Special Days in January
4 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Newberry Award-winning author of Shiloh and more than 130 childrens books was born Jan. 4, 1933
16 Martin Luther King Jr. American Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize winner was born Jan. 15, 1929. This national holiday is celebrated the third Monday in January.
17 Benjamin Franklin Inventor and signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, was born Jan. 17. 1706
27 Lewis Carroll Author, Alice in Wonderland was born Jan. 27, 1832
29 Bill Peet Author of more than 30 childrens books and called 'Walt Disney's greatest storyman.' was born Jan. 29, 1915