This Day in History – January 6
1857—Florida troops seize Federal arsenal at Apalachicola.
1893—The Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
1912—New Mexico becomes 47th state.
1914—Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
1927—US marines sent to Nicaragua.
1929—Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work amongst India’s poorest and diseased people.
1930—1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed.
1939—Daily newspaper comic strip “Superman” debuts.
1942—Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world (“Pacific Clipper”)
1957—Elvis Presley makes his 7th and final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show.
1958—Gibson patents Flying V Guitar.
1963—“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC.
1969—Supremes release “I’m Livin’ in Shame.”
1974—“CBS Mystery Theater” premieres on radio.
1974—In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
1975—“Wheel of Fortune,” debuts on NBC-TV.
1976—Ted Turner purchases Atlanta Braves for reported $12 million.
1980—Indira Gandhi’s Congress Party wins elections in India.
1987—100th US Congress convenes.
1992—The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects.
1994—Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by Tony Harding’s bodyguard.
1995—Atlanta Hawks’ Lenny Wilkins becomes NBA’s winningest coach (939)
1998—Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboys coach.
2013—The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout.Share: