Historical Events on 6th January
All Events Birthdays
Events 1 - 161 of 161
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
Author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 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
King Charles I 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
Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt 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
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison 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.
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener 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)
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn" Paavo Nurmi 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
Cricket Legend Donald Bradman 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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 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
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 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
Singer-songwriter Neil Young 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)
NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens 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.
Actress Katherine Heigl 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
— Historical Events on this Day —