This day in #History
October 6th

1499 – French king Louis XII occupies Milan

1567 – Duke of Alva becomes land guardian of
Netherlands

1683 – 13 Mennonite families from Germany found
Germantown Pa (Phila )

1689 – Pietro Ottoboni replaces Pope Innocent XI as
Alexander VIII

1762 – English troops occupy Manila Philippines

1781 – Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis
at Yorktown ; last battle of Revolutionary War

1783 – Benjamin Hanks patents self -winding clock

1789 – French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris
from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian
women on 5 October

1799 – Battle at Castricum: French & Bataafs army
beats English/ Russian army

1811 – French emperor Napoleon visits Utrecht

1849 – The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after
the Hungarian war of independence .

1861 – Revolt of Russian student shuts down
university of Petersburg

1863 – Battle at Baxter Springs Kansas

1863 – Dr Charles H Sheppard opens 1 st public bath,
in Brooklyn

900 – Britain annexes Orange Free State ( as Orange
River Colony )

1903 – The High Court of Australia sits for the first
time.

1906 – The Majlis of Iran convened for the first time.

1908 – Austria annexes Bosnia & Herzegovina

1919 – Stambuliski becomes premier of Bulgaria

1922 – Schwebla replaces Benes government in
Czechoslavakia

1922 – The great powers of the first world war
withdraw from Istanbul

1923 – 2 nd government of Stresemann in Germany
forms

1928 – Generalissimo Chiang Kai – shek becomes
president of China

1939 – Adolf Hitler denies he intends to go to war
against France & Britain

1939 – Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish
problem

1939 – Last Polish army is defeated in World War

1949 – Pres Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

1951 – Stalin proclaims Russia has atom bomb

1956 – Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine

1973 – Yom Kippur War begins as Syria & Egypt
attack Israel

1976 – John Hathaway completes 50,600 mile
bicycle tour of every continent

1976 – Pres Ford says there is “no Soviet domination
in Eastern Europe”

1978 – Iraq declares Ayatollah Khomeini an
undesirable person

1979 – Pope John Paul II is 1st Pope to visit White House

1980 – Guyana adopts constitution

1987 – Milt coup leader Maj- Gen Sitiveni Rabuka
declares Fiji a republic

1994 – – 9] European Campaign against Racism
confers in Austria

1994 – Ben Mokoena becomes 1 st black mayor of
Middelburg South Africa

2000 – Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević
resigns.

BIRTHDAYS

1888 – Li Ta-chao , co -founder with Mao Tse -tung
(Chinese Communist Party )

1903 – Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize
laureate (d . 1995)

1930 – Hafez al Assad, president ( Syria)

1940 – Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev , Russia,
cosmonaut

DEATHS

404 – Eudoxia Aelia, empress of Austria, dies

877 – Charles II the Bald, King of France / Holy
Roman emperor (875 – 77), dies at 54

1014 – Samuel ( Samuil), ruler of Bulgaria, dies (b .
958 )

1072 – Sancho II , king of Castile (1065 -72 ),
murdered

1101 – Bruno of Cologne, German founder of the
Carthusian order

1214 – Alfonso VIII de Edele , king of Castile, dies

1413 – Dawit I , Emperor of Ethiopia ( b. 1382 )

1644 – Elisabeth ( In Spanish Isabel ) of Bourbon, wife
of Philip IV of Spain (b . 1602)

1651 – Heinrich Albert , German composer ( Arien oder
Melodien), dies at 47

1661 – Guru Har Rai , seventh Sikh Guru

1688 – Christopher Monck , 2 nd Duke of Albemarle ,
English statesman (b . 1652)

1819 – Charles Emanuel II , King of Sardinia
(1796 -1802 )/ Jesuit, dies

1892 – Alfred Lord Tennyson, writer and British Poet Laureate , dies at 83

1951 – Otto Fritz Meyerhof , German – born physician
and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in
Physiology or Medicine ( b. 1884 )

2012 – Chadli Bendjedid , Algerian president, dies
from cancer at 83

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