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

  • 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.
  • 1492
    Ferdinand and Isabella The Catholic Monarchs conquest Granada completing the Reconquista.
  • 1540
    King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves.
  • 1579
    The Union of Arras is signed.
  • 1721
    The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings.
  • 1781
    In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders.
  • 1910
    The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.
  • 1912
    German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1921
    Formation of the Iraqi Army.
  • 1929
    Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India’s poorest and sick people.
  • 1930
    The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
  • 1951
    Ganghwa massacre: Korean War.
  • 1953
    The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas.

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