On This Day in History – October 6 – Almanac

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Today is Thursday, October 6, the 279th day of 2022 with 86 to go.

The moon is growing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus.


People born on this date are under the sign of Libra. They include opera singer Jenny Lind in 1820; inventor/manufacturer George Westinghouse in 1846; the Swiss architect Le Corbusier in 1887; French aviator Roland Garros in 1888; tennis champion Helen Wills Moody in 1905; actor Carole Lombard in 1908; journalist Shana Alexander in 1925; former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in 1930; actor Britt Ekland in 1942 (age 80); Northern Irish politician Gerry Adams in 1948 (age 74); television director Leslie Moonves in 1949 (age 73); football coach Tony Dungy in 1955 (age 67); the writer David Brin in 1950 (72 years old); actor Elisabeth Shue in 1963 (age 59); actor Amy Jo Johnson in 1970 (age 52); actor Ioan Gruffudd in 1973 (age 49); actor Brett Gelman in 1976 (age 46); actor Olivia Thirlby in 1986 (age 36); actor Scarlett Byrne in 1990 (age 32); rapper/actor Roshon Fegan in 1991 (age 31); actor Rio Mangini in 2002 (20 years old).


On this historical date:

In 1853, Antioch College opened in Yellow Springs, Ohio as the first non-sectarian school to provide equal opportunity for men and women.

In 1889, Thomas Edison launched his first film.

In 1908, Austria-Hungary annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina, two provinces in the European Balkan region that were once under the control of the Ottoman Empire, triggering a crisis.

In 1927, The jazz singer with Al Jolson, Hollywood’s legendary “first talking picture”, premiered in New York, ushering in the age of sound and the subsequent end of silences.

In 1945, the curse of the goat was placed on the Chicago Cubs when Billy Sianis and his pet goat were ejected from Wrigley Field in Game 4 of the World Series due to the strong smell of his pet goat. The curse ended in 2016, when the Cubs won the World Series.

In 1973, Egypt and Syria, attempting to regain territories lost in the Third Arab-Israeli War, launched a coordinated attack on Israel on Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar. This conflict, which will last 19 days, will be known as the Yom Kippur War.

In 1979, Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White House.

In 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated while reviewing a military parade in Cairo.

In 1991, Elizabeth Taylor walked down the aisle for the eighth time when she married Larry Fortensky. Although she had eight marriages, the actor had married seven; she married Richard Burton twice.

In 2001, Cal Ripken Jr. retired after a baseball career with the Baltimore Orioles that included a record 2,632 consecutive games.

In 2004, a US weapons inspector said Iraq began destroying its illicit weapons in 1991 and ran out of them in 1996, seven years before the US invasion. A report determined that 12 years of international sanctions had succeeded in disarming the country of weapons of mass destruction.

In 2017, the tropical storm that would later increase in intensity to become Hurricane Nate entered the Gulf of Honduras. The storm made landfall two days later in Louisiana and claimed nearly 50 lives in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States.

In 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in to become a Supreme Court justice after a contentious confirmation process in which he was accused of sexual misconduct.

In 2021, the World Health Organization recommended the large-scale roll-out of the world’s first malaria vaccine for children after a two-year pilot program showed promising results.


A thought of the day: “It’s hard to be humble when you’re as tall as me.” — American boxer Muhammad Ali

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