October 6, 1948 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya

Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey
Paleoanthropologist
Mary Leakey
  • The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

Birthdays in History

  • Dan Hamburg, (Rep-D-California)
  • Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician