Historical Events on 6th January

  • 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
  • 1322 Stephen Uros III becomes King of Serbia
  • 1352 French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star
  • 1355 Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy
  • 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.

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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

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1649 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"

King Charles I
King
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

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1802 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1809 Napoleonic Wars: Invasion of Cayenne, by combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces, begins
  • 1832 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
  • 1838 The forerunner of Morse code, the telegraph system, is first demonstrated by Alfred Vail
  • 1839 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
  • 1842 4,500 British & Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before reaching India
  • 1853 Franklin Pierce, the President-elect of the United States at the time, and his family are involved in a train wreck in Massachusetts
  • 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

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1893 The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd 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

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1907 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

  • 1912 New Mexico becomes 47th state of the Union

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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.

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener
  • 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
  • 1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
  • 1921 The Iraqi Army is formed
  • 1922 -13] Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
  • 1924 Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches" premieres in Monte Carlo

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1925 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi

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1925 Mussolini forms a cabinet composed entirely of Fascists in Italy

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1926 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
  • 1927 US marines return to Nicaragua
  • 1928 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • 1929 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia

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1929 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • 1930 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

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1930 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1931 Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison

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1933 Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1936 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
  • 1937 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles

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1938 Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1939 Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts
  • 1940 Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.

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1941 President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during US State of Union address

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 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").
  • 1946 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • 1946 Vietnam holds its first ever general election
  • 1947 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
  • 1947 Pan American Airlines offers a round-the-world-ticket, the first commercial airline to do so
  • 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 performances
  • 1951 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
  • 1951 Ganghwa massacre: Hundreds of South Korean communist sympathisers are slaughtered
  • 1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1953 The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Burma
  • 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

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1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1957 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
  • 1958 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to E. E. Cummings
  • 1958 Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
  • 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

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1971 Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Singer-songwriter
Neil Young
  • 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 United Kingdom 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 performances

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1980 Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • 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

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1992 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Cricketer
Sachin Tendulkar
  • 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
  • 1992 Zviad Gamskahurdia, the President of Georgia, flees the country because of the military coup
  • 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
  • 1993 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • 1994 "The 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)

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1995 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens
  • 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 £42 million ($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
  • 2000 The last Pyrenean ibex is found dead after being crushed by a tree
  • 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.
  • 2009 Israel begins an assault on the Gaza Strip

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2010 36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

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2011 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

  • 2012 A suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus, Syria, killing 26 people and wounding 63
  • 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
  • 2014 16th BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Auburn, 34-31
  • 2015 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2016 North Korea states that they have successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon
  • 2016 "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5m taken by "Avatar"
  • 2016 Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over methane gas leak on outskirts of Los Angeles