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October 6: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 6

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October 6th is known as Noodle Day as well as Mad Hatter Day.

Welcome to day 280 of 366! There are 86 days remaining in 2024.

Wait until you see what we have in store for you today. October 6th wouldn’t be what it is without its many faces in history.

Did you know that on this day in 2010, Instagram was officially launched? The social media application gained 25,000 users on its first day.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about October 6th in history!

Events

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

2022

A gunman killed 38 people in a daycare center in Thailand.

Among the 38 victims were 24 children, with some as young as two years old. Other victims were teachers and workers at the daycare center. The suspect was a former policeman dismissed due to drug abuse allegations. He later shot his wife, son, and himself at their home.

2019

Protestors took to the streets in Hong Kong after the government announced a ban on face masks.

2012

Pope Benedict XVI’s butler, Paolo Gabriele, was convicted and jailed for 18 months for leaking confidential documents.

The verdict was made on the fourth day of hearings after a two-hour debate.

2010

Instagram was launched and gained 25,000 users on its first day.

1995

The 51 Pegasi b planet was discovered. It was the first discovered exoplanet around a sun-like star.

OTD in 1995: The 51 Pegasi b planet was discovered. It was the first discovered exoplanet around a sun-like star.

This planet is around half the size of Jupiter and orbits its star every four days. It was discovered by Michael Mayor and Didier Queloz at the Haute-Provence Observatory in France.

1979

Pope John Paul II became the first pope to visit the White House in Washington, D.C.

In his meeting with President Jimmy Carter, the Pope said, “It gives me great joy to be the first pope in history to come to the capital of this nation, and I thank almighty God for this blessing.”

1978

The drama romance film “Days of Heaven” by Terrence Malick was released.

1960

The American epic historical drama movie “Spartacus” premiered in New York City.

It was directed by Stanley Cupric and starred Kirk Douglas & Laurence Olivier.

1956

Dr. Albert Sabin announced his oral vaccine against polio was ready to test.

OTD in 1956: Dr. Albert Sabin announced his oral vaccine against polio was ready to test.

The treatment could make a person immune for life and came in a sugar cube form that was cherry flavored.

1927

“The Jazz Singer” was released. It was the first motion picture with pre-recorded dialogue, revolutionizing the movie industry.

1898

The largest music fraternity in the USA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, was founded.

Since its founding, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia has initiated over 260,000 members who call themselves Sinfonians. The fraternity’s goal is to assist its members in adopting music as a profession and advance the cause of music in the USA. There are 24 Si Mu Alpha Sinfonia chapters across the country, with the fraternity’s headquarters in Evansville, Indiana.

1889

The Moulin Rouge cabaret opened its doors in Paris for the first time.

1857

The first American Chess Congress started in New York.

Daniel Willard Fiske organized the event, and it lasted until November 10. The top sixteen chess players in the US were invited to compete to win the first prize of $300.

1683

Thirteen Mennonite families arrived in Philadelphia from Germany.

OTD in 1683: Thirteen Mennonite families arrived in Philadelphia from Germany.

This marked the beginning of forming Germantown, Philadelphia, and the introduction of the Mennonite community in the United States.

1600

Euridice, the oldest-surviving opera, premiered in Florence, Italy.

Written by Jacopo Peri, Euridice tells the story of the legendary Greek musician Orpheus and his wife, Euridice. At the opera’s premiere in the Palazzo Putti, Jacopo Peri performed as Orpheus.

Famous Births

If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with Scarlett Hefner! Here are other famous people born on this day.

2000

Addison Rae

American

TikToker

Addison Rae

Age:

23 years old

Born In:

Louisiana, USA

1998

Matt Cornett

American

Singer

Matt Cornett

Age:

25 years old

Born In:

Arkansas, USA

1990

Scarlett Byrne

English

Actress

Scarlett Byrne

Age:

33 years old

Born In:

England, UK

1973

Ioan Gruffudd

Welsh

Actor

Ioan Gruffudd

Age:

50 years old

Born In:

Wales, UK

1976

Brett Gelman

American

Actor

Brett Gelman

Age:

47 years old

Born In:

Illinois, USA

Famous Deaths

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

1942

2018

Scott Wilson

American

Actor

Scott Wilson

1942

2018

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson was an American actor born on March 29, 1942. He died on this day in 2018, at age 76 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Died On:

Oct 6, 2018 (Age 76)

Died In:

California, USA

Special Holidays

If you’re looking to try something new today, here are some special holidays that might just give you an idea.

October 6: National Noodle Day
United States

National Noodle Day

Noodles can be found all over the world in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They’re most often made from flour but can even be made from beans or vegetables like zucchini or carrots; there are oodles of noodles possibilities! Celebrate today by eating your favorite type of noodles!

October 6: National Mad Hatter Day
United States

National Mad Hatter Day

National Mad Hatter Day was created in honor of the Mad Hatter from Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland. Today you’re strongly encouraged to take a walk on the sillier side of life. You could host a dress-up tea party, wear some silly hats, or even go on a wild adventure!

THe Fact Site’s

Fun Fact Of The Day

There is an ex-monk in Spain who has been building a Cathedral by hand since 1961.

Birthday & Zodiac

Those of you who were born on October 6 share the Libra star sign.

Libra is represented by the scales. The scales are the only inanimate object out of all the zodiacs, and just like scales, Libras are obsessed with symmetry and have a passion for perfect balance.

For those of you born in October, you have the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. Tourmaline gets its name from the Sinhalese (Sri Lankan) word “tourmali,” which means “mixed stones.”

For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on January 13 in the same year.

A baby that is conceived on October 6, 2024, will likely be due next year around June 29.

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