November 6 events in history

355 Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls
1528 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas
1789 Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States
1844 The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted
1856 Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication
1861 American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America
1865 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 unarmed merchant vessels
1869 In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6–4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game
1913 Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa
1917 World War I: Third Battle of Ypres ends: After three months of fierce fighting, Canadian forces take Passchendaele in Belgium
1918 The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed
1928 Arnold Rothstein, the head of the Jewish mob in New York, was shot and mortally wounded on November 4, and died on November 6. He was assassinated by George "Hump" McManus, for failing to pay a large gambling debt
1934 Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority
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
1935 First flight of the Hawker Hurricane, with its K5083 first prototype
1935 Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for Monopoly from Elizabeth Magie
1939 World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place
1941 World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his 27-year rule. He falsely states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near
1942 World War II: Carlson's patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins
1942 World War II: First flight of the Heinkel He 219
1943 World War II: The Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city's ancient buildings
1944 Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan
1947 Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948)
1948 Deputy commander-in-chief of the Eastern China Field Army General Su Yu launches a massive offensive toward Xuzhou, defended by seven different armies under the Suppression General Headquarter of Xuzhou Garrison, the Huaihai Campaign. The largest operational campaign of the Chinese Civil War begins
1962 Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa's apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation
1963 Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Dương Văn Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam
1965 Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans had made use of this program
1971 The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians
1975 Green March begins: Three hundred thousand unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara
1977 The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39
1985 In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices
1986 Sumburgh disaster: A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 !21⁄2 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record
1991 The last Kuwaiti oil field fire is extinguished
1995 The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire
1995 Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens, the first time the city had a football team since 1983 when they were the Baltimore Colts
1999 Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum
2004 An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150
2012 Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate