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January 6th History

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January 6th In Pop Culture History

1540 - King Henry VIII of England married Anne of Cleves.

1838 - Samuel Morse made the 1st public demonstration of telegraph in New Jersey.

1839 - The Night of the Big Wind swept across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.

January 6, 1854 Birthday (fictional) Sherlock Holmes, Literature

1912 - New Mexico became the 47th state.

1941 - FDR gave his "4 Freedoms" speech (speech, worship, from want and from fear)

1957 - Elvis Presley made his 7th (and final) appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

January 6, 19** Birthday (fictional) Commissioner James Gordon, Batman, DC Comics

1973 - #1 Hit January 6, 1973 - January 26, 1973: Carly Simon - You're So Vain

1973 - ABC's Schoolhouse Rock debuted with Multiplication Rock

1974 - In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time began nearly four months early in the United States.

1979 - #1 Hit January 6, 1979 - February 9, 1979: Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven

1994 - Olympic Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan was attacked when Tonya Harding's husband and bodyguard hired Shane Stant to break her legs. Kerrgan finished in second place, Harding in 8th for the event.

1995 - Houseguest was released in theaters.

1996 - US Northeast Blizzard of 1996

January 6, 2004 - The Apple iPod mini (1st generation) was released.

January 6th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Joan of Arc (1412, d.1431)
John Smith (1580)
Sherlock Holmes (1854)
Fred Niblo (1874,d.1948)
Carl Sandburg (1878)
Tom Mix (1880, d.1940)
Khahil Gibran (1883)
Billy Greene (1897)
Phyliss Haver (1899)
Patrick Aherne (1901)
Francis L. Sullivan (1903)
Stanley Smith (1903)
Joey Adams (1911)
Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchov (1911)
Loretta Young (1913, d.2000)
Tom Brown (1913)
Danny Thomas (1914,d.1991)
David Bruce (1914)
Earl Scruggs (1924, d.2012)
John Z DeLorean (1925)
Mickey Hargitay (1926, d.2006)
Capucine (1928)
Vic Tayback (1930)
Bobby Lord (1934)
Nino Tempo (1935)
Paul Wilson (1935)
Doris Troy (1937)
Adriano Celentano (1938)
Van McCoy (1940, d.1979)
Neal Adams (1941)
Bonnie Franklin (1944, d.2013)
Pepe Le Pew (1945)
Syd Barrett (1946)
Sandy Denny (1947)
Kim Wilson (1951)
Armelia McQueen (1952)
Grant Goodeve (1952)
Frank Sivero (1952)
Malcolm Young (1953)
Anthony Minghella (1954)
Trudie Styler (1954)
Rowan Atkinson (1955)
Angus Deayton (1956)
Nancy Lopez Knight (1957)
Scott Bryce (1958)
Kathy Sledge (1959)
Howie Long (1960)
Nigella Lawson (1960)
Andrea Thompson (1960)
Michael Houser (1962)
Paul Brindley (1963)
Mark O'Toole (1964)
Yuri (1964)
Fernando Carrillo (1966)
Peter Loran (1967)
John Singleton (1968)
Norman Reedus (1969)
Gabrielle Reese (1970)
Julie Chen (1970)
Gary Wiseman (1971)
Joey Lauren Adams (1971)
Shae Marks (1972)
Danny Pintauro (1976)
Tara Spencer-Nairn (1978)
Mike Jones (1981)
Rinko Kikuchi (1981)
Jeremie Renier (1981)
Tiffany Pollard (1982)
Alex Turner (1986)
Irina Shayk (1986)

January 6th is the Epiphany, when the Magi (the three wise men - Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar) officially arrived and it dawned on everyone that Jesus was, in fact, the Son of God.

It is often credited as the day of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist.

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