On This Day

What Happened on January 6, 1857

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn

Famous Birthdays

  • Hugh Mahon, Irish-born Australian politician, born in Killurin, Republic of Ireland (d. 1931)
  • William E. Russell, 37th Governor of Massachusetts, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1896)