What do Tea, Penguins, Puzzles and Alaska have to do with January? 

January is National Hot Tea Month, making it the perfect time to cozy up with a warm cup and enjoy the many fun facts about January,

January originally had 30 days, until Julius Ceasar added the 31st day.  Alaska formally became the 49th state of the United States on January 3, 1959. The 49th and largest state, Alaska, was admitted to the Union by a special proclamation signed by President Eisenhower.

A good day for brain exercises is January 29th, Puzzle Day! Crossword, jigsaw, and Sudoku problems all challenge our brains in different ways. The involvement of both sides of the brain enhances our memory, problem-solving abilities, and cognitive function.

Benjamin Franklin’s birthday is on January 17. Franklin was one of the founding fathers of the United States, a leading thinker in his day, a co-author and signer of the American Declaration of Independence, and the nation’s first postmaster general. Another famous birthday celebrated in January is Muhammed Ali’s. Arguably the greatest player who ruled the boxing world for man years. Other famous people including Jeff Bezos, Oprah Winfrey, Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres, and Elvis Presley are also born in January. One of the most famous birthdays we remember is of our American Hero, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. Civil Rights icon, Martin Luther King Jr, the assassination took place in 1968. He was born on January 15, 1929. To remember his contribution against racial subjugation, Americans observe holidays every third Monday in January. He played a crucial leadership role in the struggle for the rights of the African American population.

Last but not least, we remember one of our cutest animals! National Penguin Day is on January 20. Penguins are one of the animal’s kingdom cutest, most endearing, and most amazing species. The US observes national penguin day to raise awareness about these beautiful animals. However, the world needs to take concrete steps to save these endangered animals from global warming and other climate-related issues.

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