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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

China's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by 10.5 percent in 2010 and 9.6 percent in 2011, ahead of other major economies, according to a report released by the International Monetary Fund. //business.globaltimes.cn/china-economy/2010-10/579712.html (Global Times)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The death toll from floods in the southern Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka rises to 269, with a further 1.5 million people homeless. //www.ptinews.com/news/317641_Deaths-in-K-takaAndhra-touch-269relief-announced (Press Trust of India) //news.outlookindia.com/item.aspx?667262 (Outlook India) //www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iGUfe2ZND3xtAK2AOqHUh-DJm9jw (AFP)

Monday, October 6, 2008

United States Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson announces that Neel Kashkari will be in charge of administering the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.//www.nasdaq.com/aspxcontent/NewsStory.aspx?cpath=20081006\ACQRTT200810061546RTTRADERUSEQUITY_1313.htmmypage=newsheadlinestitle=Paulson%20Taps%20Former%20Goldman%20Sachs%20Exec%20To%20Be%20In%20Charge%20Of%20Bailout (NASDAQ)
An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 hits near the border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, killing 60 people. //earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/eqinthenews/2008/us2008xuay/#details (USGS) //www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/10/06/kyrgyzstan.quake/index.html (CNN)
The MESSENGER spacecraft makes its second pass of the planet Mercury.//www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2008/10/07/science/space/100708-Mercury_index.html (NYT)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Christopher John Worden, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable from Hay River, Northwest Territories, is shot and killed by an unknown assailant. //www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/06/rcmp-injured.html (CBC News)//cfcn.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/scfcn/CTVNews/20071008/police_procedures_071009 (CTV News)

Friday, October 6, 2006

NASA releases close-up photos taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of the planet Mars revealing its hidden, oceanic past. //www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2393113,00.html (The Times (UK))
The Roman Catholic Church's Theological Commission are reviewing the teaching of "limbus infantium" (limbo for infants who died before being baptised) and may recommend to Pope Benedict XVI that it be amended. //news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/5412166.stm (BBC)

Monday, October 6, 2003

Chechen Election: Moscow's choice, the Kremlin-backed Akhmad Kadyrov swept presidential election in the Russian republic of Chechnya, winning 81 percent of the votes. //www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/chechnya_10-06-03.html
Middle East: Facing renewed threats from Israel, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, declares a state of emergency in Palestinian areas and installs a new government by decree. Ahmed Qurei is appointed prime minister and head of the eight-member emergency cabinet. //www.iht.com/articles/112555.html

Friday, October 6, 2000

The last Mini is produced in Longbridge.

Sunday, October 6, 1996

The government of New Zealand agrees to pay $130 million dollars worth of compensation for the loss of land suffered by the Māori population between the years of 1844 and 1864.

Friday, October 6, 1995

Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz announce the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, the first confirmed extrasolar planet orbiting an ordinary main-sequence star.

Tuesday, October 6, 1992

Lennart Meri becomes the first president of newly independent Estonia.

Sunday, October 6, 1991

President Gorbachev condemns Antisemitism in the Soviet Union in a statement read on the 50th anniversary of the Babi Yar massacres, which saw the death of 35,000 Jews in the Ukraine.

Tuesday, October 6, 1981

Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization they opposed his negotiations with Israel.

Saturday, October 6, 1979

Lesotho recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Near Guam, Typhoon Tip reaches a record intensity of 870 millibars, the lowest pressure recorded at sea level. This makes Tip the most powerful tropical cyclone in known world history.
Zambia recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
Federal Reserve System changes from an interest rate target policy to a money supply target policy.
Peter Brock wins the Bathurst 1000 by a record 6 laps, with a lap record on the last lap.

Saturday, October 6, 1973

Yom Kippur War: The fourth and largest Arab–Israeli conflict begins, as Egyptian and Syrian forces attack Israeli forces in the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights on Yom Kippur.

Friday, October 6, 1972

A train crash in Saltillo, Mexico kills 208 people.

Friday, October 6, 1967

Southern California's Pacific Ocean Park closes down, known as the Disneyland by the sea.

Wednesday, October 6, 1965

Ian Brady, a 27-year-old stock clerk from Hyde in Cheshire, is arrested for allegedly hacking to death (with a hatchet) 17-year-old apprentice electrician Edward Evans at a house on the Hattersleyhousing estate.

Tuesday, October 6, 1953

The Guyanese constitution is suspended.
Konrad Adenauer is re-elected as German chancellor.
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) made a permanent specialized agency of the United Nations.

