Today Is... (January 2008)
|by Ron Victoria
Regular feature in the Gazette
January 1, 2008
Every day for years, Ron Victoria (AKA Ron/NJ) reported on the commemorations of the day on the Teachers.Net Golden Apples Chatboard http://teachers.net/mentors/golden/. Now his many fans will find his Today is... for each month right here in the Teachers.Net Gazette!
Celebration of Life Month
International Creativity Month
International Year of Freshwater
National Clean Up Your Computer Month
National High-Tech Month
National Mail-Order Gardening Month and
National Mentoring Month.
Jan. 1 is ... Z Day
Jan. 2 is ... Science Fiction Day
Jan. 3 is ... Festival Of Sleep Day
Jan. 4 is ... Trivia Day USA
Jan. 5 is ... Bird Day
Jan. 6 is ... Cuddle Up Day
Jan. 7 is ... Old Rock Day
Jan. 8 is ... Man Watcher's Day
Jan. 9 is ... Play God Day
Jan. 10 is ... Peculiar People Day
Jan. 11 is ... Family Communication Day
Jan. 12 is ... Pharmacist's Day
Jan. 13 is ... Blame Someone Else Day
Jan. 14 is ... National Dress Up Your Pet Day
Jan. 15 is ... Hat Day
Jan. 16 is ... National Nothing Day
Jan. 17 is ... Golf Day
Jan. 18 is ... Winnie The Pooh Day
Jan. 19 is ... Tin Can Day
Jan. 20 is ... Stay Young Forever Day
Jan. 21 is ... Hug Day
Jan. 22 is ... National Popcorn Day
Jan. 23 is ... National School Nurse Day, USA
Jan. 24 is ... Women's Healthy Weight Day
Jan. 25 is ... Kiss Your Pet Day
Jan. 26 is ... Backwards Day
Jan. 27 is ... Chocolate Cake Day
Jan. 28 is ... National Kazoo Day
Jan. 29 is ... National Puzzle Day
Jan. 30 is ... Jazz Day
Jan. 31 is ....Scotch Tape Day
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