Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Saturday, October 6, 2007
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
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
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.
Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz announce the discovery of 51 Pegasi b, the first confirmed extrasolar planet orbiting an ordinary main-sequence star.
Lennart Meri becomes the first president of newly independent Estonia.
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.
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).
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.
Wednesday, October 6, 1965
Saturday, October 6, 1951
Malayan Emergency: Communist insurgents kill British commander Sir Henry Gurney.
Wednesday, October 6, 1948
Wednesday, October 6, 1943
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
Saturday, October 6, 1906
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
uses the tricolor flag: green is for the land, yellow for gold, and red is symbolic of strength and the blood shed.
Wednesday, October 6, 1880
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
Thursday, October 6, 1870
Rome becomes the capital of unified Italy.
Saturday, October 6, 1849
Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland: Battle of Castricum
ndash Franco-Dutch forces defeat the Russo-British expedition force.
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
Saturday, October 2, 891 (Julianian calendar)
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.