January 1st- New Years Day – Celebrated all around the world. It is a National holiday where people celebrate the new year and remember the memories and events of the past year.
January 1st – Jeanne Chall worded a lot with reading and stressed the importance of phonics with beginning readers. She worked with Sesame Street teaching the ABC’s and wrote the Stages of Reading Development in 1983.
January 1st – President Abraham Lincoln set the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves in the United States of America.
January 1st- Feast Day of St. Basil, a holiday observed by the Eastern Orthodox Church, commemorating the death of Saint Basil the Great.
January 2nd – Beatrice Hicks was an engineer who worked on the testing of quartz crystal oscillators during World War II, She was chair of the First International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists in New York in 1964.
January 2nd – Georgia became the fourth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
January 3rd – Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America. The American flag was given another star to represent Alaska.
January 3rd – Margaret Chase Smith became the first woman to serve in both the House and the Senate. She served from 1940-1973.
January 4th -National Braille Day -The celebration of Louis Braille’s birthday, who was born in France in 1809. He was blinded as a boy and he invented braille for blind people to communicate.
January 4th – The Netherlands, Great Britain, and France all sign a triple alliance to make sure Spain did not become a superpower in Europe.
January 5th – Rebecca Lancefield was a pioneer and microbiologist who overcame sexism and published effects of streptococcal infections in the army in Texas in 1919. She also became the President of the Society of American Bacteriologist in 1943 then was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1970.
January 5th – Nellie Tayloe Ross from Wyoming became governor of Wyoming on this day making her the first woman governor introduced in the United States of America.
January 6th – After a five week long debate about Florida’s voting ballots, George W. Bush was declared the official winner of the U.S. Presidential election. This was one of the closest, most scrutinized presidential election races in the U.S.
January 6th – Three Kings Day -A Christian celebration in South America, Latin America and parts of Europe say that the end of Christmas is a time for gift giving.
January 7th– Zora Neale Hurston was born, who was an author and pioneering scholar of African-American folklore.
January 7th – The first ever United States commercial bank opened its doors this year as the Bank of North America in Philadelphia.
January 8th – Emily Greene Balch who was an economist and sociologist who was also the co-founder of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom with others in 1919 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1946.
January 8th– President Lyndon Johnson announced War on poverty during his State of the Union address before Congress.
January 9th– Carrie Lane Chapman was born in 1859 in Ripon, Wisconsin. She became a women’s rights pioneer who eventually founded the National League of Women Voters in 1919.
January 9th- British miners held their first national strike for working conditions in almost 50 years of working.
January 10th – Katharine Gibbs founded her schools which came to be the best schools and most famous school for prestigious secretarial institution in the Country.
January 10th-The United States and the Vatican created full diplomatic relations after a break of one-hundred and sixteen years.
January 10th-The first ever meeting of the United Nations General Assembly took place in London, England with members from fifty-one countries.
January 11th, 1916 ~ Alica Paul, who was a suffrage leader and attorney founded the National Woman’s Party. She also initiated the campaign for the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923.
January 11th-Alexander Hamilton was born in 1755 in the British West Indies. He was the founder of the United States of America with a strong opinion of central government and he was a co-author of the Federalist papers. He was also selected to be the first Secretary of the Treasury by George Washington.
January 11th-The first time the cigarettes were stated to be hazardous by the government, the United States General declared it. 1996 ~ Russian troops went to aid in peacekeeping efforts with Bosnia which lead to the first joint American-Russian military operation since World War II.
January 11th- National Youth Day-A day to celebrate all the youth in the world.
January 13th-Charlotte Ray became the first female African American lawyer and first female who got into the bar in Washington D.C.
January 13th-“The Twist” song by Chubby Checker’s created the twist dance phenomenon and the song goes to number one on the charts.
January 14th-Marion Martin was the first female to head the DEpartment of Labor and Industry (1047-1962) she worked for minimum wage living and child labor laws.
January 14th-Hindu: Makar Sankranti or Maghi- celebrates the harvest.
January 14th- The first federal gay rights bill was introduced to address discrimination based on sexual orientation. However it was never taken into consideration when it was taken to the Judiciary Committee.
January 15th – Makar Sankranti, a big festival celebrated in multiple parts of India. It celebrates marking the first day of the sun’s transit into longer days.
January 15th – Army Day -This holiday is used to draw public attention to the national defense team and have the public see and practice Army activities. The day is also used to stress the need for military preparedness.
January 15th – National Hat Day – wear a hat to school or work to celebrate this day.
January 16th-Estela Trambley who was a teacher, writer, and pioneer in Chicago literature who brought up challenges of life in the Southwest and looked at the cultural demands of women and men roles within marriages.
January 16th – The twelve year civil war in El Salvador ended with the singing of a peace treaty in Mexico City, this war had taken over 75,000 lives.
