Today In History – 6 November, 2020

Important Events

1813 Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain

1860 Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

1913 Mahatma Gandhi arrested for leading Indian miners’ march in South Africa

1917 [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardment of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution

1978 Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi places the country under military rule; General Gholām Reza Azhāri forms government

Today In Film & TV

1947 NBC’s “Meet the Press” debuts – US’s longest running TV show

Today In Music

1975 First performance by punk band The Sex Pistols at St Martins College, London

Today In Sports

1961 US government issues a stamp honoring 100th birthday of James Naismith (invented game of basketball – actually Canadian)

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