January 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 6



January 6th is Apple Tree Day and Cuddle Up Day.

We’re now on the sixth day of the year, and have 360 days left in 2024.

We have some incredible facts about January 6th for you covering huge advances in biological science, transportation and sport.

Did you know that on this day in 1912, New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States of America? It was the last major territorial acquisition in the US.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about January 6th in history!


What memorable events happened on January 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Blackpink’s reality TV show called “Blackpink Reality” was first aired, lasting a total of 12 episodes.


A state of emergency was declared in California after a gas leak.

OTD in 2016: Astronaut Scott Kelly Tweeted a photo of the first flower ever grown in space.

Governor Jerry Brown declared the state of emergency after a methane gas leak broke out – just outside Los Angeles.


The Thaicom 6 satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit atop SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

The satellite, owned and operated by Thaicom Public Company Limited, is a geostationary communications satellite with an expected mission duration of fifteen years. The $160 million satellite provides coverage for a wide area, which includes Africa, Madagascar, and Southeast Asia.


The Pyrenean ibex went extinct after the last surviving member of the species was killed by a falling branch.


The Sex Pistols punk rock band was fired by EMI for their bad behavior in public.

OTD in 1977: The Sex Pistols punk rock band was fired by EMI for their bad behavior in public.

This included saying some bad four-letter words on TV during an interview where the host, Bill Grundy, provoked the band members.


An energy crisis in the USA prompted President Nixon to initiate daylight saving time four months early.


A chemist in Berkeley, California, US, announced that they successfully synthesized hormones that are responsible for human growth.


Pan American Airlines completed its first round the world commercial trip.

OTD in 1942: Pan American Airlines completed its first round the world commercial trip.

The plane, known as the “Pacific Clipper,” departed Treasure Island, San Francisco, on December 2, 1941, and completed its trip in New York on this day in 1942.


Mother Teresa arrived in India to help some of the country’s poorest.

Mother Teresa was just 18 years old when she arrived in Calcutta to fulfill her dreams to serve the public.


The Iraqi Army was formed.


New Mexico became the 47th state to join the United States of America.


A first-of-its-kind boxing match took place to settle a feud between a butler and a butcher.

The match took place in Britain, where Duke Christopher Monck and Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica encouraged the two to battle, with the winner taking a prize.


King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, after his previous wife died during childbirth.


King Harold of England became the successor to the crown after King Edward died.

OTD in 1066: King Harold of England became the successor to the crown after King Edward died.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Norman Reedus? See what other famous people were born on this day.







21 years old

Born In:

Georgia, USA


Rowan Atkinson



Rowan Atkinson


69 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Norman Reedus



Norman Reedus


55 years old

Born In:

Florida, USA


Joan of Arc



Joan of Arc

Died On:

May 30, 1431 (Age 19)

Born In:

Grand Est, France


David Saint-Jacques



David Saint-Jacques


54 years old

Born In:

Québec City, Canada

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, January 6th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…



Theodore Roosevelt



Theodore Roosevelt



Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was an American politician born on October 27, 1858. He died on this day in 1919, at age 60 in Oyster Bay, New York, USA.

Died On:

Jan 6, 1919 (Age 60)

Died In:

New York, USA

Special Holidays

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

January 6: National Cuddle Up Day
United States

National Cuddle Up Day

Cancel all your plans today; it’s time for some serious cuddling. National Cuddle Up Day is all about getting close and cozy with your loved ones, and when it’s cold and miserable outside, you’ve got no reason to refuse!

January 6: Apple Tree Day
United States

Apple Tree Day

Who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of delicious apple juice in the morning with breakfast? Today is Apple Tree Day, so why not celebrate? Because, after all, humans have been eating apples for more than 10,000 years!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

In 2017, a man started eating a photo of Jason Segel and vowed to do so every day until Jason Segel ate a picture of him.

Birthday & Zodiac

People who were born on January 6 share the Capricorn zodiac sign.

Capricorns are ambitious, determined and will consistently apply efforts to overcome any obstacles in their way.

People born in January all have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is undoubtedly a gift to the wearer as it brings them love, friendships, loyalty, health, and luck.

Anyone born on January 6 would likely have been conceived around April 15 in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on January 6th, 2024, will be due later this year around September 29th.

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