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November 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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

We’re now on the 310th day of the year, and have 54 days left.

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 fun & interesting facts about November 6th in history!

Events

What memorable events happened on November 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!

2018

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

OTD in 2018: 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman to be voted into the US Congress.

2018

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

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.

1971

The largest US underground bomb was detonated on Amchitka Island, a remote Alaskan island.

1968

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

1966

NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 2 launched atop an Atlas Agena rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

Part of NASA’s Lunar Orbiter program, the Lunar Orbiter 2 was an uncrewed mission. Its main priority was photographing the Moon’s surface to find smooth landing sites for future missions, such as the Apollo mission. Having taken 609 high and medium-resolution photos of the Moon’s surface, the Lunar Orbiter 2 was intentionally crashed into the Moon on October 11, 1967.

1947

The first episode of Meet The Press, the longest-running American TV program, aired.

Meet the Press has changed a lot over the years, but its focus hasn’t changed. While it generally covers matters of politics, Meet The Press also regularly dabbles in foreign policy, economics, and various other points of public interest. The program features interviews with notable Washington, D.C. leaders.

1913

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

OTD in 1913: Mahatma Gandhi was arrested after leading an Indian miner's 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 the 16th president of the United States of America.

OTD in 1861: Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the United States of America.

Lincoln was the first Republican to take the presidency and won with a 40% vote.

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.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Emma Stone? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1988

Emma Stone

American

Actress

Emma Stone

Age:

34 years old

Born In:

Arizona, USA

1979

Lamar Odom

American

Basketball Player

Lamar Odom

Age:

43 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1976

Sal Vulcano

American

Comedian

Sal Vulcano

Age:

46 years old

Born In:

New York, USA

1970

Ethan Hawke

American

Actor

Ethan Hawke

Age:

52 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA

1968

Kelly Rutherford

American

Actress

Kelly Rutherford

Age:

54 years old

Born In:

Kentucky, USA

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, November 6th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…

1840

1893

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Russian

Composer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1840

1893

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer born on May 7, 1840. He died on this day in 1893, at age 53 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Died On:

Nov 6, 1893 (Age 53)

Died In:

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Quotes

Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quotes ever said on November 6th.

2000

They misunderestimated me.

George W. Bush

George W. Bush

American Politician

1926

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

Carl Jung

Carl Jung

Swiss Psychiatrist

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Then why not find time today to celebrate the following special holidays.

November 6: National Saxophone Day
United States

National Saxophone Day

Today on National Saxophone Day, we don’t just honor this instrument but also celebrate the birthday of its inventor, Antoine Joseph Sax. Take some time today to listen to some sweet saxophone tunes, or better, play the saxophone if you can!

November 6: National Nachos Day
United States

National Nachos Day

We hope you’re as excited as we are about celebrating today’s special holiday! Sure we can always have nachos on any day of the year, but today we’re meant to, which makes it all the better. So go simple or fancy; we don’t particularly mind – just eat nachos today!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

The first computer mouse was wooden. It was created in 1964 and named “X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System.”

Birthday & Zodiac

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

Scorpios often don’t connect well with someone who’s dishonest. Honesty is one of a Scorpio’s main characteristics and one of the most important values.

For those of you born in November, you have the Topaz birthstone. The topaz gem was thought to calm anger and balance strong emotions.

If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of February 13 in the same year.

Babies conceived on November 6, 2023, will likely be born around July 30, 2024.

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