Historical Events on 6th November

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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
1860 - Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President
President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson DavisPresident of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis 1861 - Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as US Confederate President
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
23rd US President Benjamin Harrison23rd US President Benjamin Harrison 1888 - Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
1900 - Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers
1900 - Republican President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrats' William Jennings Bryan in the US elections
1903 - USA recognizes independence of Panama
1906 - Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats 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
1913 - Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist 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
31st US President Herbert Hoover31st US President Herbert Hoover 1928 - Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President
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 coml 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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1940 - Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President
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
1942 - Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai
1943 - Soviet troops land on Kertsj peninsula
1943 - Soviet forces reconquer Kiev
1943 - Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"
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
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 1949 - Greek civil war ends
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
1956 - US President Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D)
1957 - "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
1957 - Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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)
1962 - Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts
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)
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 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 pres 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
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini 1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini takes over in Iran
1981 - Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award
1981 - Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
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
1984 - President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)
1984 - Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
1985 - 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
1985 - Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 1985 - M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
1985 - Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
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
LPGA Golfer Patty SheehanLPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan 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 perfs
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
1991 - Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party
1993 - Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving
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
Boxer Evander HolyfieldBoxer Evander Holyfield 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
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.
5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin 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.
Novelist J. K. RowlingNovelist J. K. Rowling 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.
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
2012 - Barack Obama re-elected as US President
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

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