Distaff Day/Roc Day/Saint Distaff's Day, I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day, International Programmers' Day, National Pass Gas Day, National Bobblehead Day, National Old Rock Day, National Tempura Day, Buck Rogers's Birthday (1929), Flash Gordon's Birthday (1934), Orthodox Christmas Day/Old Christmas Day, Ganna (Ethiopia), Nanakusa (Japan), Straw Bear Day (UK), Tricolour Day (Italy), Asarah B'Tevet

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 Superstar Story of the Harlem Globetrotters (History of Fun Stuff), by Larry Dobrow (Author), Scott Burroughs (Illustrator). Publisher: Simon Spotlight (December 12, 2017)Harlem Globetrotters' Day (1927)
-- Basketball promoter Abe Saperstein's New York Globetrotters took the floor on this date in 1927 at Hinckley, IL. Despite the New York in their name, the Globetrotters (who included Inman Jackson, Lester Johnson and Walter Wright) hailed from Chicago's South Side. The talented African-American players — unable to play in white professional leagues — barnstormed the nation in serious basketball promotional events. They changed to Harlem Globetrotters in the 1930s and added humor to their games in the 1940s.

Read: The Superstar Story of the Harlem Globetrotters
-- Did you know that the Harlem Globetrotters were originally from Chicago? Or that this incredible team paved the way for many innovations in basketball and the world of professional sports? Now you can get courtside seats to the best game in town and become a History of Fun Stuff Expert on the Harlem Globetrotters!

Image: Harlem Globetrotters GlobieHarlem Globetrotters Globie -- The world's most famous mascot, Globie has appeared with the Harlem Globetrotters in dozens of countries. Celebrate Globie with this 11" tall plush figure. 100% polyester.

Image: Harlem Globetrotters mini basketballHarlem Globetrotters mini basketball -- This is the official Harlem Globetrotters mini-basketball by Baden. It's recommended for kids 3-7 years old, and is suitable for both indoor/outdoor play, as well as taking it to a game for autographs.

Basketball Coloring and Activity Books


Image: Watch Hardwood | a personal journey by director Hubert Davis, the son of former Harlem Globetrotter Mel Davis, who explores how his father's decisions affected his life and those of his extended family
Hardwood
Amazon Freebies:

🏀 Free Basketball ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🏀 Read Harlem Globetrotters ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🏀 Free Basketball apps

🏀 Free Basketball games

🏀 Free Basketball magazines

🏀 Listen to Harlem Globetrotters Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🏀 Watch Harlem Globetrotters Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🏀 Listen to Harlem Globetrotters Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🏀 Free Alexa Skills | Harlem Globetrotters




Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🏀 Harlem Globetrotters and Early Professional Basketball

🏀 Harlem Globetrotters Timeline | Preceden

🏀 Coolest Homemade Harlem Globetrotters Costumes

🏀 Harlem GlobeTrotters + Basketball Papercraft

🏀 Harlem Globetrotters on Tour Pinball Machine Papercraft

🏀 HARLEM GLOBETROTTER (Special K) Minecraft Skin

🏀 Harlem Dignity Coloring page 2019

🏀 Harlem Globetrotters - Colouring in Competition - SportsTG

🏀 Harlem Globetrotters on Facebook

🏀 3,489 Harlem Globetrotters Pictures and Images

🏀 Harlem Globetrotters official website | News, Roster, Videos

🏀 The Harlem Globetrotters | edHelper.com

🏀 Harlem Globetrotters coloring page

🏀 Arkansas African American History Makers Coloring Book



International Programmers' Day
- For decades, programmers have made major contributions to our lives. Programmers are ultimately responsible for many of the conveniences we enjoy such as DVR, direct deposit, web surfing, online bill paying, cell phones, etc. Behind most modern-day convenience, there's a computer programmer.

National Tempura Day
- This delicious Japanese style of cooking lightly batters and fried vegetables and seafood. It was first introduced in Southern Japan during the mid-sixteenth century by early Portuguese missionaries and traders. To celebrate, try making your own tempura at home or head out to your favorite Japanese restaurant!

I'm Not Going To Take It Anymore Day
- A day to fight back and take control of all events happening in one's life. Stand up for your rights - it is so easy to walk away.

Orthodox Christmas
- Any Orthodox Christians in the United States celebrate Christmas Day on or near January 7th in the Gregorian calendar. This date works to be December 25 in the Julian calendar, which pre-dates the Gregorian calendar. It is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who is believed to be the son of God.

Flash Gordon's Birthday (1934)
- Flash Gordon is the hero of a science fiction adventure comic strip originally drawn by Alex Raymond, which was first published on January 7, 1934. The strip was inspired by and created to compete with the already established Buck Rogers adventure strip.

Buck Rogers's Birthday (1929)
- The comic strip, titled Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, debuted on January 7, 1929, with the character now called by his nickname. It ran consecutively until 1967, and at its peak was published in more than 400 newspapers throughout the world and translated into 18 languages.

National Old Rock Day
- An opportunity to enjoy and appreciate old rocks and fossils. Perhaps you can start a rock collection. You can go out on a field trip in search of old fossils (the rock kind). Or, if you choose, you can just play with old rocks.





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