January 26th is officially Spouse’s Day and Australia Day.
We’re getting close to the end of January, how’s your year been so far?
To keep you going here are many historical events & need to know facts, including famous people born on this day and how this day changed history.
Did you know that on this day in 1972, flight attendant Vesna Vulović survived the world’s highest recorded fall? She fell 33,330 feet without a parachute after a briefcase bomb destroyed her plane.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 26th in history!
What memorable events happened on January 26 in history? Keep reading to find out!
A helicopter carrying nine people, including Kobe Bryant and his daughter, crashed in California with no survivors.
England’s first female bishop of the Church of England, Libby Lane, was ordained.
A drone crashed onto the White House lawn.
The pilot faced charges, which were later dropped due to it being an accident.
A 60-ton decomposing whale exploded onto the busy streets of Taipei, Taiwan.
The dead 56-foot-long sperm whale was sitting on the back of a lorry on its way to be researched. She exploded because of the gasses building up inside her during decay. The flying debris literally washed the surrounding street, and nearby cars as witnesses watched in horror.
The Ranger 3 robotic spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
The Ranger 3 could have made history as the first US spacecraft to land on the Moon, but a number of malfunctions caused the spacecraft to miss the Moon by 22,000 miles (35,000 km). While part of the mission’s goal was to crash onto the Moon, it was also meant to transmit photographs of the Moon’s surface back to Earth in its final 10 minutes before impact.
Is today your birthday? If so, you share the same birthday with Ellen DeGeneres. Here are a few other famous people born on this day.
65 years old
19 years old
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dec 4, 1791 (Age 35)
Jan 14, 1898 (Age 65)
32 years old
27 years old
Unfortunately, January 26th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on this day throughout history.
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Spouse’s Day
Life gets busy with all the daily commitments we have, and it’s often easy to take your other half for granted without realizing it. Spouse’s Day is all about appreciating your partner and doing something extra nice for them – go on, put a smile on their face.
Fire up the bbq and get your pool up and running; it’s Australia Day! There’s no better way to celebrate this momentous day than to have a pool party with all your friends and family, just don’t forget to stock your eskies full of drinks!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
A bolt of lightning can reach 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s five times hotter than the surface of the sun, which is 10,340°F.
Birthday & Zodiac
For those of you who were born on January 26, your star sign is Aquarius.
Aquarians like to get to the point. They are very blunt and straightforward and will not tolerate any messing around.
People born during January have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is a colorful gem that provides the wearer protection on their journey through life.
If you were born today, you would likely have been conceived on or around May 5 of the previous year.
A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around October 19, 2023.