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On This Day In History for November 6, 2019

This is the 310th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining in 2019.

  • It was on this date in 1528, that Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in the area that would become Texas.
  • Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th President of the United States on this date in 1860.
  • It was 150 years ago today, that 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.
  • On November 6, 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.
  • That same date in 1944, Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • It was on this date in 1947, that Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.
  • Also on November 6, 1971, The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • November 6, 1998, The Electric Tilt Train enters service in Queensland, Australia and becomes one of the fastest trains in the country and the fastest narrow gauge train in service.

Happy birthday goes out on this date to:

  • English scientist, George Ent, born on this date in 1604.
  • Ida Barney, the American astronomer, mathematician, and academic was born 133 years ago today.
  • Belgian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate, François Englert, born on this date in 1932.
  • Born November 6, 1948, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor Glenn Frey.
  • Also turning 61 today is American actor, puppeteer, producer, and screenwriter Trace Beaulieu.
  • Russian pilot and former cosmonaut, Nadezhda Kuzhelnaya, born on this date in 1962.
  • American actor and director, Peter DeLuise is 53 today.

Listener birthdays

  • 08 – Mark, the Encaffeinated ONE, host of The Weird Show
  • 08 – OnTheDrift
  • 10 – John Noble from the Island

And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for November 6, 2019

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