On This Day

November 6, 1939 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), 1st commercial TV station, begins service
  • World War II: 'Sonderaktion Krakau' - a Nazi operation against academics, with 184 professors arrested in Krakow and deported

Birthdays in History

  • Leonardo Quisumbing, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, born in Masbate, Philippines
  • Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1964)

Deaths in History

  • Adolphe Max, Belgian liberal MP, dies at 69
1939 in History