Month: January 2020

February 1, 2020 – NATIONAL GET UP DAY – NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY – NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – NATIONAL TEXAS DAY – ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST DAY – NATIONAL SERPENT DAY

The post February 1, 2020 – NATIONAL GET UP DAY – NATIONAL FREEDOM DAY – NATIONAL BAKED ALASKA DAY – NATIONAL TEXAS DAY – ICE CREAM FOR BREAKFAST DAY – NATIONAL SERPENT DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.


Read More Source: National Day Calendar

January 31, 2020 – NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY – NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY – INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY – NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY

The post January 31, 2020 – NATIONAL BACKWARD DAY – NATIONAL HOT CHOCOLATE DAY – INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY – NATIONAL BIG WIG DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.


Read More Source: National Day Calendar

January 28, 2020 – NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY – DATA PRIVACY DAY – NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY – NATIONAL KAZOO DAY – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY

The post January 28, 2020 – NATIONAL FUN AT WORK DAY – DATA PRIVACY DAY – NATIONAL PLAN FOR VACATION DAY – NATIONAL KAZOO DAY – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PANCAKE DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.


Read More Source: National Day Calendar

Soong Ch’ing-ling (1893)

Born to an influential Chinese family, Soong was educated in the US. She returned to China, became prominent in revolutionary politics, and married Sun Yat-sen, a revolutionary 26 years her senior now known as the father of modern China. She and her sisters—along with their husbands, including Chiang Kai-shek—became some of the most significant political figures in the Communist government, with Soong becoming vice chair after Sun’s death. What magazine, still in publication, did she found?

…read more

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they walk by.” — Will Rogers

I found the above quote on the Honor Flight Network’s website.

Honor Flight Network works… To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.

https://www.honorflight.org

 

 

Hugo Marie de Vries (1848)

De Vries was a Dutch botanist whose theory of biological mutation and rediscovery of Mendel’s laws of heredity made possible the active investigation and universal acceptance of Darwin’s theory of evolution. He held that new species are formed chiefly through mutations—sudden, unpredictable, inheritable changes in an individual organism. Teaching at the University of Amsterdam, he introduced the experimental study of evolution. What important evolution-related term did he introduce to science? Discuss
…read more

January 25, 2020 – NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY – NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY – NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY – NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY

The post January 25, 2020 – NATIONAL OPPOSITE DAY – NATIONAL FLORIDA DAY – NATIONAL IRISH COFFEE DAY – NATIONAL SEED SWAP DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.


Read More Source: National Day Calendar

January 24, 2020 – NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY – BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY

The post January 24, 2020 – NATIONAL COMPLIMENT DAY – NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY – BEER CAN APPRECIATION DAY appeared first on National Day Calendar.


Read More Source: National Day Calendar

Ernie Kovacs (1919)

 

Kovacs was an American comedian. He turned to television after studying acting and writing, and he did much of the performing, writing, and producing for his three series—Time for Ernie, The Ernie Kovacs Show, and Kovacs Unlimited. He utilized the television format imaginatively, employing sight gags and zany improvisations, and showed off his wacky personality in 10 movies before dying prematurely in a car crash.
…read more

Birthday of Kim Jong-Il

The birth date of the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il (February 16, 1941-December 17, 2011) is marked with a two-day public holiday observed throughout the country. Large-scale public celebrations—including mass gymnastics displays, musical performances, fireworks, and military demonstrations—are centered in the capital city of Pyongyang. Special horticultural exhibitions feature the Kimjongilia, a flower cultivated to bloom around Kim’s birthday. The government also often marks his birthday by allotting North Koreans extra food or electricity. Discuss
…read more