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Daily Calendar for Thursday, January 6, 2022


  • Joan of Arc (French heroine) –
  • Jedediah Smith (explorer) –
  • Clarence King (founder of the U.S. Geological Survey) –
  • Carl Sandburg (poet) –
  • Tom Mix (actor) –
  • Loretta Young (actress) –
  • Cary Middlecoff (golfer) –
  • Earl Scruggs (musician) –
  • E.L. Doctorow (writer) –
  • Bonnie Franklin (actress) –
  • Rowan Atkinson (actor) –
  • Nigella Lawson (chef) –


  • Theodore Roosevelt (26th U.S. president) –
  • Robert H.W. Welch, Jr. (founder of the John Birch Society) –
  • Rudolph Nureyev (ballet dancer) –
  • Dizzy Gillespie (musician) –
  • Lou Rawls (singer) –
  • Pat Harrington (actor) –


  • George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis–
  • Albany designated the permanent capital of NY state–
  • Indianapolis designated as the capital of the state of Indiana–
  • S.F.B. Morse demonstrated his completed telegraph at the Speedwell Iron Works–
  • James Plimpton received a patent for improved roller skates–
  • Pendleton Act reformed U.S. civil service, initiating competitive examinations for placement–
  • First women’s six-day bicycle race began, N.Y.C.–
  • New Mexico admitted to the Union as the 47th state–
  • President FDR delivered his Four Freedoms speech to the U.S. Congress, summarizing the goals Americans were ready to defend–
  • First around-the-world commercial flight completed by Pan American Airways–
  • George H. W. Bush and Barbara Pierce were married–
  • U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched a major offensive against the Viet-Cong stronghold in the Mekong River delta, the first direct commitment of U.S. troops to combat in that area (Vietnam War)–
  • Schoolhouse Rock! premiered–
  • Global Television Network in Ontario began programming–
  • First quadruplets to be conceived in a test tube were born to an Australian woman–
  • A baby lion-tailed macaque named Bosco was born at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. Lion-tailed macaques are among the most threatened of all macaque species.–
  • Defending women’s figure skating national champion Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on the right kneecap in an off-ice attack by an unidentified assailant at the U.S. Olympic trials in Detroit, Michigan–
  • NASA unveiled a breathtaking snapshot of the surface of Mars shot in color by its Spirit rover. The new color image was the sharpest photograph ever taken on Mars–


  • Seattle, Washington, received 4 feet of snow, many barns were destroyed–
  • Last day of severe Arctic outbreak in Midwest and South: -10 degrees F, Atlanta, Georgia–
  • 14.9 inches of snow fell in Chicago, Illinois–
  • Sixty-nine degrees F, Boston, Massachusetts–
  • Temperatures in Miami, Florida, dropped to 35Β°F, causing iguanas to enter a state of hibernation and fall out of trees.–

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