2021 January

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 359 days left.

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

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 facts about January 6th in history!

What Happened On January 6 In History?

2018

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

2016

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

The state of emergency was declared by Governor Jerry brown after a methane gas leak broke out - just outside Los Angeles.
Source NY Times
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 in an interview where the host, Bill Grundy provoked the band members.
Source Observer
1974

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

1971

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

Source NY Times
1942

Pan American Airlines completed first round the world commercial trip.

OTD in 1942: Pan American Airlines completed 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.
1929

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.
Source BBC
1921

The Iraqi Army was formed.

1912

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

Source Archives
1681

First of its kind boxing match took place to settle 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.
1066

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.
Source BBC