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October 6th, 2068 (October 06 2068)EventBattle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia.
October 6th, 2007 (October 06 2007)EventJason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
October 6th, 2002 (October 06 2002)EventThe French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
October 6th, 2002 (October 06 2002)EventOpus Dei founder Josemaria Escriva is canonized.
October 6th, 2000 (October 06 2000)EventYugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic resigns.
October 6th, 1995 (October 06 1995)Event51 Pegasi was discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
October 6th, 1987 (October 06 1987)EventFiji becomes a republic.
October 6th, 1985 (October 06 1985)EventPC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
October 6th, 1981 (October 06 1981)EventPresident of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated.
October 6th, 1979 (October 06 1979)EventPope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
October 6th, 1977 (October 06 1977)EventIn Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
October 6th, 1977 (October 06 1977)EventThe first prototype of the MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
October 6th, 1976 (October 06 1976)EventCubana 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.
October 6th, 1976 (October 06 1976)EventNew Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People s Republic of China.
October 6th, 1976 (October 06 1976)EventMassacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government.
October 6th, 1973 (October 06 1973)EventThe Crossing: 80,000 Egyptian troops cross the Suez Canal, destroying the fortified Israeli Bar-Lev Line and starting the Yom Kippur War.
October 6th, 1966 (October 06 1966)EventLSD is declared illegal in the United States.
October 6th, 1955 (October 06 1955)EventA United Airlines DC-4 crashes in Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming, killing 66 people
October 6th, 1945 (October 06 1945)EventBaseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series (see Curse of the Billy Goat).
October 6th, 1939 (October 06 1939)EventLast Polish army is defeated in World War II.
October 6th, 1928 (October 06 1928)EventChiang Kai-Shek becomes Chairman of the Republic of China.
October 6th, 1927 (October 06 1927)EventOpening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
October 6th, 1922 (October 06 1922)EventThe great powers of the first world war withdraw from Istanbul
October 6th, 1921 (October 06 1921)EventInternational PEN is founded in London.
October 6th, 1908 (October 06 1908)EventAustria annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
October 6th, 1906 (October 06 1906)EventThe Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.
October 6th, 1903 (October 06 1903)EventThe High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
October 6th, 1898 (October 06 1898)EventPhi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity founded at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
October 6th, 1889 (October 06 1889)EventThomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
October 6th, 1884 (October 06 1884)EventThe Naval War College of the United States Navy was founded in Newport, Rhode Island.
October 6th, 1854 (October 06 1854)EventThe Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead started shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.
October 6th, 1849 (October 06 1849)EventThe execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence.
October 6th, 1789 (October 06 1789)EventFrench Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
October 6th, 1762 (October 06 1762)EventSeven Years War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war.
October 6th, 1683 (October 06 1683)EventWilliam Penn brings 13 German immigrant families to the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first German people to immigrate to America.William Penn Quotes
October 6th, 1600 (October 06 1600)EventJacopo Peri s Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, premieres in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
October 6th, 1582 (October 06 1582)EventDue to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
October 6th, 0105 (October 06 0105)EventBattle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.

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