January 6


January 6

Events

*1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
*1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
*1449 - Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
*1535 - Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima, Peru.
*1494 - The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola.
*1540 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
*1579 - The Union of Atrecht is signed.
*1649 - The Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial.
*1661 - The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.
*1690 - Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
*1720 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
*1781 - In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
*1838 - Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.
*1853 - American President-Elect Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
*1870 - The inauguration of the Musikverein (Vienna).
*1887 - `Abd-allah II of Harar opens the Battle of Chelenqo with an attack on the camp of the Shewan army of Negus Menelik II.
*1893 - The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
*1900 - Boers attack Ladysmith, South Africa - over 1,000 people killed.
*1907 - Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome.
*1912 - New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
*1929 - King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the so-called January 6th Dictatorship, "Šestojanuarska diktatura").
* 1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.
*1930 - The first diesel-engine automobile trip is completed (from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City).
*1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
*1936 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules that the 1933 Agricultural Adjustment Act was unconstitutional in the case United States v. Butler et al.
*1940 - Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.
*1941 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms Speech in the State of the Union Address.
*1942 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
*1950 - The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response.
*1967 - United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
*1974 - In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
*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.
*1980 - The beginning of the first GPS epoch.
*1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
*2004 - Costas Simitis announces his resignation as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Greece.
*2005 - Mississippi Civil Rights Workers Murders: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect for the 1964 murders of three Civil Rights workers.

