ON THIS DAY: November 6, 2016

November 6th is

Return to Standard Time

Fill Our Staplers Day II

Job Action Day *

The March King Day *

National Nachos Day

Saxophone Day *

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict *


MORE!  John Philip Sousa, Mohandas Gandhi and Martha Rountree, click



Sikhism – Installation of Holy Scriptures/Guru Granth Sahib Ji

Belarus – October Revolution Dayinternational Flags

Dominican Republic – Constitution Day

India – Chhath Puja Parva/Surya Sasthi
(sun god, Surya, festival)

Kyrgyzstan – Social Revolution Day

Morocco & Western Sahara – Green March Day *

Tajikistan – Constitution Day


On This Day in HISTORY

1528 – Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot on the soil of future-Texas.

1789 – Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first U.S. Catholic bishop, of the Diocese of Baltimore


1814 – Adolphe Sax, Belgian inventor of the saxophone, is born – Saxophone Day *

1854 – John Philip Sousa, the “March King,” * composer and band director, is born

1856 – Scenes of Clerical Life, three short stories by the author later known as George Eliot, submitted for publication

1860 – Abraham Lincoln elected the sixteenth U.S. president

1861 – Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.

1894 – William C. Hooker patented a mousetrap


1903 – Panama’s ambassador to the U.S., Philippe Bunau-Varilla, signs the Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, which granted the U.S. rights to build and indefinitely administer the Panama Canal Zone and its defenses

1913 – Mohandas Gandhi is arrested leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa

1923 –  Jacob Schick patents the electric shaver

1935 – Edwin Armstrong presents his paper “A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation” to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers, announcing his development of FM radio


1944 – Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the ‘Fat Man’ atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan

1947 – First show for NBC News of Meet the Press –  Martha Rountree, co-founder of Meet the Press, was the only female moderator of the show, serving as the show’s host from November 6, 1947, to November 1, 1953


1948 – Glenn Frey, musician-singer with The Eagles, is born

1952 – The first hydrogen bomb is exploded at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Ocean

1962 – U.N. General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies, and calling for all member states to terminate military and economic relations with South Africa

1965 – ‘Freedom Flights’ program allows 250,000 Cubans refugees in the U.S. by 1971

1967 – Phil Donahue’s talk show makes its debut as a local program in Dayton OH

1973 – NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft begins photographing Jupiter

1975 – Following an International Court of Justice declaration that there were legal ties between the Moroccan throne and the Sahrawi people, King Hassan II of Morocco launches the Green March, a mass march of 300,000 unarmed Moroccans, to “reclaim” the nation of Western Sahara from Spanish colonialism – Western Sahara continues to be a bone of contention, with the Polisario Front of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic fighting for self-rule


1983 – U.S. Army choppers drop hundreds of leaflets over northern and central Grenada, urging residents to cooperate in locating any Grenadian or Cuban resisters to the invasion

1984 – For the first time in 193 years, the New York Stock Exchange remained open during a presidential election day

1986 – U.S. intelligence sources publicly confirm the Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa’s story that the U.S. secretly sold arms to Iran to secure release of American hostages

1989 – Attempting to free the U.S. hostages held in Iran, the U.S. announces it will unfreeze $567 million in Iranian assets that had been held since 1979

1990 – Universal Studios’ Southern California backlot is damaged by arson fire


1991 –Kuwait douses the last oil fire Iraq ignited during the Persian Gulf War

1995 – Queen releases their album Made in Heaven

1999 – Australian voters reject anti-Queen Elizabeth II referendum as their head of state

2001U.N. General Assembly declares November 6 as International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict  *

2008 – Job Action Day * is started by LiveCareers to connect people with job-search and career advice



  • Environmental devastation caused by war
  • International flags
  • Bishop John Carroll of Baltimore
  • Drawing of William C. Hooker’s mousetrap
  • Edwin Armstrong, inventor of FM radio
  • Meet the Press – Martha Rountree with Thomas Dewey
  • The Green March in the Western Sahara
  • Universal Studios Courthouse clocktower made famous in “Back to the Future” movie stands undamaged in the middle of 1990 arson fire damage –  LAT photo by Ken Lubas


About wordcloud9

Nona Blyth Cloud has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area for the past 50 years, spending much of that time commuting on the 405 Freeway. After Hollywood failed to appreciate her genius for acting and directing, she began a second career managing non-profits, from which she has retired. Nona has now resumed writing whatever comes into her head, instead of reports and pleas for funding. She lives in a small house overrun by books with her wonderful husband.
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