6th October, on this day

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
1536 William Tyndale, an English religious reformer and bible translator, is burnt at the stake in Brussels as a heretic
1582 Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain
1600 Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, premieres in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
1683 William Penn brings 13 German immigrant families to the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first German people to immigrate to America
1762 Seven Years' War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war.
1769 British explorer Captain James Cook, on board his ship the 'Endeavour' discovers New Zealand
1781 Americans and French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of the Revolutionary War
1789 Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
1829 Stephenson's 'Rocket' wins the trials to find a locomotive to run on the railway between Lliverpool and Manchester
1849 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
1854 The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
1857 American Chess Association formed; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)
1863 Dr Charles H Sheppard opens the 1st public bath, in Brooklyn
1866 1st train robbery in US
1883 The Orient Express completes its first run from Paris to Constantinople ( now Istanbul) in less than 78 hours
1884 The Naval War College of the United States Navy was founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
1889 Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture
1890 Mormon Church outlaws polygamy
1895 In Britain, conductor Sir Henry Wood institutes the Promenade Concerts-known worldwide as 'The Proms' - at the Queen's Hall in London
1903 Official opening of Manchester University
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 and Herzegovina following an agreement with Russia
1919 Norway introduces the prohibition of alcohol
1922 The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
1923 USSR adopts experimental calendar
1927 World premiere of the Warner Brothers film 'The Jazz Singer' - starring Al Jolson in the cinema's first full length 'talkie' - a film which includes sound as well as vision. Jolson's songs include 'Toot Toot Tootsie'; 'Goodbye' and 'Mammy'
1928 General Chiang Kai-shek becomes President of China
1938 The Grand Fascist Council in Italy passes a variety of anti-Jewish laws to exclude Jews from public activities and cede property to the state. The legislation is condemned by Pope Pius XI
1939 Last Polish army is defeated in World War II.
1939 Hitler announces he has no attention of war with Britain and France
1949 Britain and America end the 'Berlin Airlift' -the months of flying supplies to West Berlin after it was blockaded by the USSR
1949 Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years and $10,000 fine
1949 President Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
1955 A United Airlines DC-4 crashes in Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming, killing 66 people
1959 Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon
1963 Barbra Streisand appears on "The Judy Garland Show"
1965 Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
1966 LSD is declared illegal in the United States.
1967 Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funeral to mark the end of hippies
1968 British drivers take the first three places in the US Grand Prix:: Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and John Surtees
1972 22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico
1973 The Crossing: 80,000 Egyptian troops cross the Suez Canal, destroying the fortified Israeli Bar-Lev Line and starting the Yom Kippur War
1976 Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.
1976 New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China.
1976 Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government.
1977 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathisers, and one MCPV sympathiser is killed.
1977 The first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
1976 John Hathaway completes a bicycle tour of every continent in the world and cycling 50,600 miles
1976 President Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"
1979 Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9"
1979 Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit the White House
1981 Egypt's President Anwar Sadat is assassinated by Muslim extremists
1985 In Britain, a Metropolitan policeman, PC Keith Blakelock is hacked to death by up to 40 rioters on the Broadwater Farm Estate in Tottenham, North London
1987 Fiji becomes a republic.
1991 American actress Elizabeth Taylor marries for the 8th time. This time to builder Larry Fortensky
1995 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
1997 Britain's first astronaut, Michael Foale, returns safely to earth aboard the space shuttle 'Atlantis' after four and a half months on 'MIR', the Russian space station
2000 Yugoslav president Slobodan Miloševic resigns.
2002 The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
2007 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

6th October 2005

US Senate backs detainee rights

Israel bans use of human shields

US show broadcasts from Windsor

6th October 2006

Georgians deported as row deepens

Miners killed in Bolivia dispute

Vatican to review state of limbo

6th October 2007

Convoy bombed in Afghan capital

Musharraf wins presidential vote

Global rallies to pressure Burma

6th October 2008

Financial crisis pummels stocks

Suicide blast hits Sri Lanka town

Ten dead in California crash

6th October 2009

'Nine dead' in Iraq market blast

Clashes raise Jerusalem tensions

Google targeted in e-mail scam

Birthdates which occurred on 6th October:

1820 Jenny Lind Sweden, soprano/nightingale (Agathe-Der Freischultz)
1824 Henry Chadwick baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book
1831 Richard Dedekind mathematician (Nature & Meaning of Numbers)
1846 George Westinghouse responsible for alternating current in US
1849 Sir Basil Zaharoff arms dealer, "merchant of death"
1862 Albert Jeremiah Beveridge US, politician/author (Progressive)
1866 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden broadcast 1st program of voice & music
1882 Karol Szymanowski Timoshovka Ukraine, composer (Stabatmater)
1884 Lloyd Spooner US, marksman (Olympic-4 gold/1 silver/2 bronze-1920)
1887 Le Corbusier Switzerland, architect/city planner/artist (Urbanisme)
1887 Mart¡n Luis Guzm n Mexico, novelist (The Eagle & the Serpent)
1888 Li Ta-chao cofounder with Mao Tse-tung of Chinese Communist Party
1895 Caroline Gordon Kentucky, writer (Green Centuries)
1897 Jerome Cowan NYC, actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show)
19-- Mike Tylo actor (Guiding Light)
19-- Tony Cavazo rocker (Hurricane-I'm On To You)
1905 Helen N Moody tennis pro (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)
1906 Janet Gaynor Philadelphia, actress (Sunrise, A Star Is Born)
1909 Carol Lombard actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only)
1914 Thor Heyerdahl Norway, anthropologist/explorer (Kon Tiki, Aku-Aku)
1925 Shana Alexander NYC, journalist (60 Minutes)
1926 Alan Copeland LA Calif, orch leader/singer (Your Hit Parade)
1927 Paul Badura-Skoda Vienna Austria, pianist (Mozart Interpretation)
1930 Hafez al Assad president (Syria)
1936 Anna Quayle actress (Mistress Pamela)
1940 Ellen Travolta Englewood NJ, actress (Louise-Joanie Loves Chachi)
1942 Britt Ekland Stockholm Sweden, actress (Wicker Man, Asylum)
1942 Fred Travalena NYC, comedian/impressionist (Buy & Cell)
1943 Michael Durrell Brooklyn NY, actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs)
1946 Gary Gentry baseball player (NY Mets)
1947 Klaus Dibiasi Italy, platform diver (Olympic-gold-1968, 72, 76)
1960 Jeffrey Trachta Staten Island NY, actor (Thorne-Bold & Beautiful)
1960 Richard Jobson British TV person/rocker (Skids-Scared to Dance)


Deaths which occurred on October 6th:
1891 Charles Stewart Parnell leader of the Irish party, dies
1951 Henry Gurney British high commissioner to Malaya assassinated
1956 Walter Herlihy announcer (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 42
1969 Walter Hagen PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), dies at 76
1975 Henry Calvin actor (Sgt Garcia-Zorro), dies at 57
1981 Anwar Sadat assassinated Hosnai Mubarak becomes Egytian president
1983 Terence Cooke NY's Cardinal, dies at 62
1989 Bette Davis dies at 81

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