January 6th Holidays, Horoscope and History

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Holidays, Horoscope and History

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January 6th Holiday List

  • Apple Tree Day
    Apple Tree Day falls on January 6th every year. From what we have read it was originally started to celebrate a particular old apple tree almost two centuries old. We can’t figure out if there was a particular tree or who started this holidays. But if you know please tell us and we will add it.
  • Bean Day 
    We haven’t found the origins or Bean Day but I think we can figure out how to celebrate it! Make some baked beans, navy bean soup, refried beans or whatever other favorite bean recipe you have laying around!
  • Cuddle Up Day 
    This holiday is pretty much self explanatory. Find someone you love, a partner, child or pet and snuggle up and keep warm!
  • Epiphany
    Epiphany, also known as Theophany in the east, is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. The name Epiphany comes from the Greek epiphaneia, meaning “appearance” or “manifestation,” so today we celebrate the manifestation of Jesus Christ. . It is always celebrated on January 6th and commemorates the presentation of the infant Jesus to the Magi or the three wise men.
  • National Shortbread Day
    The story goes that Mary, Queen of Scotland, invented modern shortbread in the 16th century by adding sugar to an existing recipe, but the first printed recipe for shortbread was published by Mrs. McLintock back in 1736. Check out this Scotch Shortbread Recipe.
  • National Smith Day
    National Smith Day is a day to recognize people whose name is Smith, this can include a partial name too. January 6 was chosen as National Smith Day because it’s the birthday  of Captain John Smith; (1/6/1580). This holiday was founded in 1994 by Adrienne Sioux Koopersmith. 
  • National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day
    This holiday is for obvious reasons and is an annual holiday created by the Queen of Holidays.
  • National Take a Poet to Lunch Day
    This holiday is to commemorate the important role of Poets and Poetry in our culture. So if you know a poet, take them to lunch today! If they are not near you, send them take out! Show your appreciation for the work/art they do!
  • National Technology Day
    AXEL, a technology-based company headquartered out of Las Vegas, founded National Technology Day. If was declared National Technology Day in 2016.  It is a day to recognize how far we have come with technology and to celebrate it’s potential in the future.
  • World Day for War Orphans
    The World Day of War Orphans was initiated by the French organization, SOS Enfants en Detresses. According to UNICEF  there are approximately 9,00,000 children in the Northeast, all of whom have been seriously affected by the war, because of a lack of education, food, shelter or a direct injury. Learn more about what you can do at India Today or The Stars Foundation.

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January 6th Horoscope Sign is Capricorn

Capricorn Constellation | Custom Name Ceramic OrnamentTime period: December 21 – January 20
Element: Earth
Quality: Cardinal
Ruling planet: Saturn
Symbol: Sea-Goat
Sign ruler: Saturn, Uranus
Birthstone: Garnet
Lucky Numbers: 4, 8, 13, 22
Personality Traits: Responsible, leaders, disciplined, independent,  loyal, stubborn, bossy, condescending.

Today’s Celebrity Birthdays

  • 1969 – Norman Reedus, American actor, known for his role as Daryl on, “The Walking Dead,” was born in  Hollywood, FL.
  • 1984 – Kate McKinnon, American actress, comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member was born in Sea Cliff, NY.

January 6th Trivia

  • 1759 – US 1st President George Washington weds Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation. Read more about Martha’s feelings on this at WhiteHouse.gov.
  • 1838 – Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey. This is the forerunner of Morse code.
  • 1839 – The Night of the Big Wind, the most damaging storm in 300 years,George and Martha Washington wedding, January 6, 1759 sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
  • 1903 – Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein marries Mileva Maric.
  • 1912 – German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift which is a theory that explained how continents shift position on Earth’s surface.
  • 1919 – Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (Teddy,) the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909 passed away in his sleep after suffering breathing problems the night before. A blood clot had traveled from his legs to his lungs. His last words were, “”Please put out that light, James” to his family servant James Amos.
  • 1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India, to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
  • 1945 – Future US President George H. W. Bush marries Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye NY.
  • 1946 – The first general election ever in Vietnam is held.
  • 1070 – The album, “For The Good Times,” by Ray Price was the #1 album.
  • 1974 – Because of the oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • 1981 – The song, “Still Doin’ Time,” by  George Jones was #1 on the Hot Country Songs  Billboard Chart.
  • 1986 –  The #1 movie was, “Out of Africa,” starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep.
  • 1990 –  The #1 movie was, “Born on the Fourth of July,” starring Tom CruSeaworld-Orlando-Shamu-1530ise.
  • 1994 – The song, “On Bended Knee,” by Boyz II Men was the #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard.
  • 2001 – The US Congress certifies George W. Bush winner of 2000 presidential election.
  • 2003 – The song, “Hey Ya!. ” by  OutKast was the #1 song on the Hot 100 Billboard.
  • 2017 – Tilikum, nicknamed, “Tilly,” who was featured in CNN Films’ 2013 documentary Blackfish, dies in captivity at SeaWorld from a bacterial infection.
  • 2021 – Total anarchy erupts at the US Capitol and Trump supporters cause a riot and break into the Capitol by breaking windows, climbing walls, police officers were killed and wounded. Congress men and women hid in locked rooms while rioters tried to break in. A sad day in America’s history. [NBC]

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January Monthly and Weekly Observances

  • Cervical Health Awareness Month
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Month
  • National Glaucoma Awareness Month
  • National Radon Action Month
  • National Stalking Awareness Month
  • Thyroid Awareness Month
  • National Winter Sports
  • TBI Awareness Month
  • National Folic Acid Awareness Week (first full week of January)

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