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Events and People Who Made History on November 6

4th Century

355 - Emperor Constantine II crowns cousin Julianus keizer of Britain

12th Century

1153 - Treaty of Wallingford signed

16th Century

1534 - Zealand hit by heavy storm
1572 - Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia

17th Century

1632 - Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies
1657 - Brandenburg and Poland sign unity of Bromberg
1676 - King Carlos II of Spain becomes of age (at 15)

18th Century

1792 - Battle at Jemappes: French army beats Ausrtrians

19th Century

1813 - Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
1844 - Spain grants Dominican Rep independence
1850 - 1st Hawaiian fire engine
1850 - Yerba Buena and Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use
1860 - Abraham Lincoln, born in Kentucky, Representative-R-Illinois 1847 - 1849, elected 16th president 1861 - 1865
1861 - Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president
1862 - NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms
1864 - Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid)
1865 - Maastricht-Venlo railway in Netherlands opens
1869 - 1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4)
1871 - Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa
1871 - President Grant re-elected
1878 - Henrik Ibsens "Samfundets Stotter," premieres in Oslo
1879 - Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day
1883 - NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race
1884 - British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
1884 - Montreal Foot Ball Club (QFRU) defeats Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) 30-0 in 1st CRFU Championship game
1885 - U.S. Mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close
1888 - Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes
1897 - Peter Pan opens in New York at Empire Theater

