Events in History on October 6

  • 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

Historic Event

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
  • 1762 British troops occupy Manila, Philippines
  • 1783 Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock

French Revolution

1789 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October

  • 1799 Battle of Castricum: Franco-Dutch army beats British-Russian army

Historic Event

1811 French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

  • 1849 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
  • 1853 4th National Women's Rights Convention opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1854 The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
  • 1861 Naval Engagement at Charleston, South Carolina, USS Flag vs BR Alert
  • 1861 Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
  • 1863 Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas
  • 1863 Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
  • 1866 1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000)
  • 1876 American Library Association organized in Philadelphia
  • 1884 Naval War College forms in Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1889 First known ascent of the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak, by German climber Hans Meyer and Austrian Ludwig Purtscheller
  • 1889 Moulin Rogue opens in Paris

Historic Event

1889 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture

  • 1890 General Conference of the Latter-day Saints outlaws polygamy
  • 1893 Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat

Historic Event

1896 Filipino nationalist Jose Rizal is arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and imprisoned in Barcelona

  • 1900 Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony)
  • 1903 The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
  • 1906 The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
  • 1908 Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • 1911 Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot
  • 1912 Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season
  • 1914 The Russians fall back along the Eastern Front in Poland and Galicia
  • 1917 Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
  • 1918 US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die
  • 1919 Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria
  • 1921 Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962)
  • 1921 International PEN, a worldwide association of writers is founded in London
  • 1922 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
  • 1923 US Lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record)
  • 1923 USSR adopts experimental calendar
  • 1925 Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested
  • 1931 Joris van Severen forms Verdinaso (Union of Flemish National Solidarists)
  • 1935 Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia
  • 1935 Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches

Historic Event

1939 Adolf Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

  • 1939 Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France and Britain
  • 1939 Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
  • 1940 Zoological Gardens opens at Sloat & Skyline Boulevards in San Francisco, California
  • 1941 German army occupies Briansk, USSR
  • 1942 Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram
  • 1943 Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island

Historic Event

1943 Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution"

  • 1944 Allied aircraft accidentally bomb Fishing, Overijssel
  • 1944 Canadians free Austria
  • 1944 Royal Dutch Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks German submarine U168 in the Java Sea
  • 1944 Soviet forces march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
  • 1945 Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge

Historic Event

1945 US General Eisenhower welcomed in The Hague (on Hitler's train)

  • 1946 90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct
  • 1946 US President Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine
  • 1948 Earthquake in Ashgabat kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

Historic Event

1948 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya

  • 1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine

Historic Event

1949 US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

Historic Event

1951 Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb

Theater Premiere

1952 Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

  • 1957 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958 US nuclear sub USS Seawolf remains a record 60 days under the north pole
  • 1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon

Historic Event

1961 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

  • 1961 USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1962 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island
  • 1965 William Goodhart's "Generation" premieres in NYC
  • 1966 LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow
  • 1966 Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor
  • 1967 Haight-Ashbury (San Francisco) hippies throw a funeral for "Hippie" to mark end of "the summer of love".
  • 1967 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico

Historic Event

1972 Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin office in Dublin

  • 1973 Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel
  • 1976 "Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing
  • 1976 Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, explode onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, killing all 73 people on board

Historic Event

1976 US President Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"

  • 1977 DL Coburns "Gin Game" premieres in NYC
  • 1977 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
  • 1978 Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago)

Historic Event

1978 Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person

  • 1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"

Papal Visit

1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit The White House, meeting with President Jimmy Carter in Washington, D.C.

  • 1980 Guyana adopts constitution
  • 1982 Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals
  • 1982 Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die
  • 1983 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 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 Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic
  • 1987 US Senate Judiciary Committee votes 9-5 to send nomination of Robert Bork for a seat on the Supreme Court to full senate with an unfavorable recommendation
  • 1990 Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched
  • 1990 US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit
  • 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 51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it
  • 1995 BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels
  • 1996 Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

2001 UK talent show "Pop Idol" debuts, created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman. Start of a worldwide Idol franchise.

  • 2002 Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized.
  • 2002 The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
  • 2007 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
  • 2008 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a second Mercury flyby

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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
  • 2021 Los Angeles votes in some of the strictest COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the country, requiring vaccinations before people can enter indoor businesses and events
  • 2021 Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded to Benjamin List and David W.C. MacMillan for development of asymmetric organocatalysis (tool for building molecules)

Historic Event

2021 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recommends world's first Malaria vaccine (Mosquirix) for children after a pilot program was effective in Africa [1]

  • 2022 Former police officer with a history of drug use attacks day care center, killing at least 37, including 23 children with gun and knife, in Uthai Sawan, Thailand
  • 2022 French writer Annie Ernaux is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature [1]