Sunday, November 6, 2011

6th of November

It is the 310th day of the year, with 55 days remaining until the end of the year.

1528 - Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.

1860 - Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th President of the United States.

1861 - Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.

1913 - Mohandas Gandhi, is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.

1935 - Parker Brothers, acquire the forerunner patents for the Monopoly board game, from Elizabeth Magie.

1944 - Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility, and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

1963 - After the coup, General Duong Van Minh, takes over leadership of South Vietnam.

1971 - The United States Atomic Energy Commission, tests the largest underground hydrogen bomb, codenamed Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.

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