Today in History - October 6

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0877        Oct 6, Charles II the Kale, King of France and Roman emperor (875-77), died at 54.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1014        Oct 6, The Byzantine Emperor Basil II (958-1025) earned the title "Slayer of Bulgars" after he ordered the blinding of 15,000 Bulgarian troops. Basil II was godfather to Russia’s Prince Vladimir.
    (HN, 10/6/98)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basil_II)(Econ, 2/16/08, p.60)

1072        Oct 6, Sancho II, king of Castilia (1065-72), was murdered.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1517        Oct 6, Fra Bartolommeo (b.1472), Florentine Renaissance painter, died. He was a Dominican monk nicknamed Baccio della Porta. His work included a portrait of Savonarola.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Bartolommeo)(SFC, 5/13/96, p.D-5)

1552        Oct 6, Matteo Ricci, Italian Jesuit missionary (China), was born.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1536        Oct 6, William Tyndale (b.1494), the English translator of the New and Old Testament, was burned at the stake at Vilvoorde Castle (Belgium) as a heretic by the Holy Roman Empire.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Tyndale)

1567        Oct 6, The Duke of Alba became guardian of Netherlands.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1582        Oct 6, This day was one of ten skipped to bring the calendar into sync. by order of the Council of Trent. Oct 5-14 were dropped.
    (K.I.-365D, p.97)(NG, March 1990, J. Boslough)

1683        Oct 6, 13 Mennonite families from Krefeld, Germany, arrived in present-day Philadelphia to begin Germantown, one of America's oldest settlements. They were encouraged by William Penn's offer of 5,000 acres of land in the colony of Pennsylvania and the freedom to practice their religion.
    (AP, 10/6/97)(www.ulib.iupui.edu/kade/germantown.html)

1696        Oct 6, Savoy Germany withdrew from the Grand Alliance.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1721        Oct 6, Deaths from smallpox in Boston reached 203 with 2,757 people infected.
    (ON, 3/05, p.5)

1762        Oct 6, Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, died at 78.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1780        Oct 6, Over 1500 Patriot fighters assembled on the outskirts of Cowpens, South Carolina, to confront Loyalist forces of British Major Patrick Ferguson.
    (ON, 12/07, p.6)

1781        Oct 6, Americans and French began the siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown, the last battle of Revolutionary War.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1783        Oct 6, Benjamin Hanks patented a self-winding clock.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1788        Oct 6, The Polish Diet decided to hold a four year session.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1801        Oct 6, Napoleon Bonaparte imposed a new constitution on Holland.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1804        Oct 6, Jean-Jacques Dessalines (b.1758) had himself crowned James I, Emperor of Haiti. He was murdered two years later in a conspiracy under Christophe and Pétion.
    (www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/43a/168.html)

1819        Oct 6, Willem A. Scholten, Dutch potato flour manufacturer, was born.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1820        Oct 6, Jenny Lind, soprano, was born. She was known as the “Swedish Nightingale."
    (HN, 10/6/00)

1835        Oct 6, The people of Michigan approved a new state constitution by a vote of 6,299 to 1,359. The constitution repudiated slavery and safeguarded personal liberty.
    (AH, 4/07, p.45)(www.michigan.gov/formergovernors/0,1607,7-212--56877--,00.html)

1846        Oct 6, George Westinghouse (d.1914) was born. Inventor and manufacturer Westinghouse, a leader in the development of electric power, also developed a long-distance transmission system for natural gas. Westinghouse held more than 400 patents including shock absorbers, electric brakes for subway cars, air brakes and railroad signals. He promoted the development and construction of electric transformers, enabling the introduction of high-tension systems using single-phase alternating currents.
    (HNQ, 7/6/99)(HN, 10/6/00)

1857        Oct 6, The American Chess Association organized. The 1st major US chess tournament was held in NYC. [see Oct 10]
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1861        Oct 6, Naval Engagement at Charleston, SC, the USS Flag vs. Britain’s Alert.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1866        Oct 6, The Reno brothers, Frank, John, Simeon and William, committed the country's first train robbery near Seymore, Ind., netting $10,000.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1868        Oct 6, Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer, died at 51.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1869        Oct 6, Johannes Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzes," premiered.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1884        Oct 6, The Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I.
    (AP, 10/6/97)

1887        Oct 6, Charles E. Jeanneret (d.1965), aka Le Corbusier, Swiss-born French architect and city planner, was born. He became known for trenchantly stated principles, such as “a house is a machine for living in" and “a curved street is a donkey track, a straight street, a road for men."
    (HN, 10/6/00)(V.D.-H.K.p.363)
1887        Oct 6, Maria Jeritza, [Jedlicka], singer (Vienna Opera, Met Opera), was born in Austria.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1889        Oct 6, The Moulin Rouge in Paris first opened its doors to the public.
    (AP, 10/6/97)
1889        Oct 6, Thomas Edison showed his 1st motion picture.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1891        Oct 6, Charles Stewart Parnell (b.1846) died in Brighton, England. Irish statesman and leader of the Irish nationalists in the British House of Commons from 1880-‘90, Charles Parnell’s popularity in Ireland was so great that he was called “the uncrowned king of Ireland." Parnell formed a coalition with William Gladstone, who became prime minister and introduced a bill for Irish home rule in 1886. The bill was defeated. In 1890, as a result of a divorce scandal, Parnell was deposed as leader of the Irish nationalists.
    (AP, 10/6/97)(HNQ, 7/20/98)

1892        Oct 6, Alfred Tennyson (b.1809), writer and poet laureate, died at 83.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1893        Oct 6, Nabisco Foods invented Cream of Wheat.
(MC, 10/6/01)
1893        Oct 6, Ford Madox Brown (b.1821), English painter, died in London. In 2010 Angela Thirlwell authored “Into the Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown."
    (Econ, 3/13/10, p.87)(http://tinyurl.com/yhpg5ut)

1895        Oct 6, Caroline Gordon, writer, was born. Her work included “The Strange Children."
    (HN, 10/6/00)

1898        Oct 6, Gustav Mahler made his debut conducting Vienna Philharmonic.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1905        Oct 6, Tennis great Helen Wills Moody was born in Berkeley, Calif.
    (AP, 10/6/05)

1906        Oct 6, Janet Gaynor, film actress, was born.
    (HN, 10/6/00)

1908        Oct 6, Carol Lombard, American comedienne and actress who was nominated for an Oscar for My Man Godfrey, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Lombard started during the silent movie era revealed herself to be a wonderful amusing and witty actress after the advent of the talkies and quickly became one of the top box office draws of the 1930's in such films as 'My Man Godfrey'. Clark Gable was married to Lombard. (My Man Godfrey, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Made for Each Other).
     (HN, 10/6/98)(MC, 10/5/01)
1908        Oct 6, Sammy Price, jazz pianist, was born.
    (HN, 10/6/00)
1908        Oct 6, Austria annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1909        Oct 6, Pres. William Taft visited San Francisco.
    (SSFC, 10/4/09, p.50)

1914        Oct 6, Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian entomologist and adventurer whose Kon-Tiki expedition established the possibility that Polynesians may have originated in South America, was born.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1917        Oct 6, Robert Mitchum, actor (2 for the Seesaw, Ryan's Daughter), was born.
    (MC, 10/6/01)
1917        Oct 6, US Congress passed the Trading With the Enemy Act, which allowed the US to seize the property of enemy nationals.
    (WSJ, 10/28/06, p.P13)(www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/182.html)

1918        Oct 6, US ship Otranto sank between Scotland and Ireland. 425 people died.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1925        Oct 6, San Francisco’s M-Ocean View streetcar line began service with the outbound terminal at Broad and Plymouth. It was discontinued prior to World War II, on August 6, 1939, and then reestablished back to full service on December 17, 1944.
    (METNA News, Aug 2015, p.1)

1927         Oct 6, The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of “The Jazz Singer," starring Al Jolson singing and dancing in black-face. The movie featured both silent and sound-synchronized scenes. When The Jazz Singer, a musical about a Jewish cantor's son who longs to sing on Broadway, premiered in New York, silent movies became history and the sound era began. The Jazz Singer is popularly believed to be the first talking picture, but technically, 1926's Don Juan, with its use of a music track recorded on phonograph records synchronized to the film, predated the landmark musical. Originally, Warner Brothers Studio planned to record only the songs on disks while telling the story in silent sequences. Star Al Jolson, however, ad-libbed dialogue in two scenes and opened the talking-picture age with the prophetic words, "Wait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain't heard nothin' yet!" By 1930, silent movies were a thing of the past.
    (AP, 10/6/97)(HNPD, 10/6/98)(HN, 10/6/98)
1927        Oct 6, Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist (Mozart specialist), was born in Vienna, Austria.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1928        Oct 6, Chiang Kai-shek was elected the president of China.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
1928        Oct 6, Josip Broz (Tito) was sentenced to 5 years in jail.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1935        Oct 6, Italian army occupied Adua, Abyssinia (Ethiopia).
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1939        Oct 6, In an address to the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler denied having any intention of war against France and Britain.
    (AP, 10/6/97)
1939        Oct 6, Hitler announced plans to resolve "The Jewish problem."
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1941        Oct 6, German troops renewed their offensive against Moscow.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1943        Oct 6, The Battle at Vella Lavella was fought in the Solomon Islands.
    (MC, 10/6/01)
1943        Oct 6, Himmler ordered the acceleration of "Final Solution."
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1944        Oct 6, Soviets marched into Hungary and Czechoslovakia. [see Oct 18]
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1945        Oct 6, Gen Eisenhower was welcomed in Hague on Hitler's train.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1946        Oct 6, Pres. Truman questioned Great Britain Jews about Palestine.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1948        Oct 6, "Polonaise" opened at Alvin Theater NYC for 113 performances.
    (MC, 10/6/01)
1948        Oct 6, The Tennessee Williams play "Summer and Smoke" opened on Broadway.
    (AP, 10/6/98)
1948        Oct 6, An American B-29 crashed near Waycross, Ga., during a test flight from Robins AFB. Details of the flight were kept as military secrets and formed the basis for the 1953 U.S. vs. Reynolds case. Details were later declassified and no military secrets were revealed.
    (LAT, 4/18/04)
1948        Oct 6, A 7.3 earthquake hit Ashgebat, Turkmenistan, and killed an estimated 110,000 people. Stalinist media at the time claimed only 35,000 deaths.
    (http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eqlists/eqsmosde.html)

