January 5th is known as Bird Day and Whipped Cream Day.
Today marks the fifth day of the year. We’re slowly getting through the year, but still have 361 days left in 2024.
You’re about to find out some of the top historical events for this day covering big advances in film & TV, music and sports and games.
Did you know that on this day in 1933, construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco? The bridge was completed on April 19, 1937 at a cost of $35 million.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 5th in history!
What memorable events happened on January 5 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Lil Nas X released a children’s book called “C is for Country.”
It ranked at number 8 for children’s books worldwide on this day.
Louis XV of France survived an attempt on his life from Robert-François Damiens, a lowly domestic servant.
Damiens had apparently gone into a religious frenzy and attempted to assassinate the king but failed. It didn’t help that all he’d tried to stab King Louis with was a pocket knife, and the king was wearing a thick winter coat. The would-be assassin was tortured and sentenced to death.
The Great Frost of Europe killed thousands of people.
That evening William Derham recorded a record low of just 10°F near London while other recordings through Europe were as low as 5°F. Those chilling temperatures killed thousands on that night and caused a famine in France that eventually caused the demise of 600,000 more people.
King Henry VIII was forbidden to remarry in a letter sent to him by Pope Clement VII.
This was a significant moment in history due to the fact that King Henry VIII ignored the Pope and divorced his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Once Henry married Anne Boleyn, he was excommunicated from the church. By doing this, the history of Christianity in Europe changed forever.
If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Marilyn Manson! Here are other famous people born on this day.
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Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.
Be not dumb, obedient slaves in an army of destruction. Be heroes in an army of construction.
Opinions have caused more ills than the plague or earthquakes on this little globe of ours.
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Whipped Cream Day
Is there any better topping for a nice slice of pie than a generous mountain of whipped cream? Whether you whip it yourself or use a can, it’s essential to give yourself an extra-large serving today! We won’t tell anyone if you squirt it straight into your mouth, either!
National Bird Day
There are roughly 430 billion birds globally, and sadly, it’s estimated that 12 percent could become extinct in the near future. Today is National Bird Day, so why not use this special day to birdwatch or at least check your Twitter.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The word “boonies” comes from the Tagalog word “Bundok” which means mountains, or an out-of-the-way rural area.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on this day shares the same zodiac sign, Capricorn.
Earth is the element given to Capricorns. The earth is always working, constantly evolving, and keeping our planet going day in, day out!
For those of you born in January, you have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is commonly a red gem that provides the wearer with love, friendships, loyalty, and luck.
People born on this day were likely conceived the previous year on April 14th.
The due date for a baby conceived on January 5, 2024, is around September 28.