6th January

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2000 Flu Outbreak Stretches NHS Resources Hospitals around the UK are feeling the strain of the current flu outbreak even though it has not been classed as an epidemic.
1999 Prince Edward announces engagement Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones announce their engagement.
1994 Skater attacked America figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked by a man wielding an iron bar.
1993 Dizzy Gillespie dies American jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dies aged 75.
1993 Rudolf Nureyev dies Ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev dies in Paris of AIDS at the age of 54
1981 AJ Cronin dies Scottish writer AJ Cronin dies
1977 Sex Pistols The music publisher EMI ends its contract with the notorious punk rock group, the Sex Pistols after reports of abusive behaviour at Heathrow Airport.
1929 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to teach at St. Mary's High School.
1919 26th President Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States dies
1912 New Mexico New Mexico is admitted as the 47th US state
1900 Attack on Ladysmith repelled General White and his forces repell fierce Boer attack on Ladysmith
1852 Louis Braille dies Louis Braille, French teacher of the blind and inventor of Braille dies
1540 King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves England's King Henry VIII marries his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. The marriage lasts six months.
1367 Richard II born King Richard II of England is born
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