What Happened on January 6, 2016

Historical Events

  • "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" breaks North American box office record, passing the $760.5M taken by "Avatar"

Event of Interest

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

  • North Korea states that they have successfully conducted their fourth nuclear test, saying it was a hydrogen bomb in a claim disputed by most international experts
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Famous Deaths

  • Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Cuban jazz trumpeter (Orchestra Harlow; Eddie Palmieri), dies of prostate cancer at 79 
  • Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86

About January 6, 2016

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 7 years, 2 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Capricorn

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