Saturday, October 6, 1951

Malayan Emergency: Communist insurgents kill British commander Sir Henry Gurney.

Wednesday, October 6, 1948

The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 110,000.

Friday, October 6, 1944

WWII: The Battle of Debrecen starts on the Eastern Front (it lasts until October 29).

Wednesday, October 6, 1943

WWII: Americans and Japanese fight the naval Battle of Vella Lavella.

Saturday, October 6, 1934

Thursday, October 6, 1927

"The Jazz Singer" opens in the United States and it becomes a huge success, although it would be a while before silent films are completely gone.

Saturday, October 6, 1923

The third hurricane of the season, the first recorded exle of a storm crossing from the Eastern Pacific basin into the Atlantic basin, occurred in Oaxaca.
The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul.
Ankara replaces Constantinople as the capital of Turkey.

Saturday, October 6, 1906

The Majlis of Iran convenes for the first time.

Tuesday, October 6, 1903

The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.

Thursday, October 6, 1898

The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity (then the Sinfonia Club) is founded at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Wednesday, October 6, 1897

Ethiopia uses the tricolor flag: green is for the land, yellow for gold, and red is symbolic of strength and the blood shed.

Sunday, October 6, 1889

The "Moulin Rouge" cabaret opens in Paris.

Monday, October 6, 1884

Wednesday, October 6, 1880

The University of Southern California opens its doors to 53 students and 10 faculty.

Monday, October 6, 1873

Battle of Mañeru-Third Carlist War-In continued caigning in Navarre, Spanish Republican General Domingo Moriones meets a Carlist force under Nicolás Ollo at Mañeru, near Puente de la Reina, in a hard-fought but indecisive action. While both sides claim victory, the Carlists are said to have had the advantage, and a month later Moriones is repulsed in a costly assault further west against Estella
The Co. Carlow Football Club (Rugby union) is founded.

Thursday, October 6, 1870

Rome becomes the capital of unified Italy.

Tuesday, October 6, 1868

The City of New York grants Mount Sinai Hospital a 99-year lease for a property on Lexington Avenue and 66th Street, for the sum of $1.00.

Friday, October 6, 1854

The great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead is ignited by a spectacular explosion.

Saturday, October 6, 1849

The 13 Martyrs of Arad are executed after the Hungarian War of Independence.
November ndash Austin College receives a charter in Huntsville.

Sunday, October 6, 1799

Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland: Battle of Castricum ndash Franco-Dutch forces defeat the Russo-British expedition force.

Friday, October 6, 1690

December ndash Earliest recorded sighting of the planet Uranus, by John Flamsteed, who mistakenly catalogues it as the star 34 Tauri.
12 October ndash Massachusetts Puritans led by Sir William Phips besiege the city of Quebec. The siege ends in failure.

Thursday, October 6, 1689

Pope Alexander VIII succeeds Innocent XI as the 241st pope.

Wednesday, October 6, 1683

Germantown, Pennsylvania is founded (in 1983 U.S. President Ronald Reagan declares a 300th Year Celebration, and in 1987, it becomes an annual holiday, German-American Day).

Tuesday, October 6, 1620

The Roman CatholicRasSela Kristos, half-brother of the Emperor Susenyos crushes a group of rebels in at Mount Amedamit in Gojjam, who were opposed to Susenyos' pro-Catholic beliefs.

Saturday, October 2, 891 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Formosus succeeds Pope Stephen V as the 111th pope.

Wednesday, October 5, 404 (Julianian calendar)

The Chinese Buddhist monk Huiyuan, who founded the Pure Land Buddhism sect and the monastery on Mount Lushan, writes the book "On Why Monks Do Not Bow Down Before Kings" in this year. In his book he argues that although the Buddhist clergy should remain independent and undisturbed by politics, the Buddhist laymen nonetheless make good subjects under monarchs, due to their fear of retribution of karma and desire to be reborn in paradise.
Gwanggaeto the Great of Goguryeo (Korea) attacks Liaodong and takes the entire Liaodong Peninsula.
Eudoxia exiles John Chrysostom, bishop of Constantinople, for criticizing her sumptuous lifestyle. He is banished to the Caucasus in Armenia. Pope Innocent I at Rome orders a synod to reinstate the bishop, but his envoys are imprisoned. Atticus becomes the new bishop of Constantinople.
Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy who ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection short after.
Source: Wikipedia