Friday, January 06, 2017
History for January 6 - On-This-Day.com:
Joan of Arc 1412, Jacques-Ètienne Montgolfier 1745, Danny Thomas 1912
Loretta Young 1913, Earl Scruggs (Bluegrass Boys, Foggy Mountain Boys) 1924, John Z. DeLorean 1925
1759 - George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married.
1838 - Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time.
1942 - The first commercial around-the-world airline flight took place. Pan American Airlines was the company that made history with the feat.
1945 - The Battle of the Bulge ended with 130,000 German and 77,000 Allied casualties.
1952 - "Peanuts" debuted in Sunday papers across the United States.
1963 - "Wild Kingdom" premiered on NBC.
1994 - Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit, MI. Four men were later sentenced to prison for the attack, including Tonya Harding's ex-husband.
1999 - The 106th U.S. Congress opened. The first item on the agenda was the impeachment proceedings of U.S. President Bill Clinton. The trial was set to begin January 7, 1999.