November 6 Today’s History

Important Events from OnThisDay.com

1813 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

1860 Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois elected the 16th President of the United States of America

1913 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners’ march in South Africa

1917 [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardment of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution

1978 Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi places the country under military rule; General Gholām Reza Azhāri forms government

Today’s Historical Events

1153 Treaty of Wallingford (Oxfordshire) signed between King Stephen and the Empress Maude (aka Matilda)

1528 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes first known European to set foot in Texas

1534 Zealand hit by heavy storm

1572 Supernova is observed in constellation known as Cassiopeia

1657 Brandenburg & Poland sign unity of Bromberg

1676 King Carlos II of Spain comes of age (at 15)

1789 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States

1792 Battle of Jemappes: French army beats Holy Roman Empire

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1939 WRGB TV channel 6 in Schenectady-Alby-Troy, NY (CBS) 1st broadcast

1947 NBC’s “Meet the Press” debuts – US’s longest running TV show

1964 WEIQ TV channel 42 in Mobile, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting

1966 1st entire lineup televised in color (NBC)

1968 The film “Head” starring the Monkees opens in New York.

1973 James Bond film “Man With the Golden Gun” starring Roger Moore begins filming

1990 Arsenio Hall gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame

1993 Actor Howard Rollins arrested for drunk driving

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1919 1st Dutch radio program: Soirée Musicale with “Turf in you(r) ransel”

1952 Dmitri Shostakovich‘s cantata “About our Fatherland” premieres

1953 Masao Oki’s symphony “Atomic Bomb” premieres

1957 “Rumple” opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances

1971 “Great Harp” closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 7 performances

1975 “Hello, Dolly” opens at Minskoff Theater NYC for 51 performances

1975 First performance by punk band The Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London

1977 “Hair” closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 43 performances

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1869 1st US college football game, players used their hands or feet, Rutgers 6 Princeton 4

1883 NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race

1929 Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI

1934 NFL Philadelphia Eagles beat Cincinnati Reds 64-0

1950 Branch Rickey signs 5-yr contract as VP/GM of Pittsburgh Pirates

1955 Ryder Cup Golf, Thunderbird Ranch & CC: US wins 8-4; Chick Harbert captains Americans to 7th consecutive event victory

1956 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution

1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball – actually Canadian)

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