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Notable Historical Events on January 6th

1937Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles

1907Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

1957Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

1912Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.

1930Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

1933Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

1971Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

1893The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

1995Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

1925Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

1649The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"

1802Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

1941President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom from speech, worship, want and fear) during US State of Union address

201137th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

1929Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

1931Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

1605The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.

201036th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

January 6th Historical Events
Date Event
1066
King Harald of England crowned 
1099
Henry V crowned German king 
1205
Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans. 
1227
Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre 
1352
French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star 
1449
Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI is crowned at Mistra. 
1453
Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria 
1494
The first Mass in the New World is celebrated at La Isabela, Hispaniola. 
1497
Jews are expelled from Graz in Styria, Austria 
1579
Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras 
1579
The Union of Atrecht is signed. 
1605
The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid. 
1622
Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide 
1639
Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed 
1649
The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes" 
1661
The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London. 
1681
1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher) 
1690
Joseph I, later Holy Roman Emperor and son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans. 
1720
The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings. 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow 
1773
Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom 
1781
Battle of Jersey (Island in UK) 
1784
Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople 
1802
Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador 
1832
New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston) 
1839
2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind" 
1842
4,500 British & 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
NYC mayor proposes NY become a free city, trading with N & S 
1870
The inauguration of the Musikverein (Vienna). 
1873
Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia" 
1873
US Congress begins investigating Crédit Mobilier scandal 
1880
Record snow cover in Seattle - 120 cm 
1883
Ontario Rugby Football Union forms 
1887
`Abd-allah II of Harar opens the Battle of Chelenqo with an attack on the camp of the Shewan army of Negus Menelik II. 
1893
Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast 
1893
The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison
1896
1st US 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 
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 
1912
Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt. 
1913
Attempting to end hostilities in the Balkans, the London Peace Conference breaks down because Turkey refuses to cede Adrianpole, the Aegean island, and Crete 
1914
Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded 
1922
-13] 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 & 14:44.6 5,000m 
1926
Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland 
1927
US marines sent to Nicaragua 
1928
Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene) 
1929
Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia 
1929
Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people. 
1930
1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed 
1930
Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours 
1931
Thomas Edison submits his last patent application. 
1933
Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal 
1936
Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario) 
1937
Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles 
1938
Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx 
1939
Daily newspaper comic strip "Superman" debuts 
1940
Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau. 
1941
President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom from speech, worship, want and fear) during US State of Union address 
1942
Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia 
1942
Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world ("Pacific Clipper"). 
1946
Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum 
1947
Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test 
1950
"Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances 
1950
Britain recognizes Communist government of China 
1951
"Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs 
1951
Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes 
1953
WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1956
KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group 
1957
Elvis Presley makes his 7th & 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, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1963
"Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC 
1963
"Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances 
1964
Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC 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
"Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV 
1967
KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, TX (IND) begins broadcasting 
1967
2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140 
1967
United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta. 
1968
Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 8 weeks 
1968
Dr N E Shumway performs 1st US adult cardiac transplant operation 
1968
Surveyor 7 (last of series) launched by US for soft-landing on Moon 
1969
Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame" 
1969
WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1971
Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones 
1971
Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate 
1971
Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days 
1972
US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn 
1972
US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley 
1972
Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR 
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 
1974
In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States. 
1975
"AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host 
1975
"Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-tv 
1975
1000 Led Zeppelin fans, waiting overnight inside the lobby of the Boston Garden for tickets to the group's February 4th gig to go on sale, cause a riot and an esimated $30,000 damage 
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 US (Carl Sandburg stamp) 
1978
US hand over St Stephan crown to Hungary 
1979
The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day 
1980
"1940's Radio Hour" closes at St James Theater NYC after 105 perfs 
1980
Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India 
1980
Phil Flyers set NHL record of 35 straight games without a defeat 
1980
The beginning of the first GPS epoch. 
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 & 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 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
"Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances 
1991
"Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV 
1991
Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala 
1991
Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec) 
1992
NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul 
1992
Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle," premieres in LA 
1992
Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v 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
"Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 37 performances 
1994
Dow-Jones hits record 3803.88 
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) 
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 $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 NYC 
1998
Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach 
1998
Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame 
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. 
2010
36th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama) 
2011
37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama) 
2013
10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan 
2013
The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout 
2014
Zach Johnson wins the 2014 PGA Tournament of Champions 
2017
Four charged with hate crime for Chicago Facebook Live attack 
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