Births

*1367 - Richard II of England (d. 1400)
*1412 - Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)
*1486 - Martin Agricola, German composer (d. 1556)
*1488 - Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (d. 1540)
*1525 - Caspar Peucer, German reformer (d. 1602)
*1561 - Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (d. 1656)
*1580 - (baptised) John Smith of Jamestown (d. 1631)
*1587 - Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimentel, Count-Duke of Olivares, Spanish statesman (d. 1645)
*1595 - Claude Favre de Vaugelas, French man of letters (d. 1650)
*1617 - Kristoffer Gabel, Danish statesman (d. 1673)
*1655 - Jakob Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician (d. 1705)
* 1655 - Eleonore-Magdalena of Neuburg, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1720)
*1673 - 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's "Chandos Anthems" (d. 1744)
*1714 - Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
*1745 - Étienne Montgolfier, French inventor (d. 1799)
*1793 - James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)
*1795 - Anselme Payen, French chemist (d. 1871)
*1799 - Jedediah Strong Smith, U.S. hunter, explorer (d. 1831)
*1803 - Henri Herz, Austrian pianist, composer (d. 1888)
*1807 - Jozef Maximilián Petzval, Slovak inventor (d. 1891)
*1808 - Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)
*1811 - Charles Sumner, U.S. politician (d. 1874)
*1812 - Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (d. 1919)
*1819 - Baldassare Verazzi, Italian painter (d. 1886)
*1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German archaeologist (d. 1890)
*1832 - Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
*1838 - Max Bruch, German composer (d. 1920)
*1848 - Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet and revolutionary (d. 1876)
*1850 - Franz Xaver Scharwenka, Polish-German pianist and composer (d. 1924)
*1856 - Giuseppe Martucci, Italian composer (d. 1909)
*1857 - Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician (d. 1931)
* 1857 - William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
*1861 - George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
*1868 - Vittorio Monti, Italian composer ("Csardas") (d. 1922)
*1870 - Gustav Bauer, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1944)
*1872 - Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (d. 1915)
*1874 - Fred Niblo, U.S. film actor, director, producer (d. 1948)
*1878 - Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
* 1878 - Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
*1880 - Tom Mix, American actor (d. 1940)
*1882 - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)
* 1882 - Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)
* 1882 - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
*1883 - Khalil Gibran, Lebanese writer (d. 1931)
*1898 - James Fitzmaurice, Irish aviation pioneer (d. 1965)
* 1898 - Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
*1899 - Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
* 1899 - Heinrich Nordhoff, German automobile engineer (d. 1968)
*1900 - Kathryn Hulme, U.S. novelist ("The Nun's Story") (d. 1981)
*1902 - Helmut Poppendick, Nazi physician (d. 1994)
*1903 - Francis L. Sullivan, English actor (d. 1956)
* 1903 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-born conductor (d. 1993)
*1905 - Idris Davies, Welsh poet (d. 1953)
*1907 - David Fleay, Australian naturalist (d. 1993)
*1910 - Wright Morris, American writer (d. 1998)
*1912 - Danny Thomas, American actor (d. 1991)
*1913 - Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
* 1913 - Edward Gierek, Polish politician (d. 2001)
*1915 - Alan Watts, English writer/philosopher (d. 1973)
* 1915 - John C. Lilly, U.S. psychoanalyst, writer (d. 2001)
*1916 - Vincent Serventy, Australian writer and conservationist (d. 2007)
*1917 - Koo Chen-fu, Chinese negotiator (d. 2005)
*1920 - Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (d. 1987)
* 1920 - Early Wynn, American baseball player (d. 1999)
* 1920 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist (d. 2004)
* 1920 - Sun Myung Moon, Korean evangelist
*1921 - Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (d. 1998)
*1923 - Norman Kirk, Prime Minister of New Zealand (d. 1974)
* 1923 - Jacobo Timerman, Argentine writer (d. 1999)
*1924 - Earl Scruggs, American musician
*1925 - John De Lorean, American auto maker (d. 2005)
*1926 - Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (2002)
* 1926 - Kid Gavilan, Cuban boxer (d. 2003)
* 1926 - Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-born actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
* 1926 - Ralph Branca, American baseball player
* 1926 - Kim Dae-jung, President of South Korea and Nobel laureate
*1928 - Capucine, French actress (d. 1990)
* 1928 - George H. Ross, American businessman
*1929 - Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
*1930 - Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990)
*1931 - E. L. Doctorow, American author
* 1931 - Dickie Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
*1932 - Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
*1933 - Oleg Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 2003)
* 1933 - Emil Steinberger, Swiss comedian
*1934 - Harry M. Miller, Australian entrepreneur
* 1934 - Tassos Papadopoulos, president of the Republic of Cyprus
* 1934 - Sylvia Sims, English actress
*1935 - Margarita Gomez-Acebo y Cejuela, Tsaritsa of Bulgaria
* 1935 - Nino Tempo, American singer and actor
*1936 - Rubén Amaro, Sr., Mexican baseball player
* 1936 - Darlene Hard, U.S. tennis player
* 1936 - Julio María Sanguinetti Coirolo, President of Uruguay
*1937 - Doris Troy, American singer (d. 2004)
* 1937 - Paolo Conte, Italian singer
* 1937 - Lou Holtz, American football coach
*1938 - Adriano Celentano, Italian singer and actor
* 1938 - Prof Adrienne Clarke, Australian botanist, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria
* 1938 - Mario Rodríguez Cobos "Silo", Argentine writer and spiritual leader
*1939 - Murray Rose, Australian Olympic swimmer
*1940 - Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
* 1940 - Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
*1943 - Terry Venables, English football manager
*1944 - Bonnie Franklin, American actress
* 1944 - Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist, Nobel laureate
*1945 - Allen Appel, American novelist
*1946 - Syd Barrett, English guitarist, singer and songwriter Pink Floyd (d. 2006)
*1947 - Sandy Denny, English singer and songwriter (d. 1978)
*1950 - Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
*1951 - Don Gullett, American baseball player
* 1951 - Kim Wilson, American musician (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)
*1952 - Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
* 1952 - Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
*1953 - Malcolm Young, Scottish-born Australian guitarist (AC/DC)
*1954 - Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
* 1954 - Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer
* 1954 - Anthony Minghella, British film director (d. 2008)
* 1954 - Karen Moras, Australian Olympic swimmer
* 1954 - Trudie Styler, English actress
*1955 - Rowan Atkinson, English comedian and actor
* 1955 - Richard Corbett, Labour Member of the European Parliament
*1956 - Angus Deayton, English comedian, actor and television presenter
*1957 - Nancy Lopez, American golfer
*1958 - Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
* 1958 - Scott Bryce, American actor
*1959 - Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer
* 1959 - Kathy Sledge, American singer
*1960 - Paul Azinger, American golfer
* 1960 - Kari Jalonen, Finnish ice hockey player
* 1960 - Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
* 1960 - Howie Long, National Football League player
* 1960 - Andrea Thompson, American actress
*1962 - Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic) (d. 2002)
*1964 - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
* 1964 - Charles Haley, American football player
* 1964 - Henry Maske, German boxer
* 1964 - Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
* 1964 - Mark O'Toole, English bass guitarist (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)
* 1964 - Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
*1965 - Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
* 1965 - Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
* 1965 - Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician
*1966 - Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
* 1966 - Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
* 1966 - A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
*1968 - John Singleton, American film director
*1969 - Norman Reedus, American model and actor
*1970 - Julie Chen, American television presenter
* 1970 - Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player
*1971 - Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer
* 1971 - Irwin Thomas, Australian singer (ex-Southern Sons)
*1972 - Nek, Italian singer
*1973 - Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player
*1974 - Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
* 1974 - Nicole DeHuff, American actress (d. 2005)
*1975 - James Farrior, American football player
* 1975 - Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1)
* 1975 - Yukana, Japanese seiyū
*1976 - Danny Pintauro, American actor
* 1976 - Richard Zedník, Slovak ice hockey player
* 1976 - Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor
*1978 - Nikki Einfeld, Canadian opera singer
* 1978 - Casey Fossum, Major League Baseball player
* 1978 - Tara Spencer-Nairn, Canadian actress
*1980 - Steed Malbranque, French footballer
* 1980 - Hiromi Oshima, Japanese adult model
*1981 - Mike Jones, American rapper
* 1981 - Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
* 1981 - Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
* 1981 - Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back
*1982 - Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
* 1982 - Brian Bass, American baseball player
* 1982 - Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
*1984 - A.J. Hawk, American football player
* 1984 - Sean O'Brien, Australian professional windsurfer
*1985 - RP Singh, Indian cricketer
*1986 - Paul McShane, Irish footballer
* 1986 - Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
*1991 - Nikola Saric , Danish footballer

