Ephemeris of January 6

On January 6, 1967, the Angostura bridge was inaugurated, over the Orinoco, in Venezuela, the largest in Latin America.


1542.- Francisco de Montejo founds the city of Mérida, today the capital of the State of Yucatán (Mexico).

1763.- Without declaring war, 11 English and Portuguese ships attack Montevideo, but fail to take the city.

1838.- Samuel Morse and his partner, Alfred Vail, make the first public demonstration of the telegraph.

1912.- New Mexico becomes part of the United States as the forty-seventh state.

1929.- King Alexander I of Yugoslavia establishes the dictatorship after suspending the Constitution and dissolving the National Assembly.

1967.- The Angostura bridge is inaugurated, over the Orinoco, in Venezuela.

1968.- Foundation of the Revolutionary Communist Party of Argentina.

1985.- The “Moses operation” ends, which brought 8,000 Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

1992.- Overthrown the president of Georgia, Zviad Gamsakhurdia.

.- The AT&T company presents the videophone, the first phone with a video screen.

1994.- Paraguay enters the GATT as the 115th member country.

2007.- The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, declares the Hamas militia outlawed.

2009.- Israel bombs three schools and a UN clinic in Gaza, causing more than 40 deaths.

.- The conflict between Russia and Ukraine over the price of gas leaves half of Europe without supply.

2014.- Twenty-six states in the north and northeast of the US are affected by a wave of polar cold with the lowest temperatures in more than a century, below minus 30 degrees Celsius. The storm begins to withdraw on the 8th and leaves about twenty dead.

2016.- North Korea announces the detonation of a hydrogen nuclear bomb, although experts doubt it.

2018.- The Iranian oil tanker “Sanchi” collides in the East China Sea with a Chinese cargo ship. The oil tanker sank days later with a balance of 32 dead sailors.

2019.- At least 40 dead from the collapse of a gold mine in Afghanistan.

2021.- Assault on the Capitol. In Washington, hundreds of supporters of the then president, Republican Donald Trump, stormed Congress while the electoral victory of Democrat Joe Biden was being ratified. There were five deaths.


1412.- Joan of Arc, French heroine.

1833.- Gustavo Doré, French illustrator.

1936.- Antonio López, Spanish painter.

.- Julio María Sanguinetti, former president of Uruguay.

1938.- Adriano Celentano, Italian singer.

1944.- Rolf Martin Zinkernagel, Swiss immunopathologist, Nobel Prize in Medicine 1996.

1953.- Malcolm Young, Scottish guitarist and composer, co-founder of the Australian band AC/DC.

1954.- Anthony Minghella, British filmmaker.

1955.- Rowan Atkinson, “Mr. Bean”, British actor.

1972.- Filippo Neviani, “Nek”, Italian singer.

1981.- Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress.

1982.- Eddie Redmayne, British actor.

1986.- Irina Shayk, Russian model.


1884.- Gregor Mendel, Augustinian monk and biologist.

1919.- Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States.

1974.- David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter.

1993.- Rudolf Nureyev, Russian dancer and choreographer.

.- Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter.

2004.- Francesco Scavullo, American fashion photographer.

2006.- “Ramona”, Mexican guerrilla, commander of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN).

.- Lou Rawls, American singer.

2011.- Gary Mason, British boxer.

2014.- Marina Ginestá, French communist militant, icon of the Spanish Civil War for a photograph of a militiawoman in Barcelona.

2015.- René de la Nuez, Cuban cartoonist.

2016.- Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros, Cuban trumpeter.

2017.- Ricardo Piglia, Argentine writer.

2018.- Peter Preston, British journalist.

2019.- José Ramón Fernández, the “Gallego Fernández”, hero of the Cuban Revolution.

2020.- Antonio Mongiello Ricci, “Napo”, Argentine graphic artist and humorist.

2022.- Sidney Poitier, American actor.

.- Peter Bogdanovich, American film director. EFE


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Ephemeris of January 6