On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 1985 Marita Koch of E Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia
  • 1985 PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, north London.
  • 1986 Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1987 Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
  • 1990 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • 1990 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • 1993 Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
  • 1994 -9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria
  • 1994 Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg, South Africa
  • 1995 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • 1995 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it

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1996 Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
US Senator and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole
US Senator and Presidential Candidate
Bob Dole
  • 1996 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed

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2000 President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Slobodan Milošević resigns

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević
  • 2002 The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • 2002 Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.

  • 2007 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 2008 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a second Mercury flyby
  • 2010 Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger launch Instagram

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2012 Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2012 The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final
  • 2013 53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt
  • 2014 John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 2015 Nobel prize for Physics awarded to Takaaki Kajita (Japan) and Arthur McDonald (Canada) for work on neutrinos
  • 2017 British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature
  • 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)
  • 2017 Storm Nate kills at least 22 people passing through Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras
  • 2018 Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed and sworn onto the US Supreme Court amid protests and after an FBI investigation
  • 2018 Oil tanker collision with a car leaves at least 50 people dead and one hundred with serious burns near Kisantu, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • 2019 99 Iraqis have died and 4,000 injured in protests over 5 days against living conditions, unemployment and corruption according to human rights group
  • 2019 Tens of thousands of Hong Kong protesters march in defiance of a new ban on face masks
  • 2020 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for work on black holes

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Deaths in History