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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

1925 : Auto industry maverick John DeLorean born

Civil War
1827 : Confederate General John Calvin Brown born

Cold War
1958 : Soviet Union announces troop reduction

1994 : Skater Nancy Kerrigan attacked

1996 : Blizzard of 1996 begins

General Interest
1066 : Harold II crowned king of England
1912 : New Mexico joins the Union
1925 : Nurmi breaks two world records
2001 : Congress certifies Bush winner of 2000 elections

2008 : Disney-MGM Studios becomes Disney's Hollywood Studios

1977 : John Gardner wins National Book Critics Circle Award

1975 : Two thousand Led Zeppelin fans trash the Boston Garden

Old West
1798 : Mountain man Jedediah Smith is born

1759 : Two future presidents marry respective sweethearts
1941 : Franklin D. Roosevelt speaks of Four Freedoms

1994 : Nancy Kerrigan attacked

Vietnam War
1971 : Army drops charges of My Lai cover-up
1975 : Phuoc Binh falls to the North Vietnamese

World War I
1919 : Theodore Roosevelt dies

World War II
1942 : Roosevelt commits to biggest arms buildup in U.S. history


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