On This Day

What Happened on October 6, 1849

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.

Famous Birthdays

  • Basil Zaharoff, Greek arms dealer (merchant of death), born in Mu─čla, Turkey (d. 1936)

Famous Deaths

  • Lajos, Count Batthyany, 1st Prime Minister of Hungary, executed by firing squad at 42