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What Happened on January 6, 1580

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestJohn Smith

John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1631)

Explorer John Smith
John Smith

1580 Highlights

About January 6, 1580

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 441 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Capricorn