Events on Jan 6

  • 1066King Harald of England crowned
  • 1099Henry V crowned German King
  • 1227Ferrand of Portugal freed from the Louvre
  • 1352French King Jean II introduces Order of the Star
  • 1453Emperor Frederik III becomes Archduke of Austria
  • 1496Moorish fortress Alhambra, near Grenada, surrenders to the Christi
  • 1497Jews are expelled from Graz (Syria)
  • 1535City of Lima Peru founded by Francisco Pizarro
  • 1540King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves
  • 1579Artois / Hainault / Dowaai sign pro-Spanish Union of Arras
  • 1622Pope Gregory XV forms Congregatio the Propagande Fide
  • 1639Virginia is 1st colony to order surplus crops (tobacco) destroyed
  • 1663Great earthquake in New England
  • 1745Bonnie Prince Charlies army draws to Glasgow
  • 1759George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Curtis
  • 1773Massachusetts slaves petition legislature for freedom
  • 1781Battle of Jersey (Island in the UK)
  • 1784Turkey and Russia sign treaty in Constantinople
  • 1832New England Anti-Slavery Society organizes (Boston)
  • 1838Samuel Morse made 1st public demonstration of telegraph
  • 18392 day storm off Irish and English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
  • 18424,500 British and Indian troops leave Kabul, massacred before India
  • 1857Patent for reducing zinc ore granted to Samuel Wetherill, Penn
  • 1861Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola
  • 1861New York City mayor proposes New York become a free city, trading with N&S
  • 1873Pope Pius IX encyclical "On the Church in Armenia"
  • 1880Record snow cover in Seattle-120 cm
  • 1893Great Northern Railway connects Seattle with east coast
  • 1896Cecil Rhodes resigns as Premier of Cape colony
  • 18981st telephone message from a submerged submarine, by Simon Lake

Born on Jan 6

  • 1367Richard II: Bordeaux, France -- King of England (1377-99)
  • 1412Joan of Arc: Domremy, martyr
  • 1486Martin Agricola [M Sore]: German composer / cantor
  • 1488Helius Eobanus Hessus: German poet (Silvae)
  • 1585Claude Favre Baron de Perouges seigneur de Vaugelas: French grammarian
  • 1602Karl Rabenhaupt: German / Dutch Baron of Sucha / army leader
  • 1683Francois de La Croix: Composer
  • 1692Rynoldus Popma van Oevering: Composer
  • 1695Giuseppe Sammartini: Composer
  • 1702Jose Melchior de Nebra Blascu: Composer
  • 1728Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier: Composer
  • 1728Domingos dos Reis Quita: Portuguese playwright / poet
  • 1732Matija A Reljkovic: Croatia -- Writer (Satir iliti divji covic)
  • 1745James Montgolfier: France -- Aeronaut (1st pioneer balloonist)
  • 1776Ferdinand von Schill: Prussian officer / rebel
  • 1791Jose Melchor Gomiz y Colomer: Composer
  • 1794Kaspar Masek: Composer
  • 1798Ferdinand Simon Gassner: Composer
  • 1799Jedediah Strong Smith: US fur trader / explorer
  • 1800Willem A Schimmelpenninck van der Oye: Dutch politician
  • 1802Ion Heliade-Radulescu: Romania -- Author / Novelist / writer (Gramatica)
  • 1803Henri Herz: Composer
  • 1807Joseph Holt: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1894
  • 1807Ludwig Erk: Composer
  • 1811Charles Sumner: Leading Reconstruction Senator, died in 1874
  • 1822Heinrich Schliemann: German polyglot / archeologist (Troje)
  • 1826Herman Grimm: Germany -- Writer / Novelist (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  • 1827John Calvin Brown: Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 1827John Wesley Frazer: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in 1906
  • 1829Kanagaki Robun [Bunzo Nozaki]: Japanese humorist / gesaku-author

