January 6th - Basic Facts:
- January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
- There are 359 days remaining until the end of the year (360 in leap years).
- 12th night after Christmas.
- The preceding day is January 5.
- Next day is January 7.
January 6th Deaths (Here)
January 6th Events:
871 – King Alfred deats the Danes at Battle of Ashdown.
1066 – Harold Godwinson (Harold II) is crowned King of England, (dies at Battle of Hastings)
1205 – Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
1449 – Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
1494 – The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola.
1540 – King Henry VIII (of England) marries Anne of Cleves ('the Flanders Mare').
1579 – Union of Atrecht is signed.
1649 – English Civil War - The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
1661 – English Restoration - The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully make an attempt at seizing control of London.
1690 – Joseph (son of Emperor Leopold I), becomes King of the Romans.
1721 – South Sea Bubble Committee of Inquiry publishes its findings.
1781 – Battle of Jersey - the British defeat France's last attempt at invading Jersey.
1838 – Samuel Morse successfully demonstrates the electrical telegraph for the first time.
1853 – Franklin Pierce (President-elect of the United States) & his family are involved in a train crash near Andover, Massachusetts.
1870 – Musikverein (Vienna) inauguration.
1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress.
1907 – Maria Montessori opens her 1st school & daycare center for use by working class children in Rome.
1912 – New Mexico (the Sunshine State) becomes 47th U.S. state.
1926 – Lufthansa, German national airline is founded.
1928 – River Thames flooded, & filled moat of Tower of London.
1929 – King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats & Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (~> January 6th Dictatorship, Šestojanuarska diktatura).
1929 – Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work.
1930 – The 1st diesel-engined automobile trip is completed (Indianapolis to New York City).
1930 – Don Bradman (Australian batsman) scores 452 not out in 1st innings (NSW vrs Queensland).
1931 – Thomas Edison submits his final patent application.
1931 – The New Sadler's Wells Theatre is opened in London.
1936 – The 1933 US Agricultural Adjustment Act is ruled to be unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States (United States v. Butler et al).
1938 – Sigmund Freud arrives in London, fleeing persecution of Jews in Vienna.
1941 – Four Freedoms Speech delivered by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the State of the Union Address.
1942 – Pan American Airlines is the 1st commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
1945 - The 'Battle of the Bulge' ended.
1950 – The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China, with the result that the Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK.
1953 – First Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
1959 - Work on Mont Blanc road tunnel between France & Italy, begins.
1964 - Pope Paul VI completes 3-day tour of Holy Land.
1967 – "Operation Deckhouse Five" is launched in the Mekong River delta by United States Marine Corps & ARVN troops (Vietnam War).
1974 – Daylight saving time commences nearly 4 months early in the United States - because of 1973 energy crisis.
1977 – EMI sack the Sex Pistols group after a rowdy interview with Bill Grundy on television.
1978 – The Crown of St. Stephen (Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States (held here after World War II).
1988 – La Coupole, famous brasserie in Paris, sold for £6 million.
1994 – Nancy Kerrigan has knee clubbed at U.S. Figure Skating Championships (held in Detroit).
2004 – Costas Simitis resigns as president of the Greek Panhellenic Socialist Movement.
2005 – Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in 1964 murders of 3 civil rights workers - American Civil Rights Movement history.
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