George Washington Carver Day (Jan. 5), named for the death anniversary (Jan. 5, 1943) of this black agricultural scientist, author, inventor & teacher, born into slavery at Diamond Grove, MO, probably in 1864. His research created synthetic products from peanuts, potatoes & wood.
Amelia Earhart Day On Jan. 11, 1935, she became the first person, man or woman, to fly solo from Hawaii to California across the pacific. Another famous flight: her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic, May 20-21, 1932, first for a woman. During an attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 1937, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island.
St. Vincent’s Day (Jan. 22), or Feast of St. Vincent. This Spanish deacon & martyr died 304 AD, and is named Patron Saint of wine growers. Old weather lore says if
there is sun on this day, good wine crops may be expected in the ensuing season.
If St. Vincent's has sunshine, we get much rye & wine
Christa McAuliffe Day (Jan. 22), is observed to commemorate Christa McAuliffe and the other 6 astronauts killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded after take-off on January 28, 1986.