6 NOVEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Adolphe Sax, 1814
  • John Philip Sousa, 1854
  • Ignacy Paderewski, 1860
  • James Naismith, 1861
  • Harold Ross, 1892
  • Ray Coniff, 1916
  • James Jones, 1921
  • Mike Nichols, 1931
  • Jean Shrimpton, 1942
  • Sally Field, 1946
  • Glenn Frey, 1948
  • Maria Shriver, 1955
  • Thandie Newton, 1972

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Innocent VII, 1406
  • Henry Frederick Prince of Wales, 1612
  • Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, 1632
  • William II of Orange, 1650
  • King John IV Portugal, 1656
  • Louis Philippe-Joseph Duc d'Orleans, 1793
  • Charles X of France , 1836
  • Peter Iliach Tchaikovsky, 1893
  • Billy Sunday, 1935
  • Gene Tierney, 1991
  • Mario Savio, 1996
  • Anthony Shaffer, 2001

Today's Events:

  • 1632 - Catholic commander Wallenstein beaten at Battle of Lutzen, but Swedish King Adolphus dies in battle.
  • 1792 - Victory of French over Austrians in Battle of Jemappes.
  • 1813 - Mexico declares itself independent.
  • 1860 - Abraham Lincoln elected President of USA.
  • 1869 - Rutgers beats Princeton 6-4 in first intercollegiate football game played at New Brunswick, NJ.
  • 1905 - 'Peter Pan,' Philip Barrie's play without music, opens on Broadway starring Maude Adams.
  • 1917 - Bolshevik Revolution in Russia.
  • 1922 - Discovery of sealed tomb of King Tut by Howard Carter.
  • 1923 - Electric shaver patented by Col. Jacob Schick.
  • 1947 - 'Meet the Press' has premiere performance on NBC Television.
  • 1956 - Suez Canal cease fire.
  • 1971 - Democrat Janet Gray Hayes of San Jose becomes first woman mayor of major American city.
  • 1991 - Typhoon floodwaters sweep towns and villages in central Philippines killing 3000+.
  • 2012 - First Black US President Barack Obama wins second four-year term as President.
  • 2012 - Tammy Baldwin, Democrat Wisconsin, becomes first openly gay senator in America.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Leonard
  • Winnoc
  • Illtyd

Holiday:

  • Leonard's Ride in Bavaria
  • Gustavus Adolphus Day in Sweden

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • THANKSGIVING DAY (U.S.) last Thursday of November.
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • TUNG CHICH, Feast of the Winter Solstice in China (sometime during the eleventh moon on the shortest day of the year)
  • ADVENT SUNDAY, Sunday nearest to feast of Saint Andrew (Nov. 30) whether before or after.
  • HANUKKA also spelled CHANUKAH (Jewish Feast of Lights), eight day holiday beginning on 25th of lunar month Kislev.
  • TSAO CHÜN, Festival of the Kitchen God in China (23rd day of the twelfth moon (or 24th in Kwantung)
  • CH'U HSI, Night of the Thirtieth (29th day of the twelfth moon)
  • ELEPHANT ROUNDUP AT SURIN, THAILAND celebrated third Sunday in November
  • ON-MATSURI, Yamato region harvest festival in Nara, Japan
  • CHICHIBU NO YO-MATSURI, Kabuki and fireworks in Japan

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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