National Technology Day on January 6th recognizes the way technology changes the world and looks to the future of technology. From the wheel to smartphones, each year the day honors technological achievements made that impact our daily lives.

Imagine the world without technology. In our daily lives, we can’t take a step without coming into contact with a form of it. The world is abuzz with technology.

Outside of the healthcare sector, tech jobs are one of the strongest and fastest-growing divisions. And let’s face it, technology is at the center of most jobs these days.  From agriculture and healthcare to education and entertainment, food service and security, we use technology to keep us organized, connected, healthy, and safe.

One area of the tech world that continues to advance and affect our lives is apps (short for applications). With the advent of smartphones, apps are way more than just games or photo editing. If you haven’t made any resolutions yet, resolve to check out these trending apps:
  • AXEL – Files move or stream from one device straight to another. No stops along the way and no uploading. Removes the middlemen.
  • Circle of 6 – When talking about personal safety, this is a tool you might consider having.  It’s designed to quickly and discreetly get help in dangerous situations.  By simply tapping twice, pre-written messages are sent to designated recipients, GPS location included.
  • Zombies, Run! – Exercise as a game. And zombies. It’s a zombie exercise game.  If nothing else motivates you, maybe this will.

HOW TO OBSERVE #TechnologyDay

Explore the ways technology impacts your life. Every day, it continues to change the way we live and drive us further into the world of the future. Use #TechnologyDay on social media. Talk to someone about your technology ideas or try to find a way to bring your idea forward.


AXEL, a technology-based company headquartered out of Las Vegas, founded National Technology Day. The Registrar at National Day Calendar declared National Technology Day in 2016.

Media Contacts

AXEL:  Dmitry Kogosov | 702.948.9770

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January 6th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


In the first public demonstration of the telegraph, Samuel Morse transmits an encoded message to a waiting receiver at the Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey. The message read, “A patient waiter is no loser.” However, it would be five more years before Congress includes funding in the budget to lay the first telegraph line from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore.


The educator, advocate and activist, Dr. Maria Montessori opens Casa Dei Bambini (Children’s House) in Rome, Italy. Her first school and daycare center for working-class children focused on student-led education. Her methods soon spread, opening Montessori schools around the world.


The Pacific Clipper completes the first commercial around-the-world-flight. Owned and operated by Pan American, the plane and its crew faced an unexpected obstacle on its return flight from Aukland, New Zealand to San Francisco, United States when on December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers attacked Pearl Harbor. Captain Robert Ford and his crew’s return were not only delayed, but their return route would take them around the world in the opposite direction in an unplanned circumnavigation of the world.

January 6th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays

Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier – 1799

Along with his brother Joseph-Michel, Jacques-Etienne launched the first hot-air balloon into the sky in 1783.

John Hanks Alexander – 1864 

John Alexander Hanks was best-known as the 1st African American officer to hold a regular command position and the 2nd to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Carl Sandburg – 1878

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author is one of America’s best-loved poets of the 20th century.

John DeLorean – 1925

The American engineer rose up through the ranks of General Motors. Then in 1975, he founded the DeLorean Motor Company. By 1982, the company filed for bankruptcy.

Fred Turner – 1933

The founder of McDonald’s Hamburger University began his career with the franchise making burgers. Before that, Turner served his country in the U.S. Army.

Doris Troy – 1937

The R&B singer-songwriter is best known for her hit song “Just One Look.”

Howie Long – 1960

The defensive end played 13 seasons in the National Football League with the Raiders. He followed his athletic career as an analyst and actor.

Eddie Redmayne – 1982

The critically and popularly successful actor earned an Academy Award for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.