Important Events (from1901 to 2015)

October 06, 2015

October 6
• 1903 – The High Court of Australia sits for the first time.
• 1908 – Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina, sparking a crisis.
• 1910 – Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (seven times in total).
• 1923 – The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul.
• 1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
• 1939 – World War II: Germany's invasion of Poland ends with the surrender of Independent Operational Group Polesie after the Battle of Kock
• 1942 – World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along theMatanikau River.
• 1945 – Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
• 1973 – Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
• 1976 – Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, after two bombs, placed on board byterrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed.
• 1976 – New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China.
• 1976 – Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government.
• 1977 – In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
• 1977 – The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight.
• 1979 – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
• 1981 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists.
• 1985 – PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
• 1987 – Fiji becomes a republic.
• 1995 – 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the second major star apart from the Sun to have a planet orbiting around it.
• 1999 – Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is adopted.
• 2000 – Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
• 2000 – Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
• 2002 – The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.
• 2007 – Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.