06 January

1838 : Morse Demonstration


On January 6, 1838, Samuel Morse demonstrated his telegraph for sending long distances messages by transmitting electrical impulses through a wire using a code made ​​of lines and points, corresponding to long and short impulses.

1912 : New Mexico


New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. State

1994 : Attack on a U.S. skater


On January 6, 1994, two days before U.S. selections for the Winter Olympics, a man hit skater Nancy Kerrigan in the leg with an iron bar. The man had been hired by the former husband of Kerrigan's rival, Tonya Harding. Kerrigan went, however, to the Olympics and won the silver medal.

1995 : Project Bojinka


On 6 January 1995, a fire caused by the test of a bomb in the Dona Josefa apartment complex in Manila in the Philippines led to the discovery of Project Bojinka, a draft of a terrorist attack to blow up 11 U.S. airliners.

1996 : Blizzard in Washington D.C.


On January 6, 1996, a blizzard caused by a cold front from Canada and a relatively warm front from the Gulf of Mexico, hit the U.S. east coast and particularly Washington DC. Heavy snowfall and strong winds marked the disaster, which caused more than a billion dollars in damage and the death of 154 people.

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Armed Forces Day in Iraq

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Pablo Picasso, peintre Espagnol
I put my whole life to learn to draw like a child.

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tienne Montgolfier, French inventor (1745)
Gustave Dor, Painter and sculptor (1832)
Max Bruch, German composer (1838)
Samuel Alexander, Philosopher (1859)
James Fitzmaurice, Aviation pioneer (1898)
Loretta Young, Actress (1913)
Edgar Lawrence Doctorow, American writer (1931)
Capucine, Actress (1931)
Adriano Celentano, Singer (1938)
Elizabeth Teissier, French astrologer (1938)
Syd Barrett, Musician, composer, singer, painter and founder of the British group Pink Floyd (1946)
Thierry Ardisson, Writer and French TV presenter (1949)
Rowan Atkinson, English actor (1955)
Danny Pintauro, Actor (1976)
Marc Johnson, Skateboarder (1977)
Jrmie Renier, Belgium actor (1981)
Alex Turner, Musician (Artic Monkeys) (1986)

Ils nous ont quitt un 06 January

Louis Braille, Inventor of braille (1852)
Gregor Johann Mendel, Geneticist (1884)
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States (1919)
Victor Fleming, Director (1949)
A. J. Cronin, Writer (1981)
Dizzy Gillespie, Jazz trumpet player (1993)
Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (1993)
Duane Hanson, American artist (1996)
Michel Petrucciani, French pianist (1999)
Daisy de Galard, French journalist and producer (2007)
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