About January 6

January 6, 2022 is the 6th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 26 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On January 6

  • 1118
    Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza.
  • 1449
    Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine-Roman Emperor at Mystras.
  • 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.
  • 1781
    In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
  • 1870
    The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.
  • 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.
  • 1921
    Formation of the Iraqi Army.
  • 1929
    King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country’s constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship).
  • 1930
    The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
  • 1931
    Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.
  • 1941
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 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.
  • 1974
    In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • 1978
    The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.
  • 1992
    President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup.
  • 1995
    A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.

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