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The 6t o Januar is the 6t day o the year in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 359 days ti come (360 in lowp years).
- 1017 - Cnut the Great is crouned King o Ingland.
- 1066 - Harold Godwinson is crouned King o Ingland.
- 1389 - The Varsity o Cologne opens, on the day o the ceety's patron saunts, The Three Keengs.
- 1540 - Henry VIII o Ingland marries Anne o Cleves.
- 1870 - Inauguration o the Musikverein in Vienna.
- 1907 - Maria Montessori opens her first schuil an day-care centre for workin cless bairns in Roum.
- 1912 - Alfred Wegener presents his theory o Continental Drift.
- 1912 - New Mexico becomes the 47t state o the Unitit States.
- 1926 - Lufthansa, the current main naitional airline o Germany, is creatit.
- 1929 - King Alexander I renames the Kinrick o Serbs, Croats an Slovenes as the Kinrick o Yugoslavie.
- 1941 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt maks his "Four Freedoms" speech.
- 1950 - The Unitit Kinrick recognises the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae.
- 1992 - Preses Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees Georgie efter a militar coup.
- 1998 - The heid o the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen is cut off.
- 2016 - North Korea declares the completion o testin o thermonuclear wappens.
- 2018 - The MV Sanchi ile tanker collision east o Shanghai kills 32 sailors.
- 2021 - Pro-Donald Trump rioters storm the Unitit States Capitol biggin while Members o Congress prepare tae certify Joe Biden as Preses-elect; Five fowk are kilt, mony are injured, numerous arrests are made an social media companies block Trump's accoonts.
- 1367 - King Richard II o Ingland (d. 1400)
- 1412 - Joan o Arc, French martyr an saunt (d. 1431)
- 1822 - Heinrich Schliemann, German businessman an airchaeologist (d. 1890)
- 1832 - Gustave Doré, French airtist, prentmakker, illustrator an sculptor (d. 1883)
- 1838 - Max Bruch, German componer (d. 1920)
- 1850 - Eduard Bernstein, German politeecian an poleetical theorist (d. 1932)
- 1861 - Victor Horta, Belgian airchitect (d. 1947)
- 1872 - Alexander Scriabin, Roushie componer an pianist (d. 1915)
- 1878 - Carl Sandburg, American poet (d. 1967)
- 1882 - Alexander Gray, Scots poet (d. 1968)
- 1883 - Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese airtist, poet an writer (d. 1931)
- 1913 - Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
- 1924 - Kim Dae-jung, Preses o Sooth Korea, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (d. 2009)
- 1946 - Syd Barrett, Inglis muisicker (d. 2006)
- 1953 - Malcolm Young, Scots-Australie muisicker (AC/DC) (d. 2017)
- 1954 - Anthony Minghella, Inglis film director (d. 2008)
- 1955 - Rowan Atkinson, Inglis actor, comedian an writer
- 1956 - Justin Welby, 105t Airchbishop o Canterbury
- 1960 - Nigella Lawson, Inglis chef
- 1968 - John Singleton, American film director, screenwriter an producer
- 1972 - Nek, Italian sangster
- 1982 - Eddie Redmayne, Inglis actor
- 1984 - Eric Trump, son o Donald Trump
- 1985 - Callum McCaig, Scots politeecian
- 1989 - Nicky Romero (Nick Rotteveel), Dutch DJ an record producer
- 1693 - Mehmed IV, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1642)
- 1852 - Louis Braille, French inventor o Braille (b. 1809)
- 1884 - Gregor Mendel, Austrick scientist (b. 1822)
- 1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26t Preses o the Unitit States (b. 1858)
- 1981 - A. J. Cronin, Scots physeecian an writer (b. 1896)
- 1990 - Ian Charleson, Scots actor (b. 1949)
- 1990 - Pavel Cherenkov, Soviet-Roushie pheesicist (b. 1904)
- 1993 - Dizzy Gillespie, American sangster an trumpeter (b. 1917)
- 1993 - Rudolf Nureyev, Roushie dancer an choreographer (b. 1938)
- 2017 - Om Puri, Indie actor (b. 1950)
- Uphalyday - Epiphany/Twalt Nicht/Three Kings Day
- Christenmas (Armenie Apostolic Kirk)
- Four Hills Ski jumpin toornament ends (Germany, Austrick)
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