20th Century

1900 - Battle at Bothaville: general-major Charles Knox beats Boers
1900 - President William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan
1903 - USA recognizea independence of Panama
1906 - Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected New York Governor beats William Randolph Hearst
1908 - Leonid Andreyevs "Dui Nashey Zhizni," premieres in St. Petersburg
1910 - SDAP/NVV initiate campaign for general males/female suffrage
1911 - Francisco Madeiro inaugurated president of Mexico
1913 - Mohandas K. Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa
1915 - 1st military flight in Netherlands East Indies (Tandjong Priok)
1915 - Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government
1917 - Bolshevik revolution begins with capture of Winter Palace
1917 - New York state allows women to vote
1918 - Republic of Poland proclaimed
1918 - Supreme commander of the army General Cutters resigns
1919 - 1st Dutch radio program: Soiree Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel"
1922 - King George V proclaims Irish Free state
1923 - Col Jacob Schick patents 1st electric shaver
1923 - U.S.S.R. adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks"
1924 - Stanley Baldwin becomes Prime Minister of England
1928 - Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds
1928 - Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E. Smith (D) for president
1928 - Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor
1932 - German election - KPD defeats NSDAP
1934 - NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0
1935 - 1st test flight of British Hurricane aircraft
1935 - English prince Henry (under George V) weds Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott
1935 - Maiden flight by Canada's Hawker Hurricane military plane
1936 - RCA displays TV for press
1936 - Terence Rattigans "French Without Tears," premieres in London
1938 - 3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game
1939 - WGY-TV (Schenectady, New York), 1st coml TV station, begins service
1939 - WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, New York (CBS) 1st broadcast
1940 - Franklin D. Roosevelt re-elected president
1941 - Einsatz group kills 15,000 Jews of Rovno Ukraine
1941 - Japanese fleet readies assault on Pearl Harbor
1941 - USA lends Soviet Union $1 million
1942 - Nazis execute 12,000 Minsk ghetto Jews
1942 - Sukarno and Mohammed Hatta finds Ampat Serangkai
1943 - Russian troops land on Kertsj peninsula
1943 - Soviet forces reconquer Kiev
1943 - Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"
1945 - HUAC begins investigation of 7 radio commentators
1949 - Greeks civil war ends
1950 - Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as Vice President/General Manager of Pittsburgh Pirates
1950 - Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea
1950 - King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India
1952 - Dmitri Sjostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland," premieres
1953 - French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy
1953 - Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as manager of Baltimore Orioles
1953 - Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb," premieres
1955 - 11th Ryder Cup: U.S., 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch and CC California
1955 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1956 - Holland and Spain withdraw from Olympics, protest Soviets in Hungary
1956 - President Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E. Stevenson (D)
1957 - Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
1957 - "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater New York City for 45 performances
1958 - AL announces that Kansas City will play AL record 52 night games in 1959
1958 - Belgium government of Eyskens and Lilar forms
1958 - Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
1961 - U.S. government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith
1962 - BART bond issue just gets by with a 66.9% favorable vote
1962 - Edward M. Kennedy 1st elected Senator
1962 - Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts
1962 - Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more
1962 - Saudi Arabia proclaims abolishing slavery
1962 - U.N. General Assembly adopts resolution condemning South Africa
1964 - WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
1966 - 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)
1966 - Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open
1966 - Lunar Orbiter 2 launched
1967 - Bridge at Annabaai crashes on Willemstad, Curaeao, kills 15
1967 - U.S. launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9
1968 - Nixon elected 37th President of U.S., defeating Hubert Humphrey
1968 - Students of San Francisco State Counsel go on strike
1969 - 1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Baltimore and Denny McLain, Detroit)
1970 - Boog Powell wins AL MVP
1970 - Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award
1971 - "Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 7 performances
1971 - U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1973 - Abe Beame eleceted 1st Jewish mayor on New York City
1973 - Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit
1974 - Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award
1975 - 1st appearance of Sex Pistols
1975 - "Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 51 performances
1976 - Benjamin Hooks, succeeds Roy Wilkins as executive director of NAACP
1976 - Former Twins relief ace Bill Campbell is 1st free-agent to sign with a new team, joining the Red Sox for $1 million over 4 years
1977 - 1st Emmy Sports Award presentation
1977 - 39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga
1977 - "Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater New York City after 43 performances
1978 - Iranian general Gholan Reza Azhari forms government
1978 - Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule
1979 - Ayatolla Khomeini takes over in Iran
1981 - Fernando Valenzuela is 1st rookie to win a Cy Young Award
1981 - Larry Holmes TKOs Renaldo Snipes in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1982 - Joe Altobelli succeeds Earl Weaver as Oriole manager
1983 - Chako Higuchi wins LPGA Sports Nippon Team Match Golf Tournament
1983 - Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, California
1983 - Tor Bay Buccaneers James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings
1983 - Turkey Turgut zals Moederland party wins elections
1984 - President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)
1984 - Willie Hernandez wins AL MVP Award
1985 - 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
1985 - Exploratory well at Ranger Tx, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil
1985 - M-19 guerrilla's occupies Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia
1985 - Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards AFB California
1986 - Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young
1986 - Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
1986 - Reverend Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern
1988 - 18th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07
1988 - 19th New York City Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20
1988 - Japan and MLB all stars played to a 6-6 draw (Game 2 of 7)
1988 - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic
1988 - Steve Jones wins New York men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title
1990 - Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame
1990 - Braves Dave Justice wins NL Rookie of Year
1990 - Fire destroys some of Universal Studio's stages
1990 - Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected
1991 - Grand duke Vladimir Kirillovitsj returns to St. Petersburg
1991 - Keck II, biggest telescope in use at Mauna Kea Hawaii
1991 - Maximus 2.0 BBS released
1991 - "Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin New York City for 32 performances
1991 - Robert M. Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA
1991 - Russian president Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party
1993 - Actress Allison Angrim (32) weds Robert Schoonover (44)
1993 - Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavywgt boxing title
1993 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter
1994 - 24th New York City Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37
1994 - 25th New York City Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
1994 - Emomali Rachmonov recognized as president of Tadzjikistan
1994 - Woo-Soon Ko wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Golf Cup
1995 - Art Modell officially announces Cleveland Browns are moving to Balt
1995 - Israel buries Yitzhak Rabin, assassinated by a fellow Jew who opposed peace with Palestinians
1996 - Los Angeles Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year
1997 - "Proposals," opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 76 performances
1997 - San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year


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