The sixth day of January.
- 1494: First Mass celebrated in the New World at La Isabela, Hispaniola.
- 1806: Horatio Nelson laid to rest in Saint Paul's Cathedral in London.
- 1893: Washington National Cathedral is chartered by Congress. The charter is signed by President Benjamin Harrison.
- 1929: Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a legacy of work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.
- 1412: Joan of Arc, Roman Catholic Saint and national heroine of France (legendary date) (d. 1431)
- 1861: George Exton Lloyd, Anglican bishop and theologian (d. 1940)
- 1882: Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop (d. 1965)
- 1932: José Cardinal Saraiva Martins of Portugal, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints
- 1088: Berengar of Tours, French theologian (bc. 999)
- 1937: André Besette, Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
- *Traditionally, the beginning of house blessing season
- Hieromartyr Romanus, beheaded by the Turks (1695)
- Saint Theophan the Recluse (1894)
- Russian new martyrs Andrew, priest, and with him Lydia, Domnica, and Maria (1919)
- Repose of monk Schema Nicholas of Valaam (1824)
- Repose of Schemamonk Sergius Yanovsky, disciple of Saint Herman of Alaska (1876)
- Repose of Elder Laurence of Chernigov Convent (1950)