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January 16, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Fig Newton Day – Created by Charlie Roser, a cookie maker from Ohio, who sold his creation to Kennedy Biscuit Works, which later became Nabisco. In 1891, James Henry Mitchell invented a funnel within a funnel device which allowed the Newton's (as they were originally named after the town of Newton nearby the factory) to become mass produced.

National Nothing Day- interestingly enough, this day was suggested in 1972 by Harold Pullman Coffin, who clearly was tired of celebrating something every day. So today is a day to not celebrate anything. So tough luck if your birthday is today, we are not celebrating it. Of course, when this day falls on Martin Luther King Day or some other holiday that is set to a day of the week instead of a specific number day, we have a conundrum.

International Hot And Spicy Food Day – do you have an international dish that is hot and spicy? If so, today is the day to make it for lunch or dinner.

Appreciate A Dragon Day – Donita K. Paul created this day to promote the release of her book, Dragonspell, in 2004.

Robert E. Lee Day – Robert E. Lee's birthday is today. In some southern states it is a state holiday. Other states combine it with Martin Luther King Day and still others combine it with a day for Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

To celebrate today you have to make a choice. If you decide to celebrate National Nothing Day, you cannot celebrate anything else. If you decide to celebrate the rest, you cannot celebrate National Nothing Day. I'm sorry, that's just the way it has to be. For those of you in a more celebratory spirit, find or draw some pictures of dragons to color or read a book about dragons while you eat some Fig Newtons. Then tonight while you are eating some hot and spicy foods, watch a Civil War documentary and learn more about Robert E. Lee than you ever wanted to know.

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