October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 86 days remaining until the end of the year.
Finnish calendar: Pinja, Minttu
Finnish - Swedish calendar: Bruno
orthodox calendar: Tuomas, Tuomo
Sámi calendar: Ruigi
on older calendars: Bruuno, Esfillus, Eskillus, Jenny, Raikas, Raikko, Roine, Rosina, Steno
105 BC - Kimbrit and the Teutons defeated a large Roman army in Arausio (Orange). The battle became the worst disaster Rome suffered since Cannae.
1600 - Jacopo Perin Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, premiered in Florence.
1713 - In the Great Northern War, Russia defeats Sweden in the Battle of Kostianvirta in Pälkäne.
1889 - Thomas Edison shows his first film.
1889 - The German Hans Meyer and the Austrian Ludwig Purtscheller are the first to conquer the summit of Kilimanjaro.
1908 - Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia and Herzegovina.
1927 - The Jazz Singer, the first sound film, premiered.
1939 - The last Polish general, Franciszek Kleeberg, surrenders to the Germans after a four-day battle.
1955 - Aviation: United Airlines' DC-4 crashes into Medicine Bow Peak, Wyoming, killing 66 people.
1966 - The use of LSD is banned in the United States.
1973 - The Yom Kippur War begins.
1976 - Aviation: A bomb explodes at Doublas DC-8 in Cubana de Aviación shortly after taking off in Bridgetown, Barbados. The plane eventually crashed into the sea, killing 73 people.
1976 - The new Prime Minister of the People's Republic of China, Hua Guofeng, orders the arrest of the so-called "four couples" and their partners, ending the Chinese Cultural Revolution.
1981 - Anwar Hundreds are assassinated.
1987 - Swedish spy Stig Bergling and his wife leap into the Soviet Union via Finland. The case caused a great stir in Finland and Sweden.
1994 - Kotka District Court sentenced Mika Muranen, a military fugitive who killed three people, to life in prison and also to pay FIM 850,000 in compensation.
1995 - 51 Pegasus In the constellation of Pegasus, 47.9 light-years away, the first orbiting planet was observed as the first sun-like star.
2000 - Slobodan Milošević eros.
2002 - A boat loaded with explosives collides with a French oil tanker in Limburg off the coast of Yemen, causing a fire and an oil spill.
2010 - Instagram opened.
1732 - Nevil Maskelyne, English astronomer and Astronomer Royal (d. 1811)
1745 - Jean-Baptiste Moheau, French secretary and demographer (d. 1794)
1773 - Louis Philip I, the last king of France (d. 1850)
1820 - Johanna Maria Lind (“Jenny Lind”), Swedish opera singer (d. 1887)
1831 - Richard Dedekind, German mathematician (Dedekind's eeta function) (d. 1916)
1846 - George Westinghouse, American engineer and inventor (d. 1914)
1882 - Karol Szymanowski, Polish composer (d. 1937)
1887 - Charles-Edouart Jeanneret (“Le Corbusier”), Swiss architect (d. 1965)
1899 - Lauri Hakulinen, Professor of Finnish (d. 1985)
1903 - Ernest Walton, 1951 Irish physicist winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1995)
1906 - Laura Gaynor (“Janet Gaynor”), American actress (b. 1984)
1908 - Jane Alice Peters (“Carole Lombard”), American actress (b. 1942)
1914 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian biologist and explorer (Kon-Tiki, Ra) (d. 2002)
1916 - Carl Fredrik Meinander, Finnish Professor of Archeology (d. 2004)
1917 - Aimo Tukiainen, Finnish sculptor and professor (d. 1996)
1919 - Lars Olov Johanson (“L. O. Johanson”), Finnish editor-in-chief and city councilor, managing director of the Finnish City Association (d. 1999)
1929 - Bruno Cremer, French actor (d. 2010)