On This Day in History for January 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 133 of 133

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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 The beginning of the first GPS epoch.
  • 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
  • 1986 British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the 'Westland affair'
  • 1986 Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
  • 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 Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala
  • 1991 Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
  • 1992 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle" premieres in LA
  • 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 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
  • 1993 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • 1994 Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
  • 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)
  • 1998 Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
  • 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
  • 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
  • 2014 Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus
  • 2016 North Korea states that they have successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016 Californian Governor Jerry Brown declares state of emergency over methane gas leak on outskirts of Los Angeles

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 114 of 114

  • 1945 Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1948 Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
  • 1948 Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • 1950 Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1954 Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  • 1954 Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer
  • 1957 C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
  • 1959 John Singleton, director (Boyz n The Hood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1963 Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut
  • 1965 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician
  • 1965 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • 1975 Yukana, Japanese seiyū
  • 1975 Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1)
  • 1989 Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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