January 31st is known as Gorilla Suit Day & Backward Day.
Also, congratulations we have made to the end of the month! It’s been a long one but I’m sure it’s been worth it. This day marks the 31st day of the year.
Here you’ll find facts about January 31, as well as important events that happened on this day throughout history. You can also find some less important events that happened on this day, but still interesting nonetheless.
Did you know that on this day in 1961, a chimpanzee named Ham became the first primate to go to space? It was part of the Mercury-Redstone 2 mission.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 31st in history!
What memorable events happened on January 31 in history? Keep reading to find out!
The United Kingdom left the European Union, also known as “Brexit.”
The withdrawal agreement was ratified at 23:00.
New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko became the youngest golfer to rank No. 1 in the world.
A chimpanzee named Ham became the first primate to go to space aboard the US MR-2 spacecraft.
The trip was part of the Mercury Mission, which aimed to put the first man into Earth’s orbit. Ham played a vital role in teaching us that tasks could be carried out in space. Ham survived the trip and spent the rest of his life in zoos in Washington, D.C., and North Carolina before passing away in 1983. His remains were buried in the International Space Hall of Fame.
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Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on this day.
Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.
Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.
National Gorilla Suit Day
What better way to end the first month of the year by dressing up in a costume and monkeying around? Today is Gorilla Suit Day, so why not participate by dressing as a gorilla and strolling through your neighborhood?
National Backward Day
If you’re tired of everything getting a little bit too repetitive, then you’re in luck – it’s Backward Day! So start your day with dinner, wear your shirt on backward, take a different route today, maybe even try to do it while walking backward!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Scotland was one of the few countries able to hold off being conquered by the Romans in the first century A.D.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on January 31 share the Aquarius star sign.
Aquarius is represented by the water-bearer and is the eleventh sign in the zodiac. Anyone who was born between January 20 and February 18 falls into this astrological sign.
Garnet is the birthstone given to people born in January. The garnet is a vibrant and meaningful gemstone, its name comes from a sacred fruit, the pomegranate.
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of May 10th in the previous year.
A baby conceived on January 31st, 2023, will likely be due later this year around October 24th.