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Saturday 6 January 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Christian Feast day: Eastern Orthodox liturgics
  • Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances: - Little Christmas (Ireland)
  • Epiphany or Three Kings' Day (Western Christianity) or Theophany (Eastern Christianity), and its related observances: - Three Wise Men Day

Events

  • 2005 – American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.
  • 2001 – Congress certifies George W. Bush winner of 2000 elections.
  • 1995 – A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.
  • 1978 – The Crown of St. Stephen (also known as the Holy Crown of Hungary) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held after World War II.
  • 1974 – In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
  • 1960 – National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami.
  • 1947 – Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to offer a round-the-world ticket.
  • 1946 – The first general election ever in Vietnam is held.
  • 1941 – United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address.
  • 1931 – Thomas Edison signs his last patent application.
  • 1930 – The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York.
  • 1912 – German geophysicist Alfred Wegener first presents his theory of continental drift.
  • 1912 – New Mexico is admitted to the Union as the 47th U.S. state.
  • 1907 – Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy.
  • 1893 – The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  • 1838 – Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code).
  • 1661 – English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England.

Births

  • 1995 – Will Butcher, American hockey player
  • 1994 – Jameis Winston, American football player
  • 1989 – Derrick Morgan, American football player
  • 1987 – Ndamukong Suh, American football player
  • 1986 – Mike Teel, American football player
  • 1984 – Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian
  • 1983 – Adam Burish, American ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Brian Bass, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Asante Samuel, American football player
  • 1981 – Mike Jones, American rapper and actor
  • 1979 – Camila Grey, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Bubba Franks, American football player
  • 1978 – Casey Fossum, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Danny Pintauro, American actor
  • 1976 – Johnny Yong Bosch, American actor, voice artist, martial artist, and musician
  • 1975 – James Farrior, American football player
  • 1974 – Paul Grant, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Karin Slaughter, American author
  • 1970 – Gabrielle Reece, American volleyball player, sportscaster, and actress
  • 1970 – Julie Chen, American television journalist, presenter, and producer
  • 1969 – Norman Reedus, American actor and model
  • 1968 – John Singleton, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Charles Haley, American football player and coach
  • 1964 – Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler and manager
  • 1963 – Norm Charlton, American baseball player and coach
  • 1962 – Kevin Rosier, American mixed martial artist and boxer (d. 2015)
  • 1962 – Michael Houser, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
  • 1960 – Howie Long, American football player and sports commentator
  • 1960 – Paul Azinger, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1958 – Mohsen Rastani, Iranian photographer and journalist
  • 1958 – Scott Bryce, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1957 – Michael Foale, British-American astrophysicist and astronaut
  • 1957 – Nancy Lopez, American golfer and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Elizabeth Strout, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1955 – Alex Forsyth, American ice hockey player
  • 1955 – Susan B. Horwitz, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1954 – Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer, created Dragon Quest
  • 1952 – Moondog Spot, American wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1951 – Don Gullett, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951 – Kim Wilson, American singer-songwriter and harmonica player
  • 1950 – Louis Freeh, American lawyer and jurist, 10th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 1949 – Carolyn D. Wright, American poet and academic
  • 1948 – Guy Gardner, American colonel and astronaut
  • 1945 – Allen Appel, American author, illustrator, and photographer
  • 1944 – Bonnie Franklin, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1944 – Rolf M. Zinkernagel, Swiss immunologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 – Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (d. 1989)
  • 1940 – Van McCoy, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1979)
  • 1938 – William E. Connolly, American political scientist, theorist, and academic
  • 1937 – Doris Troy, American singer-songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1937 – Lou Holtz, American football player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1936 – Darlene Hard, American tennis player
  • 1935 – Nino Tempo, American musician, singer, and actor
  • 1933 – Fred L. Turner, American businessman (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Stuart A. Rice, American chemist and academic
  • 1931 – E. L. Doctorow, American novelist, playwright, and short story writer (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – Vic Tayback, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1930 – W. Wallace Cleland, American biochemist and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1927 – Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, American physician and academic, 11th Surgeon General of the United States (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – Günter Rössler, German photographer and journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Kid Gavilán, Cuban-American boxer (d. 2003)
  • 1926 – Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Pat Flaherty, American race car driver (d. 2002)
