About January 6

January 6, 2024 is the 6th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 360 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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

What Happened On January 6

  • 1205
    Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.
  • 1322
    Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1661
    English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.
  • 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.
  • 1893
    The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 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).
  • 1941
    President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1947
    Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 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.
  • 1993
    Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol.
  • 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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