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What happened on November 6
- November 6, 1528 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
- November 6, 1572 Supernova is observed in the constellation known as Cassiopeia
- November 6, 1632 Death of King Gustavus Adolphus the Great of Sweden in the Battle of Ltzen during the Thirty Years War.
- November 6, 1789 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
- November 6, 1796 Death of Catherine II at age sixty-seven.
- November 6, 1813 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain
- November 6, 1844 Spain grants Dominican Republic it's independence
- November 6, 1850 Yerba Buena and Angel Islands (San Francisco Bay) reserved for military use
- November 6, 1851 "U.S. Navy expedition under command of LT William Lewis Herndon, on a mission to explore the valley of the Amazon and its tributaries, reaches Iquitos in the jungle region of the upper Amazon after their departure from Lima, Peru."
- November 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln (R-Ill-Rep) elected 16th President
- November 6, 1861 Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate President
- November 6, 1862 NY-San Francisco direct telegraphic link established
- November 6, 1865 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
- November 6, 1869 "In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers University defeats Princeton University, 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game."
- November 6, 1873 The Halifax Rugby League Football Club is formed.
- November 6, 1884 British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea
- November 6, 1888 "Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Indiana) beats President Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes"
- November 6, 1906 Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY gov beats William Randolph Hearst
- November 6, 1911 Francisco Madeiro inaugurated President of Mexico
- November 6, 1913 Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
- November 6, 1913 Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa
- November 6, 1917 Bolshevik revolution begins with the capture of the Winter Palace
- November 6, 1917 "Cpl. Colin F. Barron (3rd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium"
- November 6, 1917 "Prv. James Peter Robertson (27th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Passchendaele, Belgium"
- November 6, 1917 "World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium."
- November 6, 1918 Republic of Poland proclaimed
- November 6, 1918 The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
- November 6, 1924 Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of England
- November 6, 1925 "Secret agent Sidney Reilly is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union."
- November 6, 1928 Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for President
- November 6, 1928 Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king.
- November 6, 1931 Indian spiritual leader Meher Baba arrives in the United States for the first time aboard the SS Roma.
- November 6, 1935 "Before the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers, Edwin Armstrong presents his paper ""A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation."""
- November 6, 1935 First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
- November 6, 1935 "The British Hawker Hurrican fighter plane is flowen for the first time, it was a key factor in the air war over Britian in WWII"
- November 6, 1936 RCA displays TV for the press
- November 6, 1938 "Herschel Grynszpan assassinates Ernst vom Rath, third secretary of the German embassy in Paris."
- November 6, 1939 "WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), first commercial TV station, begins service"
- November 6, 1939 World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau
- November 6, 1940 HMCS Ottawa is sunk by the Italian submarine DiBruno
- November 6, 1940 Roosevelt is elected President. Democrats keep House control.
- November 6, 1941 "On Neutrality Patrol, USS Omaha (CL-4) and USS Somers (DD-381) intercept the German blockade runner Odenwald disguised as U.S. freighter, board her after the German crew abandoned the ship, and brought the ship to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where the boarding party was awarded salvage shares."
- November 6, 1941 "World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, that the Germans have lost 4.5 million soldiers (a wild exaggeration) and that Soviet victory was near."
- November 6, 1942 World War II: SS City of Cairo is sunk by German U-Boat U-68 in the South Atlantic en route to Brazil from Cape Town.
- November 6, 1943 "World War II: Russia recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings."
- November 6, 1944 "Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, subsequently used in the Fat Man Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan."
- November 6, 1944 Recognition of the future importance of turbojet and turboprop powerplants led the Bureau of Aeronautics to request the Naval Air Material Center to study requirements for a laboratory to develop and test gas-turbine powerplants
- November 6, 1947 "Meet The Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948)."
- November 6, 1951 Soviet aircraft shoot at Neptune Patrol bomber (VP-6) on weather reconnaissance mission near Siberia. U.S. aircraft fails to return.
- November 6, 1952 First hydrogen bomb exploded (by US at Eniwetok Atoll)
- November 6, 1956 "Holland and Spain withdraw from Olympics, protest Soviets in Hungary"
- November 6, 1956 President Eisenhower (D) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (R)
- November 6, 1957 Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France
- November 6, 1957 Flix Gaillard becomes Prime Minister of France.
