Historical Events on 6th January

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1066 - King Harald of England crowned
1099 - Henry V crowned German king
1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
1227 - Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
1352 - French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star
1449 - Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra.
1453 - Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
1494 - The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola.
1497 - Jews are expelled from Graz in Styria, Austria
1579 - Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
1579 - The Union of Atrecht is signed.
1605 - The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.
1622 - Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
1639 - Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
1649 - The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
King Charles IKing Charles I 1661 - The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London.
1681 - 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
1690 - Joseph I, later Holy Roman Emperor and son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
1720 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
1773 - Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
1781 - Battle of Jersey (Island in UK)
1784 - Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
1802 - Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador
1832 - New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
1839 - 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von HumboldtNaturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt 1842 - 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
1857 - Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
1861 - Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
1861 - NYC mayor proposes NY become a free city, trading with N & S
1870 - The inauguration of the Musikverein (Vienna).
1873 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
1873 - US Congress begins investigating Crédit Mobilier scandal
1880 - Record snow cover in Seattle - 120 cm
1883 - Ontario Rugby Football Union forms
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 - Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
1893 - The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison23rd US President Benjamin Harrison 1896 - 1st US women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
1896 - Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
1898 - 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
1900 - Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
1900 - Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso," premieres in Paris
1903 - Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
1906 - Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
1907 - Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
1912 - New Mexico becomes 47th state
1912 - Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.
1913 - Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred WegenerMeteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener 1914 - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
1922 - -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
1924 - Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo
1925 - Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m
1925 - Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists, Italy
1926 - Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
1927 - US marines sent to Nicaragua
1928 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
1929 - Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.
1930 - 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
1930 - Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours
1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
Bank Robber Clyde BarrowBank Robber Clyde Barrow 1933 - Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal
1936 - Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
1937 - Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
1938 - Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx
1939 - Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts
1940 - Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.
1941 - President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom from speech, worship, want and fear) during US State of Union address
1942 - Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
1942 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world ("Pacific Clipper").
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1946 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
1947 - Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
1950 - "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
1950 - Britain recognizes Communist government of China
1951 - "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs
1951 - Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
1953 - WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
1957 - Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1957 - Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
1958 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
1958 - Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 1958 - WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
1963 - "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
1964 - Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
1964 - Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
1965 - Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
1967 - "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1967 - KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
1967 - United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
1968 - Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks
1968 - Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation
1968 - Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon
1969 - Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
1969 - WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
1971 - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
Singer-songwriter Neil YoungSinger-songwriter Neil Young 1971 - Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days
1972 - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1972 - US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
1972 - Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
1973 - "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
1974 - "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
1974 - England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
1974 - In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
1975 - "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
1975 - "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv
1975 - 1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage
1976 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
1976 - Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
1977 - EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
1978 - 1st postage stamp copyrighted by US (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1978 - US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary
1979 - The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day
1980 - "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 perfs
4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi 1980 - Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
1980 - Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
1980 - The beginning of the first GPS epoch.
1980 - AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 27-13
1980 - NFC Championship Game: Los Angeles Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0
1981 - 50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals
1984 - Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 41 B mission
1984 - Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh & Lillee
1985 - AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
1985 - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
1986 - British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the 'Westland affair'
1986 - Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
1986 - Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
1986 - STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
1987 - 100th US Congress convenes
1987 - Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
1990 - NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
1991 - "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
1991 - "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
1991 - Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala
1991 - Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
1992 - NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
1992 - Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA
1992 - Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG
1992 - Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
1992 - The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects
1993 - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
1993 - Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
1993 - Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
1994 - "Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances
1994 - Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
1994 - Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
1994 - Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
1994 - Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny WilkensNBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens 1995 - Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)
1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
1996 - Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
1997 - "It's a Slippery Slope," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
1998 - Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
1998 - Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
2000 - The flu outbreak in Britain puts pressure on NHS
2002 - Daniel Bedingfield returns to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time with Gotta Get Thru This
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.
Actress Katherine HeiglActress Katherine Heigl 2010 - 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)
2011 - 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)
2013 - 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
2013 - The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout
2014 - Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions
2014 - Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus
2015 - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

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