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January 6 in History

What happened on January 6 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on january 6 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on january 6 in history.

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2014
US Senate confirms Janet Yellen as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve Bank in the central bank’s 100-year history.
2005
Former Ku Klux Klan organizer Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.
2001
In one of the closest Presidential elections in U.S. history, George W. Bush was finally declared the winner of the bitterly contested 2000 Presidential elections more than five weeks after the election due to the disputed Florida ballots.
1987
Astronomers report sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.
1967
Over 16,000 U.S. and 14,000 Vietnamese troops start their biggest attack on the Iron Triangle, northwest of Saigon.
1958
Moscow announces a reduction in its armed forces by 300,000.
1946
Ho Chi Minh wins in the Vietnamese elections.
1945
Boeing B-29 bombers in the Pacific strike new blows on Tokyo and Nanking.
1941
President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to support the Lend-lease Bill to help supply the Allies.
1937
The United States bans the shipment of arms to war-torn Spain.
1921
The U.S. Navy orders the sale of 125 flying boats to encourage commercial aviation.
1919
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, dies at the age of 60 in his home at Sagamore Hill, New York.
1918
Germany acknowledges Finland’s independence.
1912
New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. state of the Union.
1910
Union leaders ask President William H. Taft to investigate U.S. Steel’s practices.
1904
Japanese railway authorities in Korea refuse to transport Russian troops.
1861
The Governor of Maryland, Thomas Hicks, announces his opposition to the state’s possible secession from the Union.
1540
Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage will last six months.
1066
Harold Godwineson is crowned King Harold II – King of England.