1949        Oct 6, Pres. Truman signed the Mutual Defense Assistance Act that appropriated more than one billion dollars for military aid primarily to members of the Atlantic Pact (NATO).
    (EWH, 1968, p.1207)
1949        Oct 6, American-born Iva Toguri D'Aquino, convicted of being Japanese wartime broadcaster Tokyo Rose, was sentenced in San Francisco to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000. She ended up serving more than six years. In 1976 she requested a presidential pardon.
    (SFC, 11/16/01, WB p.G4)(AP, 10/6/06)
1949        Oct 6, China and Korea established diplomatic relations. Korea became one of the first groups of countries having diplomatic relations with new China.
    (www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/wjb/zzjg/yzs/gjlb/2701/default.htm)

1951        Oct 6, Stalin proclaimed Russia has an atom bomb.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1952        Oct 6, The play "Mousetrap" by Agatha Christie (1890-1976) premiered in Nottingham.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mousetrap)

1955        Oct 6, LSD was made illegal in US.
    (MC, 10/6/01)
1955        Oct 6, A United Airlines plane bound for SF crashed in Wyoming killing 66 people. It was the worst commercial airline crash to date in US history.
    (SFC, 9/30/05, p.F3)

1956        Oct 6, Dr. Albert Sabin discovered oral polio vaccine. Sabin developed an oral vaccine against polio. It began to be used in 1961 and by 1965 was widely used.
    (TOH, 1982, p.1956)(SFC, 6/18/99, p.A40)(MC, 10/6/01)

1958        Oct 6, The US nuclear submarine Seawolf surfaced after spending 60 days submerged.
    (AP, 10/6/08)

1961        Oct 6, JFK advised Americans to build fallout shelters from atomic fallout in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1964        Oct 6, Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), died at 85.
    (MC, 10/6/01)

1965        Oct 6, Patricia Harris took post as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, becoming the first African-American U.S. ambassador.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1966        Oct 6, Hanoi insisted the United States must end its bombing in Vietnam before peace talks could begin.
    (HN, 10/6/98)

1969        Oct 6, Special Forces Captain John McCarthy was released from Fort Leavenworth Penitentiary, pending consideration of his appeal to murder charges. A 1968 court-martial had concluded that McCarthy had murdered a Cambodian peasant.
    (www.fromthewilderness.com/free/hall/Mac.html)

1970        Oct 6, Elvis Presley recorded "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me."
    (http://oldies.about.com/od/elvispresleyhistory/a/elvis1970.htm)
1970        Nov 6, Augustin Lara (b.1897), Mexican composer, died. At the time of his death, Lara had written more than 700 songs.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agust%C3%ADn_Lara)

1972        Oct 6, In Saltillo, Mexico, a 22-car train carrying 2,000 religious pilgrims derailed and caught fire. 208 people were killed.
    (SFC, 6/4/98, p.A15)(AP, 2/18/04)

1973        Oct 6, The fourth Arab-Israeli war in 25 years was fought. Israel was taken by surprise when Egypt, Syria, Iraq and Jordan attacked on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur, beginning the Yom Kippur War. Syria tried to regain the Golan Heights with a massive attack with 1,500 tanks. The assault, empowered by Russian equipment, was repulsed by air power.
    (WSJ, 5/6/96, p.A-13)(TMC, 1994, p.1973)(AP, 10/6/97)(HN, 10/6/98)(Econ, 3/16/13, p.54)

1975        Oct 6, Chilean Vice Pres. Bernardo Leighton and his wife, Anita Fresno, were shot in Rome. Anita was left permanently disabled. In 2000 Chilean authorities arrested former Gen. Eduardo Iturriaga for the shooting.
    (SFC, 3/15/00, p.A10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leighton_case)

1976        Oct 6, In his second debate with Jimmy Carter, President Ford asserted in SF that there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." Ford later conceded he'd misspoken. Carter charged the Ford administration with excessive secrecy, immorality and weakness in dealing with the Soviet Union and Arab nations. Some 3,000 people protested outside the Palace of Fine Arts.
    (AP, 10/6/97)(SFC, 10/5/01, WB p.6)
1976        Oct 6, The so-called "Gang of Four," Chairman Mao Tse-tung's widow, Jiang Qing, and 3 associates (Zhang Chunqiao (d.2005), Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen) were arrested in Peking, setting in motion an extended period of turmoil in the Chinese Communist Party.
    (SFC, 12/25/99, p.B4)(Econ, 5/21/05, p.90)
1976        Oct 6, A Cuban aircraft from Venezuela with 73 people onboard was blown up on a flight over the Caribbean. Castro blamed the explosion on the US. Luis Posada Carriles, a veteran of the Cuban exile’s war against Castro, was charged and twice acquitted in the bombing. Venezuelan authorities kept him in jail for 9 years until his escape in 1985 when he settled in El Salvador. In April, 2005, Posada sought asylum in the US. In May, 2005, declassified documents were made public that linked Posada to the bombing and indicated he was on the CIA's payroll for years.
    (SFC, 7/9/96, p.A8)(SFC, 11/17/97, p.A14)(AP, 4/15/05)(AP, 5/11/05)
1976        Oct 6, In Thailand right-wing political power-brokers, including Kriangsak Chomanan and Samak Sundaravej, provoked mobs to lynch left-wing pro-democracy student protesters at Bangkok's Thammasat University. At least 46 protesters were killed and hundreds wounded by the police and army. A coup installed a new military-guided, right-wing government.
    (AP, 12/23/03)(WSJ, 9/20/06, p.A12)(Econ, 9/6/08, p.14)

1979        Oct 6, Paul Volcker, new chairman of the Federal Reserve, raised interest rates sharply to clamp down on inflation knowing that it would send interest rates soaring. Volcker held his position until Aug, 1987.
    (WSJ, 12/13/99, p.C23)(Econ, 6/19/04, p.11)(WSJ, 1/18/05, p.A13)
1979        Oct 6, Pope John Paul II, on a week-long U.S. tour, became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Carter.
    (AP, 10/6/97)
1979        Oct 6, Elizabeth Bishop (b.1911), American poet, died. She had spent 17 years in Brazil and won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1956. In 2008 Thomas Travisano and Saskia Hamilton edited “Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell." In 2010 Michael Sledge authored a novel, “The More I Owe You," based on her life.
    (Econ, 11/22/08, p.97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Bishop)(SFC, 8/31/10, p.E1)

1980        Oct 6, Linden Forbes Burnham (19231985) began serving as president of Guyana.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbes_Burnham)

1981        Oct 6, Egyptian Pres. Anwar Sadat was killed by Islambouli, an Islamic fundamentalist (Takfir wal Hijra) and Egyptian army lieutenant, at the parade ground of Nasser City during a ceremony commemorating the Egyptian crossing of the Suez Canal during the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Although authorities were warned of a death plot hours earlier, the information did not get to the president in time. Abboud and Tarek el-Zomor were convicted in 1984 of plotting the assassination and of belonging to the outlawed Islamic Jihad group, but not of actually killing Sadat. The two were sentenced to 20 years in prison. The five prime suspects, including the shooter, were captured and executed. The events are described in a book by Fouad Allam: "The Brotherhood and I." In 2000 Mohammad Khan produced the film "Days of Sadat," starring Ahmed Zaki.
    (SFC, 4/26/96, p.A-12)(HNQ, 7/12/98)(SFC, 6/5/00, p.A8)(WSJ, 3/29/04, p.A16)(AP, 3/11/11)

1983        Oct 6, Cardinal Terence Cooke (62), the spiritual head of the Archdiocese of New York, died.
    (AP, 10/6/08)

1985        Oct 6, Nelson Riddle, American bandleader, died. In 2001 Peter J. Levinson (1934-2008) authored “September in the Rain: The Life of Nelson Riddle."
    (SFC, 11/18/08, p.B4)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Riddle)
1985        Oct 6, British Police Constable Keith Blakelock (b.1945) was hacked to death at Broadwater Farm a 1960s public housing estate in Tottenham in some of the worst urban rioting in Britain in the past 30 years.
    (AP, 8/7/11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Keith_Blakelock)

1986        Oct 6, The Soviet submarine, K-219, with 16 ballistic missiles each carrying 2 warheads, sank about 600 miles east of Bermuda. One of its nuclear reactors had overheated and seaman Sergey Preminin manually shut it down, but sealed his death in the process. It was later revealed that highly radioactive plutonium 239 was released in the mishap.
    (SFEC, 11/24/96, p.A1,5)

1987        Oct 6, The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9 to 5 against the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court, and both supporters and opponents predicted rejection by the full Senate.
    (AP, 10/6/97)
1987        Oct 6, Microsoft announced its first Windows application, Excel.
    (Wired, 12/98, p.196)
1987        Oct 6, In Oklahoma Michael Houghton (27) and Laura Lee Sanders (22) were kidnapped from behind a Tulsa bar, stuffed into a car trunk and taken to a rural area where the car was set afire. Scott Allen Hain was executed for the murders on Apr 3, 2003. Hain was 17 in 1987 and claimed to be under the influence of Robert Lambert.
    (SFC, 4/4/03, p.A6)

1988        Oct 6, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the president of Chile, conceded defeat in a referendum held the day before to determine whether he should receive a new eight-year term of office. Pinochet, however, stayed president until his term ran out in 1990.
    (AP, 10/6/98)

1989        Oct 6, Actress Bette Davis (81) died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. In 1962 she authored her memoir “The Lonely Life." In 2006 Charlotte Chandler authored “The Girl Who Walked Home Alone," a personal biography of Davis.
    (AP, 10/6/97)(WSJ, 3/4/06, p.P8)(WSJ, 2/21/09, p.W8)
1989        Oct 6, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev joined in festivities in East Berlin marking the 40th anniversary of East Germany, while thousands of refugees migrated to the West.
    (AP, 10/6/99)

