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January 6


1838   Samuel Morse first successfully tested the electrical telegraph.

1907   Maria Montessori opens her first school and daycare center.

1912   New Mexico is admitted as the 47th U.S. state.

Famous Birthdays:

1412   Joan of Arc (French Heroine and Catholic Saint)

1878   Carl Sandburg (Author)

1914   Danny Thomas (Actor)

1957   Nancy Lopez (LPGA Golf Champion)

1937   Lou Holtz (Ameican football player, coach and sportscaster)

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