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January 06: This Day That Year

January 06

- 1066 - Harold Godwinson becomes King of England.

- 1099 - Henry V becomes German King.

- 1205 - Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans.

- 1322 - Stephen Uros III becomes King of Serbia.

- 1367 - Birthday: Richard II, King of England (1377-99), born in Bordeaux (France). - 1497 - Jews expelled from Graz in Styria (Austria). - 1690 - Joseph I becomes King of the Romans. - 1838 - Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate telegraph machine in New Jersey (USA).

- 1842 - 4,500 British & Indian troops massacred on their way from Kabul to India.

- 1852 - Louis Braille, inventor of a system of reading and writing for the blind, dies of tuberculosis at 43.

- 1870 - The inauguration of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna (Austria).

- 1919 - Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (1901-09), dies in New York at 60. - 1921 - The Iraqi Army was formed.

- 1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta (India).

- 1946 - Vietnam holds its first general election. - 1951 - Ganghwa massacre - 212-1300 unarmed civilians slaughtered by South Korean forces.

- 1955 - Birthday: Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean, Blackadder), born in Consett, County Durham, England.

- 1957 - Birthday: Nancy Lopez, American golfer (48 LPGA Tour wins), born in Torrance, California (USA).

- 1959 - Birthday: Kapil Dev, Indian cricketer (1978-94), born in Chandigarh, Punjab (India). - 1967 - 2 homemade buses collided (killing 84, injuring 140) on a mountain road in Terpate, Philippines. - 1974 - UK begins 3-day work week during energy crisis.

- 1974 - Due to energy crisis - Daylight saving time commences four months early in the United States.

- 1976 - China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor.

- 1980 - Indira Gandhi's Congress Party wins elections in India.

- 1992 - Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG.

- 1993 - 55 Kashmiri civilians killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force. - 1995 - Philippines: A fire in an apartment complex in Manila leads to discovery of a mass-terrorist attack by Ramzi Yousef and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. - 2012 - Syria: A suicide bomber killed himself and 26 people at a police station in Damascus. - 2013 - Pakistan: 10 people killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan. - 2016 - North Korea states that they have successfully conducted 4th nuclear test (a hydrogen bomb).

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