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Monday, January 6, 2014

January 6 - The Day in History

January 6 : General Interest
1838: Morse demonstrates telegraph

On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse's telegraph system is demonstrated for the first time at the Speedwell Iron Works in Morristown, New Jersey... read more


American Revolution
1777 : Washington sets up winter quarters in Morristown
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-sets-up-winter-quarters-in-morristown

Automotive
1925 : Auto industry maverick John DeLorean born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/auto-industry-maverick-john-delorean-born

Civil War
1827 : Confederate General John Calvin Brown born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/confederate-general-john-calvin-brown-born

Cold War
1958 : Soviet Union announces troop reduction
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviet-union-announces-troop-reduction

Crime
1994 : Skater Nancy Kerrigan attacked
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/skater-nancy-kerrigan-attacked

Disaster
1996 : Blizzard of 1996 begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blizzard-of-1996-begins

General Interest
1066 : Harold II crowned king of England
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harold-ii-crowned-king-of-england
1912 : New Mexico joins the Union
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-mexico-joins-the-union
1925 : Nurmi breaks two world records
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nurmi-breaks-two-world-records
2001 : Congress certifies Bush winner of 2000 elections
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-certifies-bush-winner-of-2000-elections

Hollywood
2008 : Disney-MGM Studios becomes Disney's Hollywood Studios
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/disney-mgm-studios-becomes-disneys-hollywood-studios

Literary
1977 : John Gardner wins National Book Critics Circle Award
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-gardner-wins-national-book-critics-circle-award

Music
1975 : Two thousand Led Zeppelin fans trash the Boston Garden
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/two-thousand-led-zeppelin-fans-trash-the-boston-garden

Old West
1798 : Mountain man Jedediah Smith is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mountain-man-jedediah-smith-is-born

Presidential
1759 : Two future presidents marry respective sweethearts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/two-future-presidents-marry-respective-sweethearts
1941 : Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks of Four Freedoms
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/franklin-d-roosevelt-speaks-of-four-freedoms

Sports
1994 : Nancy Kerrigan attacked
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nancy-kerrigan-attacked

Vietnam War
1971 : Army drops charges of My Lai cover-up
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/army-drops-charges-of-my-lai-cover-up
1975 : Phuoc Binh falls to the North Vietnamese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/phuoc-binh-falls-to-the-north-vietnamese

World War I
1919 : Theodore Roosevelt dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/theodore-roosevelt-dies

World War II
1942 : Roosevelt commits to biggest arms buildup in U.S. history
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-commits-to-biggest-arms-buildup-in-us-history


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