Historical Events on November 6

  • 1153 Treaty of Wallingford (Oxfordshire) signed between King Stephen and the Empress Maude (aka Matilda)
  • 1528 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
  • 1534 Zealand hit by heavy storm
  • 1572 Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia
  • 1632 Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies
  • 1657 Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg
  • 1676 King Carlos II of Spain comes of age (at 15)
  • 1789 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1792 Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire
  • 1813 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1844 Spain grants Dominican Republic independence
  • 1850 1st Hawaiian fire engine
  • 1850 Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1860 Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1861 Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as US Confederate President

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1862 NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms
  • 1863 Battle of Rogersville TN
  • 1864 Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid)
  • 1865 Maastricht-Venlo railway opens in Netherlands
  • 1865 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
  • 1869 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
  • 1871 Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa
  • 1878 Henrik Ibsen's "Samfundets Stotter" premieres in Oslo
  • 1879 Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day
  • 1883 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
  • 1884 British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
  • 1884 Montreal Foot Ball Club (QFRU) defeats Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) 30-0 in 1st CRFU Championship game
  • 1885 US mint at Carson City, Nevada, directed to close

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1888 Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison
US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1900 Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1900 Republican US President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrat William Jennings Bryan

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • 1903 USA recognizes independence of Panama

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1906 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • 1906 Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people
  • 1908 Leonid Andreyev's "Dui Nashey Zhizni" premieres in St Petersburg
  • 1910 SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage
  • 1911 Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of Mexico

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1913 Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1914 The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts
  • 1915 1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
  • 1915 Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
  • 1917 [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution
  • 1917 New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections
  • 1918 Republic of Poland proclaimed
  • 1918 Supreme commander of the army Gen Cutters resigns
  • 1918 WW I: On the Western Front, Germany is now retreating as French and American troops cross the Meuse and move to take Sedan
  • 1919 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"
  • 1923 USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks"
  • 1924 Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of UK
  • 1925 British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
  • 1928 Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds

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1928 Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1928 Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
  • 1928 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
  • 1932 German election - KPD defeats NSDAP
  • 1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
  • 1935 1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft
  • 1936 RCA displays TV for press
  • 1936 Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London
  • 1938 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game
  • 1939 WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), 1st commercial TV station, begins service
  • 1939 WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1939 World War II: 'Sonderaktion Krakau' - a Nazi operation against academics, with 184 professors arrested in Krakow and deported

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1940 Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1941 Einsatz Gruppe kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
  • 1941 Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor
  • 1941 USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
  • 1942 Nazis kill 12,000 Jews in the Minsk ghetto

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1942 Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • 1943 Soviet troops land on Kertsj peninsula
  • 1943 Soviet forces reconquer Kiev

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1943 Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1945 House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators
  • 1945 The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down
  • 1947 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show
  • 1949 Greek civil war ends after 3 years with defeat of communist factions
  • 1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 1950 Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
  • 1950 King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
  • 1952 Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres
  • 1953 French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy
  • 1953 Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres
  • 1955 11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif
  • 1955 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1956 Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1956 US President Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1957 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • 1957 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
  • 1958 AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
  • 1958 Belgium government of Eyskens & Lilar forms
  • 1958 Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • 1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)
  • 1962 BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
  • 1962 Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-Mass)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1962 Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1962 Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery
  • 1962 UN General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa
  • 1964 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965 19th College Football Crab Bowl Classic: Navy beats Maryland 19-7 in Annapolis
  • 1966 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
  • 1966 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
  • 1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched
  • 1967 Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curacao, kills 15
  • 1967 US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9
  • 1968 Nixon elected 37th President of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey
  • 1968 Students of SF State Counsel go on strike
  • 1969 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det)
  • 1970 Boog Powell wins AL MVP
  • 1970 Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award
  • 1971 "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1971 US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
  • 1973 "Man With the Golden Girl" begins shooting
  • 1973 Abe Beame elected 1st Jewish mayor of NYC
  • 1973 Coleman Young elected Mayor of Detroit
  • 1974 Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
  • 1975 "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances
  • 1975 1st appearance of Sex Pistols
  • 1976 Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP
  • 1976 Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
  • 1977 "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances
  • 1977 39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga
  • 1978 Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule; general Gholan Reza Azhari forms government

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1979 Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1981 Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1981 Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1982 Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • 1983 Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
  • 1983 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, Calif
  • 1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneer James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
  • 1983 Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1984 President Ronald Reagan (R) is re-elected over Mondale (D) in a landslide (won 49 states)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1984 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1985 M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
  • 1985 Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • 1985 Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • 1986 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young
  • 1986 President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
  • 1986 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • 1988 18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
  • 1988 19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
  • 1988 Japan & MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
  • 1988 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
  • 1988 Steve Jones wins NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
  • 1989 US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • 1990 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
  • 1990 Braves' Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1990 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • 1990 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • 1990 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake
  • 1991 "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 performances
  • 1991 Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg
  • 1991 Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
  • 1991 Maximus 2.0 BBS released
  • 1991 Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

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1991 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1993 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1993 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1993 Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont
  • 1994 24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
  • 1994 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1994 Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan
  • 1994 Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Golf Cup
  • 1995 Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt


1995 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1996 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1996 "The English Patient" based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche and Kristen Scott Thomas premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1997)
  • 1997 "Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances
  • 1997 SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year
  • 1999 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 1999 4th Rugby World Cup: Australia beats France 35-12 in Cardiff
  • 2001 Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production
  • 2002 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 2002 36th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins
  • 2004 An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
  • 2005 The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
  • 2005 The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2005 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling

Music awardsMusic Awards

2006 40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

  • 2012 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012 Barack Obama re-elected as US President

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2012 US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State
  • 2012 Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington
  • 2013 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq