On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 1939

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), 1st commercial TV station, begins service
  • World War II: 'Sonderaktion Krakau' - a Nazi operation against academics, with 184 professors arrested in Krakow and deported
  • WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast

Famous Birthdays

  • Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines

Famous Deaths

  • Adolphe Max, Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69