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November 6th In History


On November 6, 1968, Richard Nixon was elected as the President of the US. On the same day in 2012, Barack Obama was re-elected as the US President. Few more interesting events that happened on November 6 are listed below.

1153: – Treaty of Wallingford was signed between King Stephen and the Empress Maude.

1572: – A supernova was observed in the Cassiopeia constellation in the Northern Sky.

1860: – Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States.

1865: – Maastricht-Venlo railway was opened in Netherlands.

1879: – The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Canada.

1918: – Republic of Poland was officially announced.

1923: – The experimental calendar with 5-day week was adopted by USSR.

1928: – Colonel Jacob Schick was granted a patent for first electric razor.

1935: – The first test flight of fighter aircraft Hawker Hurricane took place.

1952: – The first hydrogen bomb was exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

1965: – The Freedom Flights program started under which 250,000 Cubans were allowed to come to the United States by 1971.

1968: – Richard Nixon was elected as 37th President of the United States.

1973: – Abe Beame became the first Jewish mayor of New York City.

1999: – Australian voters decided to keep the ‘Queen’ and not become a republic.

2002: – Alan Jackson and Martina McBride won the 36th Country Music Association Award.

2012: – Barack Obama was re-elected as the US President by defeating Mitt Romney.

Days observed on November 6: –

  • National Nachos Day
  • Saxophone Day
  • Job Action Day


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