On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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 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

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2014 Truce begins between Free Syrian Army and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in northern Damascus

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • 2016 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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2016 Governor of California 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

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2017 Elizabeth Warren announces her intention to run for a second term as Massachusetts Senator

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • 2018 Oil tanker Sanchi collides with a freighter off the coast of Shanghai with 32 probable deaths
  • 2019 Record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) price for giant bluefin tuna at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market bought by sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura
  • 2019 Malaysian king Sultan Muhammad V abdicates after two years of rule in historic first
  • 2020 Crawford Steel executives Sid Spiegel and Gary Stern via holding company S & S Sportsco purchase the Montreal Alouettes from the Canadian Football League

Birthdays in History

  • 1964 Anthony Scaramucci, American financier and White House Communications Director (2017-), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1965 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • 1965 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • 1975 Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1), born in Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
  • 1989 Baby lion-tailed macaques, at Woodland Park Zoo (Seattle)

Weddings in History

Deaths in History