6 January


January 26, 2022

January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. This is followed by 359 days (360 days in a leap year) until the end of the year.


General 1839 - The Night of the Big Wind, a severe storm, sweeps over Ireland. 2017 - At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, 5 people are shot dead and 13 others injured. Infrastructure 1974 - Last car-free Sunday in the Netherlands. Media 1955 - The Katholieke Radio Omroep broadcasts the first children's program on Dutch television: 'Revolt in the manger', a play by the Volendammer Pé Mühren about rebellious images in a nativity scene. War 1781 - At the Royal Square in Saint Helier on the Channel Island of Jersey, the English defeat the French in the Battle of Jersey. Both the British captain Major Peirson and the French captain Baron De Rullecourt are killed. Politics 1579 - The Union of Arras is founded. 1912 New Mexico ratifies the Constitution of the United States of America and joins the Union as the 47th state. 1929 - Proclamation of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. 1941 - US President F.D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech. 1951 - Mebyon Kernow, the Cornish Interests Party, is founded. 1977 - 242 intellectuals in Czechoslovakia sign the Charter 77 manifesto in which they demand, among other things, the application of human rights. 1983 - At the Thai-Cambodian border, refugees are shelled by Vietnamese troops supporting the Phnom Penh regime. 1994 - Attacks by gunmen in the Togolese capital, Lomé, kill 40, according to the military, including 30 attackers, seven soldiers and three civilians. The government is imposing a curfew. 1999 - The United States Congress opens an impeachment trial against President Bill Clinton. 2021 - Supporters of US President Donald Trump storm the Capitol. There are 5 deaths. 2022 - Dozens dead, 3,000 arrested in protests in Kazakhstan against the policies of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Religion 754 - Pope Stephanus II anoints Frankish king Pepin III in Saint-Denis Cathedral. He grants him the title of patricius Romanorum. 1964 – Second meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I in the building of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem. 2019 - In the Netherlands, hundreds of orthodox Protestant pastors sign an anti-LGBTI pamphlet. They thus endorse the Nashville statement from 2017. Member of Parliament Kees van der Staaij of the SGP causes commotion because his signature is also on it. Sport 1993 - Swimmer Franziska van Almsick sets the world record in the 100m freestyle short course (25m) at 53.46 in Shanghai. 2019 - Fred Rutten has been appointed as the new trainer at RSC Anderlecht. 2022 - Novak Djokovic has been banned from entering Australia over vaccine waiver issues. The number 1 in the tennis world and defending champion of the Australian Open does not want to disclose whether he has been vaccinated against COVID-19, which is mandatory in Australia at the moment. Science and technology 1714 - Henry Mill receives a patent for the typewriter. 1838 - Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail give the first demonstration of their telegraph. 1907 - In Rome Maria Montessori opens her first school where she wants to realize her didactic reform plans. 1968 - Launch of NASA's Surveyor 7 spacecraft to the moon. 1984 - The first in vitro quadruplets are born in Melbourne, Australia.


1367 - Richard II, King of England (died 1400) 1493 - Olaus Petri, Swedish Church reformer and humanist (died 1552) 1665 - Charles Louis of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken (died 1723) 1681 - Elisabeth Juliana Francisca of Hesse-Homburg, Princess of Nassau-Siegen (died 1707) 1799 - Jedediah Smith, American explorer (d

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