January 6


November 27, 2021

January 6 is the 6th day of the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days to go until the end of the year (360 in leap years).


1066 - Harold Godwinson is crowned king of England, with the name of Harold II. 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes king of the Romans. 1309 - Henry VII of Luxembourg is elected king of Germany 1449 - Constantine XI Palaeologus becomes emperor of Byzantium. 1540 - King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Clèves. 1579 - The Union of Arras constitutes a Catholic republic in the Netherlands. 1661 - The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to take control of London. 1690 - Giuseppe, son of Leopold I of Habsburg becomes king of the Romans. 1720 - The South Sea Company's bubble investigation committee publishes its findings. 1768 - Pope Clement XIII publishes the encyclical letter "Summa quae", on the contrast between the Church and the world, an exhortation to the fortress for the bishops. 1838 - Samuel Morse makes his first successful test of the electric telegraph. 1870 - The Musikverein is inaugurated in Vienna. 1877 - The Congregation of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary is founded in India. 1880 - Italian emigrants found the city of Criciúma, in Brazil. 1896 - Auguste and Louis Lumière's arrival of a train at La Ciotat station is screened for the first time. Legend has it that viewers fled the cinema for fear of being overwhelmed by the train. 1900 The news is reported that millions of people are dying of hunger in India. Boers attack Ladysmith - over 1000 people killed. 1907 - Maria Montessori opens her first school and care center for the working class in Rome. 1911 - The Italian national football team wears a blue uniform for the first time in the friendly match against Hungary. Blue will be adopted as the color for the Italian national team of each sport. 1912 - New Mexico becomes the 47th state of the USA. 1913 - In the town of Roccagorga, in Lazio, the Carabinieri royals fire on the crowd protesting against the tax burden and the inefficiency of health services. Seven people died. 1926 - Lufthansa is born from the merger of the airlines "Deutsche Aero Lloyd" (DAL) and "Junkers Luftverkehr". 1928 - Napoli is defeated in a historic match on the Arenaccia field by Nocerina, which from that day will deserve the nickname still in use of "Molosser" referring to the canine breed to indicate the tenacity with which the Rossoneri players fought. 1929 Adolf Hitler appoints Heinrich Himmler as head of the SS, which then numbered only 280 men. King Alexander I of Yugoslavia suspends the constitution of the nation of him (the so-called "Dictatorship of January 6", Šestojanuarska diktatura.). 1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application. 1940 - Mass executions of Poles, committed by the Germans in the city of Poznań (Warthegau). 1947 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to have a round-the-world flight. 1950 - The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China in response cuts diplomatic relations with the British. 1967 - United States Marines and Army troops of the Republic of South Vietnam launch Operation Deckhouse Five in the Mekong Delta. 1980 - Cosa Nostra kills the president of the Sicily Region Piersanti Mattarella. 1992 - The United Nations Security Council unanimously votes the condemnation of the treatment of Palestinians by the Israelis. 1994 - Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and beaten in the right leg on the orders of rival figure skater Tonya Harding. 1995 - A fire in a Manila apartment building leads to the discovery of the plans for the Bojinka Project, a mass terrorist attack. 1998 - The space shuttle Lunar Prospector is launched into orbit around the Moon where

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