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1991Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship

1948Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.

1939Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain

1979Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House

2012Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment

1952Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running)

192912th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles

1811French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht

1911Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game

192811th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore

1926Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5

1996Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate

1963Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show"

1976US Pres Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe"

1961JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

1951Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

1949US Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

1983Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick

1939Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

1978Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5

October 6th Historical Events
Date Event
105
Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus. 
68
Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia. 
BC
AD
891
Formosus begins his reign as Catholic Pope 
1111
Boudouin VII becomes earl of Flanders 
1499
French King Louis XII occupies Milan 
1567
Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of Netherlands 
1683
13 Mennonite families from Germany found Germantown Pa (Phila) 
1689
Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as Alexander VIII 
1762
British troops occupy Manila, Philippines 
1781
Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War 
1783
Benjamin Hanks patents self-winding clock 
1789
French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October 
1799
Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army 
1811
French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte visits Utrecht 
1849
The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence. 
1853
4th National Women's Rights Convention opens in Cleveland Ohio 
1854
The Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured. 
1857
American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC) 
1861
Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC USS Flag vs BR Alert 
1861
Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg 
1863
Battle at Baxter Springs, Kansas 
1863
Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1st public bath, in Brooklyn 
1866
1st train robbery in US (Reno Brothers take $13,000) 
1869
John Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer" premieres 
1871
Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour 
1876
American Library Association organized in Philadelphia 
1882
1st World Series game, Cincinnati (AA) beats Chicago (NL) 4-0 
1884
Naval War College forms in Newport RI 
1886
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Resident Patient" (BG) 
1889
Moulin Rogue opens in Paris 
1889
Thomas Edison shows his 1st motion picture 
1890
Mormon Church outlaws polygamy 
1893
Nabisco Foods invents Cream of Wheat 
1896
Jose Rizal was arrested en route to Cuba via Spain and was imprisoned in Barcelona 
1898
Gustav Mahler conducts 1st Wiener Philharmonic 
1898
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. 
1900
Britain annexes Orange Free State (as Orange River Colony) 
1903
The High Court of Australia sits for the first time. 
1906
The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time. 
1908
Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina 
1908
Tigers beat White Sox, 7-0 to win AL pennant 
1908
Yanks lose 100th game of year go 51-103 for season 
1910
Braves beat Phillies 20-7 
1911
Beatrix van Rijk becomes 1st licensed Dutch woman pilot 
1911
Cy Young's farewell appearance in a major league game is a letdown as he loses to Brooklyn 13-3 in a Braves uniform in his 906th game 
1912
Pirates Owen "Chief" Wilson hits record 36th triple of season 
1914
The Russians fall back along the Eastern Front in Poland and Galicia 
1918
US ship Otranto sinks between Scotland & Ireland, 425 die 
1919
Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria 
1919
White Sox catcher Ray Schalk is 2nd man ejected from a World Series 
1920
1st brothers oppose each other in World Series, Cleve's Wheeler Johnston pinch-hits as brother Jimmy plays 3rd base for Bkln 
1921
Century Theater opens at 7th Ave & 59th St NYC (demolished 1962) 
1921
Fewest hits in World Series Game, 5, Yanks (3) beat Giants (2), 3-0 
1921
International PEN is founded in London. 
1922
Schwebla replaces Benes government in Czechoslavakia 
1922
The great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul 
1923
1st NL unassisted triple play (Ernie Padgett, Braves against Phillies) 
1923
2nd government of Stresemann in Germany forms 
1923
US lt Al Williams fly 392.2 KPH (record) 
1923
USSR adopts experimental calendar 
1925
Greek premier Papanastasiou orders gen Pangulos arrested 
1926
Babe Ruth hits 3 HRs in a World Series game, Yanks beat Cards 10-5 
1927
"Jazz Singer," 1st movie with a sound track, premieres (NYC) 
1928
11th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Five Farms CC Baltimore 
1928
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China 
1928
Josip Broz (Tito) sentenced to 5 years in jail 
1929
12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles 
1931
Js Van Severen forms Verdinaso (Union of Flemish Natl Solidarists) 
1935
Italian army occupies Adua Abyssinia 
1935
Market Street Railway, San Francisco, starts using trackless trolley coaches 
1936
NY Yankees beat Giants 4 games to 2 in 33rd World Series 
1938
Yanks Lefty Gomez sets record of 6 World Series wins without a loss 
1939
Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war against France & Britain 
1939
Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem 
1939
Last Polish army is defeated in World War II. 
1940
Zoological Gardens opens on Sloat & Skyline in SF 
1941
German army occupies Briansk, USSR 
1941
NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 1, in 38th World Series 
1942
Allied assault on oil installations of Bula Ceram 
1943
Battle at Vella Lavella, Solomon Island 
1943
Himmler wants acceleration of "Final Solution" 
1944
Allied aircrafts bombard per accident Fishing, Overijssel 
1944
Canadians free Austria 
1944
Royal Ducth Navy submarine Zwaardvis (Swordfish) sinks U168 at Java 
1944
Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia 
1945
Gen Eisenhower welcomed in Hague (on Hitler's train) 
1945
Memorial for executed unveiled in Terbregge 
1945
Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of World Series & is escorted out, he casts goat curse on Cubs 