Died on Jan 6

  • 1088Berengarius of Tours: French theologist
  • 1374Andreas Corsini: Italian Saint / Bishop of Fiesole
  • 1425Jan of Bavaria: Liege of Holland / Bishop / duke
  • 1448Christopher III: King of Denmark / Norway / Sweden
  • 1536Baldassare Peruzzi: Italian Architect / painter
  • 1541Bernard van Orley: Flemish royal Painter of Hungary, dies at about 52
  • 1592Johan Casimir: Palsgrave at the Rhine
  • 1646Elias Hill: German Architect of Augsburg, dies at 72
  • 1685Malachias Siebenhaar: Composer, dies at 68
  • 1693Mehmed IV: Sultan of Turkey, dies at 51
  • 1694Francesco Morosini: Italian army General
  • 1697Carlo Mannelli: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1725Chikamatsu Monzaemon: Japanese playwright (Yotsugi Soga), dies at about 71
  • 1738Franz Xaver Murschhauser: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1742Johann Georg Reinhardt: Composer
  • 1785Haym Salomon: Dies in Philadelphia at 44, helped finance the revolution
  • 1790Johann Trier: Composer, dies at 73
  • 1799W G Frederik: Prince of Orange / General, dies at 25
  • 1831Rodolphe Kreutzer: Fr Composer / violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
  • 1884Gregor Mendel: Augustine Monk / heredity pioneer, dies at 61
  • 1884Paul Taglioni: "the Great, " Ital / Austrian choreographer, dies at 75
  • 1917Hendrik P G Quack: Lawyer / economist (Bank of the Netherlands), dies at 82
  • 1918Georg F L P Cantor: German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • 1919Theodore Roosevelt: 26th President (1901-09), dies in New York at 60
  • 1928Alvin C Kraenzlein: Track star (1900 Olympics - 4 Gold Medals), dies at 51
  • 1929Nicolas Nikolayevitch: Grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • 1935George P Baker: US playwright (Dramatic Technique), dies at 68
  • 1936Charles A Stoneham: President (New York Giants)
  • 1941Franz Hessel: Writer, dies at 60
  • 1950Isaiah Bowman: Geographer / co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71

Historical events on January 7

  • 0754Pope Stefanus II arrives in Ponthion
  • 1325Afonso IV succeeds Dionysius as King of Portugal
  • 1558Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
  • 1566Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
  • 1566Michaele Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
  • 1579England signs an offensive and defensive alliance with Netherland
  • 1584Last day of the Julian calendar in Bohemia and Holy Roman empire
  • 1598Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodore I
  • 1601Robert, Earl of Essex leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • 1608Fire destroys Jamestown, Virginia
  • 1610Galileo discovers 1st 3 Jupiter satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede
  • 1618Francis Bacon becomes English lord chancellor
  • 1622Germany and Transylvania sign Peace of Nikolsburg
  • 1630Composer Pier Cavalli marries rich widow Maria Sosomeno
  • 1654Fire after heavy storm destroys 2 / 3 of De Rijp Neth, 1 dies
  • 1698Russian Czar Peter the Great departs Netherlands to England
  • 1714Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
  • 1761Battle at Panipat India: Afghan army beats Mahratten
  • 17821st US commercial bank, Bank of North America, opens in Philadelphia
  • 17841st US seed business established by David Landreth, Philadelphia
  • 17851st balloon flight across English Channel (Blanchard & Jeffries)
  • 18172nd Bank of US opens
  • 18221st printing in Hawaii
  • 1822Liberia colonized by Americans
  • 18301st US Railroad Station opens (Baltimore)
  • 1835HMS Beagle anchors off Chonos Archipelago
  • 1861Florida troops takeover Ft Marion at St. Augustine
  • 1862Battle of Manassas Junction, Virginia
  • 1862Romney Campaign-Stonewall Jackson march towards Romney, West Virginia
  • 1868Arkansas constitutional convention meets in Little Rock

