6 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Wenceslas III Bohemia, 1289
  • Henri Christophe of Haiti, 1767
  • King Louis-Phillipe, 1773
  • Jenny Lind, 1820
  • George Westinghouse, 1846
  • Le Corbusier, 1887
  • Jack Sharkey, 1902
  • Helen Wills Moody, 1905
  • Janet Gaynor, 1906
  • Carole Lombard, 1909
  • Thor Heyerdahl, 1914
  • Maury Wills, 1932
  • Fred Travalena, 1942
  • Britt Ekland, 1942
  • Don McLean, 1945

Died On This Day:

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1892
  • Ford Madox Brown, 1893
  • George du Maurier , 1896
  • W.K. Kellogg, 1951
  • Bernard Berenson, 1959
  • Anwar as-Sadat assassinated, 1981
  • Terence Cardinal Cooke, 1983
  • Nelson Riddle, 1985
  • Bette Davis, 1989
  • Denholm Elliott AIDS, 1992
  • Richard Farnsworth suicide, 2000

Today's Events:

  • 1683 - First American settlers of German descent, Mennonites from Krefeld, Germany, arrive at Philly.
  • 1783 - First self-winding clock patented.
  • 1857 - Paul Morphy wins first American chess tournament in New York.
  • 1863 - First Turkish bath in U.S. opens in Brooklyn.
  • 1866 - First train robbery of a train in motion in America by Reno Brothers; 2 safes thrown overboard.
  • 1868 - Patent for nickel plating awarded to inventor William H. Remington of Boston.
  • 1927 - First full-length picture with some synchronized audio dialogue and songs, 'The Jazz Singer' starring Al Jolson, opens in N.Y.
  • 1928 - Chiang Kai-shek becomes President of China.
  • 1949 - Berlin airlift ends; Soviet Union's attempt to control all Berlin sectors thwarted by US and British food airlift.
  • 1966 - U.S. Government declares LSD to be illegal.
  • 1973 - 4th Arab-Israeli War, the Yom Kippur War-Egypt attacks Israel from Suez, Syria from Golan Heights.
  • 2008 - European shares in biggest one-day fall in history; Dow sinks 5% ending below 10,000 for first time in four years; economic disaster in all markets.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Faith
  • Bruno

Holiday:

  • Memorial Day in Hungary for Martyrs of Hungarian Revolution
  • Chung Yeung Festival in Hong Kong

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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