Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 6
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|105 BC – The Cimbri and the Teutons inflicted a major defeat on the Roman Republic in the Battle of Arausio.||needs more footnotes|
|1849 – In Arad, present-day Romania, 13 Hungarian rebel honvéd generals who became known as the 13 Martyrs of Arad were executed by Austrian authorities for their part in the Hungarian Revolution.||tagged for expansion|
|1854 – The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead in North East England began, destroying a substantial amount of property, killing over 50 people, and injuring hundreds of others.||no footnotes|
|1976 – A violent crackdown by Thai military and police units on students and protestors on the grounds of Thammasat University and at Sanam Luang in Bangkok led to 46 deaths, and a military coup against the government of Prime Minister Seni Pramoj.||not neutral|
|1976 – Chinese Premier Hua Guofeng ordered the arrest of the Gang of Four and their associates, putting an end to the Cultural Revolution.||refimprove|
|1981 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated while attending a parade in Cairo to mark the eighth anniversary of the Crossing of the Bar Lev Line at the start of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War.||refimprove|
|1995 – In an article published by the scientific journal Nature, astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz reported the discovery of a planet orbiting 51 Pegasi as the first known extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.||needs more footnotes|
- 69 BC – Third Mithridatic War: Forces of the Roman Republic captured the Armenian capital city Tigranakert.
- 404 – Aelia Eudoxia, empress consort of Byzantine emperor Arcadius, died from complications of childbirth.
- 1777 – American Revolutionary War: British forces under the command of General Sir Henry Clinton captured Fort Clinton and Fort Montgomery, and then dismantled the Hudson River Chain.
- 1910 – Eleftherios Venizelos was elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first of his seven non-consecutive terms.
- 1927 – The first successful feature sound film The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, was released.
- 1976 – Two bombs placed by CIA-linked anti-Castro Cuban exiles exploded aboard Cubana Flight 455, killing all 78 aboard.
- 1985 – Police constable Keith Blakelock was killed during rioting in the Broadwater Farm housing estate in Tottenham, London.
- 2000 – Denouncing corruption in the administration of Argentine President Fernando de la Rúa and in the Senate, Vice President Carlos Álvarez resigned from his office.
- 2002 – Al Qaeda bombed the oil tanker Limburg, causing 90,000 barrels (14,000 m3) of oil to leak into the Gulf of Aden.
- 1014 – Samuel of Bulgaria (reconstruction pictured) supposedly died from a heart attack, two months after the catastrophic battle of Kleidion.
- 1683 – German immigrants to the Pennsylvania Colony founded Germantown, the first permanent German settlement in North America.
- 1908 – Austria-Hungary announced the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, causing a crisis that permanently damaged their relations with Russia and the Kingdom of Serbia.
- 1973 – Egypt, under the leadership of President Anwar Sadat, launched Operation Badr in co-ordination with Syria, crossing the Suez Canal (pictured) and attacking the fortified Israeli Bar Lev Line, starting the Yom Kippur War.
- 1998 – University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was attacked and fatally wounded for being gay near Laramie, Wyoming, US, dying six days later.