October 6


October 18, 2021

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.

Name days

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) 193

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