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.
1990 ~ Steve 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).
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