January 16th – The war against Iraq started because of a big raid against Iraqi air defenses. The air raid was broadcasted on CNN which made the correspondents for operation Desert Shield become Desert Storm.
January 17th – Warsaw, Poland was liberated by the Soviet Russian troops during World War II.
January 17th – A well known actress, Betty White was in many roles but in her roles in “Mama’s Family” and “The Golden Girls” advocated for animal welfare.
January 18th- is World Religion Day. This day is observed by those of the Baha’i faith to promote interfaith harmony and understanding. World Religion Day starts sundown of January 17.
January 18th – The control of railroads was given back to their original owners from the U.S. government after labor disputes were settled and wages were increased.
January 18th – Robert Clifton Weaver was named as the first African American cabinet member in the United States history, as President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
January 19th – Dolly Parton who is a singer songwriter for country music. Her biggest movie, “Nine to Five” encountered sexism in the workplace.
January 19th – Edgar Allen Poe was born in 1809 ~ He was a poet and writer of mystery and suspense tales.
January 19th – Georgia secedes from the Union during the United States Civil War.
January 20th – Julia Morgan became the first female architect in California. She broke new ground for the Hearst Castle and over 700 other buildings.
January 20th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – national holiday celebrating the birthday of this social justice leader.
January 20th – Inauguration day is when Presidents are sworn into office for their first term as new presidency.
January 20th – President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated into a fourth term of Presidency for the United States of America.
January 21st -More than 2 million people protested around the world in the Women’s March against President Donald Trump. Over 500,000 marched in Washington D.C.
January 21st- Nicolas Cage was one of the two winners of the sense and sensibility awards given out at the 53rd Golden Globe awards.
January 22nd- The U.S. Government began a campaign to alleviate fears that the MMR triple vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella could cause autism to child recipients
January 22nd – Queen Victoria of England dies after she reigned for sixty-four years, the longest reign in British history. During that time England became the most powerful empire in the world.
January 23rd- National Handwriting Day – This day was created by the writing instrument manufacturers association in 1977. They want people to use this day to practice their handwriting and promote people to write more.
January 23rd- National Pie Day – A day to celebrate all kinds of pies and to bake with loved ones.
January 24th – Winston Churchhill died. He was Britain’s prime minister who had helped them tremendously with his courageous leadership.
January 24th- National Compliment Day – This day is used to give people compliments throughout the day.
January 25th – President John F. Kennedy conducted the first live television presidential conference only five days after taking off.
January 25th -National Voters Day – In India the Government decided to make this a day to get young voters to take part in the political process.
January 25th – Chinese New Year – three-day celebration, starting the Year of the Rat
January 26th – Republic Day of India – India recognizes the date of the Constitution of India came into law in 1950 which replaced the Government of India Act of 1935.
January 26th – The Nazis began to use Hitler Youths to operate anti-aircraft batteries in Germany following heavy bombing of Berlin and other cities.
January 26th – LGBTQ+: Ellen DeGeneres – Birthday of television host, leading influencer on public attitudes toward LGBTQ+ rights
January 27th- National Chocolate Day -Chocolate cake was first made in 1765 when a doctor and a chocolate maker teamed up and created the first chocolate cake. A day to celebrate these two people and eat cake!
January 27th- International Day of Commemoration -A day to remember the victims of the Holocaust. A part of World War II, genocide of the European Jews.
January 28th- The U.S. space shuttle (Challenger) exploded 74 seconds into its flight and killed seven people, including Christa McAuliffe, a teacher who was going to be the first ordinary citizen in space.
January 28th- 2021 is Mahayana New Year, celebrated on the first full-moon day in January by members of the Mahayana Buddhist branch.
January 28th- The U.S. Coast Guard was created by an Act of Congress, combining the Life Saving Service and the Revenue Cutter Service.
January 29th- National Puzzle Day -A day to exercise the brain by doing a puzzle of any kind. It is proven that when doing a jigsaw puzzle, we use both sides of our brain.
January 29th- Oprah Winfrey – a African American women who isa highly influential media billionaire was born on this day
January 30th- A woman author and historian named Barbara Tuchman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Guns Against in 1958 and for Stillwell and the American Experience in China in 1971.
January 30th- Franklin D. Roosevelt’s birthday, the 32nd U.S. President. He led America out of the Great Depression and through World War II and is also considered to be one of America’s three greatest Presidents.
January 31st- National Hot cocoa day- People across the United States of America celebrate the cold weather with a cup of hot chocolate.
January 31st- National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day ~ a day to value art and spend some time exploring new types of art.
January 31st- is the birthday anniversary of Guru Har Rai, the seventh Sikh guru. He is remembered for his sensitivity towards nature and his passion for preserving it.