About January 6

January 6, 2021 is the 6th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 359 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On January 6

  • 1066
    Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.
  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1355
    Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 1661
    English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
  • 1721
    The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 1839
    The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.
  • 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.
  • 1910
    The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
  • 1912
    New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers.

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