Friday, January 6, 2012

6th of January

Today is the 6th day of the year, with only 359 days remaining.

1838 - Samuel Morse first successfully tests the electrical telegraph.

1910 - The Great White Fleet passes through the Suez Canal, the largest group of ships to pass through up to that time.

1912 - New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.

1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin her work among India's poorest and sickest people.

1930 - The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana to New York City.

1931 - Thomas Edison submits his last patent application.

1942 - Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.

1967 - United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch Operation Deckhouse Five in the Mekong River delta.

1994 - Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the knee at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, Michigan.

1995 - A chemical fire in an apartment complex in Manila, Phillipines, leads to the discovery of plans for Project Bojinka, a mass-terrorist attack.

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