Your Guide to January


National Trivia Day 

Impress your friends with the interesting facts that fill your brain. Or wow a roomful of people by attending a local trivia event!


National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 

Show support for local officers by sharing a positive story on social media, wearing blue, or displaying blue lights outside your home.


Martin Luther King Jr. Day 

This day is not just about honoring the man; it’s also about contributing to your community to honor his legacy.


National Pie Day [not Pi Day!] 

Sweet or savory, meat or fruit, we really don’t mind as long as it’s pie!


Chinese New Year

Usher in the Year of the Rat with red envelopes, new clothes, and a break from cleaning!

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Have Fun at Work Day

Organize a potluck lunch or ping pong tournament, bring in massage chairs, and take some time out of your day to really enjoy where you work!

The Red Sox lost Babe Ruth to the NY Yankees — for $125,000.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which later became known as the March of Dimes.

Alaska became the first noncontiguous state.

The rainbow Apple logo was developed and company founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak introduced the Apple II computer to the public.

HBO aired the pilot episode of The Sopranos, only the second original drama it had ever made (The Wire was the first hour-long drama).

Free online encyclopedia Wikipedia launched.


Celebrities born in January include Hayao Miyazaki, Ellen DeGeneres, Dolly Parton, Oprah Winfrey, and Justin Timberlake.

Your Guide To January

Here’s what’s happening in January. 

 

 

National Take the Stairs Day

Take the first step toward a healthier lifestyle by ditching the elevator and taking the stairs instead.

  

Houseplant Appreciation Day

Big or small, sun- or shade-loving, these green powerhouses do wonders for making a house a home. Show ’em some love!

 

  

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 A national day of service to honor and commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

  

 Data Privacy Day

 An international effort to help people develop smart, safe privacy and security practices. Get involved atstaysafeonline.org.

 

 

National Plan for Vacation Day

 A reminder to use up those vacation days and devote some time to exploring, relaxing, and enjoying some time off!

  

 

 Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

 “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” — Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

 

 

40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and of those resolutions, 80% of them fail by the second week of February. (But experts say they’re still worth making, so don’t quit before you start!)

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The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who is depicted with two faces: one looking forward, and one looking back.

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On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island officially opened as an immigration station. 

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January is the birth month of Martin Luther King Jr., Elvis Presley, Joan of Arc, and Bessie Coleman.