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Sun Jan 17, 2016, 04:49 AM

Daily Holidays - January 17

Hot Buttered Rum Day Depending on where you are on this January day, it may be warm, chilly, cold or very cold. Enjoying a hot buttered rum drink would sure be a good way to warm up if you are in one of the later three of those options. Join together with thousands of others across the United States, as they celebrate National Hot Buttered Rum Day, an annual January 17th occurrence. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ditch-new-years-resolutions-day/

Cable Car Day In early 1871 British-born, US resident Andrew Smith Hallidie received the first patent in relation to the cable car, an occasion which is marked by Cable Car Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cable-car-day/

Kid Inventors' Day Kid Inventors’ day was created several years ago by people who wanted to celebrate the achievements of the youngest inventors as well as encourage more children to be creative. The date chosen to celebrate this day, January 17th, was no accident—it is the anniversary of renowned polymath, politician and child inventor Benjamin Franklin’s birthday. Due to his countless other achievements, many people don’t know that when Franklin was just 12 years old, he invented the world’s first swim flippers, making him a great role model for every child who dreams of making something nobody has ever seen before. Over the centuries, other children have invented many other things we continue to use today, such as popsicles (a very tasty accident!), the trampoline and ear muffs. Perhaps one of the most impressive things invented by a child is the language of the blind now used the world over, Braille. Louis Braille, its inventor, lost his vision in a tragic accident at age 3 and spent his early teen years developing his new language while studying at The National Institute for Blind Youth in Paris. Almost 200 years later, American teen Ryan Patterson also improved the lives of the disabled when he invented a glove with special sensors that translates the hand motions of American Sign Language into written words on a digital display. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kid-inventors-day/

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day If you’ve held out for over a fortnight into the new year, you’re doing well! However, we’ve reached the crunch point; January 17th is the most common date to give up on your resolutions, it’s marked by Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/ditch-new-years-resolutions-day/

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Sun Jan 17, 2016, 09:15 AM

1. I never make resolutions (nt)

 

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