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This Day in History: October 6

October 6: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1876 - The American Library Association was founded.
  2. 1927 - Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
  3. 1945 - Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series (Curse of Billy the Goat).
  4. 1995 - 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.
  5. 2007 - Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Martin Behaim (German navigator and geographer), John Broadwood (Scottish founder of the piano manufacturer Broadwood and Sons), Le Corbusier (Swiss architect), Joseph Finder (American novelist), John Caius( English physician)

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