Today in History, English
Today in History, English

126647November 6Event1963 – Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Dương Văn Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
126648November 6Event1965 – Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans had made use of this program.
126649November 6Event1971 – The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
126650November 6Event1975 – Green March begins: Three hundred thousand unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.
126651November 6Event1977 – The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
126652November 6Event1985 – In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.
126653November 6Event1986 – Sumburgh disaster: A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 !21⁄2 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
126654November 6Event1991 – The last Kuwaiti oil field fire is extinguished.
126655November 6Event1995 – The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
126656November 6Event1995 – Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens, the first time the city had a football team since 1983 when they were the Balt
126657November 6Event1999 – Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
126658November 6Event2004 – An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150.
126659November 6Event2012 – Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.
126660November 6Birth1391 – Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)
126631November 6Event1917 – World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium.
126632November 6Event1918 – The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed.
126633November 6Event1928 – Arnold Rothstein, the head of the Jewish mob in New York, was shot and mortally wounded on November 4, and died on November 6. He was assassinated by George "Hump" McManus, for failing to pay a large gambling debt.
126634November 6Event1934 – Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
126635November 6Event1935 – Edwin Armstrong presents his paper "A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation" to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
126636November 6Event1935 – First flight of the Hawker Hurricane, with its K5083 first prototype.
126637November 6Event1935 – Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for Monopoly from Elizabeth Magie.
126638November 6Event1939 – World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place.
126639November 6Event1941 – World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his 19-year rule (the first had been on July 2). He falsely states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the German
126640November 6Event1942 – World War II: Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
126641November 6Event1942 – World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219.
126642November 6Event1943 – World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings.
126643November 6Event1944 – Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
126644November 6Event1947 – Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
126645November 6Event1948 – Deputy commander-in-chief of the Eastern China Field Army General Su Yu launches a massive offensive toward Xuzhou, defended by seven different armies under the General Suppression Headquarters of Xuzhou Garrison, the Huaihai Campaign. The largest
126646November 6Event1962 – The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.

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