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History for January 6:
1681 - First recorded boxing match takes place in England, between Duke of Albemarle's butler and his butcher.
1838 - Samuel Morse makes first public demonstration of telegraph.
1884 - Gregor Mendel, Augustine monk and heredity pioneer, dies.
1912 - New Mexico becomes the 47th state.
1914 - Stock brokerage firm of Merrill Lynch founded.
1930 - First diesel engine automobile trip completed
1936 - Barbara Hanley becomes Canada's first woman mayor.
1941 - "Four Freedoms" speech by FDR.
1942 - First around the world flight by Pan Am "Pacific Clipper."
1412 - Joan of Arc, martyr
1799 - Jebediah Smith, Yosemite Calendar
1811 - Charles Sumner, leading Reconstruction Senator.
1842 - Clarence King, Yosemite Calendar
1878 - Carl Sandburg, poet to the world.
1882 - Samuel Rayburn, Speaker of the House (1940 - 1957.)
1914 - Danny Thomas, Comedian/Entertainer
1920 - Sun Myung Moon, Evangelist
1931 - Loretta Young in Salt Lake City
1934 - Sylvia Sims
1945 - Bonnie Franklin, Actress
1957 - Nancy Lopez, Golf pro.