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November 6 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 6. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 38 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 355
    Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.
  • 1528
    Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.
  • 1789
    Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1844
    The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.
  • 1856
    Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 unarmed merchant vessels.
  • 1869
    In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
  • 1913
    Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
  • 1917
    World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.
  • 1918
    The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed.
  • 1928
    Arnold Rothstein, the head of the Jewish mob in New York, was shot and mortally wounded on November 4, and died on November 6. He was assassinated by George “Hump” McManus, for failing to pay a large gambling debt.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1935
    Edwin Armstrong presents his paper “A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation” to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane, with its K5083 first prototype.
  • 1935
    Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for Monopoly from Elizabeth Magie.
  • 1939
    World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his 27-year rule. He falsely states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
  • 1942
    World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
  • 1942
    World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
  • 1943
    World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city’s ancient buildings.
  • 1944
    Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 1947
    Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
  • 1948
    Deputy commander-in-chief of the Eastern China Field Army General Su Yu launches a massive offensive toward Xuzhou, defended by seven different armies under the Suppression General Headquarter of Xuzhou Garrison, the Huaihai Campaign. The largest operational campaign of the Chinese Civil War begins.
  • 1962
    Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
  • 1963
    Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Dương Văn Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
  • 1965
    Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans had made use of this program.
  • 1971
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • 1975
    Green March begins: Three hundred thousand 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.
  • 1977
    The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.

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