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JANUARY 6

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Christians: Epiphany/Feast of the Three Kings
(Celebration of visit of three kings to Bethlehem manger)
Religion Christian Resource Institute
National Bean Day
(Commemorates the ancient tradition of placing a bean in the Epiphany cake)
Food and Nutrition Food Reference
Iraq: Army Day
(celebration of creation of the Iraqi army in 01/06/1921)
AME Country Guide
Laos: Pathet Lao Day
(Celebration of Laos' ruling Pathet Lao party)
Laos Expedia.com
New Mexico: Admission Day
(Commemorates New Mexico's Admission As the 47th U.S. State: 01/06/1912)
New Mexico New Mexico Secretary of State
1367 Richard II, King of England English Political and Social Leaders Richard II
1412 Joan of Arc (French Saint of the Roman Catholic Church) Joan of Arc Catholic Saints Religious Leaders
1805 Charles Jones Jenkins (South Carolina-born Namesake of Jenkins County, Georgia) Charles Jones Jenkins Georgia Politicians
1811 Charles Sumner (Massachusetts-born U.S. Senator) Charles Sumner U.S. Senate Abolition
1827 John Calvin Brown (Tennessee-born Confederate General) John Calvin Brown American Civil War History Channel
1843 John Coit Spooner (Indiana-born U.S. Senator from Wisconsin) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1882 Sam Rayburn (Tennessee-born Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas) Sam Rayburn Texas Political Leaders U.S. House of Representatives
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1919 Theodore Roosevelt (New York-born 26th President of the United States) Theodore Roosevelt The American Presidency History Channel New York Times
1921 Anderson "Devil Anse" Hatfield (West Virginia-born Clan Leader in the Hatfield-McCoy feud) Devil Anse Hatfield Notorious Americans
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1066 Harold II Crowned As England's Last Anglo-Saxon King on the Death of Edward the Confessor English History British Monarchy History Channel
1169 France's Louis VII and England's Henry II Meet in Montmirail - Agree to a Peace Henry II French Political and Social Leaders European History Catholic Encyclopedia
1540 King Henry VIII of England Marries His 4th Wife, Anne of Cleves English History King Henry VIII Greenwich Guide
1542 Martin Luther Writes His Last Will and Testament Martin Luther Religious Leaders Concordia
1759 George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis Are Married George Washington New York Times Virginia Historical Society
1864 President Lincoln Sends Congratulations to King of Portugal on Birth of His Son Portugal Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Receives 50 Engraved and Lithographed Copies of Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Writes Governor of Kentucky About Troop Movement from KY to TN Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1865 General Grant Requests Lincoln Immediately Remove General Butler from Command Ulysses S. Grant Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1890 David J. Brewer Is Sworn In As Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1906 France Begins the Legal Separation of Church and State France Religious Leaders Concordia
1907 Maria Montessori Opens Her First School in Rome, Italy Maria Montessori Education Summit Montessori School
1912 U.S. President William Howard Taft Signs Proclamation Admitting New Mexico into the Union as the 47th State New Mexico President William Howard Taft United States History History Channel New Mexico Magazine
1941 Franklin Roosevelt Delivers His "Four Freedoms" Speech to Congress Four Freedoms Speech U.S. Congress World War II
1942 FDR Commits to Production of 45,000 Aircraft & 45,000 Tanks within a Year President Franklin Roosevelt World War II History Channel
1950 Great Britain Recognizes the Government of Communist China China Great Britain New York Times
1973 Hitler's Mercedes-Benz 770K Sedan Parade Car Auctioned for $153,000 Adolph Hitler Nazi Germany Automobiles History Channel
1984 Robert N.C. Nix of Pennsylvania Is Inaugurated as the First African-American Chief Justice of Any State Supreme Court Pennsylvania Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts African American Political and Social Leaders Pennsylvania Supreme Court
1994 President Clinton's Mother, Virginia Kelley, Dies in Hot Springs, AR Arkansas President Bill Clinton Death CNN
2001 Congress Certifies George W. Bush Winner of 2000 Presidential Election U.S. Congress George W. Bush 2000 Presidential Election U.S. History History Channel

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