A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on January 6th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
It is January 6th, Merry Christmas! Or wait, is it just Christmas Eve?
On January 6, 1930, a milestone in automobile engine history occurred when the first diesel powered automobile trip was taken from Indianapolis, Indiana to New York, New York.
On January 6, 1941, much of the world was enmeshed in World War II, with only the United States among the great powers not yet at war.
On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) delivered perhaps his greatest speech, known as the “Four Freedoms Speech.”
On January 6, 2014, former Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear, age 29, was murdered on a lonely Venezuelan roadside along with her ex-husband during a botched robbery.
Unfortunate news has come out on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, that mixed martial artist Jon Jones had tested positive for cocaine use in a pre-fight drug test (the results of which were only made public after the fight).
On January 6, 2017, the infamous Killer Whale (also known as Orca), named Tilikum, the subject of the expose Blackfish that first aired in 2013 on CNN detailing the keeping and displaying of Killer Whales (Orcas) by Sea World, died of natural causes at the age of 35.
On January 6, 2017, an American citizen and veteran of the War in Iraq opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Southern Florida with a legally purchased and owned pistol, killing 5 people and injuring another 6 before surrendering to police.
On January 6, 2021, a throng of supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol in response to claims by Trump and his allies that the 2020 US Presidential election was “stolen” from Trump in favor of Joe Biden.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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