6th November, on this day

355 Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls
1429 Henry VI is crowned King of England. Two years later in Paris he is crowned King of France
1528 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
1572 Supernova is observed in the constellation known as Cassiopeia
1632 Death of King Gustavus Adolphus the Great of Sweden in the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years War.
1789 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
1813 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
1844 Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
1860 United States presidential election, 1860 - Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President
1861 Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President
1862 In US, NY to San Francisco direct telegraphic link established
1865 CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
1869 Diamonds are discovered at Kimberley in Cape Province, South Africa
1884 British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
1888 Benjamin Harrison beats President Grover Cleveland , 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
1900 President William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan
1906 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY gov beats William Randolph Hearst
1911 Francisco Madeiro inaugurated President of Mexico
1913 Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa
1917 Bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace
1917 The end of the Third Battle of Ypres when British and Canadian troops capture the infamous Passchendale Ridge
1918 The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
1923 USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks"
1924 Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of England
1925 Secret agent Sidney Reilly is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union.
1928 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
1928 United States presidential election, 1928 : Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for President
1932 In Germany, the Nazi Party led by Adolf Hitler emerges as the largest single party in the general election
1935 Maiden flight by Canada's Hawker Hurricane military plane
1935 In Britain, the RAF's first monoplane fighter, the 'Hawker Hurricane' makes its maiden flight
1936 RCA displays TV for the press
1939 World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau
1941 Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
1942 Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
1942 In Britain, the Church of England relaxes its rule that women must wear hats in church
1956 Holland and Spain withdraw from Olympics, protest Soviets in Hungary
1956 United States presidential election, 1956 : President Eisenhower (D) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (R)
1956 Suez Crisis : A ceasefire is announced between Egyptian, French and British forces fighting for control of the Suez Canal
1956 Construction begins to build the Kariba High Dam on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe
1957 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith
1962 Edward M Kennedy 1st elected (Sen-D-MA)
1962 Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts
1962 Apartheid : The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
1963 Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
1965 Cuba and the United States formally agree to start an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans will use this program
1966 Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US
1971 The AEC tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
1973 Abe Beame elected 1st jewish mayor on NYC
1973 Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit
1975 1st appearance of the Sex Pistols
1975 Green March begins : 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.
1976 Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
1977 The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
1978 Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule
1984 United States presidential election, 1984 : President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)
1985 Exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil
1985 General Jaruzelski elected Poland's head of state
1985 Palace of Justice siege : In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the April 19 Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.
1985 "Irangate" scandal : The American press reveals that US President Ronald Reagan had authorised the shipment of arms to Iran.
1986 Sumburgh disaster : a British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashed 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. The deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
1990 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1990 Fire destroys some of Universal Studio's stages
1999 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
2002 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
2003 Michael Howard takes over as leader of the Conservative party after Iain Duncan Smith is ousted in a no-confidence vote
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.

November 6th 2005

Chirac in crisis talks on riots

Killer tornado strikes US Midwest

China fears girl died of bird flu

November 6th 2006

Curfew eased after Saddam verdict

Africa focus for climate summit

Haiti tops world corruption table

November 6th 2007

'40 dead' in Afghan suicide blast

African migrants die in Atlantic

Landslide buries Mexican village

November 6th 2008

Bomb hits Pakistan tribal elders

Deadly blast hits Russian minibus

Lavish coronation for Bhutan king

November 6th 2009

US jobless rate rises to over 10%

One dead in Orlando office attack

Somali adulterer stoned to death

November 6th 2010

Somali pirates get record ransom

Kenyan cop shoots 10

Pope warns of Spanish secularism

November 6th 2011

Birthdates which occurred on November 6th:

1558 Thomas Kyd English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy)
1661 Charles II last Habsburg king of Spain (1665-1700)
1671 Colley Cibber England, dramatist/poet laureate (Love's Last Shift)
1746 Absalom Jones Delaware, born into slavery
1771 Alois Senefelder inventor (lithography)
1814 Adolphe Sax Belgium, musician/inventor (saxophone)
1832 Joseph Smith son of founder of Mormonism
1836 Francis Ellingwood Abbot Boston, theologian (Scientific Theism)
1851 Charles H Dow co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal
1854 John Phillip Sousa Wash DC, march king (Stars & Stripes Forever)
1860 Ignace Jan Paderewski Kurylowka Poland, composer/pianist/patriot
1861 James A Naismith inventor (basketball)
1887 Walter Johnson Kansas, Wash Senator pitcher (1907-27) (414-218)
1892 John Sigvard Olsen Wabash IN, comedian (Olsen & Johnson)
1896 Jim Jordan radio comedian (Fibber McGee)
19-- Corey Glover rocker (Living Colour-Biscuits)
19-- Dorothy Meyer Indianapolis IN, actress (Willa-King's Crossing)
1900 Heinrich Himmler Nazi SS leader
1901 Juanita Hall Keyport NJ, actress (Capt Billy)
1904 Selena Royale NYC, actress (Date With Judy, Misleading Lady)
1906 Francis Lederer actor (Diary of a Chambermaid)
1916 Ray Conniff Massachusetts, chorus director (Ray Conniff Singers)
1921 James Jones Robinson IL, novelist (From Here to Eternity)
1923 Robert P Griffin actor (Barricade, Broken Arrow, Crime of Passion)
1928 Peter Matz Pittsburgh PA, orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnett Show)
1931 Mike Nichols stage/film director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues)
1933 Knut Johannesen Norway, 5K/10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 Michael Schwerner civil rights worker, murdered in 1964
1946 Sally Field Pasadena CA, we really like her (Gidget, Flying Nun)
1947 Jack Arnold character on Wonder Years
1948 Glenn Frey Detroit, rocker (Eagles-Take it Easy)
1949 Brad Davis Tallahassee FL, actor (Roots, Chiefs)
1950 Ernest Thompson Bellows Fall VT, actor (Sierra, Westside Medical)
1954 Catherine Cryer
1955 Maria Shriver [Mrs A Schwartenegger], Chicago IL, newscaster (Sunday Today)
1959 Teri Peterson Santa Monica Cal, playmate (July, 1980)
1960 Lance Kerwin Newport Beach Ca, (James at 15, The Lonliest Runner)
1962 Lori Singer Corpus Christi Texas, actress (Fame, V, Footloose)
1966 Lisa Fuller Los Angeles CA, actress (Dawn-General Hospital)
1966 Peter DeLuise actor (Free Ride)
1967 Jana McCoy Portales NM, Miss NM-America (1991)
1967 Rebecca Schaeffer Eugene Oregon, actress (Patti-My Sister Sam)
1968 Kelly Rutherford Elizabethtown Kentucky, actress (Generations)
1970 Ethan Hawke Austin, TX, actor (Dad, Dead Poets Society, Explorers)


Deaths which occurred on November 6th:
1632 King Gustavus Aldophus of Sweden, dies in battle
1839 Rabbi Hayim Rapoport of Ostrowiec author (Maxim Chayyim), dies
1944 Hannah Senesh Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
1972 Tod Andrews actor (Gray Ghost, Counterthrust), dies at 52
1978 Flora Campbell actress (Faraway Hill, Date With Judy), dies at 67
1980 Mary Michael actress (Birdie-Wonderful John Acton), dies at 77
1987 Ross R Barnett lawyer/(Gov-D-Miss), dies at 89
1987 William C Pahlmann interior decorator (4 Seasons NYC), dies at 80
1991 Gene Tierney actress, dies at 70 of emphysema

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