About January 6

January 6, 2020 is the 6th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 360 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Capricorn is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 19 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 6

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1449
    Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.
  • 1492
    Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
  • 1661
    English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
  • 1690
    Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1853
    President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1907
    Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 1912
    New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
  • 1931
    Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
  • 1947
    Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1960
    National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch “Operation Deckhouse Five” in the Mekong River delta.
  • 1992
    President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.
  • 1994
    Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 2005
    A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

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