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1943Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost"

2012Barack Obama re-elected as US President

1861Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president

1988Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1984President Reagan (R) landslide (won 49 states) re-election over Mondale (D)

1888Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

1906Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst

1860Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

1991Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

2014The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency

1900Republican President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrats' William Jennings Bryan in the US elections

1913Mohandas K Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners march in South Africa

200640th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins

1928Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President

1993Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Amarillo Ladies' Golf Open

1986President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill

1940Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President

November 6th Historical Events
Date Event
355
Emperor Constantine II crowns cousin Julianus keizer of Britain 
1153
Treaty of Wallingford (Oxfordshire) signed between King Stephen and the Empress Maude 
1528
Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas. 
1534
Zealand hit by heavy storm 
1572
Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia 
1632
Battle at Lutzen: Swedish/Saxon army beats imperial armies 
1657
Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg 
1676
King Carlos II of Spain comes of age (at 15) 
1789
Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States. 
1792
Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire 
1813
Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain 
1844
Spain grants Dominican Rep independence 
1850
1st Hawaiian fire engine 
1850
Yerba Buena & Angel Islands (SF Bay) reserved for military use 
1860
Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President 
1861
Jefferson Davis elected to 6 year term as Confederate president 
1862
NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms 
1863
Battle of Rogersville TN 
1864
Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid) 
1865
Maastricht-Venlo railway opens in Netherlands 
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. 
1869
1st intercollegiate football (soccer) game (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4) 
1871
Cameroon reaches coast of Angola after trip through Africa 
1878
Henrik Ibsen's "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
US mint at Carson City, Nevada, directed to close 
1888
Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes 
1897
'Peter Pan' opens in NY at Empire Theater 
1900
Battle at Bothaville: Major General Charles Knox beats Boers 
1900
Republican President William McKinley and his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, defeat Democrats' William Jennings Bryan in the US elections 
1903
USA recognizes independence of Panama 
1906
Charles Evans Hughes (R) elected NY Gov beats William Randolph Hearst 
1906
Chinese Government ministries are reorganized as part of the movement towards constitutional government; but in fact the Manchu princes retain control and there is little gain for the Chinese people 
1908
Leonid Andreyev's "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 
1914
The British land troops (mostly from the Indian Army) at the head of the Persian Gulf in Mesopotamia, and will begin to move westward in an attempt to draw Turkish troops from other fronts 
1915
1st military flight in Dutch East Indies (Tandjong Priok) 
1915
Sophokles Skouloudis forms Greek government 
1917
[OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution 
1917
NY allows women to vote 
1918
Republic of Poland proclaimed 
1918
Supreme commander of the army Gen Cutters resigns 
1919
1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with "Turf in you(r) ransel" 
1923
USSR adopts experimental calendar, with 5-day "weeks" 
1924
Stanley Baldwin becomes PM of UK 
1925
British secret agent Sidney Reilly ('Ace of Spies') is executed by the OGPU, the secret police of the Soviet Union. 
1928
Clevelanders vote to build a stadium with city bonds 
1928
Herbert Hoover (R) beats Alfred E Smith (D) for US President 
1928
Colonel Jacob Schick patents 1st electric razor 
1928
Swedes start a tradition of eating Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the king. 
1932
German election - KPD defeats NSDAP 
1934
NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0 
1935
1st test flight of Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft 
1936
RCA displays TV for press 
1936
Terence Rattigan's "French Without Tears" premieres in London 
1938
3 DiMaggio brothers play together for 1st time, charity all star game 
1939
WGY-TV (Schenectady, NY), 1st coml TV station, begins service 
1939
WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast 
1939
World War II: 'Sonderaktion Krakau' - a Nazi operation against academics in Kraków, Poland 
1940
Franklin Roosevelt re-elected US President 
1941
Einsatz Gruppe 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 & Mohammed Hatta found Ampat Serangkai 
1943
Soviet troops land on Kertsj peninsula 
1943
Soviet forces reconquer Kiev 
1943
Stalin says: "The issue of German fascism is lost" 
1945
House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators 
1945
The first landing of a jet on a carrier takes place on USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touches down 
1949
Greek civil war ends 
1950
Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates 
1950
Chinese offensive halts at Chongchon River, North Korea 
1950
King Tribhuvana of Nepal flees to India 
1952
Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland" premieres 
1953
French National Meeting grants Saarland more autonomy 
1953
Jimmy Dykes succeeds Marty Marion as manager of Balt Orioles 
1953
Masao Oki's symphony "Atomic Bomb" premieres 
1955
11th Ryder Cup: US, 8-4 at Thunderbird Ranch & CC Calif 
1955
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1956
Holland & Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviets in Hungary 
1956
US Pres Eisenhower (R) re-elected defeating Adlai E Stevenson (D) 
1957
"Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances 
1957
Felix Gaillard becomes premier of France 
1958
AL announces that KC will play AL record 52 night games in 1959 
1958
Belgium government of Eyskens & Lilar forms 
1958
Wilber Snyder beats V Gagne in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ 
1961
US 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 (Sen-D-Mass) 
1962
Edward W Brooke (R) elected attorney general of Massachusetts 
1962
Saudi Arabia proclaims abolition of slavery 
1962
UN 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, Curacao, kills 15 
1967
US launches Surveyor 6; makes soft landing on Moon Nov 9 
1968
Nixon elected 37th pres of US, defeating Hubert Humphrey 
1968
Students of SF State Counsel go on strike 
1969
1st Cy Young Award tie (Mike Cuellar, Balt & Denny McLain, Det) 
1970
Boog Powell wins AL MVP 
1970
Twins Jim Perry wins AL Cy Young Award 
1971
"Great Harp" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances 
1971
US performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians 
1973
"Man With the Golden Girl" begins shooting 
1973
Abe Beame eleceted 1st Jewish mayor on NYC 
1973
Coleman Young elected mayor of Detroit 
1974
Dodger Mike Marshall is 1st relief pitcher to win Cy Young Award 
1975
"Hello, Dolly" opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances 
1975
1st appearance of Sex Pistols 
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
"Hair" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances 
1977
1st Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1977
39 killed in an earthen dam burst at Toccoa Falls Bible College, Ga 
1978
Iranian general Gholan Reza Azhari forms government 
1978
Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule 
1979
Ayatollah 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, Calif 
1983
Tor Bay Buccaneers' James Wilder rushes for 219 yards vs Minnesota Vikings 
1983
Turkey Turgut Özals 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 in Ranger, Texas, blows out, spilling 150,000 bbl (24,000 m3) of crude oil 
1985
M-19 guerrillas occupy Palace of Justice Bogota Colombia 
1985
Space shuttle Challenger lands at Edwards, Calif 
1986
Houston's Mike Scott (18-10) wins NL Cy Young 
1986
President Reagan signs landmark immigration reform bill 
1986
Rev Donald Wildmon begins a campaign against Howard Stern 
1988
18th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:07 
1988
19th NYC Marathon won by Steve Jones in 2:08:20 
1988
Japan & 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 NY men's marathon; Grete Waitz 9th women's title 
1989
US marshals & FCC sieze pirate radio station WJPL in Brooklyn 
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 Studios' stages 
1990
Guam Republican governor Joseph Ada re-elected 
1990
Iran's oil-producing region suffers a serious earthquake 
1991
"Moscow Circus Cirk Valentin" opens at Gershwin NYC for 32 perfs 
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
Robert M Gates, becomes 15th director of CIA 
1991
Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party 
1993
Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving 
1993
Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
1993
Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Arcangues, Brocco, Cardmania, Hollywood Wildcat, Kotashaan, Lure, Phone Chatter at Belmont 
1994
24th NYC Women's Marathon won by Tegla Loroupe in 2:27:37 
1994
25th NYC 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
LA Dodger Todd Hollandsworth wins NL Rookie of Year 
1997
"Proposals" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 76 performances 
1997
SF Giants manager Dusty Baker named NL Manager of the Year 
1999
Australians vote to keep the British monarch as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum. 
2001
Crude oil for December delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) falls to a two-year low after OPEC members warn that a downward price spiral could occur if major non-OPEC oil exporters do not reduce oil production 
2002
12 people are killed in a fire on board a train headed for Vienna from Paris. 
2002
36th Country Music Association Award: Alan Jackson & Martina McBride wins 
2004
An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 6 and injuring 150. 
2005
The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana. 
2005
The military junta of Myanmar (Burma) begins moving its government ministries from Yangon to Pyinmana. 
2006
40th Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban wins 
2012
5 people are shot at a poultry processing plant in Fresno, California 
2012
Barack Obama re-elected as US President 
2012
US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State 
2012
Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup race at Flemington 
2013
8 people are killed and 50 are injured by a suicide bombing in Damascus, Syria 
2013
15 people are killed after a suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq 
2014
The Republicans win control of the US Senate in mid-term elections, increasing its power in the final two years of Obama's presidency 
2015
Mormon church labels same-sex couples apostates 
2016
LeBron James becomes NBA's No. 10 all-time scorer, Cavs remain undefeated 
2016
Brad Pitt seeks joint custody in divorce from Angelina Jolie 
2017
Gunman kills at least 26 worshipers at small-town Texas church 
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