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Notable Historical Events for January 6th

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

1649The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"

1605The first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (Book One of Don Quixote) by Miguel de Cervantes is published in Madrid.

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

1957Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

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

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

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

1971Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

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

January 6th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 6th

1936Darlene Hard, Los Angeles California, American tennis player

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

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

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)

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)

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Notable Weddings on January 6th

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

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

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

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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