6 November: In a year, the 6th of November is the 310th day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 311th day of the year. This day has its distinctiveness and importance in history.
Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 6th November. We may also need to scan through the events that happened on this day.
What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 6 November
Art & Artists
- 1878 – Premiere of “Samfundets Stotter“, a play by Henrik Ibsen in Oslo.
- 1953 – Premiere of “Atomic Bomb“, a symphony by Masao Oki.
- 1973 – Beginning of shooting for “Man With the Golden Gun”, a Roger Moore starred James Bond.
- 1990 – Whitney Houston released her 3rd audio album “I’m Your Baby Tonight” in 1991.
Science & Technology
- 1500 – A lunar eclipse observed by astronomer Copernicus in Rome.
- 1862 – Set up of a direct telegraphic link between New York and San Francisco.
- 1935 – The fighter aircraft Hawker Hurricane took its first flight in Surrey, England.
Leaders & Politics
- 355 – Constantius II, the Roman Emperor declared that his cousin Julian would be the next Caesar.
- 1860 – Abraham Lincoln became the President of the USA.
- 1913 – Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in South Africa when he led an Indian miners’ march.
- 1991 – The Communist Party was outlawed by Boris Yeltsin, the President of Russia.
People & Society
- 1928 – Clevelanders participated in a vote intending to build a stadium using city bonds.
- 1947 – First episode of “Meet the Press” went off the air on NBC Television. It is the longest-running TV program in television history.
- 2012 – Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay politician to become a US Senate member.
Disasters: Natural & Man-made
- 1986 – Sumburgh disaster occurred when Boeing 234LR (owned by British International Helicopters) crashed and killed 45 people near Sumburgh Airport, Scotland.
- 1988 – Lancang-Gengma earthquake occurred when two high-magnitude earthquakes shake the China-Myanmar border region killing no less than 938 people.
Discoveries & Explorations
- 1572 – Supernova was observed for the first time in the Cassiopeia constellation.
- 1967 – Surveyor 6 was launched by the USA (that made a soft landing on Moon).
Leisure & Sports
- 1869 – First college-level football game in the USA (Rutgers 6 Princeton 4). (players were allowed to use their feet and hand for playing).
- 1981 – Larry Homes beat Renaldo Snipes in a technical knockout (TKO) heavyweight boxing title match.
Birth Anniversaries (6 November)
- 1861 – James Naismith (Educator and Athlete from America)
- 1946 – Sally Field (Actress from America)
- 1956 – Graeme Wood (Cricket & footballer from Australia)
- 1970 – Ethan Hawke (American Novelist, actor, and director)
- 1993 – Josh Wakefield (Footballer from the UK)
Death Anniversaries (6 November)
- 1492 – Antoine Busnois (French poet & composer)
- 1985 – Sanjeev Kumar (Bollywood actor)
- 2004 – Johnny Warren (Footballer from Australia)
- 2013 – Ace Parker (American footballer)
- 2017 – Richard F. Gorden Jr. (American NASA astronaut, naval officer, and aviator)
What Special Day is Today: (6 November)
- International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
- National Saxophone Day (US)
- Gustavus Adolphus Day (in Estonia, Finland, and Sweden)
- Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Finland)
6th November. The factual story of the day covers the entire globe and a lot of well-known personalities. The day has remained a silent observer of what happened on this day.
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