On This Day

On This Day in History for November 6 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1982 Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
  • 1983 Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, California
  • 1983 Turkey Turgut Özals Moederland party wins elections

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1984 Incumbent Republican President Ronald Reagan is re-elected President of the United States in a landslide, winning 49 states and defeating Democrat candidate Walter Mondale

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • 1984 Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
  • 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
  • 1985 M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
  • 1985 Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California
  • 1985 Exploratory well in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil
  • 1986 Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young
  • 1986 President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
  • 1986 Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
  • 1989 US marshals & FCC seize pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn
  • 1990 Fire destroys some of Universal Studios' stages
  • 1990 Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
  • 1990 Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake

  • 1991 Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St Petersburg
  • 1991 Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
  • 1991 Maximus 2.0 BBS released
  • 1991 Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA

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1991 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin

KuwaitKuwaiti Oil Fires

1991 The last oil fire in Kuwait set by retreating Iraqi troops is extinguished

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Set alight by retreating Iraqi troops, Kuwaiti oil fires burnt long after the Gulf War finished
Set alight by retreating Iraqi troops, Kuwaiti oil fires burnt long after the Gulf War finished
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  • 1994 Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan

MurderAssassination

1995 Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by Jewish extremist Yigal Amir who opposed peace with Palestinians

5th Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin
5th Prime Minister of Israel
Yitzhak Rabin
  • 1996 LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1999 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 2001 Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production
  • 2002 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
  • 2004 An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150.
  • 2005 The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
  • 2005 The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.
  • 2012 5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2012 Barack Obama is re-elected as US President, defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator Mitt Romney
Governor of Massachusetts and US Senator
Mitt Romney
  • 2012 Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington

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2012 Elizabeth Warren becomes the first female Senator from Massachusetts

US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Senator
Elizabeth Warren
  • 2012 Tammy Duckworth becomes the first disabled woman and first person born in Thailand to be elected to US Congress

  • 2013 8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria
  • 2013 15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq
  • 2016 Indian government declares levels of air pollution in Delhi an emergency situation, closing schools and construction sites
  • 2016 New York City Marathon: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea wins men's race in 2:07:51; defending women's champion Mary Keitany wins her 3rd NYC crown in 2:24:26
  • 2018 More than 200 mass graves containing thousands of victims of ISIS discovered in former ISIS held areas according to UN report

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2018 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
  • 2018 In US Midterm elections Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives after eight years, the Senate is held by Republicans
  • 2018 Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • 2018 Sharice Davids (Kansas) and Debra Haaland (New Mexico) are the first Native American women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • 2018 Colorado votes to abolish slavery as a form of punishment in state constitution
  • 2018 Colorado elects Jared Polis, the country's first openly male gay governor

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018 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
  • 2018 Human longevity less than 10% dependant on genetics according to study published in journal "Genetics" based on 400 million people from Ancestry
  • 2018 Record 19 black female judicial candidates all elected in Harris County, Texas, after campaigning together under "Black Girl Magic"
  • 2019 17 people die in attack on a checkpoint by Islamic State militants on Tajikistan's border with Uzbekistan

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