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Friday, January 6, 2012

Symantec, maker of the popular Norton antivirus software, acknowledges that hackers have acquired a segment of its source code, a partial confirmation of claims made by the Lords of Dharmaraja. //www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/06/us-symantec-code-idUSTRE80523W20120106 (Reuters)

Thursday, January 6, 2000

The last natural Pyrenean Ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.

Tuesday, January 6, 1998

The Lunar Prospector spacecraft is launched into orbit around the Moon, and later finds evidence for frozen water, in soil in permanently shadowed craters near the Moon's poles.

Friday, January 6, 1995

January 7 ndash A chemical fire occurs in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines. Policemen led by watch commander Aida Fariscal and investigators find a bomb factory and a laptop computer and disks that contain plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack. The mastermind, Ramzi Yousef, is arrested 1 month later.

Thursday, January 6, 1994

In Detroit, Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband.

Wednesday, January 6, 1993

January 20 ndash The Bombay Riots take place in the city now known as Mumbai.
Douglas Hurd is the first high-ranking British official to visit Argentina since the Falklands War.

Monday, January 6, 1992

Sunday, January 6, 1991

Wednesday, January 6, 1982

William Bonin is convicted of being the Freeway Killer.

Tuesday, January 6, 1981

The Brazilian double decker boat "Novo Amapo" capsizes in the Amazon River, Belem de Cajari, Macapa, Brazil 230 are killed.

Friday, January 6, 1978

The Holy Crown of Hungary (also known as Stephen of Hungary Crown) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held since World War II.

Thursday, January 6, 1977

Ocean Park opens in Hong Kong.

Monday, January 6, 1969

The final passenger train traverses the Waverley Line, which subsequently closed to passengers.
Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) damage property and assault occupants in the Bogside in Derry. In response, residents erect barricades and establish Free Derry.
The Soviet Union launches "Venera 6" toward Venus.
Martial law is declared in Madrid, the University is closed and over 300 students are arrested.
An explosion aboard the USS "Enterprise" near Hawaii kills 27 and injures 314.
Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin's first studio recorded album, is released.
An explosion aboard the USS ''Enterprise'' near Hawaii kills 27 and injures 314.
The Soviet Union launches "Soyuz 4".

Friday, January 6, 1967

Vietnam War: USMC and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River Delta.

Sunday, January 6, 1957

Elvis Presley appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" for the 3rd and final time. He is only shown from the waist up, even during the gospel segment, singing Peace In The Valley. Ed Sullivan describes Elvis thus: This is a real decent, fine boy. We've never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we've had with you. You're thoroughly all right.

Tuesday, January 6, 1953

The Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.

Friday, January 6, 1950

The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China the Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with Britain in response.

Sunday, January 6, 1946

A revised and streamlined revival of Kern and Hammerstein's "Show Boat" opens on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

Monday, January 6, 1941

The keel of the is laid at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn.

Saturday, January 6, 1940

WWII: Winter War: General Semyon Timoshenko takes command of all Russian forces.
WWII: Winter War ndash Battle of Suomussalmi: The Russian 44th Assault Division is destroyed by Finnish forces.
WWII: Food rationing begins in Great Britain.

Friday, January 6, 1939

"Naturwissenschaften" publishes evidence that nuclear fission has been achieved by Otto Hahn.

Tuesday, January 6, 1931

Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

Friday, January 6, 1928

January 7 ndash The River Thames floods in London 14 drown.

Monday, January 6, 1919

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, dies in his sleep at the age of 60.
Estonian Freedom War: The SovietArmy meets resistance from Estonian forces.

Sunday, January 6, 1907

The first Montessori school and daycare center for working class children opens in Rome.

Saturday, January 6, 1900

Second Boer War: Boers attack the town of Ladysmith, South Africa, killing over 1,000 people.

Friday, January 6, 1899

Thursday, January 6, 1870

The Musikverein, Vienna is inaugurated in Austria-Hungary.

Saturday, January 6, 1866

Ottoman troops clash with men of a Maronite leader Karam in St. Doumit in Lebanon the Ottomans are defeated.

Monday, January 6, 1862

French, Spanish, and British forces arrive in Veracruz, Mexico, beginning the French intervention in Mexico.

Friday, January 6, 1843

Antarctic explorer James Clark Ross discovers Snow Hill Island.

Thursday, January 6, 1842

13 ndash First Anglo-Afghan War: Massacre of Elphinstone's army (Battle of Gandamak): British East India Company troops destroyed by Afghan forces on the road from Kabul to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, by Akbar Khan, son of Dost Mohammed Khan.
13 ndash First Anglo-Afghan War: Massacre of Elphinstone\\\\\'s army (Battle of Gandamak): British East India Company troops destroyed by Afghan forces on the road from Kabul to Jalalabad, Afghanistan, by Akbar Khan, son of Dost Mohammed Khan.

