On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

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

Actor Idris Elba
Actor
Idris Elba
  • 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

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

Prince of Wales Prince Charles
Prince of Wales
Prince Charles
  • Human longevity less than 10% dependant on genetics according to study published in journal "Genetics" based on 400 million people from Ancestry
  • Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representaives
  • 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 Debra Haaland (New Mexico) are the first Native American women to be elected to the US House of Representatives