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Events and People Who Made History on January 6

11th Century

1066 - King Harald of England crowned
1099 - Henry V crowned German king

13th Century

1227 - Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre

14th Century

1352 - French king Jean II introduces Order of the Star

15th Century

1453 - Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
1496 - Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
1497 - Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)

16th Century

1535 - City of Lima Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro
1540 - King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
1579 - Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras

17th Century

1622 - Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
1639 - Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
1663 - Great earthquake in New England
1681 - 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
1690 - Emperor Leopold's son Jozef chosen Roman Catholic king

18th Century

1745 - Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
1759 - George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
1773 - Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
1781 - Battle of Jersey (Island in UK)
1784 - Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople

19th Century

1832 - New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
1838 - Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
1839 - 2 day storm off Irish and English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
1842 - 4,500 British and Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
1857 - Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
1861 - Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
1861 - New York City mayor proposes New York become a free city, trading with N and S
1873 - Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
1873 - U.S. Congress begins investigating Credit Mobilier scandal
1880 - Record snow cover in Seattle-120 cm
1883 - Ontario Rugby Football Union forms
1893 - Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
1896 - 1st U.S. women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
1896 - Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
1898 - 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake

20th Century

1900 - Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
1900 - Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso," premieres in Paris
1903 - Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
1906 - Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
1907 - Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
1912 - New Mexico becomes 47th state
1914 - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
1922 - Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
1924 - Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo
1925 - Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile and 14:44.6 5,000m
1926 - Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
1927 - U.S. Marines sent to Nicaragua
1928 - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
1929 - Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
1930 - 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
1930 - Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 minutes, 49 fours
1936 - Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
1937 - Bradman scores 270 Australia vs. England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
1938 - Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx
1941 - FDR's "4 Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want and from fear)
1942 - 1st around world flight, Pan Am "Pacific Clipper"
1942 - Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
1945 - Future president George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye NY
1946 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
1947 - Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs. England in MCG Test
1950 - Britain recognizes Communist government of China
1950 - "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 3 performances
1951 - Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
1951 - "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 100 performances
1953 - WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1956 - Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
1956 - KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1957 - Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1957 - Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow, Russia
1958 - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to ee cummings
1958 - Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
1958 - WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, Puerto Rico (PBS) begins broadcasting
1963 - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
1963 - "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 774 performances
1964 - Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City A's to Louisville
1964 - Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
1965 - Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
1967 - 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
1967 - KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1968 - Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 and stays #1 for 8 weeks
1968 - Dr. N E Shumway performs 1st U.S. adult cardiac transplant operation
1968 - Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by U.S. for soft-landing on Moon
1969 - Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
1969 - WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
1971 - Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
1971 - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
1972 - U.S. Female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1972 - U.S. Male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
1972 - Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from U.S.S.R.
1973 - "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
1974 - "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
1974 - England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
1975 - "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
1975 - "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-TV
1976 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 - Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
1977 - EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
1978 - 1st postage stamp copyrighted by U.S. (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1978 - U.S. hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
1980 - "1940's Radio Hour" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 105 performances
1980 - Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India
1980 - Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat
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
1984 - Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh and Lillee
1986 - British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns
1986 - Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
1986 - Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
1986 - STS-61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
1987 - 100th U.S. Congress convenes
1987 - Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
1990 - New York Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (18-25-26-32-42-44)
1991 - "Gypsy" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 477 performances
1991 - Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala
1991 - Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
1991 - "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
1992 - New York Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
1992 - Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA
1992 - Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* vs. Australia at the SCG
1992 - Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
1993 - Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
1993 - Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
1993 - Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
1994 - Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88
1994 - "Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City for 37 performances
1994 - Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tonya Harding's bodyguard
1994 - Yat Weiju swims world record 50m butterfly stroke (26.44)
1994 - Zhong Weiju swims world record 25m pool (26.44)
1995 - Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)
1996 - Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
1997 - "It's a Slippery Slope," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City
1998 - Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
1998 - Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame


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