What happened This day in History on October 6th

For Those With Birthdays 6th October looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1926, 1927, 1933, 1949, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1985, 1989, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,

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U.S. 1961 U.S.A. Build Bomb Shelters 6th October, 1961: President John F. Kennedy advises American families to build bomb shelters to protect them from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear war. Many Americans did prepare for nuclear war by buying up canned goods and building backyard bomb shelters. Also at the time many home builders offered a bomb shelter as part of new home packages.

U.S. 1926 U.S.A. Babe Ruth Oct. 6th, 1926: Babe Ruth sets new record in World Series with three home runs and a 10-5 win over the Cardinals.
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U.S. 1927 U.S.A. "The Jazz Singer" Oct. 6th, 1927: The Jazz Singer premiered in New York bringing to a close the era of silent movies and the sound and music era begins.
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Yugoslavia 1933 Yugoslavia Balkans 6th October, 1933: In a meeting that would have been considered historic before changes , the Kings of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Rumania are to meet to discuss problems in the Balkans.

Germany 1949 East Germany Soviet Union Creates Oct. 6th, 1949: The Soviet Union creates the Democratic Republic of Germany ( East Germany ) within the Soviet occupation zone.

1953 British Guiana Uprising 6th October, 1953: Naval and military forces are on their way to British Guiana in response to a threat to the administration of the British colony after the left-wing People's Progressive Party victory . British Guiana was granted independence in May 1966, when it changed the countries name to Guiana.

U.S. 1955 U.S.A. Plane Crash 6th October, 1955: A United Airlines DC-4 crashed into a Wyoming mountain peak , killing all 66 people on board

U.S. 1966 U.S.A. Price Fixing Oct. 6th, 1966: 15 manufacturers of bathroom fixtures are indicted for price fixing by violating the restraint-of-trade section of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

U.S. 1966 U.S.A. LSD Oct. 6th, 1966: The hallucinogic drug LSD is declared illegal in the United States. LSD is a Schedule I drug making it illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, process or distribute LSD without a DEA license.

Czechoslovakia 1968 Czechoslovakia Soviet Pull Out Oct. 6th, 1968: The Czechoslovakia defense minister has announced after meeting the Soviet Union defense minister that most of the Soviet led occupation force in Czechoslovakia will be pulled out by the end of October.

Israel 1973 Israel Yom Kippur War 6th October, 1973: Egyptian and Syrian forces launch a coordinated attack against Israel on Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War. They were hoping to gain back territory lost during the earlier Arab Israeli war in 1967

Thailand 1976 Thailand Rioting Oct. 6th, 1976: The Thailand defense minister seized power today after fighting between leftist and rightist forces following the return of Thailand former military dictator caused mass rioting on the streets with a number of public hangings by rioters, in a press statement he said he took power to stop communist agitators from continuing the unrest, and marshal law will now be instituted to bring back law and order to the streets signalling the return to military rule.

U.S. 1979 U.S.A. Pope John Paul II 6th October, 1979: Pope John Paul II visits the White House meeting the US President Carter and his family

Egypt 1981 Egypt Anwar Sadat Assassinated Oct. 6th, 1981: President Anwar Sadat was assassinated while viewing a military parade in a Cairo suburb
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UK 1985 UK Rioting Broadwater Farm Oct. 6th, 1985: Rioting continues at the Broadwater Farm housing estate in Tottenham, North London after the death of a local resident Cynthia Jarrett who died of heart failure after four policemen burst into her home during a raid. For the first time in the UK shots have been fired during a riot . The violence continued throughout the night between hundreds of black and white youths and 500 police with riot shields, helmets and truncheons. One Policeman was killed during a knifing incident and one officer has been shot and is seriously wounded. .

1985 French Polynesia Greenpeace 6th October, 1985: Greenpeace are to take their new flagship which replaces the Rainbow Warrior blown up by French agents on July 10th in New Zealand to lead a number of other protesters to Mururoa Atoll, protesting against the French Nuclear testing in the South Pacific, A number of French warships are also patrolling the area.


France 1989 France Bette Davis Oct. 6th, 1989: The Academy Award winning Actress Bette Davis died in Paris of Cancer
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Yugoslavia 2000 Yugoslavia Milosevic Oct. 6th, 2000: Slobodan Milosevic, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has resigned, following mounting pressure to quit over allegations of vote-rigging.
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2002 Ivory Coast Rebel Fighting 6th October, 2002 : Rebel forces in the Ivory Coast are gaining additional ground from the Ivory Coast troops and now have control of much of the North. The rebels are calling for the overthrow of President Gbagbo. Like many of the rebel uprisings in Africa child fighters as young as 11 and 12 are being found amongst rebel troops. The fighting continued on and off for the next 5 years but a peace deal between the rebels and the countries government seems to by holding from 2007.

World 2003 United Nations Report The Challenge Of Slums Oct. 6th, 2003 : A new report by UN-Habitat provides startling numbers of the number of Slum Dwellers around the world with 3.5 billion ( 31.6% ) of the worlds population living in slum conditions. The highest percentage of those living in squalor in slums with no fresh water or sanitation are in Sub-Saharan Africa

UK 2007 UK Around the world in 13 years Oct. 6th, 2007 : Jason Lewis completes the self-powered trip to circumnavigate the globe which he had begun from Greenwich, London in July, 1994 .
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World 2008 World Finance Meltdown Effects Around The World 6th October, 2008 : Following the bailout by the US of the American Finance Industry other countries around the world are facing similar problems From Iceland to Germany as governments around the world have to decide if they should let large and small finance companies go bust or provide bailouts. Stock Markets around the world also suffer massive losses ranging from the United States to Russia as concerns over the economy give the markets concern.

2012 Algeria Ex-President of Algeria Dies

Oct. 6th, 2012 : Former president of Algeria, Chadli Bendjedid died at the age of eighty-three after suffering from cancer.

2013 Iran Nuclear Plotters Arrested

6th October, 2013 : Four people accused of plotting to sabotage a nuclear site were arrested in Iran. The arrests came just after moves by Iran and the United States to come to terms with the country's nuclear program.