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January 6 Historical Events

The following events took place on January 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 48 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson (or Harold II) is crowned King of England.
  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1449
    Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor at Mystras.
  • 1492
    The Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella enter Granada, completing the Reconquista.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1661
    English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
  • 1690
    Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1721
    The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 1781
    In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
  • 1809
    Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1838
    Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
  • 1839
    The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts. Pierce’s 11-year-old son Benjamin is killed in the crash.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1893
    The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1907
    Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 1912
    New Mexico is admitted to the Union as the 47th U.S. state.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1921
    Formation of the Iraqi Army.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 1929
    Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India, to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
  • 1930
    The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
  • 1931
    Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
  • 1941
    United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1946
    The first general election ever in Vietnam is held.

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