Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/October 6

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This is a list of selected October 6 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled October 6, 2018 featured article or the October 6, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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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
1683German immigrants to the Pennsylvania Colony founded Germantown, the first permanent German settlement in North America. refimprove section; Germantown: fact not in article
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. refimprove
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. needs more footnotes
1908Austria-Hungary announced the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, causing a crisis that permanently damaged their relations with Russia and the Kingdom of Serbia. refimprove section
1910Eleftherios Venizelos was elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first of his seven non-consecutive terms. lots of CN tags
1913Francis Burton Harrison became Governor General of the Philippines; during his tenure he oversaw the transfer of authority from the United States to Filipinos. refimprove
1927 – The first successful feature sound film The Jazz Singer, starring Al Jolson, was released. incomplete
1976Chinese Premier Hua Guofeng ordered the arrest of the Gang of Four and their associates, putting an end to the Cultural Revolution. refimprove
1976A violent crackdown by Thai military and police units on protestors at Thammasat University and at Sanam Luang in Bangkok led to 46 deaths, and a coup against the government of Prime Minister Seni Pramoj. refimprove section
1981Egyptian 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 section
1995 – Astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz reported the discovery of a planet orbiting 51 Pegasi as the first known exoplanet around a main-sequence star. refimprove section


October 6: German-American Day in the United States

Egyptian forces crossing the Suez Canal
Egyptian forces crossing the Suez Canal

Matteo Ricci (b. 1552) · Guru Har Rai (d. 1661) · Hattie Jacques (d. 1980)

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