Thursday, November 6, 2008
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is coronated as the fifth King of Bhutan, replacing his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who abdicated his power, making him the world's youngest monarch. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7712301.stm
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thursday, November 6, 2003
Wednesday, November 6, 2002
Anti-Semitism: With approval of official state censors, Egyptian television broadcast the first episode of a miniseries, "Horseman Without a Horse", based upon the debunked "Protocols of the Elders of Zion". It airs at the hour that Egyptian families gather together to break their fast during the fasting month of Ramadan.
The Federal Reserve Board of Governors lowers its overnight bank-lending rate to 1.25 percent, and this bigger-than-expected rate cut signals there may be more weakness in the economy than the market expected. The Fed indicated in its statements accompanying the rate cut that concern about a war with Iraq and the thread of terrorism may be slowing consumer and business spending.
Saturday, November 6, 1999
Australians defeat a referendum proposing the replacement of The Queen and The Governor General with a President to make Australia a republic.
Tuesday, November 6, 1990
Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
CKO (a Canadian national all-news radio network) suddenly terminates all broadcasting during the newscast at noon (Eastern time), due to financial losses (the station began broadcasting on July 1, 1977).
Cold War: Günter Schabowski accidentally states in live broadcast press conference that new rules for traveling from East Germany to West Germany will be put in effect immediately. East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany for the first time in decades (November 17 celebrates Germans began tearing the wall down).
After 45 years of Communist rule in Bulgaria, Bulgarian Communist Party leader Todor Zhivkov is replaced by Foreign Minister Petar Mladenov, who changes the party's name to the Bulgarian Socialist Party.
David Dinkins becomes the first African American mayor of New York City.
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) founded.
Thursday, November 6, 1986
Tuesday, November 6, 1984
Saturday, November 6, 1982
Tuesday, November 6, 1979
San Francisco elects City Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official of any large city in the U.S.
Thursday, November 6, 1975
The Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.
Saturday, November 6, 1971
Operation Grommet: The U.S. tests a thermonuclear warhead at Amchitka Island in Alaska, code-named Project Cannikin. At around 5 megatons, it is the largest ever U.S. underground detonation.
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Carl B. Stokes is elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major United States city.
Actor Ronald Reagan, is elected Governor of California.
Saturday, November 6, 1965
Freedom Flights begin: Cuba and the United States formally agree to start an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States (by 1971 250,000 Cubans take advantage of this program).
Tuesday, November 6, 1962
Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's racist apartheid policies, and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
The U.S. government issues a st honoring the 100th birthday of James Naismith
Tuesday, November 6, 1956
United States presidential election, 1956: Republican incumbent Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Democrat challenger Adlai E. Stevenson in a rematch of their contest 4 years earlier.
Thursday, November 6, 1947
The program "Meet the Press
" makes its television debut on the NBC
-TV network in the United States.
Thursday, November 6, 1941
WWII: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin
addresses the Soviet Union
for only the second time during his three-decade rule (the first time was earlier that year on July 2
). He states that even though 350,000 troops have been killed in German attacks so far, that the Germans have lost 4.5 million soldiers (a gross exaggeration) and that Soviet victory is near.
Wednesday, November 6, 1940
Agatha Christie's mystery novel "And Then There Were None" is published in book form in the United States.
Saturday, November 6, 1937
Wednesday, November 6, 1918
A new Polish government is proclaimed in Lublin
Thursday, November 6, 1913
Tuesday, November 6, 1900
Tuesday, November 6, 1894
Tuesday, November 6, 1888
U.S. presidential election, 1888: United States Democratic Party incumbent Grover Cleveland wins the popular vote, but loses the Electoral College vote to Republican challenger Benjamin Harrison, therefore losing the election.
Thursday, November 6, 1873
Saturday, November 6, 1869
ndash American Civil War. Surrender to the British at Liverpool of the commerce raider CSS Shenandoah
(Captain James Waddell), last significant organized Confederate unit.
Wednesday, November 6, 1861
Tuesday, November 6, 1860
Wednesday, November 6, 1844
Wednesday, November 6, 1816
Pope Pius VI appoints John Carroll the first Roman Catholic bishop in the United States.
Tuesday, November 6, 1657
ndash The famous, if still inaccurate, folio edition of Ben Jonson
's "Workes" is published."'Bland, M."' ‘William Stansby and the production of the "Workes of Beniamin Jonson", 1615–16’, The Library, 20, 1998, 10.
Tuesday, October 27, 1528 (Julianian calendar)
Michelangelo Buonarroti begins work on the fortifications of Florence.
Ipswich School was founded in its current form by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey from older (dating back to 1299) institutions in the town.
Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca
and his companions become the first known Europeans to set foot on the shores of what is present-day Texas
Spain takes direct control of Acapulco.
The fourth major outbreak of the sweating sickness
occurs in England. This time the disease also spreads to northern Europe.
Bubonic plague breaks out in England.
The Maya peoples drive Spanish Conquistadores out of Yucatán.
In Henan province of China, during the mid Ming Dynasty, a vast drought deprives the region of harvests for the next two years, killing off half the people in some communities due to starvation and cannibalism, as reported by local gazeteers.
Friday, October 30, 1153 (Julianian calendar)
Confronted with important financial difficulty due to the expenses of its Spanish crusade, the Republic of Genoa has to sell the city of Tortosa to the count of Barcelona, which had been conquered in 1148 during that same crusade.ref name=genoese crusade
The Treaty of Walingford, under the direction of Theobald of Bec, reconciles Stephen of England and Matilda, ending The Anarchy which had occurred during their fight for the throne of England. The treaty grants the throne to Stephen for the duration of his life, but makes Matilda's son, Henry of Anjou, the heir apparent."King John" by Warren. Published by University of California Press in 1961. p. 21
Tuesday, November 1, 914 (Julianian calendar)
Al-Qaim enters in Alexandria with the rest of his army.ref name=Halm /
ndash the Fatimid army leaves Alexandria under Husaba, followed from afar by Al-Qaim. The Abbassid troops hold to Fustat
and Berber cavalry suffers heavy loses to the Turkish archers.ref name=Halm /
Friday, November 4, 516 (Julianian calendar)
Sunday, November 5, 355 (Julianian calendar)
The Lentienses, a Germanic tribe, are fined by the Roman commander Arbetio under Constantius II for several incursions against the Roman Empire.
Emperor Constantius II raises in Mediolanum (Italy), his cousin Julian the Apostate to the rank of "Caesar". He takes command of the western provinces and marries Constantius' sister, Helena.
The Huns of Central Asia begin their great drive westwards with an advance into Scythia (modern Russia). They overcome and absorb the Alans, a nomadic and warlike horse breeding people from the steppes northeast of the Black Sea.