January observances

  • Jan. 1-31 — National Mentoring Month, recognizing the need for every child to have a caring adult in his or her life
  • Jan. 4 — World Braille Day, celebrating the birthday of Louis Braille (1809)
  • Jan. 17 — Bald Eagle Appreciation Dya
  • Jan. 17 — Kid Inventor’s Day
  • Jan. 18 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Jan. 18 — National Day of Service
  • Jan. 23 — National Handwriting Day
  • Jan. 27 — Holocaust Memorial Day
  • Jan. 28 — Christa McAuliffe Day, commemorating the teacher and six other astronauts killed in the Challenger explosion in 1986
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