  • 1926 – Ralph Branca, American baseball player (d. 2016)
  • 1925 – John DeLorean, American engineer and businessman, founded the DeLorean Motor Company (d. 2005)
  • 1924 – Earl Scruggs, American banjo player (d. 2012)
  • 1921 – Cary Middlecoff, American golfer and sportscaster (d. 1998)
  • 1920 – Early Wynn, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (d. 1999)
  • 1916 – Eugene Thomas Maleska, American journalist (d. 1993)
  • 1915 – Alan Watts, English-American philosopher and author (d. 1973)
  • 1915 – Don Edwards, American soldier, lawyer, and politician (d. 2015)
  • 1915 – John C. Lilly, American psychoanalyst, physician, and philosopher (d. 2001)
  • 1914 – Godfrey Edward Arnold, Austrian-American physician and academic (d. 1989)
  • 1913 – Loretta Young, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1912 – Danny Thomas, American actor, comedian, producer and humanitarian; founded St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (d. 1991)
  • 1910 – Wright Morris, American author and photographer (d. 1998)
  • 1903 – Francis L. Sullivan, English-American actor (d. 1956)
  • 1903 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (d. 1993)
  • 1899 – Phyllis Haver, American actress (d. 1960)
  • 1883 – Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher (d. 1931)
  • 1882 – Aleksandra Ekster, Polish-French painter and set designer (d. 1949)
  • 1882 – Fan S. Noli, Albanian-American bishop and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Albania (d. 1965)
  • 1882 – Sam Rayburn, American lawyer and politician, 48th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (d. 1961)
  • 1880 – Tom Mix, American cowboy and actor (d. 1940)
  • 1878 – Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. 1967)
  • 1874 – Fred Niblo, American actor, director, and producer (d. 1948)
  • 1868 – Ștefan Luchian, Romanian painter and illustrator (d. 1917)
  • 1861 – Victor Horta, Belgian architect, designed Hôtel van Eetvelde (d. 1947)
  • 1857 – William Russell, American lawyer and politician, 37th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1896)
  • 1842 – Clarence King, American geologist, mountaineer, and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1832 – Gustave Doré, French painter and sculptor (d. 1883)
  • 1811 – Charles Sumner, American lawyer and politician (d. 1874)
  • 1808 – Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American oncologist and paleontologist (d. 1864)
  • 1799 – Jedediah Smith, American hunter, explorer, and author (d. 1831)
  • 1793 – James Madison Porter, American lawyer and politician, 18th United States Secretary of War (d. 1862)
  • 1745 – Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, French co-inventor of the hot air balloon (d. 1799)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Tilikum, American-held orca (b. ca. 1981)
  • 2016 – Florence King, American journalist and author (b. 1936)
  • 2016 – Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor and screenwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2016 – Silvana Pampanini, Italian model, actress, and director, Miss Italy 1946 (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Arthur Jackson, American lieutenant and target shooter (b. 1918)
  • 2014 – Bob Bolen, American businessman and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Julian Rotter, American psychologist and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2014 – Marina Ginestà, French Resistance soldier and photographer (b. 1919)
  • 2013 – John Ingram, American lawyer and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2013 – Ruth Carter Stevenson, American art collector, founded the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – John Celardo, American illustrator (b. 1918)
  • 2012 – Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist and engineer (b. 1938)
  • 2009 – Ron Asheton, American guitarist, songwriter, and actor (b. 1948)
  • 2007 – Mario Danelo, American football player (b. 1985)
  • 2007 – Roberta Wohlstetter, American political scientist, historian, and academic (b. 1912)
  • 2007 – Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American guitarist and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2006 – Hugh Thompson, Jr., American soldier and pilot (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Lou Rawls, American singer-songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2004 – Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
  • 2000 – Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • 1999 – Michel Petrucciani, French-American pianist (b. 1962)
  • 1993 – Dizzy Gillespie, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player (b. 1917)
  • 1993 – Richard Mortensen, Danish painter and educator (b. 1910)
  • 1993 – Rudolf Nureyev, Russian-French dancer and choreographer (b. 1938)
  • 1984 – Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-American cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • 1949 – Victor Fleming, American director, producer, and cinematographer (b. 1883)
  • 1945 – Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist and chemist (b. 1863)
  • 1944 – Ida Tarbell, American journalist, reformer, and educator (b. 1857)
  • 1941 – Charley O'Leary, American baseball player and coach (b. 1882)
  • 1928 – Alvin Kraenzlein, American hurdler and long jumper (b. 1876)
  • 1921 – Devil Anse Hatfield, American guerrilla leader (b. 1839)
  • 1919 – Max Heindel, Danish-American astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)
  • 1919 – Theodore Roosevelt, American colonel and politician, 26th President of the United States (b. 1858)
  • 1905 – George Van Cleaf, American swimmer and water polo player (b. 1880)
  • 1896 – Thomas W. Knox, American journalist and author (b. 1835)
  • 1882 – Richard Henry Dana, Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1815)
  • 1852 – Louis Braille, French educator, invented Braille (b. 1809)
  • 1646 – Elias Holl, German architect, designed the Augsburg Town Hall (b. 1573)
  • 1537 – Baldassare Peruzzi, Italian architect and painter, designed the Palazzo Massimo alle Colonne (b. 1481)
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