Happy January 26th – Holidays, Horoscope and History

Happy January 26th!

Hello and hope you are having a good day today! If it’s your birthday, then Happy Birthday! Today we will list the daily lesser known holidays and the history behind them. Then we will quickly go over the day’s horoscope sign which is Aquarius. Lastly, we will list the day’s history, trivia, popular music throughout the years as well as movies and other random trivia. Hope you enjoy this page and learn something new!

 

January 26th Holidays

  • International Customs Day
    The WCO is the international body dedicated to international customs and border control matters. Today we  recognize the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining the flow of goods across the world’s borders
  • Lotus 1-2-3 Day
    Lotus 1-2-3 Day honors the anniversary of the day in 1983 when the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet program, which was a three-in-one (1-2-3) spreadsheet calculator, database manager, and graphics package, debuted as an application for the IBM PC. 
  • National Green Juice Day
    Health food and drink producer Evolution Fresh started National Green Juice Day on January 26th to encourage those who have New Year’s resolutions to be healthier, to stick to them. Green juice is so healthy, Here is my personal favorite green juice recipe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqg6f_toVqs.
  • National Peanut Brittle Day
    There are a couple stories on who created peanut brittle. One goes that it created by a woman in the south, who was making taffy, but accidentally added baking soda instead of cream of tartar, which led to a crunchy hard candy… peanut brittle! The other story goes that a lumberjack needed to save a town from flooding and he dumped his stockpiled super jumbo peanuts into a river with molasses, to stop the water from flowing. Ummm, we are guessing the first story is closer to the truth but you can read more details on both stories at https://sweetsmithcandyco.com/blogs/sweet-nothings/history-of-peanut-brittle. And in case you want to try to make your own, here is a recipe for you from the Food Network. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/the-best-peanut-brittle-7473890
  • Spouses Day
    A couple weeks before Valentine’s Day is a holiday known as Spouses Day. This day is for those who are married to spoil each other and show how much they love one another. I wonder if someone thought Valentine’s Day was only for boyfriends and girlfriends?
  • Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement
    Ralph C. Morrison, a teacher from Kalamazoo, Michigan was inspired to create the town Toad Hollow after reading an article about one of his older students in which she stated that the school she went to while she was growing up was named such. Read more about this at https://www.checkiday.com/facbafae9e4456ffe9da7f9330dbbb92/toad-hollow-day-of-encouragement.

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January 26th Zodiac Sign is Aquarius

  • Date range: January 20 – February 18
  • Element: Air,
  • Quality: Fixed
  • Color: Light-Blue, Silver
  • Lucky Numbers: 4, 7, 11, 22, 29
  • Personality Traits: Humanitarian, original, likes to be right, argumentative
  • Famous Aquariuses;   Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Aniston,  Emma Roberts,  Denise Richards,

    Princess Charlene of Monaco, Shakira, Mischa Barton, Natalie Imbruglia, Ellen DeGeneres, Alicia Keys,  Abraham Lincoln, Galileo Galilei, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, JamesDean.

January 26th Trivia

A collection of famous birthdays, historical events, celebrity weddings, popular songs and movies and must more!

  • 1838 – Tennessee enacts the first prohibition law in the United States making it a misdemeanor to sell alcoholic beverages in taverns and stores.
  • 1905 – The world’s largest diamond, the Cullinan weighing 3,106.75 carats, is found at the Premier Mine near Pretoria in South Africa.
  • 1911 – Glenn Curtiss flies the first successful American seaplane.
  • 1915 – The Rocky Mountain National Park is established by an act of the U.S. Congress.
  • 1925 – Paul Newman, American actor was born in Shaker Heights, OH.
  • 1926 – John Logie Baird, a Scottish inventor, gives the first public demonstration of a true television system in London, launching a revolution in communication and entertainment.
  • 1941 – The #1 movie was, “Santa Fe Trail,” starring Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan.
  • 1955 – Eddie Van Halen, American-Dutch musician and member and founder of the band, JFKWHP-AR6661-E(1)Van Halen, was born in Nijmegen, Netherlands.
  • 1958 – Ellen DeGeneres, American comedian and talk show host was born in Metairie, LA.
  • 1961 – Wayne Gretzky, Ice hockey player was born in Brantford, Canada.
  • 1961 – John F. Kennedy appoints Janet G. Travell to be the first woman Physician to the President.
  • 1962 – The #1 song was, “The Twist,” by Chubby Checker.
  • 1963 – José Mourinho, Portuguese football coach was born in Setúbal, Portugal.
  • 1965 – The #1 movie was, “36 Hours”
  • 1968 – Ravi Teja, Indian film actor was born in Jaggampeta, India.
  • 1977 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboards was, “I Wish,” by  Stevie Wonder.
  • 1978 – The #1 movie was, “Saturday Night Fever,” starring John Travolta.
  • 1980 – The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard was, “Rock With You,” by  Michael Jackson.
  • 1985 _ The #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboards was, “Like a Virgin,” by Madonna.
  • 1986 – Jaejoong, South Korean singer was born in Gongju, South Korea.
  • 1987 – The #1 movie was, “Platoon.”
  • 1991 – The #1 movie was, “Home Alone.”
  • 1996 – The #1 song on the Adult Top 40 was, “One Sweet Day, ‘ by  Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men.
  • 2001 – The 7.7 Mw Gujarat earthquake shakes Western India with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X), leaving 13,805–20,023 dead and about 166,800 injured.
  • 2014 – The #1 movie was, “Ride Along,” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
  • 2020 – Kobe Bryant (41), Gianna Bryant (13), John Altobelli (56), Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester (13), Christina Mauser and the pilot, Ara Zobayan all died in a helicopter crash reported by TMZ.

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