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What Happened on October 6 : Canadian troops capture the village

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Historical Events

  • 1917 Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides
  • 1948 Earthquake in Ashgabat kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1948 Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya
  • 1956 Scientist Albert Sabin announces that his oral Polio vaccine is ready for testing; it would soon supplant Jonas Salk‘s vaccine in many parts of the world
  • 2021 WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recommends world’s first Malaria vaccine (Mosquirix) for children after a pilot program was effective in Africa [1]

Oct 6 in Film & TV

Oct 6 in Music

1987 “Faith” single released by George Michael (Billboard Song of the Year 1988)

Oct 6 in Sport

1882 1st World Series Baseball Game 1: Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA) beat Chicago White Stockings (NL), 4-0 at Bank Street Grounds, Cincinnati

Did You Know?

51 Pegasi discovered as the first major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it

On October 6, 1995

Would You Believe?

Tavern owner “Billy Goat” Sianis buys seat for his goat for Game 4 of Baseball World Series, is escorted out and casts goat curse on Chicago Cubs

On October 6, 1945

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