On This Day In History, 6 October


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World Events Today

  • The first known peacetime train robbery in the United States occurred today in 1866, the Reno Gang robbed a train running from Ohio to Mississippi
  • Pope John Paul II became the first pope to visit the White House in Washington today in 1979
  • The English explorer Jason Lewis completed Expedition 360 today in 2007, he became the first person to circumnavigate the globe using only human power, the expedition started in 1994

Entertainment Events Today

  • The American musical drama movie The Jazz Singer, the first feature-length motion picture with synchronized recorded music, singing and speech, was released today in 1927
  • The Mousetrap, the murder mystery play by Agatha Christie, opened in London’s West End today in 1952, it is still running today after over 25,000 performances
  • The American epic historical movie Spartacus, starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov and Tony Curtis, was released today in 1960, it won 4 Academy Awards

Family Events Today

  • The British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign, died today in 1892 aged 83
  • Ruth Elizabeth Davis, better known as the American actress Bette Davis, who won 2 Academy Awards, died today in 1989 aged 81
  • The actress Elizabeth Taylor married the construction worker Larry Fortensky today in 1991, it was her 8th and final marriage

Main Event Today

  • The Moulin Rouge cabaret in Paris, considered the birthplace of the Can-Can, opened today in 1889

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Noodle Day

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