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Notable Historical Events for January 6th

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

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

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

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

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.

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

1931Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

1893The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.

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.

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

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Notable Birthdays on January 6th

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

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

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

1936Darlene Hard, Los Angeles California, American tennis player

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on January 6th

1903Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (23) weds Mileva Maric

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

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

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Notable Deaths on January 6th

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

1884Gregor Mendel, Austrian Augustine monk/heredity pioneer, dies at 61

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