1990        Oct 6, President Bush vetoed stopgap spending legislation passed by Congress following the collapse of a deficit-reducing budget agreement.
    (AP, 10/6/00)
1990        Oct 6, The space shuttle “Discovery" blasted off on a four-day mission. NASA launched the Ulysses solar probe, an American and European spacecraft, aboard the space shuttle Discovery. It ceased operations in 2008.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_probe)(AP, 10/6/00)(SFC, 6/13/08, p.A5)
1990        Oct 6, Four people were killed in a balloon crash at Gaenserndorf, near Vienna.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

1991        Oct 6, Reports surfaced that a former personal assistant to Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, University of Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, had accused Thomas of sexually harassing her from 1981-1983.
    (AP, 10/6/01)
1991        Oct 6, Cable News Network obtained and aired a videotape made in Beirut, Lebanon, of American hostage Terry Anderson, who quoted his captors as saying they would have “very good news."
    (AP, 10/6/01)

1992        Oct 6, President Bush appointed Mary Fisher to the National Commission on AIDS, replacing Magic Johnson.
    (AP, 10/6/97)
1992        Oct 6, The US Congress approved HOPE VI, the Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere program. It targeted the worst housing estates and encouraged mixed-income communities.
    (SFC, 10/2/04, p.B7)(www.hud.gov/offices/pih/programs/ph/hope6/about/)
1992        Oct 6, The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to establish a war crimes commission for Bosnia-Herzegovina.
    (AP, 10/6/97)

1993        Oct 6, Basketball superstar Michael Jordan announced his retirement. Jordan attempted a minor-league baseball career, but returned to the Chicago Bulls in March 1995.
    (AP, 10/6/98)
1993        Oct 6, Agnes de Mille (b.1905), US dancer and choreographer (Oklahoma!), died at 88. "Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark."
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0210350/)(AP, 1/9/02)
1993        Oct 6, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chief Yasser Arafat held their first official meeting in Cairo, Egypt, to begin work on realizing terms of the Israeli-PLO accord.
    (AP, 10/6/98)

1994        Oct 6, In an address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress, South African President Nelson Mandela warned against the lure of isolationism, saying the U.S. post-Cold War focus should be on eliminating "tyranny, instability and poverty" across the globe.
    (AP, 10/6/99)

1995        Oct 6, President Clinton delivered an address in which he defended his stewardship of US foreign policy and spoke out against what he said was a spreading mood of isolationism.
    (AP, 10/6/00)
1995        Oct 6, Boeing Company’s largest group of union workers went on a 69-day strike after voting down a new three-year contract offer.
    (AP, 10/6/00)

1996        Oct 6, President Clinton and Bob Dole clashed vigorously over taxes, trustworthiness and spending priorities in a prime-time debate in Hartford, Conn.
    (AP, 10/6/97)
1996        Oct 6, An explosion at the Copenhagen headquarters of the Hells Angels killed 2 and injured 16.
    (SFEC, 10/6/96, A9)
1996        Oct 6, In Kazakhstan it was reported that the first Chevron gas station opened. The country has 24 billion metric tons of reserves.
    (SFEC, 10/6/96, B8)
1996        Oct 6, Turkey’s prime minister urged Libya’s Moammar Khadafy to sign a document to denounce Kurdish rebel terrorism but instead Khadafy condemned Turkish repression of the Kurds. A trade deal hung in suspension.
    (SFEC, 10/7/96, A9)
1996        Oct 6, The Czech film “Kolya," directed by Jan Sverak, won the grand prize at the Tokyo Int’l. film festival. A special jury prize went to the Polish film In “Full Gallop" by Krzysztof Zanussi and the Spanish film “Libertarias" by Vicente Aranda.
    (SFEC, 10/7/96, D3)
1996        Oct 6, In St. Vincent Jerome “Jolly" Joseph, a taxi boat driver in Bequia, was killed. An American couple, James and Penny Fletcher from West Virginia, were accused of the murder. They were later acquitted.
    (SFC, 8/2/97, p.C1)(SFC, 8/9/97, p.A8)

1997        Oct 6, In a blow to both Democrats and Republicans, President Clinton used his line-item veto to kill 38 military construction projects that Congress had added to a spending bill that cost $287 million.
    (SFC, 10/7/97, p.A3)(AP, 10/6/98)
1997        Oct 6, The space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth, bringing home American astronaut Michael Foale after more than four tumultuous months aboard Mir.
    (AP, 10/6/98)
1997        Oct 6, Dr. Stanley B. Prusiner, a neurologist from UC, won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the new class of proteins called prions described as "an entirely new genre of disease-causing agents." [see 1982] In 1998 researchers at UCSF developed a sensitive technique for rapid detection of the infectious proteins.
    (SFC, 10/7/97, p.A1)(SFC, 9/30/98, p.A7)(AP, 10/6/98)
1997        Oct 6, In Magnum, N.C., 5 migrant workers were shot to death by their housemates Jose Luis Cruz Osorio (28) and his brother Alonso Cruz Osorio (18). A 6th man was also shot but escaped and identified the attackers. In 2003 suspects Alonso Cruz Osorio and Jose Luis Cruz Osorio were arrested in the town of Acolman, Mexico.
    (SFC, 10/7/97, p.A7)(www.mayhem.net/Crime/morg9710.html)(AP, 10/23/03)
1997        Oct 6, Nine Bosnian Croats surrendered to the int’l. war crimes tribunal in the Hague. Dario Kordic joined the group when the US promised a speedy trial to volunteer suspects. Kordic was the leader of the Bosnian branch of Franjo Tudjman’s Croatian Democratic Union political party, and was charged with commanding troops who rampaged through 14 towns in the Lasva Valley torturing and killing hundreds of Muslims and burning their homes.
    (SFC, 10/6/97, p.A11)
1997        Oct 6, In Vitrolles, France, the cafe Sous-marin was shut down for criticism of the National Front, a far-right party in control of the town.
    (SFC, 10/7/97, p.A15)
1997        Oct 6, In Kenya the government refused to legalize the Safina (Swahili for ark) Party led by Richard Leakey.
    (SFC, 10/7/97, p.A18)
1997        Oct 6, Workers at the Han Young de Mexico factory in Tijuana voted to be represented by an independent union, the Metal, Steel and Allied workers Union of the Authenticated labor Front (FAT). It was the first time that an existing company-dominated union was ousted in the maquiladora industry. After weeks the results were still not formalized and 4 workers who voted for the union were fired. On Nov 10 the Tijuana Labor Board invalidated the vote claiming the union was not nationally registered. [see Dec 14]
    (SFC, 10/8/97, p.A8)(SFC, 10/30/97, p.A14)(SFC, 11/15/97, p.A13)
1997        Oct 6, In Palestine Sheik Ahmed Yassin (61), the quadriplegic spiritual leader of Hamas, returned to the Gaza Strip.
    (SFC, 10/7/97, p.A14)

1998        Oct 6, The Walton Family Charitable Trust Foundation made a $50 million donation to the Univ. of Arkansas business school.
    (WSJ, 10/8/98, p.B10)
1998        Oct 6, With a House vote set on launching an open-ended impeachment inquiry, Democrats rushed to counter Republican plans while still underscoring their disapproval of President Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky.
    (AP, 10/6/99)
1998        Oct 6, Eddie DeBartolo Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court in Louisiana for failing to report that former governor Edwin Edwards extorted $400,000 from him for a casino license. He agreed to pay $1 million in penalties, serve 2 years of probation and testify in future trials against Edwards.
    (SFC, 10/7/98, p.A1)
1998        Oct 6, In Riverside, Ca., a former parks employee burst into City Hall and opened fire. Joseph Neale Jr. (48) wounded the mayor and 2 Council members and was himself wounded by police along with 2 others.
    (SFC, 10/7/98, p.A3)
1998        Oct 6, In Colombia Norbert Reinhart (49), owner of the Canadian Terramundo drilling Co., exchanged himself for his employee, foreman Ed Leonard, who was being held for ransom by rebels.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.C1)
1998        Oct 6, In Congo rebel commander Richard Mondo told reporters that artillery rounds had been fired into Kindu and that advance units had crossed the Lualaba River. At least 18 government soldiers were reported killed.
    (AP, 10/7/98)
1998        Oct 6, In Germany the Christian Democrats named Wolfgang Schaeuble as party leader.
    (WSJ, 10/7/98, p.A1)
1998        Oct 6, In Nigeria attacks by Niger Delta protesters shut down the Shell and ENI pipelines. Anger over pollution of cropland and fishing grounds was growing.
    (WSJ, 10/7/98, p.A1)
1998        Oct 6, In Pakistan 6 people were killed in Karachi in sectarian violence.
    (WSJ, 10/8/98, p.A13)
1998        Oct 6, Syria anointed army chief Emile Lahoud as Lebanon’s president.
    (WSJ, 10/7/98, p.A1)
1998        Oct 6, In Russia a nationwide demonstration against overdue wages, inflation and lost jobs was scheduled.
    (AP, 10/7/98)

1999        Oct 6, The US NFL voted to place an expansion team in Houston after Bob McNair agreed to pay $700 million for a franchise to begin in 2002. this left Los Angeles, the second-largest TV market in the nation, without a football team.
    (SFC, 10/7/99, p.A1)(AP, 10/6/00)
1999        Oct 6, The US introduced a resolution to the UN Security Council calling for the seizure of assets of the Taliban militia and grounding all int'l. flights from Afghanistan until Osama bin Laden is turned over.
    (SFC, 10/7/99, p.A15)
1999        Oct 6, Five clothing designers agreed to settle a class action suit over working conditions in Saipan. They included Ralph Lauren, Philips-Van Heusen, Bryland L.P., Karan Int'l., and Dress Barn.
    (SFC, 10/7/99, p.A3)
1999        Oct 6, The Chechen president called for a holy war against Russia.
    (WSJ, 10/7/99, p.A1)
1999        Oct 6, In East Timor Australian peacekeepers killed 2 anti-independence militia-men near the West Timor border.
    (SFC, 10/7/99, p.C2)
1999        Oct 6, In Ecuador one person died as the Pichincha volcano dumped 5,000 tons of ash over the city of Quito.
    (SFC, 10/7/99, p.C2)
1999        Oct 6, In Mexico, furious rains sent swollen rivers raging through the streets of the Gulf coast city of Villahermosa and caused mudslides; dozens of deaths were reported in eastern Mexico’s coastal mountain ranges.
    (AP, 10/6/00)
1999        Oct 6, Philippine government officials and Muslim separatists agreed to halt a series of deadly clashes in at least 2 southern provinces, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat, and to start formal peace talks.
    (SFC, 10/7/99, p.C2)
1999        Oct 6, Amalia Rodrigues (b.1920), Portuguese actress and fado singer, died at age 79.
    (SFC, 10/11/99, p.A24)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Am%C3%A1lia_Rodrigues)

