Fun Facts & Did You Know?
•Jan. 7: Today is National Tempura Day.
•Jan. 7: Branch operations at The Second Bank of the United States in Philadelphia began on January 7, 1817.*
•Jan. 7: On January 7, 1890, William B. Purvis received a patent for the fountain pen.*
•Jan. 7: On January 7, 1896, Fanny Farmer's first cookbook "Boston Cooking-School Cookbook" was published.*
•Jan. 7: The first steamboat to pass through the Panama Canal was the Alexandre La Valley on January 7, 1914.*
•Jan. 7: The Harlem Globetrotters played their first game on January 7, 1927, in Hinckley, Illinois.*
•Jan. 7: The first sci-fi comic strip ("Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D.") premiered on January 7, 1929.*
•Jan. 7: "Flash Gordon" comic strip by Alex Raymond debuted On January 7, 1934.*
•Jan. 7: Marian Anderson became the first black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera on January 7, 1955.*
•Jan. 7: On January 7, 1975, Led Zeppelin fans rioted inside the Boston Garden.*
•Jan.: January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.*
•Jan.: January is National Mentoring Month.*
•Jan.: January is National Stalking Awareness Month.*