Today is Saturday, January 6, 2018.
1412 Joan of Arc, martyr
1811 Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction Senator
1823 Gustave Doré, illustrator (Inferno, Rime of Ancient Mariner)
1854 Sherlock Holmes, according to Arthur Conan Doyle
1871 Aleksandr Scriabin, Russian composer
1878 Carl Sandburg, poet, biographer of Lincoln (The People, Yes)
1880 Tom Mix, silent screen cowboy actor (Dick Turpin)
1882 Samuel Rayburn, Speaker of the House (1940 - 1957)
1883 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese mystic poet (The Prophet, Broken Wings)
1912 Danny Thomas
1913 Loretta Young
1920 Sun Myung Moon
1929 Vic Tayback
1944 Bonnie Franklin
1955 Rowan Atkinson
1957 Nancy Lopez
1971 Joey Lauren Adams
Arizona becomes the 47th state.
Feast of Epiphany (Twelfth Night of Christmas in England)
1663 Great earthquake in New England
1838 first public demonstration of telegraph, by Samuel F. B. Morse
1914 Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
1941 FDR names 4 freedoms (speech, religion; from want, from fear)
1942 first around world flight by Pan Am "Pacific Clipper"
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