January 6 Events in History - January 6 Birthdays - January 6 Deaths
2015 The National Baseball Hall of Fame elects four players: Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, and Craig Biggio; the induction ceremony will take place in July
2014 Janet Yellen becomes the first woman to hold the post of chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve
2014 The Midwest experiences life threateningly low temperatures and forces over 2,500 flight cancellations; the tunnel of arctic air called the "polar vortex" should head eastward during the week
2013 The President of the Palestinian National Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, declares that official documents must use the words 'State of Palestine'
2013 Developers at Apple, the U.S. creators of the iphone, claim they gave Apple sufficient warning concerning issues with iOS maps
2012 45,000 Facebook logins and passwords are stolen by the Ramnit worm
2012 Jamaica's new Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller announces the country will become a republic, removing Queen Elizabeth II as head of state
2011 China places new controls on text messages sent on mobile phones containing references to democracy, human rights and corruption
2011 Jordan's Ali bin Al Hussein is elected as Vice President of FIFA, the International Federation of Association Football
2010 Extreme cold temperatures across Europe lead to 122 deaths in Poland, 7 die in Switzerland as the result of an avalanche
1998 Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
1998 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1997 "It's a Slippery Slope," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City
1996 Record $65.2 million British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
1995 Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)
1994 "Government Inspector" opens at Lyceum Theater New York City 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)
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
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
1991 "Gypsy" closes at St. James Theater New York City 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)
1990 New York Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (18-25-26-32-42-44)
1987 100th U.S. Congress convenes
1987 Astronomers at University of California see 1st sight of birth of a galaxy
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
1984 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS-41 B mission
1984 Last day of Test cricket for Chappell, Marsh and Lillee
1981 50th hat trick in Islander history - John Tonelli scored 5 goals
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
1978 1st postage stamp copyrighted by U.S. (Carl Sandburg stamp)
1978 U.S. hand over St. Stephan crown to Hungary
1977 EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
1976 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1976 Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million
1975 "AM America," premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
1975 "Wheel Of Fortune," debuts on NBC-TV
1974 "CBS Mystery Theater," premieres on radio
1974 England begins 3 day work week during mine strike
1973 "Schoolhouse Rock," premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
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.
1971 Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
1971 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
1969 Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
1969 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, New York (PBS) begins broadcasting
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
1967 "Milton Berle Show" last airs on ABC-TV
1967 KHTV TV channel 39 in Houston, Texas (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 2 homemade buses collided on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines plunging off a cliff, killing 84, injuring 140
1965 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
1964 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move Kansas City A's to Louisville
1964 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
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
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
1957 Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show
1957 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow, Russia
1956 KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, Texas (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
1953 WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 100 performances
1951 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
1950 "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater New York City for 3 performances
1950 Britain recognizes Communist government of China
1947 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 vs. England in MCG Test
1946 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
1945 Future president George Bush marries Barbara Pierce in Rye NY
1942 1st around world flight, Pan Am "Pacific Clipper"
1942 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
1941 FDR's "4 Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want and from fear)
1938 Bronze memorial statue of Henry Hudson erected in Bronx
1937 Bradman scores 270 Australia vs. England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
1936 Barbara Hanley became Canada's 1st woman mayor (Webbwood, Ontario)
1930 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
1930 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 minutes, 49 fours
1929 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
1928 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
1927 U.S. Marines sent to Nicaragua
1926 Kees Boeke opens 1st comprehensive school in Holland
1925 Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile and 14:44.6 5,000m
1924 Poulenc/Nijinska's ballet "Les Biches," premieres in Monte Carlo
1922 Conference of Cannes concerning German retribution payments
1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded
1912 New Mexico becomes 47th state
1907 Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)
1906 Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs," premieres in Paris
1903 Dutch Press museum opens in Amsterdam
1900 Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured
1900 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso," premieres in Paris
1898 1st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake
1896 1st U.S. women's 6-day bicycle race starts, Madison Square Garden
1896 Cecil Rhodes resigns as premier of Cape colony
1893 Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
1883 Ontario Rugby Football Union forms
1880 Record snow cover in Seattle-120 cm
1873 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
1873 U.S. Congress begins investigating Credit Mobilier scandal
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
1857 Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
1842 4,500 British and Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
1839 2 day storm off Irish and English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
1838 Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
1832 New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
1784 Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
1781 Battle of Jersey (Island in UK)
1773 Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
1759 George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
1745 Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
1690 Emperor Leopold's son Jozef chosen Roman Catholic king
1681 1st recorded boxing match (Duke of Albemarle's butler vs his butcher)
1663 Great earthquake in New England
1639 Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
1622 Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
1579 Artois/Hainault/Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
1540 King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
1535 City of Lima Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro
1497 Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
1496 Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
1453 Emperor Frederik III becomes archduke of Austria
1352 French king Jean II introduces Order of the Star
1227 Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
1099 Henry V crowned German king
1066 King Harald of England crowned