Sunday, May 19, 2024 (Week 21)

October 6 in History

What happened on October 6 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on october 6 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on october 6 in history.

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2007
Explorer and author Jason Lewis becomes the first person to complete a human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
2000
Yugoslavia’s president Slobodan Milosevic and Argentina’s vice-president Carlos Alvarez both resign from their respective offices.
1995
Astronomers discover 51 Pegasi is the second star known to have a planet orbiting it.
1987
Fiji becomes a republic independent of the British Commonwealth.
1981
Egyptian president Anwar el-Sadat is assassinated in Cairo by Islamic fundamentalists. He is succeeded by Vice President Hosni Mubarak.
1973
Israel is taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attack on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War.
1969
Special Forces Captain John McCarthy is released from Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, pending consideration of his appeal to murder charges.
1966
Hanoi insists the United States must end its bombings before peace talks can begin.
1965
Patricia Harris takes a post as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, becoming the first African American U.S. ambassador.
1941
German troops renew their offensive against Moscow.
1927
The first “talkie,” The Jazz Singer, opens with popular entertainer Al Jolson singing and dancing in black-face. By 1930, silent movies were a thing of the past.
1866
The Reno brothers–Frank, John, Simeon and William–commit the country’s first train robbery near Seymore, Indiana netting $10,000.
1847
Charlotte Bronte‘s novel Jane Eyre is published in London.
1801
Napoleon Bonaparte imposes a new constitution on Holland.
1788
The Polish Diet decides to hold a four year session.
1696
Savoy Germany withdraws from the Grand Alliance.
1536
William Tyndale, the English translator of the New Testament, is strangled and burned at the stake for heresy at Vilvoorde, France.
1014
The Byzantine Emperor Basil earns the title “Slayer of Bulgers” after he orders the blinding of 15,000 Bulgerian troops.