On This Day in History for October 6

Events in History

  • 105 BC Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
  • 68 BC Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
  • 891 Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1111 Boudouin VII becomes earl of Flanders
  • 1499 French King Louis XII occupies Milan
  • 1567 Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands
  • 1683 13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown, Philadelphia
  • 1689 Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII
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Weddings in History

  • 1936 Diana Mitford marries Oswald Mosley in the house of Joseph Goebbels with Adolf Hitler as a guest
  • 1956 South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan
  • 2007 TV talk show host Montel Williams (51) weds American Airlines flight attendant Tara Fowler (37) on a beach in Bermuda

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