- November 6, 1960 The aircraft carrier Antietam left British Honduras for Pensacola after 4 days of relief operations following hurricane Hattie.
- November 6, 1960 "The last steam locomotive to operate officially on Canadian Pacific pulls a special train to St. Lin from Montreal. Locomotive is class A-l-e no. 29, 4-4-0 built in 1887."
- November 6, 1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith
- November 6, 1962 Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
- November 6, 1962 Edward M Kennedy first elected (Sen-D-MA)
- November 6, 1963 "Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam."
- November 6, 1965 "Cuba and the United States formally agree to start an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans will use this program."
- November 6, 1967 Helicopter from USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) rescues 37-man crew of Liberian freighter Royal Fortunes aground on reef in Tonkin Gulf
- November 6, 1967 US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9
- November 6, 1968 Number one hit on UK music charts - Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
- November 6, 1971 "The AEC tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians."
- November 6, 1974 Mike Marshall of the Los Angeles Dodgers becomes the first relief pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in the National League.
- November 6, 1975 "Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara."
- November 6, 1977 "39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga"
- November 6, 1977 "The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39."
- November 6, 1978 Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule
- November 6, 1980 USS Ranger and accompanying ships of her task group relieved the Midway in the northern Arabian Sea.
- November 6, 1983 "Discovery transported to Vandenberg AFB, California"
- November 6, 1984 President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)
- November 6, 1985 """Irangate"" scandal: The American press reveals that US President Ronald Reagan had authorized the shipment of arms to Iran."
- November 6, 1985 22nd Space Shuttle Mission (61A) -Challenger 9- lands at Edwards AFB
- November 6, 1985 "Exploratory well at Ranger TX, explodes spilling 6.3 m gallons of oil"
- November 6, 1985 General Jaruzelski elected Poland's head of state
- November 6, 1985 "In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the April 19 Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogot, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices."
- November 6, 1986 Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill
- November 6, 1999 Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
- November 6, 2002 12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris.
- November 6, 2004 "An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150."
- November 6, 2005 The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.
- November 6, 2005 The military junta of Myanmar begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana.
- November 6, 2009 "19 people are killed after a truck runs into a crowd in Luanxian, Hebei, China."
- November 6, 2009 A court in Côte d'Ivoire orders that compensation due to thousands of people affected by the dumped waste of Trafigura should not be distributed to one man.
- November 6, 2009 At least 34 people are killed and 29 are injured when a bus falls into a gorge in Himachal Pradesh.
- November 6, 2009 At least nine people are missing following the crash of a Russian military plane in the Pacific Ocean.
- November 6, 2009 Germany's Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg admits mistakes were made in a September 4 Afghan air raid which resulted in 142 deaths.
- November 6, 2009 Indian and Burmese armed forces target a Nagaland separatist rebel base in the northeast of Burma.
- November 6, 2009 Niger's foreign affairs ministry confirms customs officials in Nigeria are blocking Niger from goods importation.
- November 6, 2009 "One person is killed and five are injured during a shooting in an office building in Orlando, Florida, USA."
- November 6, 2009 "Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says a deal to resolve the political crisis in the country is ""dead"", after interim leader Roberto Micheletti announced a unity government without him."
- November 6, 2009 "Saudi forces continue more raids against rebel Houthi fighters in northern Yemen, after rebel fighters killed a Saudi security official."
- November 6, 2009 Tens of thousands of people protest against government cutbacks in eight Irish cities and ten locations across Northern Ireland.
- November 6, 2009 The composer and pianist Elton John is released from his hospital bed in London after a period of illness which saw him cancel several concerts on The Red Piano Tour.
- November 6, 2009 The Russian human rights group Memorial says security forces from Chechnya have kidnapped the head of another rights group in Moscow and flown him to Grozny.
- November 6, 2009 "Three people are hurt and a gunman takes his own life in a rare shooting incident in Yokohama, Japan."
- November 6, 2011 "Important Islamic date - Eid ul-Adha: November 6, 2011"