2000        Oct 6, The US jobless rate was reported at 3.9%, a 3-decade low.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A3)
2000        Oct 6, Richard Farnsworth (80), stuntman-turned-actor, died at his New Mexico ranch.
    (AP, 10/6/01)
2000        Oct 6, In Argentina Vice President Carlos Alvarez resigned amid a fallout over a corruption scandal and a Cabinet shake-up.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Oct 6, In Bolivia Indian leaders and government ministers agreed prop up corn prices, reverse a land titling process and revert water rights back to Indian peasants. This followed 3 weeks of road blocks that had paralyzed the economy.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A9)
2000        Oct 6, In Indonesia 7 people were killed and 38 injured in Irian Jaya following a clash after police and soldiers lowered the separatist Free Papua Movement’s “Morning Star" flag in Wamena town.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Oct 6, Israel pulled troops from Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus in an effort to ease tensions.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Oct 6, In the Ivory Coast the Supreme Court disqualified former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara and most other candidates from the presidential elections.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A10)
2000        Oct 6, In Reynosa, Mexico, a DC932 plane with 83 passengers overran a runway and crashed into a group of homes and then a canal. 6 people walking along the canal were killed.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A12)
2000        Oct 6, In Peru a 5,000 barrel oil spill by an Argentine company threatened the water resources of some 10,000 inhabitants in the northern jungle.
    (SFEC, 10/8/00, p.A24)
2000        Oct 6, In Serbia Slobodan Milosevic resigned and the opposition celebrated across the country. Milosevic conceded defeat to Vojislav Kostunica in Yugoslavia's presidential elections, a day after protesters angry at Milosevic for clinging to power stormed parliament and ended his 13-year autocratic regime.
    (SFC, 10/7/00, p.A1)(AP, 10/6/01)

2001        Oct 6, Cal Ripken played his last game in the major leagues as his Baltimore Orioles lost to the visiting Boston Red Sox 5-1.
    (AP, 10/6/02)
2001        Oct 6, Pres. Bush warned Afghanistan’s rulers that time is running out. The Taliban said it would release 8 aid workers if the US “stops issuing threats" of military action.
    (SSFC, 10/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Oct 6, US and British intelligence identified Mohammed Atef, a former Egyptian policeman and close aide to Osama bin Laden, as the key planner of the of the Sep 11 attacks.
    (SSFC, 10/7/01, p.A5)
2001        Oct 6, In Afghanistan the Northern Alliance was building an airport outside Golbahar to allow a US-led coalition to funnel in military supplies.
    (SSFC, 10/7/01, p.A5)
2001        Oct 6, In Saudi Arabia a bomb exploded in Khobar. 2 people were killed and 4 were injured.
    (SSFC, 10/7/01, p.A17)

2002        Oct 6, Almost 200 cargo ships carrying food, manufacturing equipment and retail goods sat idle all along the U.S. West Coast after four days of talks failed to bring an end to the longest work stoppage in the region in 30 years.
    (Reuters, 10/6/02)
2002        Oct 6, Brazilian voters voted 46% in favor of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former factory worker and union boss, as president. Jose Alencar was da Silva's running mate. A runoff with Jose Sera (23%) was scheduled.
    (WSJ, 10/2/02, p.A1)(AP, 10/6/02)(SFC, 10/8/02, p.A10)
2002        Oct 6, In Colombia Jose Arroyave, a regional commander of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), was among 7 rebels killed in a military offensive.
    (AP, 10/7/02)
2002        Oct 6, A fire broke out on the Limberg, a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen, setting barrels of oil ablaze and sparking an explosion killing one Bulgarian crew member. The explosion was soon determined to be the result of a terrorist attack. Insurance paid out $70 million for the damages.
    (AP, 10/6/02)(SFC, 10/11/02, p.A13)(AP, 10/6/03)(Econ, 4/22/06, p.73)
2002        Oct 6, Prince Claus (76), the German-born husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, died in Amsterdam.
    (AP, 10/6/03)
2002        Oct 6, Pope John Paul II raised to sainthood Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer the Spanish priest who founded the conservative Catholic organization Opus Dei (1928), only 27 years after his death.
    (AP, 10/6/02)

2003        Oct 6, The annual Nobel Prize in Medicine went to Paul C. Lauterbur (74) of the Univ. of Illinois and Sir Peter Mansfield (69) of the Univ. of Nottingham, for their work that led to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
    (SFC, 10/7/03, p.A2)
2003        Oct 6, Pres. Bush met with Kenya's Pres. Kibaki, who asked for help in stabilizing Somalia.
    (WSJ, 10/7/03, p.A1)
2003        Oct 6, Democrat Bob Graham announced on CNN's "Larry King Live" that he was ending his presidential campaign.
    (AP, 10/6/04)
2003        Oct 6, A fire in Yazoo City, Miss., left 5 children (1½-10) dead. Their mothers were at a nightclub.
    (SFC, 10/7/03, p.A1)
2003        Oct 6, In Argentina newly released archives of police intelligence, first discovered in 1998 behind a wall in a building that now houses the Commission for Memory, indicated that police infiltrated unions and dissident groups before and during the 1976-83 military dictatorship, monitoring tens of thousands of people for a quarter of a century.
    (AP, 10/6/03)   
2003        Oct 6, In Chechnya Akhmad Kadyrov was declared the winner in the region's presidential vote. Human rights advocates questioned the fairness of a vote held during a war and said the election was heavily tilted in favor of Kadyrov, whose personal security service is widely feared and accused of kidnappings and killings.
    (AP, 10/6/03)
2003        Oct 6, In southeastern Colombia FARC guerrillas assassinated two town mayors, Orlando Hoyos and Jaime Zambrano, after they met with rebels in a mountain hideout.
    (AP, 10/8/03)
2003        Oct 6, In northeastern Congo dozens of tribal fighters attacked Katchele village with assault rifles and machetes, killing at least 65 people, mainly children, looting property and setting huts on fire.
    (AP, 10/7/03)
2003        Oct 6, Roadside bombings in central Iraq killed three U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter and wounded six other service members.
    (AP, 10/7/03)
2003        Oct 6, In Pakistan gunmen assassinated Maulana Azam Tariq, a hardline Sunni Muslim politician and four other people, spraying their car with automatic weapon-fire before fleeing.
    (AP, 10/6/03)
2003        Oct 6, Elisabeta Rizea (91), a Romanian anti-communist resistance fighter whose defiance of the regime made her a symbol of the fight against tyranny, died.
    (AP, 10/7/03)

2004        Oct 6, American Irwin Rose and Israelis Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko won the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a key way cells destroy unwanted proteins, the ubiquitin proteasome system, in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  
    (AP, 10/6/04)(SFC, 10/7/04, p.A2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proteasome)
2004        Oct 6, The US Senate approved an intelligence reorganization bill endorsed by the Sept. 11 commission.
    (AP, 10/6/05)
2004        Oct 6, Charles Duelfer, the chief U.S. weapons hunter, reported that Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programs had deteriorated into only hopes and dreams by the time of the U.S.-led invasion last year.
    (AP, 10/7/04)
2004        Oct 6, Sirius Satellite Radio planned to spend $500 million to sign “shock jock" Howard Stern for 5 years beginning in 2006.
    (SFC, 10/7/04, p.A1)
2004        Oct 6, Light crude oil for November closed in NYC at a record $52.02 per barrel.
    (SFC, 10/6/04, p.C1)
2004        Oct 6, The EU recommended Turkey be put on the path to full membership.
    (AP, 10/7/04)
2004        Oct 6, In Guinea-Bissau soldiers recently back from a U.N. peacekeeping mission and angry over unpaid wages staged a revolt, surrounding a main military building in the West African nation's capital.
    (AP, 10/6/04)
2004        Oct 6, Followers of renegade Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have agreed to a cease-fire with Iraq's interim government aimed at ending weeks of fighting in the vast Baghdad slum of Sadr City.
    (AP, 10/6/04)
2004        Oct 6, A car bomb exploded at an Iraqi military camp northwest of Baghdad, killing 10 Iraqis and wounding more than 20.
    (AP, 10/6/04)
2004        Oct 6, In Peru villagers in the country's remote Lake Titicaca region doused Alejandro Noalca Mamani (54), an accused thief, with gasoline and setting him ablaze. State-run television station broadcast images the next day.
    (AP, 10/8/04)
2004        Oct 6, The Interfax news agency reported that the key production unit of beleaguered Russian oil giant Yukos was handed a back taxes bill for $951 million.
    (AP, 10/6/04)
2004        Oct 6, In Spain a judge ordered the top banker to stand trial on charges of tax fraud.
    (AP, 10/6/04)
2004        Oct 6, Sudan's U.N. ambassador challenged the US to send troops to the Darfur region if it really believes a genocide is taking place.
    (AP, 10/6/04)

