plus Daily Celebration Ideas*
SELECT your topic.
THINK "What do I know?"
FOLLOW text links to learn more.
CONSIDER related personal experiences.
CONNECT your ideas with other items of interest.
START WRITING, additional thoughts will naturally flow.
It happened in January...
Jan. 1 / 45 BC - First New Year's celebration / 1863 - Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation / 1863 - First homestead claim filed / New Year's Day
Jan. 2 / 1788 - Georgia enters the Union / 1974 - National Speed Limit signed into law / 2009 - Rare Bugatti found / Buffet Day / Science Fiction Day
Jan. 3 / 1521 - Martin Luther excommunicated / 1777 - Battle of Princeton / 1924 - King Tut's sarcophagus uncovered / Humiliation Day / Drinking Straw Day
Jan. 4 / 1896 - Utah enters the Union / 1996 - GM announces its electric car / 1999 - The euro debuts / Spaghetti Day / Trivia Day
Jan. 5 / 1933 - Construction begins on Golden Gate Bridge / 1972 - Space Shuttle program is launched / 1920 - Yankees announces purchase of Babe Ruth / Bird Day / Whipped Cream Day
Jan. 6 / 1798 - Jedediah Smith is born / 1994 - Olympic skater, Nancy Kerrigan, is attacked / 1996 - Blizzard of 1996 begins / Apple Tree Day / Bean Day
Jan. 7 / 1785 - Across the English Channel in a balloon / 1789 - First U.S. presidential election held / 1927 - Harlem Globetrotters play their first game. / Old Rock Day
Jan. 8 / 1642 - Astronomer, Galileo, dies in Italy / 1877 - Crazy Horse fights last battle / 2000 - Music City Miracle / Show and Tell Day
Jan. 9 / 1493 - Columbus mistakes manatees for mermaids / 1768 - First modern circus is staged / 1776 - Thomas Paine publishes Common Sense / Static Electricity Day
Jan. 10 / 1901 - Gusher signals start of U.S. oil industry / 1946 - First meeting of the United Nations / 1982 - Dwight Clark makes "The Catch" / Peculiar People Day
Jan. 11 / 1908 - Theodore Roosevelt makes Grand Canyon a national monument / 1935 - Earhart flies from Hawaii to California / Milk Day / Step in a Puddle Day
Jan. 12 / 1904 - Henry Ford sets speed record / 1926 - Amos n' Andy debuts on Chicago radio / 1932 - First elected female senator / Pharmacist Day
Jan. 13 / 1962 - Comedian killed in Corvair crash / 1982 - Plane crashes into the Potomac / 1999 - Michael Jordan retires for the second time / Rubber Ducky Day
Jan. 14 / 1784 - Treaty of Paris ratified / 1875 - Albert Schweitzer born / 1954 - Marilyn Monroe marries Joe DiMaggio / Dress Up Your Pet Day
Jan. 15 / 1929 - Martin Luther King born / 1967 - Packers beat Chiefs in the first Super Bowl / 2009 - Sully Sullenberger performs Miracle on the Hudson / Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Jan. 16 / 1919 - Prohibition takes effect / 1991 - Persian Gulf War begins / 1995 - Avalanches bury buses in Kashmir / Nothing Day
Jan. 17 / 1950 - Great Brinks Robbery / 1966 - Nuclear bomb lost in Spain / 1994 - Earthquake rocks Los Angeles / Kid Inventors Day
Jan. 18 / 1778 - Cook discovers Hawaii / 1912 - Scott reaches South Pole / Winnie the Pooh Day
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May we prompt you?
Extra Extra - Read all about it... then write a newsworthy article answering the expository questions of "Who, What, When, Where and Why".
Persuasive Essay - Research a controversial event. Identify a difference of opinions from your study, take a position, then present and defend your argument.
Historical Fiction - Using the framework of a "day in time", create your own characters and plot structure... start writing.
*Party Planner - Given the assignment to plan for a particular celebration, submit a detailed proposal to your prospective client.
*Daily Celebrations - Create your own party blog complete with creative party ideas. Include detailed descriptions of the planned activities.
Jan. 19 / 1809 - Edgar Allen Poe is born / 2007 - First McDonalds opens in China / Popcorn Day
Jan. 20 / 1981 - Iran hostage crisis ends / 1981 - Ronald Reagan becomes president / Cheese Lovers Day
Jan. 21 / 1855 - Gun designer John Browning is born / 1977 - President Carter pardons draft dodgers / Hugging Day
Jan. 22 / 1973 - Supreme Court legalizes abortion / 1998 - Unabomber pleads guilty / Blond Brownies Day
Jan. 23 / 1849 - First woman M.D. / 1957 - First Frisbees produced / Measure Your Feet Day / Handwriting Day
Jan. 24 / 1908 - Boy Scout movement begins / 1972 - Japanese soldier found hiding on Guam / Compliment Day
Jan. 25 / 1905 - World's largest diamond found / 1924 - First Winter Olympics begins / Opposite Day
Jan. 26 / 1945 - Auschwitz liberated / Bald Eagle Day / Australia Day
Jan. 27 / 1888 - National Geographic Society founded / 1967 - Astronauts die in launch pad fire / Chocolate Cake Day
Jan. 28 / 1986 - Space shuttle Challenger explodes after lift-off / Blueberry Pancake Day
Jan. 29 / 1861 - Kansas enters the Union as a free state / 1936 - Baseball Hall of Fame elects first members / Puzzle Day
Jan. 30 / 1948 - Gandhi assassinated / 1933 - Adolph Hitler is named Chancellor of Germany / Escape Day
Jan. 31 / 1865 - 13th amendment passes abolishing slavery / 1950 - Truman announces development of the H-bomb / Backwards Day