On This Day

What Happened on November 6, 2018

Historical Events

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

US Congresswoman and Activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
US Congresswoman and Activist
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 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

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh McDowell, British cellist (Electric Light Orchestra - "Strange Magic"; "Evil Woman"), dies of cancer at 65
2018 Highlights

About November 6, 2018

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 10 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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