Born on January 7

  • 1611James Harrington: England, United Kingdom -- Political author (Commonwealth of Oceans)
  • 1612Paul de La Pierre: Composer
  • 1634Adam Krieger: German composer
  • 1652Pavao Vitezovic: Croatia -- Writer / historian
  • 1653Bernhard Albinus: Germany -- Court-physician (Frederick of Prussia)
  • 1685Gerard George Clifford: Dutch Director of East India Company
  • 1710Josef Antonin Sehling: Composer
  • 1799Daniel Tyler: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1882
  • 1808Jacob Ammen: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
  • 1816Stephen Miller: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1881
  • 1821Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1891
  • 1822Lucius C M Bakker: Frisian Physician / author (Goethe)
  • 1824James Morrison Hawes: Brigadier General (Confederate Army), died in 1889
  • 1830Samuel Emerson Opdycke: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1830Albert Bierstadt: Germany -- Painter (US landscapes)
  • 1842Johan Lindegren: Composer
  • 1844Marie-Bernarde Soubirous [St Bernadette of Lourdes]: Saint / visionary
  • 1845Louis III: Last King of Bavaria (1913-18)
  • 1845Paul Deusen: German philosopher (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft)
  • 1853Nikolai Arkas: Composer
  • 1860Emanuil Mandlov: Composer
  • 1868Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski: Polish / German orientalist
  • 1873Adolph Zukor: Hungary -- Movie producer / director / executive (Paramount)
  • 1875Thomas Hicks: English / US marathon runner (1904 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 1876William Yeates Hurlstone: Composer
  • 1877Johannes F Buziau: Dutch cabaret performer (1 great dog)
  • 1879St Bernadette [Marie-Bernarde Soubirous]: Religious Visionary
  • 1883Andrew Browne: Irish / British Admiral (WWII)
  • 1890Henny Porten: Magdeburg, Germany -- Silent screen star (Deception)
  • 1890Maurice E McLoughlin: Tennis champ (US Open-1912)

Died on January 7

  • 0312Lucianus of Antioch: Theologist / saint
  • 1130Baldricus Burgoliensis: French Historian / Archbishop, dies at about 83
  • 1285Charles I of Anjou: King of Naples / bro of King Louis IX, dies at 58
  • 1451Amadeus VIII: Last anti-pope Felix V (1439-49), dies at 67
  • 1529Peter Vischer [the Old]: German Count of Sebaldus
  • 1566Ludovicus Blosius [Louis de Blois "Dacrianus"]: Writer
  • 1590Jacob Andreae: German Theologist (Formulae Concordiae), dies at 61
  • 1591Jacobus de Kerle: French / Flemish composer, dies at about 59
  • 1598Theodorus I [Fedor Ivanovitch]: Czar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40
  • 1655Innocentius X [Giambattista Pamfili]: Pope (1644-55), dies at 80
  • 1678Johannes Flittner: Composer, dies at 59
  • 1722Antoine Coypel: French Painter / poet, dies at 60
  • 1736Ceslav Vanura: Composer, dies at 41
  • 1755Gallus Zeiler: Composer, dies at 49
  • 1758Allan Ramsay, Sr.: Scottish Poet (Gentle Shepherd), dies at 71
  • 1790Antonio Corbisiero: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1810Joseph Lipavsky: Composer, dies at 37
  • 1833Ramon Felix Cuellar y Altarriba: Composer, dies at 55
  • 1843Franz Schoberlechner: Composer, dies at 45
  • 1858Willem Broes: Vicar / Theologist (Textenrol), dies at 91
  • 1868William Batchelder Bradbury: Composer, dies at 51
  • 1870Karl Schwencke: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1890Augusta Maria L Katharina: Wife of German Emperor Wilhelm I, dies at 78
  • 1890Hans Matthison-Hansen: Composer, dies at 82
  • 1891Carl Gottfried Wilhelm Taubert: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1892Tewfik Pasja: Viceroy of Egypt, dies at 39
  • 1907Anton Urspruch: Composer, dies at 56
  • 1921Benno Erdmann: German philosopher (Logik I), dies at 69
  • 1922Antonio Scontrino: Composer, dies at 71
  • 1929Henry Arthur Jones: English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77