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January 11th - Featuring Amelia Earhart Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: melia Earhart with the Lockheed Electra, by NASA on The Commons on Flickr
January 11th is... Amelia Earhart Day (1935), International Thank You Day, National Hot Toddy Day, Secret Pal Day, National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day, National Milk Day (1878), Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day (1964), Rhubarb Day (1770), National Human Trafficking Awareness Day/National Day of Human Trafficking Awareness, Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day, National Arkansas Day, Tag des Deutschen Apfels, Lee Jackson Day (Virginia), Kagami-biraki (Japan)
PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
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January 11th -  Featuring Amelia Earhart Freebies!Amelia Earhart Day (1935)
-- On January 11, 1935, Earhart became the first aviator to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California. Although this transoceanic flight had been attempted by many others, notably by the unfortunate participants in the 1927 Dole Air Race who had reversed the route, her trailblazing flight had been mainly routine, with no mechanical breakdowns. In her final hours, she even relaxed and listened to the broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera from New York. Source
Read: East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart
-- Based on a decade of archival research through Earhart's letters, journals, and diaries, and drawing on interviews with the aviator's friends and relatives, East to the Dawn provides the most authoritative and richly textured account of both Earhart's record-setting aviation career and her personal life: her early years with her grandparents, her experiences as a nurse and social worker, her famous marriage to publisher George Putnam, and her secret affair with Gene Vidal, head of the Bureau of Air Commerce.
Image: Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last: Second Edition, by Mike Campbell (Author). Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.; Second edition (March 5, 2016)Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last -- Nearly everything the American public has seen, read and heard in the media for nearly eighty years about the so-called Amelia Earhart mystery is intentionally false or inadvertently misleading. The widely accepted myth that the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan during their ill-fated world-flight attempt in July 1937 is among the greatest aviation mysteries of the 20th century is an abject lie, the result of decades of government propaganda continuing unabated to this day.
Aviator Pilot Cap -- Aviator cap brown with buckle adult size. Made of brown faux leather with a vintage look. This novelty costume hat is great for kids and adults with smaller head sizes. Great for costumes, dress-up, role-playing, and school projects!
Amelia Earhart Coloring and Activity Books

Image: The Fun of It: Random Records of My Own Flying and of Women in Aviation, by Amelia Earhart (Author). Publisher: Chicago Review Press; Reprint edition (April 1, 2006)

The Fun of It: Random Records
of My Own Flying and of
Women in Aviation

Amazon Freebies:
Free Amelia Earhart ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App
Read Amelia Earhart ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
Listen to Amelia Earhart LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited
Watch Amelia Earhart Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Listen to Amelia Earhart Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks


Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Amelia Earhart Printable Biography
Amelia Earhart Mapping and Notebooking Pages
• Free Amelia Earhart Worksheets and Printables
Amelia Earhart Unit Study and Hands-on Activities
Amelia Earhart Printable Book and Discussion Guide
Amelia Earhart Airplane coloring pages
First Flyers - NASA
Lockheed L-10 Electra Papercraft (NR16020 flown by Amelia Earhart)
• Free sewing pattern: Tiny Aviator Hat
Crochet Beetle Aviator Cap Project


International Thank You Day
- A wonderful opportunity to identify and reveal things for which you're grateful, and express them with simple acts of thanks. Are you overdue in expressing thanks to your family, pets, friends, co-workers, neighbors, the mail carrier, or the Universe (God or whatever you like to call him or her)? If so, now is the perfect time to put thank you out there.
National Hot Toddy Day
- A hot toddy is a name given to a mixed drink served hot, believed to have originated in the 18th century to make the taste of scotch more palatable to women. Traditionally drunk before going to bed, or in wet and cold weather and in the past they were believed to help cure a cold and the flu.
Secret Pal Day
- A fun way to remind each other how special we are! Being someone's Secret Pal doesn't have to be expensive -- in fact, like most things in life, simple is best.
Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day
- A day just for mischievous fun. After all, any kid knows to splash and jump into puddles is fun. And, when that results in splashing a friend, your joy is complete.
National Milk Day (1878)
- This day was chosen because, reputedly, milk was delivered in glass bottles for the first time in 1878 on this day. Glass bottles allowed milk to be delivered in sanitary conditions to customers. Before this, it was brought round in large milk cans, often open to the elements. You would bring your pail and they would ladle out how much you wanted.
Cigarettes Are Hazardous To Your Health Day (1964)
- US Surgeon General Luther Terry issued the first government report on Smoking and Health, on January 11, 1964, saying smoking may be hazardous to one's health.
Rhubarb Day (1770)
- In 1770, John Bartram of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, received the first shipment of rhubarb sent to the United States. Bartram is the first documented to grow rhubarb in North America.

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