1/6/1853 - American President-Elect Franklin Pierce, wife Jane, and son Ben are involved in a train wreck near Andover, Massachusetts. Franklin and Jane survive but eleven-year-old Ben is killed.
President Pierce suffered tragedy in his personal life and as president subsequently made decisions which were widely criticized and divisive in their effects, thus giving him the reputation as one of the worst presidents in U.S. history.
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Civil War Cycle - Era of Slavery Expansion - Third Turning, Unraveling (1838-1859)
Also, 1/6/1941 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivers his Four Freedoms Speech in the State of the Union Address
b. 1/6/1878 - Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (d. July 22, 1967)
World War Cycle - Missionary Generation - Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)
Also, 1/6/1882 - Sam Rayburn (d. November 16, 1961)
1/6/1929 - Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a legacy of work amongst India's poorest and diseased people
b. 1/6/1412 - Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 30 May 1431)
Also, 1/6/1920 - Rev. Sun Myung Moon
A Cycle Ago (1/6/1930):
The first diesel-engine automobile trip is completed (Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City)
News Today / History Tomorrow (1/5/2007):
House Democrats, using their new majority power, voted to rein in 'earmarks' by forcing lawmakers to attach their names to pet projects. They also instituted a 'pay-as- you-go' rule
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