It happened today – this day in history – January 6

1066: King Harald of England crowned.

1367: Birth of Richard II.

1617: Court favourite George Villiers is made Earl of Buckingham by King James I.

1649: Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other high crimes.

1681: The first recorded boxing match between the Duke of Albemarle’s butler and his butcher.

1838: Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate their telegraph machine in New Jersey.

1900: Boers attack at Ladysmith, about 1,000 killed or injured.

1919: Death of former US President Theodore Roosevelt.

1929: Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India’s poorest.

1933: Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal.

1958: Gibson patents the Flying V guitar.

1974: The UK begins three-day work week during energy crisis.

1975: Pink Floyd begin recording the album Wish You Were Here at EMI Studios in Abbey Road.

1977: EMI drops The Sex Pistols.

1986: Defence Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns by walking out of a cabinet meeting over the ‘Westland affair’.

1993: Bill Wyman announces he is leaving The Rolling Stones.

1994: American Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by rival Tonya Harding’s bodyguard.

2016: North Korea states that they have successfully conducted their fourth nuclear test, saying it was a hydrogen bomb.

BIRTHDAYS: Terry Venables, form er footballer/manager 77; Trudi Styler, actress 66; Rowan Atkinson, comedian, 65; Nigella Lawson, chef/author 60; Norman Reedus, actor, 51; , Eddie Redmayne, actor 38; Kate McKinnon, actress/comedian 36; Alex Turner, musician/songwriter (Arctic Monkeys) 34; Irina Shayk, model, 34.

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Mick Ferris

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