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January 5th - Freebies!

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: Bozo's Circus 1968 | WGN-TV [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
January 5th is... Bozo the Clown's Birthday (1959), National Bird Day, Bean Day, American Divorce Day (1643), First Woman Governor Inaugurated (1925), National Whipped Cream Day (1914), FM Radio Birthday (1937), Get on the Computer Day, George Washington Carver Recognition Day, National Second Hand Wardrobe Day, Chrysler Birthday (1924), Mr. Ed's Birthday (1961), National Keto Day, National Screenwriters Day, Apple Howling Day, Monopoly Game Day, Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, La Befana (Italy), Sausage Day (UK), Twelfth Night (Western), Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day (Australia), Noche De Reyes (Mexico), Strawberry Day (Japan), Feast of St. Simeon the Stylite, Feast Day of Saint John Neumann
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PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.
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Image: The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Yarns, by Larry (Bozo) Harmon (Author), Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (August 17, 2010)Bozo the Clown's Birthday (1959)
-- On January 5, 1959, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles California broadcast the first episode of Bozo the Clown. The popular red-haired clown was featured on Capitol Records, animated cartoons and syndicated versions of BOZO THE CLOWN (BOZO'S BIG TOP). Bozo is a circus clown with large floppy collar, red nose and red hair shooting from the sides of his head like a pair of red horns.
Read: The Man Behind the Nose: Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Yarns
-- The Man Behind the Nose is the autobiography of the man who was Bozo. For 50 years, Larry Harmon was the face — and the nose — of Bozo the Clown, the most well-known, beloved clown of them all, the precursor for every successful modern-day harlequin to come, from Ronald McDonald to Krusty. A warm, surprising, and endlessly entertaining life story filled to the brim with Assassins, Astronauts, Cannibals, and Other Stupendous Tales, The Man Behind the Nose is a rollicking ride through the world of a true American icon in greasepaint.
Image: Bozo: The World's Most Famous Clown, Vol. 1 | Box SetBozo: The World's Most Famous Clown -- Bozo is the World's Most Famous Clown! The Bozo the Clown show ran for 47 years on TV, making it one of the longest running shows ever! 30 live-action ½ hour full-color episodes. Each features a 5-minute cartoon! Contains a special interview with Larry Bozo the Clown Harmon. Digitally re-mastered and transferred from Larry Harmon's original film masters.
Bozo the Clown Bozo Kazoo -- Beat your feet real neat, and have a fantastical hoot-nanny good time with the magnetic Bozo Kazoo. You don't need any musical training to make this kazoo sound real ring-a-ding-dong-dandy, just HUM and buzz a tune! Neat magnetic feature allows you to slap em' on your fridge to keep him handy or to hold your memos!
Bozo the Clown Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Bozo Collection 2: Box Set

Bozo Collection 2: Box Set

Amazon Freebies:
Read Bozo the Clown ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited
Free Bozo the Clown apps
Free Clown games
Watch Clown Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime
Listen to Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks
Free Alexa Skills | Clowns


Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
Bozo the Clown Papercraft toy
Here Comes Bozo the Clown | Slacker Radio
Bozo The Clown Minecraft Skin | Planet Minecraft
• Clown coloring pages | SuperColoring
Printable Clown Coloring Pages For Kids | Cool2bKids
Printable Clown Mask
Juggling Clown Carnival Activity Free Printable
Feed the Clown Activity
Pin the Nose on the Clown
• Clown and Circus Printables, Coloring Pages, and Invitations
• A Circus Themed Birthday Party on the Cheap
Clowning 101: Online Book


Twelfth Night
- January 5th, the eve of Epiphany, celebrated as a holiday in parts of Europe and the United States and marked by feasting, merrymaking, and the lighting of bonfires.
National Bird Day
- National Bird Day was established by bird activists. It calls upon people to recognize the plight of captive birds. It also draws attention to the exploitation of birds in the U.S. pet industry. On this day, organizers suggest we reflect upon the conditions of birds held in captivity. Take the time to appreciate the native wild birds flying free outside our windows and make an effort to learn about birds both in the wild and our feathered friends we keep as pets.
Bean Day
- If you're in a rush today, you could mark the day by having some plain but honorable baked beans on toast from your favorite tin. Or, to be more adventurous, you could cook up a French cassoulet, or sample some bean burritos.
American Divorce Day (1643)
- In 1643, Anne Clark was granted the first legal divorce in North America.
First Woman Governor Inaugurated (1925)
- In 1925, Nellie Tayloe (Mrs. William B.) Ross became the first woman to serve as governor upon her inauguration in Wyoming. She had previously finished out the term of her husband, who had died in office. In 1974 Ella Grasso of Connecticut became the first woman to be elected governor in her own right.
National Whipped Cream Day (1914)
- January 5th is Aaron Lapin's birthday and he was born in 1914 in St. Louis. Known as Bunny (as lapin means rabbit in French), he was originally a clothes salesman but got into the food industry in the 1940s. He started selling Sta-Whip, a wartime substitute for whipping cream, and eventually put whipped cream into a new type of aerosol canister and called his product, Reddi-wip. Reddi-wip was first sold through local milkmen, but it went national in 1954 and is still available today.
FM Radio Birthday (1937)
- W1XOJ was the first FM radio station, granted a construction permit by the FCC in 1937. On January 5, 1940, FM radio was demonstrated to the FCC for the first time. FM radio was assigned the 42 to 50 MHz band of the spectrum in 1940.
National Second Hand Wardrobe Day
- The point of this event is to draw attention to the money and earth-saving benefits of buying used clothing rather than purchasing only new items. Second-hand Wardrobe Day is also meant to encourage people to donate clothing to thrift stores to keep the process alive! Over $10 billion worth of used merchandise is sold annually... why not take advantage of this trend to save yourself money and benefit the planet in the process?
Chrysler Birthday (1924)
- The first Chrysler cars were introduced on January 5, 1924, at the New York Automobile Show — one year before Chrysler Corporation itself was created. These cars, launched by Maxwell Motors, had a revolutionary new six-cylinder, high-compression engine, a seven-bearing crankshaft, carburetor air cleaner, replaceable oil filter — and four-wheel hydraulic brakes.
Mr. Ed's Birthday (1961)
- Mister Ed is an American television situation comedy produced by Filmways, first aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961 to February 6, 1966.

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