Daily Almanac: Jan. 6, 2023


RISE: 8:06 a.m.
5:33 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

HIGH: 39 °F
32 °F

Today is…

• Three Kings Day (Epiphany)
• Apple Tree Day
• Bean Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1847 Samuel Colt obtains his first contract for the sale of revolver pistols to the US government
1893 Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress; the charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison
• 1994 Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured by an assailant hired by rival Tonya Harding’s ex-husband during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships

Births On This Day:

• 1412 Joan of Arc
• 1946
Syd Barrett
English singer-songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of Pink Floyd

Deaths On This Day:

• 1852 Louis Braille
French educator and inventor of Braille
• 1919
Theodore Roosevelt
American politician, 26th President and Nobel Prize laureate