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6 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


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.

6 November: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 6 November

Art & Artists

    • 1878 Premiere of Samfundets Stotter, a play by Henrik Ibsen in Oslo.
    • 1953Premiere of “Atomic Bomb“, a symphony by Masao Oki.
    • 1973Beginning 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

    • 1500A lunar eclipse observed by astronomer Copernicus in Rome.
    • 1862Set up of a direct telegraphic link between New York and San Francisco.
    • 1935The fighter aircraft Hawker Hurricane took its first flight in Surrey, England.

Leaders & Politics

    • 355Constantius II, the Roman Emperor declared that his cousin Julian would be the next Caesar.
    • 1860Abraham Lincoln became the President of the USA.
    • 1913Mahatma Gandhi was arrested in South Africa when he led an Indian miners’ march.
    • 1991The Communist Party was outlawed by Boris Yeltsin, the President of Russia.

People & Society

    • 1928Clevelanders participated in a vote intending to build a stadium using city bonds.
    • 1947First 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

    • 1986Sumburgh 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).
    • 1981Larry 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)
    • 1956Graeme 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)
    • 1985Sanjeev 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)

6 November: 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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