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What Happened on January 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2021 Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump attack the United States Capitol to disrupt certification of the 2020 presidential election, resulting in five deaths and evacuation of the U.S. Congress.
2019 Forty people are killed in a gold mine collapse in Badakhshan province, in northern Afghanistan.
2019 Muhammad V of Kelantan resigns as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, becoming the first monarch to do so.
2017 Five people are killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Florida.
2012 Twenty-six people are killed and 63 wounded when a suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus.
2005 Edgar Ray Killen is indicted for the 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner during the American Civil Rights Movement.
2005 A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, United States, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.
1995 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
1994 U.S. figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured by an assailant hired by her rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
1993 Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
1993 Four people are killed when Lufthansa CityLine Flight 5634 crashes on approach to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy-en-France, France.
1992 President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.
1989 Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh are sentenced to death for conspiracy in the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi; the two men are executed the same day.
1974 In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
1967 Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
1960 National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami.
1960 The Associations Law comes into force in Iraq, allowing registration of political parties.
1951 Korean War: Beginning of the Ganghwa massacre, in the course of which an estimated 200–1,300 South Korean communist sympathizers are slaughtered.
1950 The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China.
1947 Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to offer a round-the-world ticket.
1946 The first general election ever in Vietnam is held.
1941 United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
1930 Clessie Cummins arrives at the National Automobile Show in New York City, having driven a car powered by one of his diesel engines from Indianapolis.
1929 King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
1929 Mother Teresa arrives by sea in Calcutta, India, to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people.
1912 New Mexico is admitted to the Union as the 47th U.S. state.
1912 German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
1907 Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
1900 Second Boer War: Having already besieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
1893 The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress.
1870 The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
1847 Samuel Colt obtains his first contract for the sale of revolver pistols to the United States government.
1839 The Night of the Big Wind, the most damaging storm in 300 years, sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
1838 Alfred Vail and colleagues demonstrate a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
1809 Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during the Napoleonic Wars.
1781 In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey in the Channel Islands.
1721 The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings, revealing details of fraud among company directors and corrupt politicians.
1661 English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England. The revolt is suppressed after a few days.
1641 Arauco War: The first Parliament of Quillín is celebrated, putting a temporary hold on hostilities between Mapuches and Spanish in Chile.
1579 The Union of Arras unites the southern Netherlands under the Duke of Parma (Ottavio Farnese), governor in the name of King Philip II of Spain.
1540 King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
1536 The first European school of higher learning in the Americas, Colegio de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco, is founded by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza and Bishop Juan de Zumárraga in Mexico City.
1492 The Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella enter Granada at the conclusion of the Granada War.
1449 Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor at Mystras.
1355 Charles IV of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
1322 Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia, having defeated his half-brother Stefan Konstantin in battle. His son is crowned "young king" in the same ceremony.
1205 Philip of Swabia undergoes a second coronation as King of the Romans.
1066 Following the death of Edward the Confessor on the previous day, the Witan meets to confirm Harold Godwinson as the new King of England; Harold is crowned the same day, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England.
Famous People Born on January 6

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Year Name
1940 Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1979)
1926 Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
1807 Joseph Petzval, German-Hungarian mathematician and physicist (d. 1891)
1984 Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian
1921 Marianne Grunberg-Manago, Russian-French biochemist and academic (d. 2013)
1384 Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent (d. 1408)
1493 Olaus Petri, Swedish clergyman (d. 1552)
1910 Kid Chocolate, Cuban boxer (d. 1988)
1799 Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (d. 1831)
1673 James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English academic and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire (d. 1744)
Famous People Deaths On January 6

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Date Name
2014 Marina Ginestà, French Resistance soldier and photographer (b. 1919)
1981 A. J. Cronin, Scottish physician and author (b. 1896)
2005 Eileen Desmond, Irish civil servant and politician, 12th Irish Minister for Health (b. 1932)
1406 Roger Walden, English bishop
1974 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (b. 1896)
1477 Jean VIII, Count of Vendôme
1350 Giovanni I di Murta, second doge of the Republic of Genoa
1922 Jakob Rosanes, Ukrainian-German mathematician and chess player (b. 1842)
2006 Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
1917 Hendrick Peter Godfried Quack, Dutch economist and historian (b. 1834)