2005        Oct 6, President Bush sought to rally flagging public support for the war in Iraq, accusing militants of seeking to establish a "radical Islamic empire" with Iraq as the base.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2005        Oct 6, Gregg Miller won the Ig Nobel Prize for medicine for his prosthetic testicles for neutered dogs. Miller has sold more than 150,000 of his Neuticles, more than doubling his $500,000 investment. The silicone implants come in different sizes, shapes, weights and degrees of firmness. Other winners included Nigerian Internet scammers and a team that calculated the pressures created when penguins poop.
    (AP, 10/7/05)
2005        Oct 6-2005 Oct 7, More than 65 countries and international organizations met at the US State Department to plan for the possible outbreak of potentially deadly bird flu.
    (AP, 10/5/05)
2005        Oct 6, The US State Department offered a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspected mastermind in the nightclub bombings in 2002 in Bali, Indonesia.
    (AP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, Dean VandenBiesen, vice president of operations for LifeGem, said his company uses super-hot ovens to transform funeral ashes to graphite and then presses the stone into blue and yellow diamonds that retail for anywhere from 2,700 to 20,000 dollars.
    (AFP, 10/7/05)
2005        Oct 6, Merck & Co. Inc. said a vaccine that targets a human wart virus completely prevented early-stage cervical cancer and precancerous lesions in women caused by the two most common forms of the virus.
    (AP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, Dennis Murphy (b.1932), screenwriter and author of “The Sergeant" (1958), died in SF. He also wrote the script for the 1971 film version.
    (SFC, 10/11/05, p.B9)
2005        Oct 6, Coalition forces who were engaged in combat with militants opened fire on a vehicle carrying Afghan police, killing four and wounding one.
    (AP, 10/7/05)
2005        Oct 6, In Colombia right-wing paramilitary groups suspended their demobilization process with the government to protest President Alvaro Uribe's decision to jail a paramilitary leader who is wanted in New York on drug trafficking charges.
    (AP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, In Colombia an intense rainstorm triggered a landslide that buried part of Bello, a shantytown on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Medellin, killing at least 26 people, many of them children.
    (AP, 10/7/05)
2005        Oct 6-2005 Oct 8, In Guatemala rescue workers searched for victims of a mudslide near Lake Atitlan, a volcano-ringed lake popular with tourists. Panabaj and Tzanchaz were entombed by a mudflow half a mile wide. The death toll in the region from flooding sparked by Hurricane Stan soon climbed to 617 with 42 dead in Mexico, 72 dead in El Salvador and 11 dead in Nicaragua.
    (SFC, 10/7/05, p.A3)(AP, 10/9/05)(Econ, 10/15/05, p.43)
2005        Oct 6, Insurgents using suicide and roadside bombs killed at least 13 people, including a U.S. soldier, and wounded 19 in the latest of a series of attacks aimed at wrecking Iraq's constitutional referendum next week.
    (AP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, Bomb blasts killed six Marines in western Iraq. US forces killed 29 militants in offensives aimed at uprooting al-Qaida insurgents.
    (AP, 10/7/05)
2005        Oct 6, Africa Union leaders said Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo's could stay in power after his term expires on October 30, giving him up to a year more in office in a bid to resolve the crisis in his divided country.
    (AFP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, In Japan the Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper was awarded compensation from a small Internet firm that used its news headlines without permission, in a first-of-a-kind ruling in the country. The Intellectual Property High Court, a special branch court of the Tokyo High Court, ordered Digital Alliance Corp. to pay about 237,700 yen (2,000 dollars) to the Yomiuri.
    (AFP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, In Lithuania authorities released the pilot of a Russian military plane that crashed in Lithuania, saying he was no longer suspected of violating the Baltic country's airspace.
    (AP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, Gunmen abducted three local Hamas leaders in a series of kidnappings. Prof. Riad Abdel Karim al-Raz (47), a Palestinian university professor known as a Hamas leader, was released the next day. The al-Farouk bin al-Khatab Brigades, claimed responsibility.
    (AP, 10/7/05)
2005        Oct 6, Romania said it has deported five students accused of having ties to al-Qaida and trying to recruit members of the country's Muslim community.
    (AP, 10/6/05)
2005        Oct 6, A UN official said the International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued arrest warrants for Joseph Kony and 5 henchmen of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan cult notorious for raping, maiming and killing children.
    (Reuters, 10/6/05)(Econ, 10/22/05, p.48)

2006        Oct 6, Petty Officer 3rd Class Melson J. Bacos, a Navy medic, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and conspiracy, telling his court-martial at Camp Pendleton, Calif., that he stood and watched as seven members of a Marine squadron murdered an innocent Iraqi civilian.
    (AP, 10/6/07)
2006        Oct 6, The US Centers for Disease Control said 3 people from Washington County, Ga., had experienced respiratory failure and remained hospitalized on ventilators following a meal they shared on Sept. 7 that included carrot juice made by Bolthouse Farms. A woman in Florida was hospitalized mid-September and botulism toxin from bottled carrot juice was suspected.
    (AP, 10/7/06)
2006        Oct 6, US and European negotiators reached an interim deal on sharing trans-Atlantic air passenger data for anti-terrorism investigations.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, The US FDA approved Zolinza, generic name Vorinostat, a drug that switches off genes associated with cancer.
    (Econ, 10/14/06, p.86)
2006        Oct 6, In Virginia opening ceremonies were held for the new $13 million American Civil War Center in Richmond’s former Civil War gun foundry.
    (WSJ, 10/12/06, p.W13)
2006        Oct 6, The homicide rate in Oakland, Ca., hit 119 for the year, a 10-year high.
    (SFC, 10/7/06, p.B5)
2006        Oct 6, John Jordan O’Neil (b.1911), aka “Buck" O’Neil, baseball’s charismatic Negro Leagues ambassador, died at a Kansas City, Missouri-area hospital. He barnstormed with Satchel Paige and inexplicably fell one vote shy of being elected to the Hall of Fame in February 2006.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_O'Neil#_note-1)
2006        Oct 6, In eastern Afghanistan 2 suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing themselves and a policeman and wounding 17 other people.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, Bolivia’s President Evo Morales fired two top mining officials after a clash between rival bands of miners over access to the country's richest tin deposit left at least 16 dead and more at least 80 injured. The 2-day clash at the Huanuni tin mine caused an estimated $2 million in damage and production losses of $200,000 per day.
    (AP, 10/7/06)(Econ, 10/14/06, p.40)
2006        Oct 6, Opposition leaders alleged that Georgia's local and regional elections were riddled with fraud, but international monitors said the balloting was conducted "with general respect for fundamental freedoms."
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, Hungarian PM Ferenc Gyurcsany convincingly won a confidence motion in parliament but a crowd of over 50,000 opposition supporters gathered in front of the building to demand he quit.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, The Panamanian-registered Giant Step ran ashore after catching fire in rough seas off Kashima in eastern Japan, killing one crewman and injuring two others. Of the remaining crew, 13 were rescued but nine are missing.
    (AP, 10/7/06)
2006        Oct 6, In Lebanon police clashed with hundreds of rioters protesting attempts to demolish illegal housing in a southern suburb of Beirut. One person was killed and at least 16 were wounded.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, ECOWAS leaders met for summit talks in Nigeria.
    (AP, 10/9/06)
2006        Oct 6, In southwestern Pakistan police acting on a tip raided several militant hide-outs in Quetta and arrested 48 suspected Taliban who had arrived in small groups from Afghanistan.
    (AP, 10/7/06)
2006        Oct 6, Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in a Gaza Strip soccer stadium in a massive show of support for the ruling Hamas group and its beleaguered government. PM Ismail Haniyeh told supporters Hamas will not recognize Israel or give in to international pressure that has crippled the Palestinian government.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, In Sri Lanka heavy sea and land battles erupted with the military reporting the recovery of 22 bodies of Tamil rebels after a Norwegian envoy failed to secure a deal to re-launch peace talks. 49 Tamil Tiger rebels were killed in a raid by the K-faction of rebels in eastern Sri Lanka. 5 of the splinter group died in the fighting.
    (AFP, 10/6/06)(AP, 10/7/06)
2006        Oct 6, The UN refugee agency said the number of Somalis fleeing fighting to seek refuge in Kenya has risen dramatically and could stretch the capacity of aid organizations to critical levels.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, A unanimous UN Security Council urged North Korea to abandon all atomic weapons, as it promised last year, and cancel plans to detonate a device. Japan hinted the North could face sanctions or possible military action.
    (AP, 10/6/06)
2006        Oct 6, The fledgling UN Human Rights Council ended its second session after failing to approve any decisions addressing the world's worst abuses. The 47-member council adjourned following a 3-week session. The US is not a member but is an observer. Human Rights Watch said the council, which held its first session in June and July, was a disappointing successor to the widely discredited UN Human Rights Commission.
    (AP, 10/6/06)

2007        Oct 6, US Representative Jo Ann Davis (57), Virginia’s first Republican woman elected to Congress, died of breast cancer.
    (SSFC, 10/7/07, p.A5)
2007        Oct 6, Sofiane el-Fassila (b.1975), an alleged mastermind (alias Hareg Zoheir, Zobeir Harkat) of several recent suicide bombing attacks in Algeria, was shot dead with 2 suspected accomplices in the town of Boghni. He was the deputy chief of al Qaeda's North Africa wing and believed to be the group's operational leader. Security officials said 8 soldiers and four Islamic extremists have been killed in the last few days in eastern Algeria.
    (AFP, 10/6/07)(AP, 10/10/07)(www.tribuneindia.com/2007/20071011/world.htm#8)
2007        Oct 6, International military planes called in by Afghan security forces killed 16 rebels, apparently all foreigners, suspected of preparing an attack in the country's east. The dead were said to be from Pakistan, Uzbekistan and Chechnya. Two officers were killed and two others were wounded when a bomb exploded under their car in Yaqoubi district in Khost province. A Taliban ambush in Nuristan province left two other officers dead. Four militants were also killed in the clash, which occurred in the remote Kamdesh district. 2 Afghan civilians were killed in Kunar province after speeding toward a checkpoint without stopping. In Paktika province, a "suspicious" man was shot and killed after being asked to halt. A suicide car bomber attacked an American military convoy on the road to Kabul's airport, killing a US soldier and four Afghans. In the south, in Uruzgan province, Taliban fighters attacked an Afghan security company guarding a road construction project, killing five of the security guards. In Helmand province's Gereshk district, a roadside bomb explosion killed a policeman.
    (AP, 10/6/07)(AFP, 10/7/07)(AP, 10/7/07)
2007        Oct 6, The Stirling Prize, Britain's most prestigious architecture prize, was awarded to Germany's Museum of Modern Literature. The classically influenced building designed by David Chipperfield Architects, opened last year in Marbach, southwest Germany.
    (AP, 10/7/07)
2007        Oct 6, In London the New Economics Foundation think-tank said the world moved today into "ecological overdraft," the point at which human consumption exceeds the ability of the earth to sustain it in any year and goes into the red. If everyone in the world had the same consumption rates as in the US it would take 5.3 planet earths to support them, NEF said, noting that the figure was 3.1 for France and Britain, 3.0 for Spain, 2.5 for Germany and 2.4 for Japan.
    (Reuters, 10/6/07)
2007        Oct 6, Jason Lewis (40), a British adventurer, completed a 13-year trip around the world powered by only his arms and legs. Lewis had begun the journey in 1994 with Steve Smith. The 2 men split after pedaling to Hawaii from San Francisco. In 2005 Smith authored “Pedaling to Hawaii: A Human Powered Adventure Across the Western Hemisphere."
    (SSFC, 10/7/07, p.A24)
2007        Oct 6, In eastern Cuba a bus collided with a train, killing at least 28 people and injuring another 73.
    (AP, 10/7/07)
2007        Oct 6, Gambia arrested 2 senior Amnesty International officials on suspicion of spying. Tania Bernath, Amnesty International's deputy director for Africa and an advocacy officer Ameen Ayobele, were arrested in the eastern town of Basse after they visited an opposition politician who has been held in detention for more than a year. Yaya Dath, a journalist with the country's privately-owned daily Foroyaa, who was traveling with the London-based Bernath, a British-American national and Ayobele, a Nigerian, was also arrested. All 3 were released on bail on Oct 8.
    (AFP, 10/8/07)(AFP, 10/8/07)
2007        Oct 6, Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and chief rival, Abdelaziz Hakim, reached a truce to end bloodshed between their loyalists. The decapitated bodies of two members of an awakening council in Iskandariyah, south of Baghdad, were found. Both were Sunnis. In Baghdad a US soldier was killed and three others were wounded by a roadside bombing while they were taking part in a raid against suspected insurgents in the capital.
    (AP, 10/6/07)(SSFC, 10/7/07, p.A20)
2007        Oct 6, In western Kenya Stanley Livindo, a ruling party candidate for parliament, was arrested after his bodyguards allegedly shot and killed a supporter of Kenya's largest opposition party and injured two others. The shootings came as tens of thousands of people rallied in the capital to kick off the presidential campaign of Raila Odinga, who has mounted a serious challenge to President Mwai Kibaki in December general elections.
    (AP, 10/7/07)
2007        Oct 6, Myanmar's junta tried to cool growing UN pressure over its deadly crackdown on peaceful protests, offering talks with democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and relaxing its blockage of the Internet. A day of global protests against Myanmar's junta began in cities across Asia, after the military regime admitted detaining hundreds of Buddhist monks when troops turned their guns on pro-democracy demonstrators last week.
    (AFP, 10/6/07)(AP, 10/6/07)
2007        Oct 6, Pakistan's Gen. Pervez Musharraf swept the presidential election, according to unofficial results, but the Supreme Court could still disqualify the military leader in the vote boycotted by nearly all of Pakistan's opposition. Opposition parties resigned from the parliaments and members of Miss Bhutto’s party abstained from the vote.
    (AP, 10/6/07)(Econ, 10/13/07, p.17)
2007        Oct 6, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said former Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov will be appointed head of the country's foreign intelligence service.
    (AP, 10/6/07)
2007        Oct 6, A Saudi newspaper said the Saudi Arabian government will temporarily release 55 prisoners recently transferred from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and will give each of them about $2,600 to celebrate the upcoming Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
    (AP, 10/7/07)
2007        Oct 6, A UN inspection team found the Darfur town of Haskanita, under the control of Sudanese troops, burned down. The destruction of the town was in apparent retaliation for the Sep 29 rebel attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in which 10 AU troops were killed. 7,000 residents were forced to flee the area.
    (Reuters, 10/7/07)(WSJ, 10/8/07, p.A1)
2007        Oct 6, Typhoon Krosa lashed Taiwan with strong winds and heavy rains, cutting power to nearly half a million homes and disrupting air and sea traffic. Krosa killed five people in Taiwan as it knocked out power to 2 million homes and drenched the island.
    (AP, 10/6/07)(AP, 10/7/07)
2007        Oct 6, In Vietnam floods and landslides followed Typhoon Lekima and killed at least 86 people with many missing and some villages cut off and inundated by water.
    (Reuters, 10/6/07)(AP, 10/7/07)(AP, 10/11/07)

2008        Oct 6, The United States and Lebanon set up a joint military commission to bolster military cooperation, a move that follows the first visit by the newly elected Lebanese president to Washington.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, Stock markets around the world fell on fears that the global financial crises will worsen. The DJIA fell 800.06 intraday ending down 369.88 to close at 9555.50. Oil prices closed at $87.81, its lowest settlement since February 6.
    (SFC, 10/7/08, p.D3)(WSJ, 10/5/08, p.C3)
2008        Oct 6, The US Supreme Court declined a patent appeal from Dish Network forcing the company to pay TiVo $104 million.
    (SFC, 10/7/08, p.D6)
2008        Oct 6, It was reported that Atherton, Ca., philanthropist Lorry Lokey (81) had pledged $75 million to the Stanford Univ. School of Medicine for a major stem cell research center. In 2007 he had pledged at least $33 million.
    (SFC, 10/6/08, p.B1)
2008        Oct 6, Stewart Parnell, an executive for Peanut Butter of America, sent an e-mail saying that delays in shipping product from a Georgia plant was costing huge dollars. Federal investigators later found that batches of product containing salmonella were shipped with fake lab records saying salmonella screenings were negative. On Sep 21 Parnell was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
    (SFC, 9/22/15, p.A7)
2008        Oct 6, Three European scientists shared the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine for separate discoveries of viruses that cause AIDS and cervical cancer, breakthroughs that helped doctors fight the deadly diseases. French researchers Francoise Barre-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier were cited for their discovery of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV; while Germany's Harald zur Hausen was honored for finding human papilloma viruses that cause cervical cancer.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, Bank of America said it will modify troubled mortgages with up to $8.4 billion in interest rate and principal reductions for nearly 400,000 customers of Countrywide Financial Corp., the troubled mortgage lender it acquired last summer.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, Eli Lilly & Co. said it would pay $70 per share for New York’s Imclone. The offer put about $1 billion into the pocket of Bristol-Myers for its stake in Imclone and still allowed it to share in revenue from Erbitux, a cancer medication.
    (SFC, 10/7/08, p.D6)
2008        Oct 6, Mother’s Cookies, an Oakland, Ca. institution for 92 years, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware. Owner Catterton Partners, a private equity firm based in Connecticut, cited failed efforts to obtain credit financing.
    (SFC, 10/9/08, p.C1)
2008        Oct 6, G7 president Robert Zoellick said the Group of Seven is outmoded and should be replaced with a new entity that would include growing economies in Asia and Latin America.
    (SFC, 10/7/08, p.D5)
2008        Oct 6, European governments struggled to find a coordinated approach to the crisis sweeping financial markets, as Denmark became the latest country to guarantee bank deposits, putting more pressure on Britain and other countries to follow.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, In France Jean-Christophe Mitterrand, the son of a late French president, an Israeli-Russian billionaire and 40 other people charged with trafficking arms to war-riven Angola or taking kickbacks faced judges in a long-awaited trial in Paris. Prosecutors alleged that French businessman Pierre Falcone and Arkady Gaydamak, an Israeli tycoon based in France at the time, organized the sale of Russian arms to Angola from 1993-2000, for a total of US$791 million, in breach of French government rules. In 2009 Falcone and Gaydamak were sentenced to 6 years in prison.
    (AP, 10/6/08)(Econ, 10/31/09, p.62)
2008        Oct 6, In France traders at Groupe Caisse d’Epargne bank, founded in 1818, began trading in equity derivatives hoping the market would rise. The irregular trades were unwound at a loss of some $808 million.
    (WSJ, 10/18/08, p.B1)
2008        Oct 6, Clashes between ethnic groups in India's remote northeast killed 19 more people, bringing the death toll from four days of violence to 49, including 15 people shot by police. Another 100,000 people have fled their homes.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, Israeli PM Ehud Olmert visited Moscow, aiming to focus on Russian arms sales to Israel's enemies. By contrast, Russia hoped the meeting will bolster its image as a Middle East peacemaker.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, A panel of scientists met in Monaco for the 2nd international UNESCO symposium on The Ocean in a High-CO2 World. On Jan 30, 2009, they issued the Monaco Declaration, which summed up their deliberations, and reported that acidity of ocean surface waters has increased 30% since the 17th century.
    (SFC, 1/31/09, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/bdtj3p)
2008        Oct 6, A suicide bomber attacked legislator Rasheed Akbar Niwani’s house in eastern Pakistan, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 50. Officials said Pakistani authorities have begun expelling Afghan refugees from the Bajaur tribal region that has become the main battleground between troops and fighters linked to the Taliban and al Qaeda.
    (AP, 10/6/08)(Reuters, 10/6/08)(SFC, 10/7/08, p.A8)
2008        Oct 6, In northern Sri Lanka a suspected rebel suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded opposition party office, killing a former army general and 26 others.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, A Nigerian UN peacekeeper was killed when up to 60 gunmen ambushed a patrol in Sudan's war-torn western region of Darfur.
    (AFP, 10/7/08)
2008        Oct 6, Switzerland's top prosecutor charged 10 people with laundering more than US$1 billion dollars (1.349 billion euros) during a decade-long mafia cigarette smuggling operation. Authorities said they broke up the smuggling ring in 2004.
    (AP, 10/6/08)
2008        Oct 6, A magnitude 6.6 earthquake killed at least 10 people in Yangyi, Tibet, the hardest hit village in Dangxiong County.
    (Reuters, 10/6/08)(AP, 10/7/08)
2008        Oct 6, Turkish warplanes bombed a Kurdish rebel hideout in northern Iraq, the third air strike in retaliation for an attack that killed 15 soldiers three days ago.
    (AP, 10/6/08)

