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  • Heiligenstadt, Austria
    Wednesday Oct 06, 1802

    Beethoven

    Heiligenstadt Testament

    Heiligenstadt, Austria
    Wednesday Oct 06, 1802

    On the advice of his doctor, he moved to the small Austrian town of Heiligenstadt, just outside Vienna, from April to October 1802 in an attempt to come to terms with his condition. There he wrote the document now known as the “Heiligenstadt Testament”, a letter to his brothers which records his thoughts of suicide due to his growing deafness and records his resolution to continue living for and through his art. The letter was never actually sent and was discovered in the composer’s papers after his death. The letters to Wegeler and Amenda were not so despairing; in them, Beethoven commented also on his ongoing professional and financial success at this period, and his determination, as he expressed it to Wegeler, to “seize Fate by the throat; it shall certainly not crush me completely.” In 1806, Beethoven noted on his musical sketches "Let your deafness no longer be a secret – even in art."




  • Germany
    Saturday Oct 06, 1883

    Thanksgiving

    German-American Day

    Germany
    Saturday Oct 06, 1883

    The United States has observed German-American Day annually on October 6, within the vicinity of Erntedankfest, from 1883 until the early 1910s, then again from 1983 to the present day.




  • Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 06, 1889

    Incandescent light bulb

    Edison's Litigation

    Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
    Sunday Oct 06, 1889

    Edison's Litigation continued for a number of years. Eventually on 6 October 1889, a judge ruled that Edison's electric light improvement claim for "a filament of carbon of high resistance" was valid.




  • Germany
    Friday Oct 06, 1939

    World War II

    Public peace overture

    Germany
    Friday Oct 06, 1939

    On 6 October, Hitler made a public peace overture to the United Kingdom and France but said that the future of Poland was to be determined exclusively by Germany and the Soviet Union. The proposal was rejected, and Hitler ordered an immediate offensive against France, which would be postponed until the spring of 1940 due to bad weather.




  • Northwest of Cheorwon, South Korea
    Monday Oct 06, 1952

    Korean War

    The Battle of White Horse

    Northwest of Cheorwon, South Korea
    Monday Oct 06, 1952

    The Battle of White Horse, was a battle during the Korean War hill in the Iron Triangle, formed by Pyonggang at its peak and Gimhwa-eup and Cheorwon-eup at its base, a strategic transportation route in the central region of the Korean peninsula.




  • Hungary
    Saturday Oct 06, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    László Rajk was Reburied

    Hungary
    Saturday Oct 06, 1956

    On 6 October 1956, László Rajk, who had been executed by the Rákosi government, was reburied in a moving ceremony that strengthened the party opposition.




  • Paris, France
    Friday Oct 06, 1978

    Ruhollah Khomeini

    Visit to Paris

    Paris, France
    Friday Oct 06, 1978

    By this time discontent with the Shah was becoming intense and Khomeini visited Neauphle-le-Château, a suburb of Paris, France on a tourist visa on 6 October 1978.


  • Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Oct 06, 1981

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The assassination of President Anwar Sadat

    Cairo, Egypt
    Tuesday Oct 06, 1981

    In 1981, Al-Zawahiri was one of hundreds arrested following the assassination of President Anwar Sadat.


  • Novi Sad, Serbia
    Thursday Oct 06, 1988

    Slobodan Milošević

    100,000 demonstrators rallied outside the Communist Party headquarters

    Novi Sad, Serbia
    Thursday Oct 06, 1988

    In Vojvodina, where 54 percent of the population was Serb, an estimated 100,000 demonstrators rallied outside the Communist Party headquarters in Novi Sad on 6 October 1988 to demand the resignation of the provincial leadership.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 06, 1993

    Michael Jordan

    1st Retirement

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 06, 1993

    On October 6, 1993, Jordan announced his retirement, citing a loss of desire to play the game. Jordan later stated that the death of his father three months earlier also shaped his decision.


  • Colombia
    Friday Oct 06, 1995

    Shakira

    Releasing Her 3rd Album

    Colombia
    Friday Oct 06, 1995

    Shakira returned to recording music under Sony Music along with Columbia Records in 1995 with Luis F. Ochoa,These recordings spawned her third studio album, and her major-label debut, titled Pies Descalzos,which was released in February 1996. It only managed to reach number one-hundred-eighty on the U.S. Billboard 200 but reached number five on the U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. The album spawned six hit singles, "Estoy Aquí", which reached number two on the U.S. Latin chart, "¿Dónde Estás Corazón?" which reached number five on the U.S. Latin chart, "Pies Descalzos, Sueños Blancos" which reached number 11 on the U.S. Latin chart, "Un Poco de Amor" which reached number six on the U.S. Latin chart, "Antología" which reached number 15 on the U.S. Latin chart, and "Se quiere, Se Mata" which reached number eight on the U.S. Latin chart.


  • Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Friday Oct 06, 2000

    Slobodan Milošević

    Milošević met with Koštunica and publicly accepted defeat

    Belgrade, Serbia (Then Yugoslavia)
    Friday Oct 06, 2000

    Milošević was forced to accept this when VJ commanders he had expected to support him had indicated that in this instance they would not, and would permit the violent overthrow of the Serbian government. On 6 October, Milošević met with Koštunica and publicly accepted defeat.


  • Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    Bin Laden

    Unsuccessful Assassination

    Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    Attempts at assassination and requests for the extradition of bin Laden from the Taliban of Afghanistan were met with failure before the bombing of Afghanistan in October 2001.


  • Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    George W. Bush

    Afghanistan invasion

    Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    On October 7, 2001, U.S. and British forces initiated bombing campaigns that led to the arrival of Northern Alliance troops in Kabul on November 13.


  • Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The U.S. Invasion of Afghanistan

    Afghanistan
    Saturday Oct 06, 2001

    Following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, al-Zawahiri's whereabouts are unknown, but he is generally thought to be in tribal Pakistan. Although he releases videos of himself frequently (see Messages of Ayman al-Zawahiri), al-Zawahiri did not appear alongside bin Laden in any of them after 2003. However, despite a series of operations, they were unable to capture him.


  • Brazil
    Sunday Oct 06, 2002

    Lula da Silva

    The 2002 General elections

    Brazil
    Sunday Oct 06, 2002

    General elections were held in Brazil on 6 October 2002, with a second round on 27 October. After three failed attempts, Workers' Party leader Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva succeeded in a presidential election. Nevertheless, he did not manage to obtain the majority of valid votes in the first round; this led the presidential election to a second round, which Lula won with 52.7 million votes (61.3% of the total), becoming at the time the second most voted-for president in the world after Ronald Reagan in the 1984 United States presidential election.


  • Germany
    Wednesday Oct 06, 2010

    Michael Ballack

    Ballack's shin injury consequences

    Germany
    Wednesday Oct 06, 2010

    On 6 October 2010, it was announced that Ballack would not play again in 2010 at the club or international level due to the shin injury


  • Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Monday Oct 06, 2014

    Dwayne Johnson

    The Rock made a Surprise

    Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
    Monday Oct 06, 2014

    On the October 6 episode of Raw, The Rock made a surprise appearance to confront Rusev and Lana; this resulted in the Rock clearing Rusev from the ring.


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