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6 October

105BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of Arausio (Cimbrian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Arausio


69BCE – Roman Republic – Battle of Tigranocerta (Third Mithridatic War). https://youtu.be/w3b81lgM4EY https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tigranocerta

618 – China – Battle of Yanshi ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Yanshi

891 – Rome – Formosus became Pope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Formosus


1600 – Italy – Premier of Jacopo Peri’s opera Euridice. https://youtu.be/MIN5btYNn0M https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euridice_(Peri) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacopo_Peri

1683 – England – Earthquake in Derby. http://www.quakes.bgs.ac.uk/historical/query_eq/

1683 – America – Germantown founded in colony of Pennsylvania. https://archive.org/details/settlementofgerm01penn

1689 – Rome – Cardinal Pietro Vito Ottoboni became Pope Alexander VIII. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Alexander_VIII

1762 – Philippines – Battle of Manila ended (Seven Years’ War). http://www.britishbattles.com/seven-years/manila-1762.htm


1777 – USA – Battle of Forts Clinton & Montgomery (American Revolutionary War). https://youtu.be/0t9iXAVBrl0  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Forts_Clinton_and_Montgomery

1849 – Kingdom of Hungary – 13 Martyrs of Arad executed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_13_Martyrs_of_Arad

1854 – England – Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead. http://www.picturesofgateshead.co.uk/great_fire/

1884 – USA – Naval War College founded, Newport, Rhode Island. http://www.usnwc.edu/About/History.aspx

1910 – Greece – Eleftherios Venizelos elected Prime Minister. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleftherios_Venizelos


1927 – USA – The Jazz Singer released in cinemas. https://youtu.be/ZlAt2lcg5ZM https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jazz_Singer

1935 – USA – Standard Oil Company plane crashed at Great Salt Lake, Utah 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19351006-0

1937 – Indonesia – KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plane crashed at Palembang-Talang Betoetoe Airport, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19371006-0

1939 – Poland – Invasion ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Poland

1942 – Solomon Islands – Third Battle of the Matanikau began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actions_along_the_Matanikau

1943 – Crete – Burnings of Kali Sykia, 13 killed (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnings_of_Kali_Sykia

1944 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 6.8Mw, epicentre in Ayyalik, Balikesir, 30 killed.

1945 – Myanmar – RAF plane crashed at Tosido, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19451006-0

1946 – Malaysia – RAF plane crashed off Penang, 21 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19461006-0

1950 – Tibet – Battle of Chamdo began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chamdo

1951 – Turkey – IAF plane crashed at Mersin, 5 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511006-0

1954 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Fayetteville-Pope AFB, NC, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19541006-0

1955 – USA – United Air Lines Flight 409 crashed at Medicine Bow Peak, WY, 66 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551006-0

1965 – Turkey – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre in Manyas, Balikesir, 23 Killed.

1971 – South Vietnam – Operation Jefferson Glenn ended (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Jefferson_Glenn

1973 – Egypt, Syria, Israel – Yom Kippur War began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yom_Kippur_War

1976 – Barbados – Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 crashed, after bomb explosion, near Bridgetown International Airport, 73 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19761006-0


1976 – Thailand – Thammasat University massacre. https://youtu.be/siO2u9aRzns WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thammasat_University_massacre


1979 – USA – Pope John Paul II visited the White House. https://youtu.be/atlr1uMaltE

1981 – Egypt – President Muhammad Answar El Sadat assassinated. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anwar_Sadat

1985 – UK – Broadwater Farm Riot. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-26362633 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwater_Farm_riot

1987 – Fiji – Became a republic.

2000 – Argentina – President Carlos Alvarez resigned. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_%C3%81lvarez_(politician)


2007 – UK – Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world at Greenwich, London. https://youtu.be/n7EbQ_mRSjg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21377623

2008 – China – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, epicentre in Xizang, 10 killed.