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6 January

1066 – England – Coronation of Harold Godwinson (Harold II). http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=harold2

1322 – Serbia – Coronation of Stephen Uroš III. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Uro%C5%A1_III_De%C4%8Danski_of_Serbia

1355 – Italy/Holy Roman Empire – Charles I of Bohemia crowned Charles IV. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_IV,_Holy_Roman_Emperor

1449 – Byzantine Empire –Constantine XI became Emperor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constantine_XI_Palaiologos


1540 – England – Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves. https://youtu.be/-8Ofa3mcJqo  http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/henry-viii-marries-anne-of-cleves/

1579 – France – Union of Arras signed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_of_Arras

1661 – England – Uprising of the Fifth Monarchists in London. http://bcw-project.org/church-and-state/sects-and-factions/fifth-monarchists

1781 – Jersey – Battle of Jersey (American Revolutionary War).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Jersey

1809 – French Guiana – Invasion of Cayenne began (Napoleonic Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_conquest_of_French_Guiana


1838 – USA – Alfred Vail demonstrated telegraph system using dots & dashes. https://youtu.be/oo0hSZ9R_Xk https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Vail  http://siarchives.si.edu/blog/forgotten-history-alfred-vail-and-samuel-morse

1839 – Ireland – Storm destroyed many buildings in Dublin, 300 killed. https://irishweatheronline.wordpress.com/climate-of-ireland/historic-weather-events/night-of-the-big-wind/

1853 – USA – Train crash near Andover, Massachusetts. https://carlanthonyonline.com/2015/05/15/the-train-accident-that-broke-a-president-estranged-his-wife-killed-his-son/

1912 – USA – New Mexico became 47th State. http://www.50states.com/newmexic.htm


1912 – Germany – Alfred Wegener presents theory of continental drift. https://youtu.be/3dZuvNorPtg  http://www.livescience.com/37529-continental-drift.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Wegener

1921 – Iraq – Iraqi Army established. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_Army

1944 – Germany – RAF attacked Duisburg, Bristillerie, Dortmund & Solingen (WII). http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database

1944 – Bay of Biscay – RAF plane missing, 11 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440106-0

1945 – China – CNAC plane missing at Patkai Mountains, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450106-0

1945 – Myanmar – CNAC plane crashed near Ziadum, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450106-1

1945 – India – USAAF plane crashed near Jorhat, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450106-6

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Carson City, NV, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450106-7

1945 – India – USAAF plane missing near Imphal, 5 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450106-8

1946 – USA – Pennsylvania-Central Airlines plane crashed at Birmingham Airport, AL, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19460106-0

1948 – France – Air France plane crashed near Gonesse, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480106-0

1948 – UK – BEA plane crashed at Ruislip, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19480106-1

1949 – USA – Coastal Cargo plane crashed at Brandywine, MD, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19490106-0

1951 – South Korea – Ganghwa Massacre began (Korean War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganghwa_massacre

1954 – UK – RAF plane crashed near Aldbury, Hertfordshire, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19540106-1

1960 – USA – Bomb on National Airlines Flight 2511 exploded mid air over Bolivia, North Carolina, 34 killed.  http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19600106-0  http://murderpedia.org/male.F/f/frank-julian-andrew.htm

1967 – South Vietnam – Operation Deckhouse Five began (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Deckhouse_Five

1978 – Hungary – US returned Crown of St. Stephen. http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov/museum/crown.phtml

1993 – Kashmir – Sopore Massacre, 55 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopore_massacre

2005 – USA – Chlorine gas released after train crash, Graniteville, South Carolina. https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/summary/RAR0504.html

2012 – Syria – Al-Midan bombing, 26 killed. http://www.theguardian.com/world/middle-east-live/2012/jan/06/syria-protests-as-arab-league-mission-continues

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1849 – Thomas Malkin was executed at gallows behind Castle Walls. http://pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Criminals-and-Executions-Jan12.pdf