NATIONAL Have Fun at Work Day [does anyone else find it odd that this day is a Saturday?]
NATIONAL Data Privacy Day
NATIONAL Blueberry Pancake Day
NATIONAL Kazoo Day [bless you]
NATIONAL Seed Swap Day [last Saturday in January]
Today in legal and military [and occasional oddities] history
1909 US troops leave Cuba, ending direct control of that country, with the exception of Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
1915 Congress passed legislation creating the US Coast Guard.
1916 The first Jewish Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis, was appointed.
1986 The space shuttle Challenger explodes 72 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members including civilian teacher Christa McAuliffe [I worked in aerospace at this time. My entire company watched the launch, then sat in stunned silence and stared at the explosion.]
The Challenger astronauts