On This Day In History, 6 November


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World Events Today

  • The United Nations passed a resolution against apartheid in South Africa today in 1962
  • The Russian President Boris Yeltsin banned the Soviet Communist Party today in 1991, it eventually led to the break-up of the Soviet Union
  • The Australian people rejected a referendum today in 1999, it had been a proposal to change the country into a republic

Entertainment Events Today

  • The Sex Pistols played their first gig at Saint Martins College, London, today in 1975, they were support to a rock group called Bazooka Joe
  • The musical Hello Dolly was revived on Broadway today in 1975 at the Minskoff Theater

Family Events Today

  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the Russian composer of the 1812 Overture and Swan Lake, died today in 1893 aged 53
  • Sir George Williams, the founder of the YMCA, died today in 1905, he is buried in Saint Paul’s Cathedral, London
  • The American actress Emma Stone, who starred in many movies, including Crazy, Stupid, Love, was born today in 1988 in Scottsdale, Arizona

Main Event Today

  • Abraham Lincoln won the United States Presidential Election today in 1860, he became the 16th president the following March

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Nachos Day

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