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 This day in History - November 6
362 Historic Events for November 6
1879

Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician

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1879

Canada celebrates 1st Thanksgiving Day

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1880

Robert [Edler von] Musil, Austrian author (Young T”rless)

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1883

Hubert Bath, composer

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1883

NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race

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1884

Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer/conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche)

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1884

British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea

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1884

Montreal Foot Ball Club (QFRU) defeats Toronto Argonauts (ORFU) 30-0 in 1st CRFU Championship game

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1885

Emiel Poetou, Flemish sculptor

Birth
1885

US mint at Carson City, Nevada directed to close

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1887

Walter Johnson, Kansas, Wash Senator pitcher (1907-27) (414-218)

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1888

Benjamin Harrison (R-Sen-Ind) beats Pres Grover Cleveland (D), 233 electoral votes to 168, Cleveland received slightly more votes

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1892

John Sigvard "Ole" Olsen, Wabash Ind, comedian (Olsen and Johnson)

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1892

John Alcock, English pilot (1st non-stop flight across Atlantic Ocean)

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1893

August Defresne, Dutch playwright/director (Uninhabited Island)

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1893

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikofsky, Rus composer (Nutcracker), dies at 53

Death
1896

Jim Jordan, Peoria IL, radio comedian (Fibber McGee)

Birth
1897

Peter Pan opens in NY at Empire Theater

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1897

Edouard Deldevez, composer, dies at 80

Death
1900

Pres William McKinley (R) re-elected, beating William Jennings Bryan

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1900

Battle at Bothaville: gen-mjr Charles Knox beats Boers

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1900

PWJ Le Gallais, British lt-colonel, dies in battle at Bothaville

Death
1901

Kate Greenaway, English children book illustrater, dies at 55

Death
1901

Juanita Hall, Keyport NJ, actress (Capt Billy)

Birth
1901

Bohdan Borkowski, composer, dies at 48

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