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Today in History - January 6th
1535 - On this day in history, the city of Lima was founded by Francisco Pizarro in Peru, South America.
1540 - King Henry VIII of England was married for the fourth time to Anne of Cleves.
1759 - Today in history, George Washington and Martha Custis were married.
1893 - The Great Northern Railway connected Seattle with the east coast of the United States.
1900 - On this day in history in India, it became known that millions were dying from starvation.
1907 - Maria Montessori opened her first school in Rome, Italy.
1912 - Today in history, New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union.
1942 - The first around-the-world flight took place via Pan American Airlines.
1945 - On this day in history, The Battle of the Bulge concluded with 130,000 German and 77,000 Allied casualties.
1952 - "Peanuts" debuted in Sunday papers across the United States.
1958 - Today in history, The Bollingen Prize for poetry was awarded to e e cummings.
1975 - The Broadway show "The Wiz" premiered.
1978 - On this day in history, the first postage stamp was copyrighted by the United States.
1999 - The 106th US Congress opened, with the first item on the agenda being the impeachment of President Clinton.
2011 - Today in history, China placed new controls on text messages sent on mobile phones.
2012 - Jamaica's new Prime Minister announced that the country would become a republic, declaring independence from the UK and the Monarchy.
SCIENCE, DISCOVERIES, PATENTS - Today in History, January 6th
1838 - Today in history, Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time.
1930 - The first diesel-engine automobile trip was completed.
1931 - On this day in history, Thomas Edison finished his last patent application.
987 - Astronomers at University of California saw the birth of a galaxy for the first time.
MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, January 6th
1906 - Maurice Ravel's "Miroirs" premiered in Paris.
1957 - Today in history, Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
1966 - On this day in history, Duke Ellington's concert was broadcast on CBS-TV.
1968 - The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour," album went #1.
1969 - Today in history, The Supremes released "I'm Livin' in Shame."
1993 - Bill Wyman announced that he would leave The Rolling Stones.
1977 - On this day in history, EMI terminated its contract with the Sex Pistols.
2009 - The iTunes Store reached 6 billion sold.
FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - January 6th
Joan of Arc 1412
Danny Thomas 1912
Loretta Young 1913
E.L. Doctorow 1931
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