Deaths

* 664 - Amr ibn al-A'as, Arab general (bc. 583)
*1088 - Berengar of Tours, French theologian (bc. 999)
*1275 - St Raymond of Peñafort (b. c. 1175)
*1448 - Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (b. 1418)
*1481 - Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Golden Horde
*1537 - Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter (b. 1481)
* 1537 - Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (b. 1510)
*1592 - Johann Casimir of Simmern, Elector Palatine (b. 1543)
*1616 - Philip Henslowe, English theatrical entrepreneur (bc. 1550)
*1646 - Elias Holl, German Architect (b. 1573)
*1689 - Seth Ward, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1617)
*1693 - Mehmed IV, ex-Ottoman Sultan (b. 1642)
*1711 - Philipp van Almonde, Dutch admiral (b. 1646)
*1718 - Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
* 1718 - Giovanni Vincenzo Gravina, Italian writer and jurist (b. 1664)
*1725 - Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Japanese dramatist (b. 1653)
*1731 - Étienne François Geoffroy, French chemist (b. 1672)
*1734 - John Dennis, English dramatist whose thunder was stolen (b. 1657)
*1813 - Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers, French general (b. 1764)
*1831 - Rodolphe Kreutzer, French violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1766)
*1840 - Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)
*1852 - Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille (b. 1809)
*1855 - Giacomo Beltrami, Italian explorer (b. 1779)
*1882 - Richard Henry Dana, U.S. novelist ("Two Years Before the Mast") (b. 1815)
*1884 - Gregor Johann Mendel, Austrian geneticist (b. 1822)
*1885 - Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Norwegian writer and scientist (b. 1812)
*1913 - Frederick Hitch, English Victoria Cross Winner (b. 1856)
*1918 - Georg Cantor, German mathematician (b. 1845)
*1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States (b. 1858)
* 1919 - Max Heindel, Danish astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)
*1922 - Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (b. 1842)
*1928 - Alvin Kraenzlein, American athlete (b. 1876)
*1933 - Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)
*1934 - Herbert Chapman , Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
*1937 - André Besette, Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
*1941 - Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (b. 1882)
*1942 - Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)
* 1942 - Henri de Baillet-Latour, Belgian International Olympic Committee president (b. 1876)
*1944 - Ida Tarbell, American journalist (b. 1857)
*1945 - Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)
* 1945 - Edith Frank, mother of Anne Frank (b. 1900)
*1949 - Victor Fleming, American director (b. 1883)
*1966 - Jean Lurçat, French painter and tapestry designer (b. 1892)
*1972 - Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
*1978 - Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899)
*1981 - A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (b. 1896)
*1984 - Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-U.S. cinematographer (b. 1898)
*1990 - Pavel Alekseyevich Čerenkov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
* 1990 - Ian Charleson, Scottish actor (b. 1949)
*1993 - Dizzy Gillespie, acclaimed jazz trumpet player (b. 1917)
* 1993 - Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (b. 1938)
*1994 - Virginia Dell Cassidy, Bill Clinton's mother (b. 1923)
*1995 - Joe Slovo, South African politician (b. 1926)
*1997 - Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
*1999 - Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (b. 1962)
*2000 - Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
*2004 - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
* 2004 - Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
* 2004 - Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
*2005 - Louis Robichaud, Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1925)
* 2005 - Lois Hole, Lt. Governor of Alberta (b. 1933)
*2006 - Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)
* 2006 - Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
*2007 - Roberta Wohlstetter, military historian and strategist (b. 1912)
* 2007 - Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
* 2007 - Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)

Holidays and observances

*Christianity
**Epiphany
***(except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Twelfth Day of Christmas, also known as Twelfth Day and Three Kings Day
**Theophany (Revelation of the Trinity at Christ's baptism in the Jordan)
*Public holiday in Spain, Italy, Sweden and Puerto Rico to mark Epiphany
*Ireland - Little Christmas
*Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
*Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it is on 18 January - old calendar)
*Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
* January 6 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

External links

* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/january/6 BBC: On This Day]
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* [http://www1.sympatico.ca/cgi-bin/on_this_day?mth=Jan&day=06 On This Day in Canada] ----


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