Thursday, January 6, 2000
The last natural Pyrenean Ibex
is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 6, 1982
The Brazilian double decker boat "Novo Amapo" capsizes in the Amazon River, Belem de Cajari, Macapa, Brazil 230 are killed.
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.
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.
The Soviet Union launches "Soyuz 4
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.
The Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China the Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with Britain in response.
A revised and streamlined revival of Kern and Hammerstein's "Show Boat" opens on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
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.
"Naturwissenschaften" publishes evidence that nuclear fission has been achieved by Otto Hahn.
January 7 ndash The River Thames floods in London 14 drown.
, the 26th President of the United States, dies in his sleep at the age of 60.
Saturday, January 6, 1900
Second Boer War: Boers attack the town of Ladysmith, South Africa, killing over 1,000 people.
Thursday, January 6, 1870
Saturday, January 6, 1866
Ottoman troops clash with men of a Maronite leader Karam in St. Doumit in Lebanon the Ottomans are defeated.
French, Spanish, and British forces arrive in Veracruz, Mexico, beginning the French intervention in Mexico.
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.
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
Saturday, January 6, 1787
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
The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble in England publishes its findings.
Thursday, January 6, 1661
Saturday, December 27, 1578 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, December 27, 1567 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, December 27, 1561 (Julianian calendar)
Friday, December 27, 1549 (Julianian calendar)
Saturday, December 27, 1539 (Julianian calendar)
March ndash Waltham Abbey
is the final priory to fall prey to the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
- 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.
Wednesday, December 27, 1536 (Julianian calendar)
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)
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)
Wednesday, January 4, 590 (Julianian calendar)