January 6 in history: Shiv Sena activists dug up cricket pitch in Delhi in 1999

Bengaluru, Jan 6: Today is Tuesday, January 6, 2015. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past:


1412: Joan of Arc, French Saint and national heroine was born in Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France.

1540: Henry VIII of England married his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves but the marriage lasted just six months.

1759: First US President George Washington married Martha Custis.

1838: Samuel Morse, who invented the single-wire telegraph system, gave its first public demonstration.

1912: New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States.

1918: Germany acknowledged Finland's independence.

1919: Former US president Theodore Roosevelt died in Oyster Bay, New York.

1946: Ho Chi Minh wins in Vietnamese elections.

1959: Former Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev was born in Chandigarh.


1980: Indira Gandhi led Congress gained two-thirds majority in the seventh Lok Sabha election.


1987: University of California astronomers witnessed the birth of a galaxy that contained 1 billion stars.

1993: India and Bhutan signed agreement on Sankosh hydro-electric project.

1999: Shiv Sena activists dug up the Kotla pitch in Delhi to disrupt India-Pakistan test match.

2001: George W. Bush was finally declared the winner of the bitterly contested 2000 presidential elections.

2005: Former Ku Klux Klan organiser Edgar Ray Killen arrested as a suspect in the 1964 killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi.

2014: Janet Yellen was confirmed as the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve Bank in the central bank's 100-year history.

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