Today, October 6 in History

Here are some notable events that happened this day in history.

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  • 1903: The High Court of Australia sat for the first time.
  • 1908: Austria-Hungary formal annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina led to the Bosnian crisis.
  • 1943: Thirteen civilians were burnt alive by a paramilitary group in Crete during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II.
  • 1973: Egypt and Syria launched coordinated attacks against Israel, beginning the Yom Kippur War.
  • 1979: Pope John Paul II visits the White House, becoming the first pontiff to do so.
  • 1981: Islamic Extremists murders Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat.
  • 1987: Fiji becomes a republic.
  • 1995: The first planet orbiting another sun, 51 Pegasi b is discovered.
  • 2007: Jason Lewis completes the first human powered circumnavigation of the Earth.
  • 2010: Instagram is founded.


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