Events in History on October 6

  • 105 BC Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 68 BC Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
  • 891 Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1111 Boudouin VII becomes earl of Flanders
  • 1499 French King Louis XII occupies Milan
  • 1567 Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
  • 1683 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown, Philadelphia
  • 1689 Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
  • 1762 British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
  • 1781 Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War
  • 1783 Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock
  • 1789 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
  • 1799 Battle of Castricum: Franco-Dutch army beats British-Russian army

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1811 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1849 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1853 4th National Women's Rights Convention opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1854 The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
  • 1857 American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
  • 1861 Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC, USS Flag vs BR Alert
  • 1861 Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
  • 1863 Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1863 Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
  • 1866 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
  • 1869 John Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer" premieres
  • 1876 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • 1884 Naval War College forms in Newport RI
  • 1886 Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG)
  • 1889 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

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1889 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1890 General Conference of the Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
  • 1893 Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat

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1896 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

Filipino Nationalist and Novelist Jose Rizal
Filipino Nationalist and Novelist
Jose Rizal
  • 1898 Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic
  • 1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
  • 1903 The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
  • 1906 The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
  • 1908 Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 1908 Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season
  • 1911 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
  • 1912 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
  • 1914 The Russians fall back along the Eastern Front in Poland and Galicia
  • 1917 Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
  • 1918 US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die
  • 1919 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • 1921 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • 1921 International PEN is founded in London.
  • 1922 Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia
  • 1922 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • 1923 2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms
  • 1923 US Lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
  • 1923 USSR adopts experimental calendar
  • 1925 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
  • 1928 Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail
  • 1931 Js Van Severen forms Verdinaso (Union of Flemish National Solidarists)
  • 1935 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
  • 1935 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches

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1939 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1939 Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
  • 1939 Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
  • 1940 Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF
  • 1941 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • 1942 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
  • 1943 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

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1943 Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • 1944 Allied aircraft accidentally bomb Fishing, Overijssel
  • 1944 Canadians free Austria
  • 1944 Royal Dutch Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks German submarine U168 in the Java Sea
  • 1944 Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia

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1945 Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1945 Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge
  • 1946 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • 1946 US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • 1948 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

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1948 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
  • 1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine

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1949 US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

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1951 Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

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1952 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Novelist
Agatha Christie
  • 1956 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad
  • 1956 Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine
  • 1957 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958 US nuclear sub USS Seawolf remains record 60 days under pole
  • 1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

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1961 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • 1965 William Goodhart's "Generation" premieres in NYC
  • 1966 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
  • 1966 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow.
  • 1967 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
  • 1972 Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin office in Dublin
  • 1973 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • 1976 "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing

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1976 US President Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1976 Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, explode onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, killing all 73 people on board
  • 1977 DL Coburns "Gin Game" premieres in NYC
  • 1977 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • 1978 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)

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1978 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini

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1978 Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls"

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • 1978 "Midnight Express" debuts
  • 1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"

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1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House in Washington, D.C.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1980 Guyana adopts constitution
  • 1982 Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
  • 1982 Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
  • 1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • 1985 PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London.
  • 1986 Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1987 Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
  • 1990 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • 1990 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • 1993 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • 1994 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
  • 1994 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg, South Africa
  • 1995 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • 1995 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it

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1996 Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1996 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed
  • 2000 Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
  • 2002 The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • 2002 Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.
  • 2007 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 2010 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram

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2012 Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2012 The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final
  • 2013 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt
  • 2014 John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos