Tuesday 6 January 1942, Epiphany
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Barbara Lynn Alexander .
They Died with Their Boots On, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1942
On TV people were watching Voice of America News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 January 1942 ?
- Epiphany (National Holiday) in Italy
- Christianity (except Eastern and Oriental Orthodox who follow the Julian Calendar) - Epiphany of the Lord (a.k.a. "Twelfth Day of Christmas" and Three Kings Day in some areas).
- In the Irish Calendar- Little Christmas or Nollaig na mBan (Women's Christmas) and/or Twelfth Day.
- Twelfth Night, or The Lord of Misrule
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the ceremonial birthday of Haile Selassie
- Ancient Latvia - Zvaigznes Diena observed
- Armenian Christmas (except in the Holy Land where it's on January 18th - old calendar)
- 1st around world flight (Pan Am Pacific Clipper)
- Bob Feller, enlists in Navy and reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
- First around world flight (Pan Am "Pacific Clipper").
- Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world.
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