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November 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 6

November 6th is celebrated as Saxophone Day as well as Nachos Day.

We’re now on the 310th day of the year, and have 55 days left.

Everyone who was born on November 6 shares the same zodiac sign, Scorpio.

We have selected some of the biggest developments that happened November 6th in years gone by including events related to crime, law, politics, and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, the movie “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” by J.K. Rowling premiered in London, UK? The premiere featured a 40 foot long fire-breathing animatronic dragon from the film.

Keep reading for more facts about November 6th in history!

What Happened On November 6 In History?

2018

29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman to be voted into the US Congress.

Source Vox
2018

The UN published a report revealing more than 200 mass graves found in ISIS controlled regions of Iraq.

Source OHCHR
2016

New Delhi air pollution was declared a public emergency causing the city to close many schools and construction sites.

The smog had been increasing over six days and on this day, records found harmful pollutants in the air to be 16 times over the safe limit for humans.
2005

The fourth movie of J.K. Rowling’s novel series, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, premiered in Leicester Square, London, UK.

The film's budget was $150 million and hit $896.4 million at the box office. It was the best-selling film of 2005.
2001

The American action drama series “24”, with Keifer Sutherland, premiered on FOX.

1990

Whitney Houston released her third album “I’m Your Baby Tonight.”

It became Billboard's 1991 Album of the Year.
1968

Richard Milhous Nixon won the election and would become the 37th President of the United States.

Source BBC
1913

Mahatma Gandhi was arrested after leading an Indian miners march in protest of the Indian Relief Bill.

The Indian Relief Bill imposed high and unfair taxes on laborers across India. As a result of the protest, the bill was eventually scrapped.
1861

Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States of America.

OTD in 1861: Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States of America.
Lincoln was the first republican to take presidency and won with a 40% vote.
Source Politico
1789

Father John Carrol became the first Catholic Bishop in the United States.

1639

The Richard Fairbanks Tavern and Post Office in Massachusetts became the first American colonial post office.

Did you know that on this day, November 6th 2005, the movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" by J.K. Rowling premiered in London, UK?