January 06 in History – What happened on 06 January in Past

06 January - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, January 06 is the day number 6 in a given year. January 06 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

January 06 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1066Harold Godwinson, widely regarded as the last Anglo-Saxon king before the Norman conquest, was crowned King of England.
1316Sultan Alauddin Khilji, the ruler of the Khilji dynasty, died.
1322Having defeated his half-brother Stephen Constantine in battle,Stephen Decanski was crowned King of Serbia.
1449The last Byzantine-Roman Emperor, Constantine XI Palaiologos, was crowned, four years before the Fall of Constantinople.
1664Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj attacked Surat.
1773Massachusetts slaves petitioned the Legislature for independence.
1786The outer bound East Indian Halswell was wrecked on a storm off the south coast of England, leaving only 74 of the 240 survivors.
1824French writer and litterateur Alexander Doma Junior was born in Paris.
1832Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society.
1838Samuel Morse and his assistant Alfred Vail successfully tested the electrical telegraph for the first time at Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey.
1838Alfred Vail and Samuel Morse made the first successful demonstration of the electric telegraph in front of the world.
1839The most damaging storm in 300 years swept across Ireland, with 100-knot winds damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
1853Florida Governor Thomas Brown signed legislation that provided public support for the new East Florida Seminary, leading to the establishment of the University of Florida.
1870Musikverin, Vienna inaugurated Austria-Hungary.
1885Bharatendu Harishchandra, one of the Hindi poets and writers of modern India, died.
1896The first US women's six-day cycle race began at Madison Square Garden.
1899Lord Curzon was made Viceroy of India.
1907Italian educator Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, employing the philosophy of education that now bears her name.
1907The first Montessori school and day care center started in Rome.
1912German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift.
1912Alfred Wegener introduced the theory of continental displacement.
1919The 26th President of the United States, Theodar Roosevelt, died.
1928Charlie Chaplin's silent comedy film The Circus premiered at the Strand Theater in New York City.
1932Joseph Lyons became the 10th Prime Minister of Australia.
1947The All India Congress Committee accepted the Partition of India.
1950Britain recognized the Communist government of China.
1953The first Asian Socialist Conference, an organization of socialist political parties in Asia, opened in Rangoon, Burma, with 177 delegates, observers and fraternal guests.
1953The Asian Socialist Conference opened in Rangoon, Burma.
1955Sir Rowan Sebastian, who made the world crazy with the character of Mr. Bean, took the first step in the world.
1960National Airlines Flight 2511, traveling from New York City to Miami, exploded in mid air due to a bomb placed by an unknown party,resulting in the deaths of all 34 people on board.
1967Allaah Rakha Rahman (AR Rahman), the eminent king of the world of music, was born.
1977The record label EMI ended its contract with the English punkrock band Sex Pistols in response to its members' disruptive behaviourat London Heathrow Airport two days earlier.
1989Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh, both the culprits of Indira Gandhi's assassination, were hanged.
1991All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers was established in Udaipur.
1993Indian Border Security Force (BSF) units killed 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
1994A new show ‘Government Inspector” opened at Lyceum Theatre New York city for 37 performances.
1994Two-time American Olympic figure skating medalist NancyKerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant hired by JeffGillooly, the ex-husband of her rival Tonya Harding.
1995Atlanta Hawk's Lenny Wilkens became NBA's most winning coach.
1996A record of $65.2 million British lottery was won by 3 people.
1997The famous show “It's a slippery slope” finally ends at Vivian Beaumont Theatre New York city.
2005About 60 tons of chlorine gas were released when two Norfolk Southern trains collided in Graniteville, South Carolina, USA.
2008The storms in the western coastal region of America caused heavy destruction.
2010Extreme cold temperatures across Europe led to 122 deaths in Poland and 7 died in Switzerland as a result of an avalanche.
2011China placed new controls on text messages on mobile phones containing references to democracy, human rights and corruption.
2012Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica new P.M. announces that the country will become a republic. It removes Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
2012About 4,500 logins and passwords of FaceBook were stolen by the Rammit worm.
2012A suicide attack in the Syrian capital Damascus killed 26 people and injured 63.
2013Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian National Authority has declared that official document must use the words “State of Palestine”.
2014Jenet Yellen becomes the chairman of the US Federal Reserve. She is the first woman to hold the post of chairman.
2016North Korea successfully tested a thermonuclear weapon.



Famous Birthdays of January 06:

YearName / Profession / Country
1965Bjørn Lomborg / Author / Denmark
1933Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov / Engineer / Russia
1617Christoffer Gabel / Politician / Germany
1836Ludwig Schüler / Politician / Germany
1944Alan Stivell / Singer / France
1961Georges Jobé / Motocross Racer / Belgium
1935Joseph Rotman / Business Man / Canada
1866Dante Cappelli / Actor / Italy
1932Stuart A. Rice / Academic / United States of America
1987Zhang Lin / Swimmer / China
1963Norm Charlton / Baseball Player / United States of America
1938Adriano Celentano / Actor / Italy
1822Heinrich Schliemann / Business Man / Germany
1937Paolo Conte / Writer / Italy
1971Karin Slaughter / Author / United States of America
1981Mike Jones / Actor / United States of America
1931Graeme Hole / Cricketer / Australia
1958Mohsen Rastani / Journalist / Iran
1926Mickey Hargitay / Actor / United States of America
1838Max Bruch / Composer / Germany
1915Alan Watts / Author / United Kingdom
1916Vincent Serventy / Author / Australia
1938Mario Rodríguez Cobos / Author / Argentina
1965Christine Wachtel / Runner / Germany
1956Justin Welby / Bishop / United Kingdom
1903Francis L. Sullivan / Actor / United States of America
1960Eric Grothe / Rugby Player / Australia
1924Earl Scruggs / Banjo Player / United States of America
1955Graham Murray / Rugby Player / Australia
1803Henri Herz / Pianist / Austria

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