On This Day

What Happened on November 6

Important Events

  • 1813 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1860 Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President
  • 1913 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners' march in South Africa
  • 1917 [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardment of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution
  • 1978 Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi places the country under military rule; General Gholām Reza Azhāri forms government
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November 6 in Film & TV

  • 1947 NBC's "Meet the Press" debuts - US's longest running TV show

November 6 in Music

November 6 in Sport

  • 1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball - actually Canadian)

Did You Know?

American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe, on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels

On November 6, 1865

Would You Believe?

Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas

On November 6, 1528

Famous Weddings

  • 1919 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)
  • 1935 English Prince Henry weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott
  • 1983 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis
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