This was 6th day of the year and 359 days remained in the year.

January 6 Birthdays

Carl Sandburg
1878–1967, American poet and biographer

Heinrich Schliemann
archaeologist (1822)

Tom Mix
actor (1880)

Khalil Gibran
poet and novelist (1883)

Abram Nicholas Pritzker
entrepreneur (1896)

Loretta Young
actor (1913)

Danny Thomas
actor, singer, dancer (1914)

E L Doctorow
novelist (1931)

Rowan Atkinson
actor (1955)

Nancy Lopez
golfer (1957)

January 6 in History


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


George Washington married Martha Custis.


Samuel Morse gave the first public demonstration of the telegraph.


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


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


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


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

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