November 6th

1528 – Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first European to set foot in Texas.

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of America.

1935 – Parker Brothers buy the rights to the game Monopoly.

1986 – A chinook (helicopter) crashes east of Sumburgh airport, killing 45 people.

2004 – 150 are injured and 7 are left dead after a train crashes into a stationary carriage at Ufton Nervet, England.

Sports

1869 – The first American Football college game takes place between Rutgers College and Princeton University.

Births

Frank Carson – Comedian (1926), Jozy Altidore – Footballer (1989), Nev – Bear from CBBC (2002)

Deaths

Tchaikovsky – Composer (1893)

Special Occasions & Observances

Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Finland)

Number 1s

Frankie Laine with Percy Faith & His Orchestra – A Woman In Love (1956)

Frank Ifield with Norris Paramor & His Orchestra – Lovesick Blues (1962)

David Cassidy – Daydreamer/The Puppy Song (1973)

Lena Martell – One Day At A Time (1979)

Chaka Khan – I Feel For You (1984)

Enya – Orinoco Flow (1988)

Pato Banton – Baby Come Back (1994)

Westlife – You Raise Me Up (2005)

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