Inauguration day, Ben's birthday

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Dear Almanac readers, 

This Friday, January 20, is Inauguration Day 2017. Who gave the shortest speech? Who died from bad inauguration weather? What are some famous presidential quotes? Who never had an inauguration? Who didn't want a ball and canceled it? Our new inauguration page is chock-a-block with historical—and quirky—facts.

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–Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Inauguration Day Fun Facts!

When and What Is Inauguration Day 2017?
What happens on Inauguration Day 2017? What does “inauguration” mean? How do we “swear in” a president? Here are some inauguration fun facts.
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Gardening Calendar

Force spring flowers indoors: Cut forsythia, dogwood, or crabapple branches. Before placing in a vase, mash the cut ends…

Founder of Almanacs

Happy Birthday, Benjamin Franklin!
Benjamin Franklin was born on Sunday, January 17, in 1706. To celebrate his birthday, here are some facts and quotes about the great man. Happy Birthday, Ben!
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Loaded with dramtic images, lunar lore, and more! Makes a great stocking stuffer!

12 Months of Verse

Another Year in Haiku
The Japanese poetic form called haiku seems perfectly tailored as a discipline for someone who writes about “natural living.”
The 2017 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Celebrate by giving a plant that has heart-shaped leaves: Dutchman’s pipe, European wild ginger, ‘Artic Beauty’ hardy kiwi, morning glory, or violet.