1946
90°F highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Oct 
1946
US Pres Harry Truman questions Great Britain Jews about Palestine 
1947
NY Yankees beat Dodgers 4 games to 3, in 44th World Series 
1948
"Polonaise" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances 
1948
KHJ TV channel 9 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting 
1948
The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic. 
1948
Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya. 
1949
Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose) sentenced to 10 years & $10,000 fine 
1949
US Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO) 
1951
Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb 
1952
Agatha Christie's play "The Mousetrap" opens in London (still running) 
1953
WTVM TV channel 9 in Columbus, GA (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1956
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 6th Iron quartet premieres in Leningrad 
1956
Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine 
1957
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1957
Wiffi Smith wins LPGA United Voluntary Services Golf Open 
1958
US nuclear sub USS Seawolf remains record 60 days under pole 
1959
Single game World Series attendence record set (92,706 in LA) 
1959
Soviet Luna 3, 1st successful photographic spacecraft, impacts Moon 
1961
JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters 
1961
USSR performs nuclear tests at Kapustin Yar & Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1962
16th NHL All-Star Game: Toronto beat All4-Stars -1 at Toronto 
1962
US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Johnston Island 
1963
Barbra Streisand appears on "Judy Garland Show" 
1963
LA Dodgers sweep NY Yankees, in 60th World Series 
1964
"Cambridge Circus" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 23 performances 
1965
Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony" 
1965
William Goodhart's "Generation" premieres in NYC 
1966
Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is youngest to pitch a World Series shutout 
1966
Partial meltdown at Detroits's Fermi 1 nuclear reactor 
1966
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is first declared illegal in state of California, other states follow. 
1967
Haight-Ashbury hippies throw a funneral to mark end of hippies 
1967
USSR performs nuclear test 
1969
WMPB TV channel 67 in Baltimore, MD (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1972
22-car train carrying 2,000 pilgrims derails, kills 208 in Mexico 
1972
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin 
1972
Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Jack Lynch closes the Sinn Féin (SF) office in Dublin 
1973
Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt attack Israel 
1974
"Mack & Mabel" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 66 performances 
1974
Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA Sacramento Union Ladies Golf Classic 
1976
"Gang of Four" arrested in Beijing 
1976
Cubans DC-8 crashes after bomb attack 
1976
John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile bicycle tour of every continent 
1976
US Pres Gerald Ford says there is "no Soviet domination in Eastern Europe" 
1976
Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed. 
1977
DL Coburns "Gin Game" premieres in NYC 
1977
Yankees win AL pennant by rallying for 3 runs in 9th to beat KC Royals 5-3 in 5th & deciding playoff game 
1977
In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed. 
1978
Hannah H Gray inaugurated as 1st female head of a US university (Chicago) 
1978
Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an undesirable person 
1978
Mick Jagger apologizes for racist lyrics in "Some Girls" 
1978
Royals' George Brett hits 3 HRs, Yanks win championship game 3, 6-5 
1979
Harry Drake set long distance footbow shot record of 2,006 yds 1'9" 
1979
Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House 
1980
Guyana adopts constitution 
1980
John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) sentenced to 3 months inprisonment on assault charges 
1982
Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals 
1982
Fokker Fellowship crashes at Moerdijk Neth, 17-22 die 
1983
China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC 
1983
Islander's Mike Bossy's 25th career hat trick 
1983
NY Jets announce they are leaving Shea for Meadowlands 
1983
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1984
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Hitachi Ladies British Golf Open 
1985
Marita Koch of Germany sets 400m woman's record (47.6) in Australia 
1985
Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0 
1985
PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London. 
1986
Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean 
1987
Military coup leader Maj-Gen Sitiveni Rabuka declares Fiji a republic 
1988
Oakland A's sweep Boston Red Sox in 4 games for AL pennant 
1990
US 67th manned space mission STS 41 (Discovery 11) launches into orbit 
1990
Solar Polar Orbiter 'Ulysses' launched 
1991
Meg Mallon wins LPGA Daikyo World Golf Championship 
1991
NY Met David Cone ties NL record by striking out 19 Phillies 
1991
Orioles' last game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium (vs Det Tigers) 
1993
Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time 
1994
-9] European Campaign against Racism confers in Austria 
1994
Ben Mokoena becomes 1st black mayor of Middelburg South Africa 
1995
BPAA US Women's Open won by Cheryl Daniels 
1995
Colorodo Avalanche (former Que Nordiques) 1st NHL game, beat Detroit 
1995
51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it. 
1996
Bob Dole and President Bill Clinton meet in their 1st debate 
1996
Caroline Pierce wins JAL Big Apple Golf Classic 
1996
Lois & Clark (fictional characters) wed 
1996
NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals 
2000
Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns. 
2002
The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen. 
2002
Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized. 
2007
Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe. 
2010
Roy Halladay pitches the second no-hitter in MLB Postseason History during Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Cincinnati Reds 
2012
Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's butler, is found guilty of leaking confidential documents and is sentenced to 18 months imprisonment 
2012
The Leeds Rhinos defeat the Warrington Wolves 26-18 to win the 2012 Super League grand final 
2013
53 people are killed in political clashes in Egypt 
2014
John O'Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser win the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 
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