Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 06 January, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 06 JANUARY

2019 | Afghanistan authorities confirmed the death of 40 people and 10 others injured in a gold mine collapse in northern Afghanistan.

2017 | At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County, Florida five people were killed and six others injured in a mass shooting.

2012 | Twenty-six people were killed and 63 wounded in a suicide bomber attack at a police station in Damascus, Syria.

2017 | On this day the U.S Congress certified Donald Trump winner of the contentious 2016 presidential election.

2005 | On this day in history, nine deaths were reported and at least 529 persons Sought medical treatment when two freight trains collided in Graniteville, South Carolina, United States, releasing about 60 tonnes of chlorine gas.

2001 | George W. Bush was certified by the U.S Congress winner of the 2000 presidential election.

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ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2005 | Irish civil servant and politician, 12th Irish Minister for Health, Eileen Desmond, 73.

2016 | Greek politician, Ioannis Petridis, 85.

2019 | Cuban revolution leader, José Ramón Fernández, 96.

2015 | American lieutenant and target shooter, Arthur Jackson, 97.

BIRTHDAYS

1963 | British miner and politician, Ian Lavery.

1986 | Norwegian skier, Petter Northug.

1987 | Chinese swimmer, Zhang Lin.

1958 | Iranian photographer and journalist, Mohsen Rastani.

SPORTS

2022 | Liverpool vs  Arsenal Carabao Cup semi-final, first-leg fixture has been postponed due to the increasing number of suspected positive COVID-19 cases among Liverpool’s players and staff members. The fixture was supposed to take place on this day.

ENTERTAINMENT

2017 |Hidden Figures” was released on this day in the United States, the film directed by American screenwriter, Theodore Melfi.

AFRICA FACT

Indigenous African religions establish a strong connection between human life and the ancestral world. Thus, human beings can maintain a lasting and dependable relationship with their ancestors who are understood to be very anxious and involved in the daily affairs of their descendants.

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