JANUARY 6 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1412 – Joan of Arc was born on the 6th January 1412 (died 1431).

1745 – Jacques-Étienne Montgolfier the French inventor and co-inventor of the hot air balloon was born on the 6th January 1745 (died 1799).

1819 – Baldassare Verazzi the Italian painter was born on the 6th January 1819 (died 1886).

1832 – Gustave Doré the French painter and sculptor was born on the 6th January 1832 (died 1883).

1839 – The most damaging storm in 300 years swept across Ireland on the 6th January 1839, damaging and destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin.

1857 – Hugh Mahon the Irish-Australian politician was born on the 6th January 1857 (died 1931).

1859 – Samuel Alexander the Australian-English philosopher was born on the 6th January 1859 (died 1938).

1861 – Victor, Baron Horta the Belgian Art Nouveau architect was born on the 6th January 1861 (died 1947).

1868 – Stefan Luchian the Romanian painter was born on the 6th January 1868 (died 1917).

1870 – The Musikverein in Vienna, Austria was inaugurated on the 6th January 1870.

1882 – Aleksandra Ekster the Russian painter was born on the 6th January 1882 (died 1949).

1883 – Kahlil Gibran the Lebanese-American poet was born on the 6th January 1883 (died 1931).

1898 – Charles E. Pont the American minister and painter was born on the 6th January 1898 (died 1971).

1907 – Maria Montessori opened her first school and daycare center for working class children on the 6th January 1907, in Rome, Italy.

1907 – David Fleay the Australian naturalist was born on the 6th January 1907 (died 1993).

1910 – Wright Morris the American author and photographer was born on the 6th January 1910 (died 1998).

1912 – New Mexico was admitted as the 47th U.S. state on the 6th January 1912.

1912 – German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift on the 6th January 1912.

1916 – Vincent Serventy the Australian author, ornithologist, and conservationist was born on the 6th January 1916 (died 2007).

1925 – John DeLorean the American engineer, businessman and founder of the DeLorean Motor Company was born on the 6th January 1925 (died 2005).

1926 – Günter Rössler the German photographer and journalist was born on the 6th January 1926 (died 2012).

1929 – Mother Teresa arrived in Calcutta, India on the 6th January 1929, to begin her work among India‘s poorest and sick people.

1930 – The first diesel-engined automobile trip was completed on the 6th January 1930, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York.

1931 – Thomas Edison submitted his last patent application on the 6th January 1931.

1933 – Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov the Russian astronaut was born on the 6th January 1933 (died 2003).

1934 – Harry M. Miller the Australian publicist was born on the 6th January 1934.

1939 – Murray Rose the Australian swimmer was born on the 6th January 1939 (died 2012).

1941 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address on the 6th January 1941.

1946 – Syd Barrett the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Pink Floyd was born on the 6th January 1946 (died 2006).

1947 – Pan American Airlines became the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world on the 6th January 1947.

1953 – Malcolm Young the Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from AC/DC was born on the 6th January 1953.

1954 – Yuji Horii the Japanese video game designer and creator of Dragon Quest was born on the 6th January 1954.

1955 – Rowan Atkinson the English comedian and actor was born on the 6th January 1955.

1957 – Michael Foale the English-American astrophysicist and astronaut was born on the 6th January 1957.

1959 – Kathy Sledge the American singer from Sister Sledge was born on the 6th January 1959.

1960 – National Airlines Flight 2511 was destroyed in mid-air by a bomb on the 6th January 1960, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida.

1964 – Mark O’Toole the English bass player from Frankie Goes to Hollywood was born on the 6th January 1964.

1971 – Irwin Thomas the Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Southern Sons and Electric Mary was born on the 6th January 1971.

1971 – Gary Wiseman the American drummer from Bowling for Soup was born on the 6th January 1971.

1986 – Alex Turner the English singer-songwriter and guitarist from Arctic Monkeys was born on the 6th January 1986.

1990Steve Kardynal the Canadian comedian and YouTube celebrity was born Stephen Kardynal on the 6th January 1990. Steve Kardynal is known for his Chatroulette videos. Youtube.com/user/SteveKardynal | Facebook.com/SteveKardynalFans | Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You (Chatroulette Version)…

1992 ~ Steve Gilpin the New Zealand born vocalist from the rock band Mi-SEX died on the 6th January 1992 at the age of 42 (born 28th April 1949).

Today in History for the 6th January video produced by Associated Press

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