October 6 events in history

23 Rebels kill and decapitate the Xin dynasty emperor Wang Mang two days after the capital Chang'an is sacked during a peasant rebellion
404 Byzantine Empress Eudoxia has her seventh and last pregnancy which ends in a miscarriage. She is left bleeding and dies of an infection shortly after
1539 Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto and his army enter the Apalachee capital of Anhaica (present-day Tallahassee, Florida) by force
1582 Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain
1600 Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period
1683 German immigrant families found Germantown in the colony of Pennsylvania, marking the first major immigration of German people to America
1723 Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia at the age of 17
1762 Seven Years' War: conclusion of the Battle of Manila between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila for the rest of the war
1777 American Revolutionary War: General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses in the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery
1789 French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October
1849 The execution of the 13 Martyrs of Arad after the Hungarian war of independence
1854 In England the Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured
1876 The American Library Association was founded
1884 The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island
1889 American inventor Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture
1903 The High Court of Australia sits for the first time
1908 Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina, sparking a crisis
1910 Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (seven times in total)
1923 The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul
1927 Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie
1939 World War II: Germany's invasion of Poland ends with the surrender of Polesia army after the Battle of Kock
1942 World War II: The October Matanikau action on Guadalcanal begins as United States Marine Corps forces attack Imperial Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River
1945 Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series
1973 Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War
1976 New Premier Hua Guofeng orders the arrest of the Gang of Four and associates and ends the Cultural Revolution in the People's Republic of China
1976 Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, after two bombs, placed on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed
1976 Massacre of students gathering at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government
1977 The first prototype of the Mikoyan MiG-29, designated 9-01, makes its maiden flight
1977 In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed
1979 Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House
1981 Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists
1985 PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London
1987 Fiji becomes a republic
1995 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the second major star apart from the Sun to have a planet orbiting around it
2000 Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns
2000 Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns
2002 The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen
2007 Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe