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Notable Historical Events for January 6th

1995Atlanta Hawks' Lenny Wilkens becomes NBA's winningest coach (939)

1907Maria Montessori opens her 1st (Montessori) school (Rome)

201036th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Katherine Heigl win (TV Drama)

1912Alfred Wegener, geophysicist and meteorologist, presents his controversial theory of continental drift in a lecture at a the Geological Association (Geologischen Vereinigung) at the Senckenberg-Museum, Frankfurt.

1929Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

201137th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

1925Paavo Nurmi, sets indoor record, 4:13.6 mile & 14:44.6 5,000m

1941President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom from speech, worship, want and fear) during US State of Union address

1802Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland reach Quito, Ecuador

1937Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles

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Notable Birthdays on January 6th

1962Michael Houser, Boone North Carolina, American guitarist (Widespread Panic)

1959Kapil Dev, Chandigarh Punjab, Indian cricketer (India's finest all-rounder 1978-94, Cup-1982)

1957Nancy Lopez Knight, Torrance California, pro golfer (1981 Dinah Shore)

1936Darlene Hard, Los Angeles California, American tennis player

1955Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder)

1412Joan of Arc, Domrémy, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)

1946Syd Barrett, Cambridge England, musician (early Pink Floyd band member)

1580(baptised) John Smith, English explorer (Jamestown)

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Notable Weddings on January 6th

1759US 1st President George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis at White House Plantation

1945US First Lady Barbara Bush (19) weds 41st president George H. W. Bush (20) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York

1836Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

1903Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (23) weds Mileva Maric

January 6th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 6th

1919Theodore Roosevelt, 26th Pres (1901-09), dies in NY at 60

1852Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of braille (b. 1809)

January 6th Deaths
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