It Happened On: January 6

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Can you name the events, births, and deaths that occurred on January 6th of the given year?

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Sources: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_6), New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/20090106.html), 440 International (http://www.440.com/twtd/today.html)
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Events
1540 – This King of England married Anne of Cleves 
1759 – He married Martha Dandridge Custis at her Virginia estate, which was called White House 
1838 – Samuel Morse successfully tested this invention for the first time 
1907 – This Italian educator opened her first school and daycare center for working class children in Rome 
1912 – This state was admitted as the 47th state in the United States, just 6 weeks before Arizona 
1929 – This Albanian nun arrives in Calcutta to begin her charity work in India 
1931 – He submitted his 1,093rd and last U.S. patent application, a record which stood until June 17, 2003 
1941 – This U.S. President delivers his Four Freedoms Speech in the State of the Union Address 
1974 – In response to the 1973 energy crisis, this began nearly four months early in the United States 
1994 – This figure skater was clubbed in the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit 
Births
1745 – French co-inventor of a self-named hot air balloon 
1878 – American poet, historian, and three time Pulitzer winner; known for writing about Chicago and Abraham Lincoln 
1883 – Lebanese American poet best known for 'The Prophet' and 'Sand and Foam' 
1912 – Comedian, star of 'Make Room for Daddy', and founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 
1920 – Controversial Korean evangelist with a seemingly oxymoronic name 
1946 – Founding member and original lead singer of English rock band Pink Floyd 
1955 – British comedian best known for playing Mr. Bean, Johnny English, and Zazu the hornbill in 'The Lion King' 
1957 – Mexican American female golfer; only person to win LPGA Rookie and Player of the Year Awards in the same year, in 1978 
1970 – Chinese American host of CBS shows 'The Early Show' and 'Big Brother' 
1982 – Washington Wizards guard nicknamed 'Agent Zero', recently suspended for gun possession charges 
Deaths
1852 – French inventor and teacher; he poked his eyes out with an awl at age 3 (43) 
1884 – Austrian priest and founder of genetics (61) 
1918 – German mathema-tician; creator of set theory and a self-named set (72) 
1919 – 26th President of the United States; discovered a self-named river on a trip to South America (60) 
1944 – Muckraker who wrote a famous exposé on the Standard Oil Company (86) 
1949 – American director whose two most successful movies, 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Gone With the Wind', premiered within 4 months of each other in 1939 (59) 
1993 – Jazz trumpeter best known for his bent horn and puffed-up cheeks (75) 
1993 – Russian ballet dancer who often partnered with Margaret Fonteyn (54) 
1997 – Italian American actress who had many bit parts in her son's movies, such as 'Goodfellas' and 'Mean Streets' (84) 
2006 – Singer known for his Parade of Stars Telethon and 'You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine' (72) 

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