What Happened on November 6, 2018

Historical Events

Election of Interest

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York) is the youngest person ever elected to the US House of representatives at 29 years

Film & TV History

British actor Idris Elba named "People" magazine's Sexiest Man Alive

  • Colorado elects Jared Polis, the country's first openly male gay governor
  • Colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution

Event of Interest

Great Britain's Prince Charles calls slavery "an indelible stain" but stops short of an apology in a speech in Accra, Ghana

  • Human longevity less than 10% dependent on genetics according to study published in journal "Genetics" based on 400 million people from Ancestry.com
  • Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • In US Midterm elections Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives after eight years, the Senate is held by Republicans
  • More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of ISIS discovered in former ISIS held areas according to UN report
  • Record 19 black female judicial candidates all elected in Harris County, Texas, after campaigning together under "Black Girl Magic"
  • Sharice Davids (Kansas) and Deb Haaland (New Mexico) are the first Native American women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
2018 History

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra - "Strange Magic"; "Evil Woman"), dies of cancer at 65

About November 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 4 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Scorpio

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Girls Like You - Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
  • UK #1 Song: Shallow - Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper