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What Happened on January 6th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 40 people were killed in a gold mine collapse in northern Afghanistan.
2017 Five people are killed and six others injured in a mass shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Florida.
2017 The US Congress certifies Donald Trump winner of 2016 presidential election.
2012 Twenty-six people are killed and 63 wounded when a suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus.
2005 American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.
2005 A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, United States, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.
2001 The US Congress certifies George W. Bush winner of 2000 presidential election.
1995 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
1993 Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
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.
1978 The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.
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: An estimated 200-1,300 South Korean communist sympathizers are slaughtered in what becomes the Ganghwa massacre.
1950 The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.
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.
1931 Thomas Edison signs his last patent application.
1930 The first diesel-powered automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
1929 King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
1929 Mother Teresa arrives 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. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
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 demonstrates 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.
1690 Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
1661 English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
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, completing the Reconquista.
1449 Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor at Mystras.
1355 Charles I 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
1967 Craig Perks, New Zealand golfer
1987 Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer
1925 John DeLorean, American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (d. 2005)
1935 Ian Meckiff, Australian cricketer
1989 Derrick Morgan, American football player
1952 Moondog Spot, American wrestler (d. 2003)
1861 George Lloyd, English-Canadian bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
1974 Paul Grant, American basketball player and coach
1920 John Maynard Smith, English biologist and geneticist (d. 2004)
1819 Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
Famous People Deaths On January 6

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Date Name
1711 Philips van Almonde, Dutch admiral (b. 1646)
1477 Jean VIII, Count of Vendôme
1840 Frances Burney, English author and playwright (b. 1752)
2005 Louis Robichaud, Canadian lawyer and politician, 25th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
1905 George Van Cleaf, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)
1148 William de Warenne, 3rd Earl of Surrey
2009 Ron Asheton, American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (b. 1948)
1831 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1766)
1829 Josef Dobrovský, Czech philologist and historian (b. 1753)
1646 Elias Holl, German architect, designed the Augsburg Town Hall (b. 1573)