2009        Oct 6, Three Americans whose research in the 1960s laid the foundation for digital images and lightning-fast communication shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in physics for their work developing fiber-optic cable and the sensor at the heart of digital cameras. Charles K. Kao (75) was cited for discovering how to transmit light signals over long distances through glass fibers as thin as a human hair. His 1966 breakthrough led to the creation of modern fiber-optic communication networks. Willard S. Boyle (85) and George E. Smith (79) were honored for inventing the eye of the digital camera.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said the Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered the biggest but never-before-seen ring around the planet Saturn. The diffuse ring doesn't reflect much visible light and is so huge it would take 1 billion Earths to fill it.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, The city council of Oakland, Ca., succumbed to public pressure and rolled back parking meter enforcement from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. The rule had gone into effect 3 months earlier.
    (SFC, 10/7/09, p.A1)
2009        Oct 6, Afghan forces also killed eight militants in two separate battles in Zabul and Wardak provinces.
    (AP, 10/7/09)
2009        Oct 6, Australia's central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates by a quarter point, becoming the first major economy to increase the cost of borrowing amid signs its recovery from the global slump is gaining momentum.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, Hilary Mantel won the 2009 Man Booker Prize for her historical novel “Wolf Hall." It covered the period Henry VIII’s divorce from Catherine of Aragon and marriage to Anne Boleyn. A sequel, “Bring Up the Bodies," was published in 2012.
    (Econ, 10/10/09, p.89)(www.themanbookerprize.com/news/stories/1291)(Econ, 5/5/12, p.81)
2009        Oct 6, In London the play “The Power of Yes," written by Sir David Hare, opened at the Royal National Theater.
    (Econ, 10/10/09, p.90)
2009        Oct 6, Chechnya's Kremlin-backed leader Ramzan Kadyrov won a defamation lawsuit against a rights activist who blamed him for the killing of a colleague whose murder sparked international outrage. Moscow's Tverskoi district court ordered Memorial rights group chairman Oleg Orlov to retract his statement that Kadyrov was responsible for Natalya Estemirova's death in 2006. Kadyrov sought 10 million rubles ($330,000) in damages, but judge Tatyana Fedosova ruled that Memorial and Orlov should only pay 70,000 rubles ($2,300 rubles).
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, In Iraq a car bomb blew up in front of a restaurant near Fallujah and killed 9 people with dozens more wounded.
    (SFC, 10/7/09, p.A2)
2009        Oct 6, In Ireland the Rev. Aengus Finucane (77), a Roman Catholic missionary, died. He braved the civil war in Biafra (1967-1970) as a pioneer of Irish aid efforts worldwide. That aid effort, initially known as Concern Africa, shortened its name to Concern in 1970 as it gained ambitions to provide food, medical support and education in many of the world's poorest countries. He served as the charity's chief executive from 1981 to 1997.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, Israeli police mobilized reinforcements from across the country to secure volatile Jerusalem, deploying thousands of officers on city streets for fears that two days of clashes with Palestinian protesters would escalate.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, In Kazakhstan French President Nicolas Sarkozy scored a diplomatic coup during a visit, overseeing an agreement to allow military hardware for French forces fighting in Afghanistan to pass through Kazakh territory and clinching a raft of lucrative energy deals.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, Mongolia signed a long-awaited deal with partners Rio Tinto and Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines to develop a $4 billion Oyu Tolgoi gold and copper mine after a heated national debate over how to exploit the country's mineral wealth. In September 2011 members of parliament signed a petition asking the government to reopen negotiations on the investment agreement that set the $10 billion project in motion.
    (AP, 10/29/09)(www.ivanhoemines.com/s/Home.asp)(Econ, 10/8/11, p.79)
2009        Oct 6, Moroccan police began rounding up 276 young people and continued with an overnight crackdown on juvenile delinquency in Sale, the twin town of the capital Rabat.
    (AFP, 10/7/09)
2009        Oct 6, In Nepal landslides triggered by 4 days of torrential rains killed at least 34 people in various western districts.
    (AP, 10/7/09)
2009        Oct 6, The Hamas government banned motorcycle riders from carrying women on the back seat, the latest in the militants' virtue campaign in Gaza.
    (AP, 10/7/09)
2009        Oct 6, In Poland Mariusz Kaminski, the head of the anti-corruption office, was charged with abuse of power after a sting operation in which he encouraged his agents to fabricate documents and offer bribes.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, In Spain part of the secrecy surrounding the legal proceedings was lifted, new revelations came out, including phone conversations that had been taped by police. Francisco Correa, a Spanish businessman, faced jail as the alleged kingpin in a network of corruption at the heart of the country's main opposition group, the rightwing People's party.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y9ow6cs)(Econ, 10/31/09, p.63)
2009        Oct 6, Syria held its first ever fashion design competition, meant to encourage young Syrian talents and local products.
    (AP, 10/7/09)
2009        Oct 6, Turkish police used water cannons, tear gas and pepper spray to disperse hundreds of demonstrators protesting against the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank held in Istanbul.
    (AP, 10/6/09)
2009        Oct 6, In Yemen thousands of activists were reported taking to the streets across the south calling for independence, even as much of the central government's army is tied up fighting a Shiite rebellion in the far north.
    (AP, 10/6/09)

