The first cartoon to appear in a newspaper, so far as we know, was Richard F. Outcault’s “Yellow Kid” in Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World in 1895 – 1898. It was probably not what you think it might have been, it was about a boy dressed in a yellow shirt. Cartoons normally are supposed to be humorist but many have become political in nature, some even R rated (Or worse). Cartoonist Day was created by the National Cartoonist Society in 1999.
How to celebrate – Figure out what your all time favorite cartoon is. Learn how to draw your own cartoon. Read this Sunday’s funnies.
JANUARY 24th National Peanut Butter Day
Did you know there were two Edson inventors? (Okay so one is Edison) Marcellus Gilmore Edson invented peanut butter back in 1884 and it’s been sticking to the tops of our mouths ever since! It is a great form of protein and can be a staple of any American household. Peter Pan started producing peanut butter commercially in 1920, Skippy in 1932 and Jif came along in 1958. It’s also relatively easy to make your own peanut butter.
How to celebrate – Have a PB&J. Make your own peanut butter. Taste test all the peanut butters out there to determine which you like best!