Osun Defender History Corner: January 6 In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: January 6 In Focus
  • PublishedJanuary 6, 2024

Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

January 6, 1066

Harold Godwinson is crowned King of England.

January 6, 1412

The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.

January 6, 1838

Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.

January 6, 1912

New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. state.

January 6, 1941

Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his “Four Freedoms” speech.

January 6, 1974

In response to the oil crisis, Daylight Saving Time is introduced in the United States.

January 6, 1994

Nancy Kerrigan is attacked, leading to the infamous Tonya Harding scandal.

January 6, 1999

Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the U.S. Senate.

January 6, 2005

A probe, Huygens, lands on Saturn’s moon Titan.

January 6, 2009

Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip, ending a three-week military campaign.

January 6, 2011

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords is shot in Tucson, Arizona.

January 6, 2014

The polar vortex hits North America, bringing extremely cold temperatures.

January 6, 2017

A terrorist attack on the Istanbul nightclub Reina leaves 39 dead.

January 6, 2019

A partial solar eclipse is visible in East Asia and the Pacific.

January 6, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic: First death reported in Wuhan, China.

January 6, 2020

Bushfires in Australia continue to devastate large areas.

January 6, 2021

Rioters storm the U.S. Capitol, disrupting the certification of the presidential election results.

January 6, 2021

Twitter permanently suspends then-President Donald Trump’s account.

January 6, 2022

A total solar eclipse is visible in Antarctica.

January 6, 2023

Scientists announce a major breakthrough in cancer research.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on January 6. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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