Sunday, January 6, 2019

From Historynet: Today in History January 6

1066          Harold Godwineson is crowned King Harold II Image result for king harold ii -  King of England.

1540          Henry VIII of England marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage will last six months.

1861          The Governor of Maryland, Thomas Hicks Image result for Thomas Hicks governor, announces his opposition to the state's possible secession from the Union.

1904          Japanese railway authorities in Korea refuse to transport Russian troops.

1910          Union leaders ask President William H. Taft to investigate U.S. Steel's practices.

1912          New Mexico becomes the 47th U.S. state of the Union.

1918          Germany acknowledges Finland's independence.

1919          Theodore Roosevelt Image result for Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, dies at the age of 60 in his home at Sagamore Hill, New York.

1921          The U.S. Navy orders the sale of 125 flying boats to encourage commercial aviation.

1937          The United States bans the shipment of arms to war-torn Spain.

1941          President Franklin D. Roosevelt asks Congress to support the Lend-lease Bill to help supply the Allies.

1945          Boeing B-29 bombers in the Pacific strike new blows on Tokyo and Nanking.

1946          Ho Chi Minh Image result for Ho Chi Minh wins in the Vietnamese elections.

1958          Moscow announces a reduction in its armed forces by 300,000.

1967          Over 16,000 U.S. and 14,000 Vietnamese troops start their biggest attack on the Iron Triangle, northwest of Saigon.

1987          Astronomers report sighting a new galaxy 12 billion light years away.

2001          In one of the closest Presidential elections in U.S. history, George W. Bush was finally declared the winner of the bitterly contested 

2000 Presidential elections more than five weeks after the election due to the disputed Florida ballots.

2005          Former Ku Klux Klan organizer 
Edgar Ray Killen Image result for Edgar Ray Killen is arrested as a suspect in the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.

2014          US Senate confirms Janet Yellen Image result for Janet Yellen as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve Bank in the central bank's 100-year history.

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