On This Day

What Happened on November 6

Important Events

  • 1813 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
  • 1860 Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois elected the 16th President of the United States of America

Nov 6 in Film & TV

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

Nov 6 in Music

  • 1975 First performance by punk band The Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London

Nov 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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