29 fun facts for January, 6

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
January 6 is a day filled with historical and cultural significance worldwide, including the celebration of Theophany and the Feast of the Epiphany in Christianity. The day marks important events in history, such as the demonstration of the telegraph and the first diesel-engine car trip, as well as the birthdays of notable individuals like Joan of Arc and Rowan Atkinson.
29 Fun facts
  1. January 6th is known as the Feast of Theophany in Eastern Christianity, celebrating the baptism of Jesus and the revelation of the Holy Trinity.
  2. In Western Christianity, January 6 is also known as Epiphany, commemorating the visitation of the Magi to the baby Jesus and the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.
  3. National Cuddle Up Day is celebrated on January 6 in the United States, encouraging people to snuggle up with their loved ones, pets, or a cozy blanket to stay warm during the winter season.
  4. Armenian Christmas, known as Theophany, is celebrated on January 6, commemorating the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ by Saint John the Baptist.
  5. In 1412, Joan of Arc, the French heroine who led her country to victory in the Hundred Years War, was born on January 6.
  6. On January 6, 1838, Inventor Samuel Morse and his associate Alfred Vail demonstrated their new invention, the telegraph, for the first time.
  7. On January 6, 1929, "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century AD," the first science fiction comic strip, made its newspaper debut.
  8. The iconic French fashion designer Christian Lacroix was born on January 6, 1951.
  9. January 6, 1912, marks the day when New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States of America.
  10. On January 6, 1941, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his famous "Four Freedoms" speech, outlining the vision for a post-World War II world.
  11. Basketball star Nancy Lieberman, widely regarded as one of the greatest female basketball players in history, was born on January 6, 1958.
  12. In 1449, the Byzantine Empire signed a peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire on January 6, postponing the fall of Constantinople.
  13. In 1930, the first diesel-engine car trip was completed on January 6, as Clessie Cummins drove from Indianapolis to New York City.
  14. January 6, 1975, marks the first airing of the television game show "Wheel of Fortune," still a popular show today.
  15. American jazz guitarist Danny Barker was born on January 6, 1909, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  16. Actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson, best known for his roles as Mr. Bean and Johnny English, was born on January 6, 1955.
  17. On January 6, 1946, American author and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston's famous novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" was published.
  18. On January 6, 1967, the popular hangman game show "Eye Guess" premiered on NBC television.
  19. In 1984, the Brunei Darussalam national holiday commemorating the day Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah ascended the throne is celebrated on January 6.
  20. On January 6, 1994, American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked by an assailant linked to rival skater Tonya Harding, sparking a major scandal in the figure skating world.
  21. In Finland, January 6 is called Loppiainen and marks the end of the Christmas season, with people traditionally removing holiday decorations on this day.
  22. In Spain and Latin America, January 6 is known as "Dia de Los Reyes," or Three Kings' Day, celebrating the visit of the Magi to the baby Jesus.
  23. On January 6, Mexican families and friends gather to celebrate the holiday of Rosca de Reyes, enjoying a special sweet bread called Rosca de Reyes.
  24. In Venice, Italy, a traditional event called "Regata delle Befane" takes place on January 6, with men dressed as old witches rowing their boats in a race along the Grand Canal.
  25. On January 6, 1540, England's King Henry VIII married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, though the marriage was annulled later that year.
  26. In 1540, the Italian composer and lutenist Giulio Caccini was born on January 6.
  27. On January 6, 1968, the Surveyor 7 lunar probe successfully landed on the moon.
  28. In Italy, on January 6, the "Befana" tradition is celebrated, in which a kindly old witch brings children gifts and sweets, much like Santa Claus.
  29. American film director, producer, and writer John Singleton, known for his groundbreaking movie "Boyz n the Hood," was born on January 6, 1968.