Looking Back At History on October 6

What Happened on October 6

From OnThisDay.com

Important Events:

  • 1917 Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
  • 1939 Adolf Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem
  • 1948 Earthquake in Ashgabat 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 US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)
  • 1951 Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb
  • 1956 Scientist Albert Sabin announces that his oral Polio vaccine is ready for testing; it would soon supplant Jonas Salk‘s vaccine in many parts of the world

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I went back to my birthdate May 1, 1958 to see if I could find anything while there isn’t much on this date there still is somethings I can learn about the day I was born. We can also learn what was deemed important during the year of our birth rather than just the day of. Please leave a comment when you go to visit your birthdate. Maybe an event that you think is exciting or important or both.

Below is one thing I found:

About May 1, 1958

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 63 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus


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