Tuesday, January 6, 1818

Treaty of Mandeswar brings an end to the Third Anglo-Maratha War, ending the dominance of Marathas, and enhancing the power of the British East India Company, which controls territory occupied by 180 million Indians.

Saturday, January 6, 1816

TsarAlexander I of Russia signs an order for the expulsion of the Jesuits from the Russian Empire.

Saturday, January 6, 1787

The North Carolina General Assembly authorizes nine commissioners to purchase of land for the county seat of Chatham County. The town is named Pittsborough (later shortened to Pittsboro) for William Pitt the Younger.

Tuesday, January 6, 1784

The Turks agree to Russia's annexation of the Crimea in the Treaty of Constantinople.
The Turks agree to Russia\'s annexation of the Crimea in the Treaty of Constantinople.

Saturday, January 6, 1781

Battle of Jersey: The British beat the French in what is technically the last battle fought in the British Islands (coming after the Battle of Culloden in 1745). It is the last attempt by France to invade Jersey militarily.

Saturday, January 6, 1759

Monday, January 6, 1721

The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble in England publishes its findings.

Sunday, January 6, 1709

Europe's coldest period in 500 years begins during the night, lasting three months and with its effects felt for the entire year.ref name=newscientistPain, Stephanie. //www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126942.100-1709-the-year-that-europe-froze.html?full=true 1709: The year that Europe froze. "New Scientist", 7 February 2009. In France, the coast of the Atlantic and Seine River freeze, crops fail, and 24,000 Parisians die.

Friday, January 6, 1690

Thursday, January 6, 1661

The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London. George Monck's regiment defeats them.

Friday, January 6, 1612

Saturday, December 27, 1578 (Julianian calendar)

January 6 ndash The Union of Atrecht unites the southern Netherlands under the Duke of Parma, governor in the name of king Philip II of Spain.

Saturday, December 27, 1567 (Julianian calendar)

January 13 ndash In the Eastern Hungarian Kingdom the Diet of Torda declares religious freedom firstly in Europe.

Saturday, December 27, 1561 (Julianian calendar)

Earl of Tyrone ends his first rebellion by surrendering to Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Friday, December 27, 1549 (Julianian calendar)

Spanish Captain Hernando de Santana founds the city of Valledupar in what is now Colombian territory.

Saturday, December 27, 1539 (Julianian calendar)

17 May - Sher Shah Suri defeats and deposes Mughal EmperorHumayan at the Battle of Kannauj, establishes the Sur Empire.
March ndash Waltham Abbey is the final priory to fall prey to the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
22 May - Pope Paul III summons a general council of the church to meet at the imperial city of Trent. Its purposes to achieve the reformation of the church, the definition of dogma and the reunion of Christendom.
14 February - Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor enters Ghent without resistance and executes rebels.

Wednesday, December 27, 1536 (Julianian calendar)

March ndash Diego de Almagro successfully charges Manco Inca's siege of Cuzco, thereby saving his antagonists, the Pizarro brothers.
Alessandro de Medici is assassinated.

Wednesday, December 28, 1491 (Julianian calendar)

Ferdinand and Isabella enter into Granada.

Saturday, December 28, 1448 (Julianian calendar)

Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor at Mistra. He will be the last in a line of rulers that can be traced to the founding of Rome.

Thursday, December 28, 1447 (Julianian calendar)

Christopher of Bavaria, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden dies with no designated heir, leaving all three kingdoms with vacant thrones. Brothers Bengt Jönsson Oxenstierna and Nils Jönsson Oxenstierna are selected to serve as co-regents of Sweden.

Saturday, December 30, 1284 (Julianian calendar)

Archbishop Jakub Świnka orders all priests subject to his bishopry in Poland to deliver sermons in Polish rather than German, thus further unifying the Catholic Church in Poland and fostering a national identity.

Thursday, December 30, 1204 (Julianian calendar)

Tuesday, December 30, 1152 (Julianian calendar)

Henry of Anjou arrives in England hoping to dethrone the reigning monarch, Stephen of England, and replace him with Henry's mother, Empress Maud.

Thursday, January 1, 901 (Julianian calendar)

Speech of Arethas of Caesarea at the occasion of the Epiphany. He becomes the official rhetor at the court of Leo VI the Wise at Constantinople and is nominated the bishop of Cesarae of Cappadocia.Michael Grünbart //books.google.fr/books?id=AKPl51JMLssCpg=PA259 "Theatron : rhetorische Kultur in Spätantike und Mittelalter" Walter de Gruyter, 2007 ISBN 978-3-11-019476-0

Wednesday, January 4, 590 (Julianian calendar)

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