Today on the history corner, we took a trip down, in the realm of flashback and we were able to recall some events that marked this day.
November 6th, 1528
Shipwreck of the Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca in present-day Texas.
November 6th, 1860
Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States.
November 6th, 1869
The first official intercollegiate football game was played between Rutgers and Princeton.
November 6th, 1917
The Bolshevik Revolution in Russia began, leading to the Russian Civil War.
November 6th, 1935
Parker Brothers released the board game Monopoly.
November 6th, 1947
Meet the Press, one of the longest-running television programs, made its debut.
November 6th, 1956
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Browder v. Gayle, ending segregation on public buses in Montgomery, Alabama.
November 6th, 1962
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution condemning apartheid in South Africa.
November 6th, 1985
In Colombia, the M-19 guerrilla group stormed the Palace of Justice, leading to a 2-day hostage crisis.
November 6th, 1995
The island nation of Antigua and Barbuda gained full independence from the United Kingdom.
November 6th, 2001
George W. Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act into law in response to the September 11th terrorist attacks.
November 6th, 2006
Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.
November 6th, 2012
Barack Obama was re-elected as the President of the United States.
November 6th, 2017
The Paradise Papers leak exposed offshore financial activities of many prominent individuals and companies.
November 6th, 2018
NASA’s InSight mission successfully landed on Mars to study the planet’s interior.
November 6th, 2019
The U.S. formally began the process of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement on climate change.
November 6th, 2020
Joe Biden was declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election against incumbent President Donald Trump.
November 6th, 2020
Pfizer and BioNTech announced the development of a highly effective COVID-19 vaccine.
November 6th, 2021
COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties, concluded in Glasgow, Scotland.
November 6th, 2022
The World Health Organization declared an end to the second-largest outbreak of Ebola in history in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on November 6th. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.
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