January 6 events in history

754 Pepin III (the Short) is re-consecrated by Pope Stephen II as King of the Franks at the Basilica of Saint-Denis outside Paris
1066 Harold Godwinson (or Harold II) is crowned King of England
1118 Reconquista: Alfonso the Battler conquers Zaragoza
1205 Philip of Swabia becomes King of the Romans
1322 Stephen Uroš III is crowned King of Serbia
1355 Charles I of Bohemia is crowned with the Iron Crown of Lombardy as King of Italy in Milan
1449 Constantine XI is crowned Byzantine Emperor at Mystras
1492 The Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella enter Granada, completing the Reconquista
1540 King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves
1579 The Union of Arras is signed
1661 English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London, England
1690 Joseph, son of Emperor Leopold I, becomes King of the Romans
1721 The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings
1781 In the Battle of Jersey, the British defeat the last attempt by France to invade Jersey
1809 Combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces begin the Invasion of Cayenne during the Napoleonic Wars
1838 Alfred Vail demonstrates a telegraph system using dots and dashes (this is the forerunner of Morse code)
1839 The most damaging storm in 300 years sweeps across Ireland, damaging or destroying more than 20% of the houses in Dublin
1853 President-elect of the United States Franklin Pierce and his family are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts. Pierce's 11-year-old son Benjamin is killed in the crash
1870 The inauguration of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria
1893 The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison
1900 Second Boer War: Having already sieged the fortress at Ladysmith, Boer forces attack it, but are driven back by British defenders
1907 Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome, Italy
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
1921 Formation of the Iraqi Army
1929 King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship)
1929 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people
1930 The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York, New York
1931 Thomas Edison submits his last patent application
1941 United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms speech in the State of the Union address
1947 Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world
1950 The United Kingdom recognizes the People's Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with the UK in response
1951 Korean War: An estimated 200–1,300 South Korean communist sympathizers are slaughtered in what becomes the Ganghwa massacre
1953 The first Asian Socialist Conference opens in Rangoon, Burma
1960 National Airlines Flight 2511 is destroyed in mid-air by a bomb, while en route from New York City to Miami, Florida
1960 The Associations Law comes into force in Iraq, allowing registration of political parties
1967 Vietnam War: United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta
1974 In response to the 1973 oil crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States
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
1992 President of Georgia Zviad Gamsakhurdia flees the country as a result of the military coup
1993 Indian Border Security Force units kill 55 Kashmiri civilians in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir, in revenge after militants ambushed a BSF patrol
1994 Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan
1995 A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Philippines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack
2000 Celia, the last Pyrenean Ibex was found dead after a treehad landed on her
2005 American Civil Rights Movement: Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers
2005 A train collision in Graniteville, South Carolina, releases about 60 tons of chlorine gas
2009 Israel conducts an assault on Gaza. Operation Cast Lead