January 6

1540

King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves.

1759

George Washington married Martha Custis.

1838

Samuel Morse gave the first public demonstration of the telegraph.

1912

New Mexico became the 47th state in the United States.

1919

Former president Theodore Roosevelt died in Oyster Bay, N.Y.

1987

University of California astronomers first witnessed the birth of a galaxy that contained 1 billion stars.

1994

Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan clubbed on leg by men including husband of rival skater Tonya Harding.

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