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.