2010        Oct 6, Documents were released in which the national oil spill commission's staff described "not an incidental public relations problem" by the White House in the wake of the April 20 accident. The report said, the administration made erroneous early estimates of the spill's size, and President Barack Obama's senior energy adviser went on national TV and mischaracterized a government analysis by saying it showed most of the oil was "gone." The analysis actually said it could still be there. The explosion in the Gulf of Mexico killed 11 workers, spewed 206 million gallons of oil from the damaged oil well, and sank the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig.
    (AP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit on behalf of Prison Legal News against a county jail in Moncks Corner, SC, over a policy barring inmates from having any reading material other than the Bible.
    (SFC, 10/7/10, p.A6)
2010        Oct 6, An American and two Japanese scientists won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for finding new ways to bond carbon atoms together, methods now widely used to make medicines and in agriculture and electronics. Richard Heck, Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki were honored for their development in the 1960s and '70s of one of the most sophisticated tools available to chemists today, called palladium-catalyzed cross coupling.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, Facebook launched a new way for members to organize their friends, archive personal information and a new dashboard to control personal information sought by 3rd party applications and Web sites.
    (SFC, 10/7/10, p.D1)
2010        Oct 6, Logitech introduced Revue, a $299.99 set-top box for Google’s new TV service. The device allows users to access websites, Internet video, digital pictures and music from their televisions. Apple’s set-top box was introduced on Sep 1 for $99.
    (SSFC, 10/10/10, p.D5)(http://tinyurl.com/2vzxpar)
2010        Oct 6, Cisco introduced its $599 Cisco Umi, a consumer product for video chats on home TVs. The service would also require a monthly fee of $24.99.
    (SSFC, 10/10/10, p.D5)(http://tinyurl.com/2vzxpar)
2010        Oct 6, Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE that samples collected from hives affected by the colony collapse disorder (CCD) indicated the presence of a virus as well as a fungus. The two pathogens were not found in bee colonies not affected by the syndrome.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, The US and EU said that UN climate talks in Ttianjin, China, were making less progress than hoped due to rifts over rising economies' emission goals, while China pushed back and put the onus on rich nations.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia launched their transatlantic joint business, unveiling new routes and detailing benefits for customers that include a shared frequent flyers program.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, San Francisco unveiled new equipment allowing luxury liners to plug into the city’s power grid, part of an effort to cut diesel suit along the waterfront.
    (SFC, 10/7/10, p.C2)
2010        Oct 6, Northern Arizona was hit by 3 tornadoes. 28 cars of a parked freight train were derailed. 15 homes in Bellemont were made uninhabitable.
    (SFC, 10/7/10, p.A8)
2010        Oct 6, It was reported that Afghan Pres. Karzai has begun secret talks over a negotiated end to the war. Sources said that for the first time Taliban representatives are fully authorized to speak for the Quetta Shura, the Afghan Taliban organization based in Pakistan, and its leader Muhammad Omar. Taliban commander Maulawi Jawadullah, accused of organizing deadly ambushes, roadside bombings, and abductions of Afghan police and soldiers in northern Afghanistan, was killed in an airstrike in Yangi Qala district. A NATO service member died in a roadside bombing in the south. An Afghan-NATO force killed six insurgents and destroyed a compound used for making improvised explosive devices in Arghandab district of Kandahar province. 3 militants were killed in Zabul province during a firefight with a joint force. 16 militants were killed in air raids and ground fighting overnight in the Darqad, Yangi Qala and Khwaja Bahawuddin districts of Takhar province.
    (SFC, 10/6/10, p.A2)(AP, 10/7/10)(AP, 10/8/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Britain Halima Bashir (30), a doctor who says she was gang-raped in 2004 by Sudanese soldiers after speaking out about atrocities in Darfur, won the Anna Politkovskaya award for women human rights defenders. She wrote about her experiences in her memoir, "Tears of the Desert" (2008).
    (Reuters, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Canada Quebec presented legislation to award Bombardier Inc a contract worth more than C$1 billion ($980 million) to build nearly 500 subway cars for Montreal, short-circuiting a bidding process that has dragged on for five years.
    (Reuters, 10/5/10)
2010        Oct 6, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told the EU to stop piling pressure on Beijing to revalue its currency, saying a rapid shift could unleash disastrous social turmoil.
    (Reuters, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Cuba a resolution from the Foreign Relations Ministry was published into law making the guayabera Cuba's official formal dress garment and mandating that government officials wear them at state functions.
    (AP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, Ecuador's interior minister said 46 police officers have been detained for alleged participation in the Sep 30 police revolt against President Rafael Correa that claimed 5 lives.
    (AP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, Ethiopia freed opposition leader Birtukan Mideksa (36), saying it had granted a plea for pardon from her. Birtukan and other opposition figures were charged with plotting against the constitution in connection with those skirmishes, but were released in 2007 after being pardoned. She was sent back to prison in December 2008 after claiming she had never asked for pardon.
    (AFP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, Former US president Bill Clinton returned to Haiti to participate in a meeting on rebuilding the quake-ravaged nation, as his foundation pledged 500,000 dollars to a huge tent city.
    (AFP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, Hungary scrambled to contain a toxic mud spill that left four people dead and more than 100 injured in what is being described as an ecological catastrophe. The spill raised fears that pollution leeching from it could reach the Danube River, which courses through Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine before flowing into the Black Sea.
    (AFP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, Ratings agency Fitch cut Ireland's credit worthiness another notch, citing the country's long fight to emerge from record deficits, the toughest bank-bailout effort in Europe and a lagging economy.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Italy Concetta Serrano was participating in a live TV show that focuses on missing people when the anchor told her brother-in-law had confessed to have allegedly murdered her daughter. The Italian news agencies broke the story of the alleged confession while the show was being broadcast from inside the uncle's house in the southern Italian town of Avetrana, where Sarah Scazzi (15) disappeared on Aug. 26.
    (AP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Indian Kashmir 50 students arrested during months of deadly protests were released from custody in a latest move to defuse tension in the Himalayan region.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Indonesia helicopters dropped food to isolated villages and security forces helped clear debris and search for survivors as the number of people killed by floods and landslides across Asia climbed to nearly 110. Three-quarters of the deaths were in eastern Indonesia. In Vietnam 11 bodies were recovered in the worst-hit province of Quang Binh, where authorities were also searching for five sailors from a sunken barge. At least seven other bodies were found in Ha Tinh province, five in Nghe An and three in Quang Tri. On China's nearby island province of Hainan, seven straight days of heavy rains left two people missing and forced 64,000 to evacuate.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Malaysia a newborn baby died after being snatched by a monkey from her family's living room in Negri Sembilan state. Wildlife authorities fatally shot the monkey, which had remained near the house and might have been attracted by a female pet monkey the family kept in a cage.
    (AP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Nigeria suspected members of Boko Haram, a northern radical Muslim sect, shot and killed Awana Ngala, the leader of the ruling All Nigeria People's Party, the latest attack by a group that engineered a massive prison break last month.
    (AFP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Pakistan a US missile strike killed five people in North Waziristan. Militants earlier attacked a depot housing 40 NATO oil tankers on the outskirts of Quetta, killing a member of staff and destroying at least 18 vehicles, in the fourth such attack in a week.
    (AFP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, Scientists unveiled a spectacular array of more than 200 new species discovered in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, including a white-tailed mouse and a tiny, long-snouted frog.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo returned home and resumed his office after undergoing treatment in Brazil for a blood clot that doctors say resulted from chemotherapy for cancer.
    (AP, 10/7/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Puerto Rico FBI agents began arresting police officers accused of corruption. Local newspaper El Nuevo Dia reported that police and corrections officers were among 133 people named in the federal indictments, yet to be opened.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev headed a top level business delegation to Algeria, seeking to use his clout to push through delicate energy and telecoms deals with a traditional Moscow ally. Algeria and Russia signed six deals in sectors including energy and transportation.
    (AFP, 10/6/10)(AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, A Moscow court said it has sentenced 3 ultranationalists, convicted of hate killings and bombings, to long prison sentences. They were part of a militant neo-pagan cult that preyed on labor migrants from Central Asia and the Caucasus. From 2008-2009 they killed 10 people and arranged a number of bombings.
    (SFC, 10/7/10, p.A2)
2010        Oct 6, In Somalia sporadic clashes between Islamic fighters and government soldiers killed four men in Mogadishu.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni called for financial support to increase his country's troop levels in the African Union force in Somalia.
    (AFP, 10/6/10) 
2010        Oct 6, Local media reported that Ukraine has adopted a dress code for government workers. The code called on men working at the Cabinet of Ministers to wear mostly gray and dark blue suits and not wear the same suit to work two days in a row. Women were asked to stick to business suits and low-heeled shoes, as well as refrain from excessive makeup and jewelry.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Vietnam fireworks intended for Hanoi's upcoming 1000th birthday celebration exploded prematurely, killing four people and injuring three others.
    (AP, 10/6/10)
2010        Oct 6, In Yemen assailants fired a rocket at a convoy carrying Britain's No. 2 diplomat and killed a Frenchman working for an Austrian oil company in a pair of attacks that heightened fears over the safety of Westerners in a country facing a growing militant threat. Hisham Assem (19), a guard who worked at the French engineering firm SPIE, was later arrested and charged with killing the Frenchman.
    (AP, 10/6/10)(AP, 11/2/10)

2011        Oct 6, The US Justice Dept. said Oracle Corp. has agreed to pay $199.5 million for failure to meet contractual obligations relating to a 1998 contract for software licenses and technical support.
    (SFC, 10/7/11, p.D2)
2011        Oct 6, In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Annette Morales-Rodriguez (33), who had faked a pregnancy, kidnapped Maritza Ramirez Cruz (23), killed her and cut out her full term fetus, who died in the process.
    (SFC, 10/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Oct 6, Some 300 Afghan men and women marched through Kabul, the eve of the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan, to condemn the United States as occupiers and demand the immediate withdrawal of all foreign troops. A NATO service member died, but NATO did not disclose any other details.
    (Reuters, 10/6/11)(AP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, Australian police said they have disrupted an international people smuggling ring by arresting two suspected key players in the syndicate following a 10-month undercover sting operation.
    (AFP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, Australian actress Diane Cilento (78), who was once married to James Bond actor Sean Connery, died. In 1956 she was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Helen of Troy in the play "Tiger at the Gates." She received an Academy Award nomination in 1963 for best supporting actress for her work in the movie "Tom Jones."
    (AP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, In Bahrain Ahmed Jaber al-Qatan (16) was hit by bird shot used by anti-riot police during a demonstration in western Manama. The interior ministry confirmed his death the next day, saying the youth died of a cardiac arrest.
    (AP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, The Bank of England launched a second round of quantitative easing to defend Britain's faltering economy against the euro zone debt crisis, pledging to buy 75 billion pounds of assets with new money in a dramatic move to stave off recession.
    (Reuters, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, Britain and Switzerland signed an agreement to tax money kept by British residents in secret Swiss bank accounts, a move which could net the British government billions of pounds and help Swiss banking clean up its image. The deal, which must still be approved by the parliaments of both countries, should come into force in 2013.
    (Reuters, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said it is to cut around 2,000 jobs as the publicly-funded broadcaster makes savings as part of government efforts to reduce a record deficit.
    (AFP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, Chilean police used water canons and tear gas to break up a student march hours after talks with government regarding public education collapsed. By day's end, 168 had been arrested in the capital, and more than 100 more around Chile. Police said 25 officers and five civilians were injured.
    (SFC, 10/7/11, p.A2)(AP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, The European Court of Human Rights ruled that France did not violate George Soros' rights when convicting him of insider trading, defeating a years-long effort by the billionaire financier to clear his name. He was fined euro2.2 million in 2002, for purchasing shares in French bank Societe Generale in 1988, days after being informed about a planned takeover bid for the bank.
    (AP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, India-owned Airtel, one of the west African nation's biggest telecom firms, said  that more than five million telephone subscribers in Nigeria have been cut off after protesters attacked an exchange. The protesters, members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the nation's central labor movement, were protesting against the alleged casualisation of workers in Airtel and the dismissal of 3,000 employees, charges denied by the company.
    (AFP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, Israel's supreme court barred nuclear whistle-blower Mordechai Vanunu (56) from emigrating on the grounds he still poses a threat to state security. Vanunu served 18 years behind bars for disclosing the inner workings of Israel's Dimona nuclear plant to Britain's Sunday Times newspaper in 1986.
    (AFP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, Human Rights Watch said that 13 military leaders from both sides of Ivory Coast's political divide committed war crimes during months of postelection violence in the West African nation, and called on the government to prosecute all suspects equally.
    (AP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, Mexican marines arrested 8 members of the Jalisco New Generation gang. The suspects told them where 32 bodies were hidden in Veracruz state. Marines also arrested 12 members of the rival Zetas gang, including a man alleged to be their operations leader in Veracruz. A Nuevo Leon state official said several police officers allowed a violent drug gang to hold kidnap victims in a local jail while ransom payments were being negotiated.
    (AP, 10/7/11)(SFC, 10/8/11, p.A2)
2011        Oct 6, Mexican police arrested four men and a woman for allegedly helping force women to work as prostitutes in Mexico and the United States.
    (AP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, In northern Nigeria 10 people died in a truck crash, the third reported incident of its kind in the last week.
    (AP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, Philippine police rescued a government midwife kidnapped by al-Qaida-linked militants after a brief firefight near Parang township on Jolo island. Evangeline Taverisma (55) was kidnapped on Aug 3. An army soldier was killed and three others wounded in the gunbattle near Esperanza town in southern Agusan del Sur province. Troops captured a New People's Army encampment and 12 assault rifles and hit several of the undetermined number of rebels.
    (AP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, Desmond Tutu's last-ditch appeal to South Africa to grant a visa to the Dalai Lama on the eve of his 80th birthday was rejected, marring the start of the celebrations. The Dalai Lama cancelled a planned trip to South Africa because of delays with his visa, provoking a furious response from Tutu who blasted President Jacob Zuma's government as worse than apartheid and accused him of kowtowing to China.
    (AFP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, The Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Sweden’s top poet Tomas Transtromer (80).
    (AP, 10/7/11)
2011        Oct 6, Syrian activists said clashes between troops and deserters killed 12 people, as Western powers sought to pressure Syria over its crackdown on dissent.
    (AFP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says it is ending its operations in Thailand after 35 years because it could not reach agreement with the government on conditions under which it could provide medical care to illegal migrants.
    (AP, 10/6/11)     
2011        Oct 6, The UN said increased access to technology that allows parents to know the sex of their fetus has left Asia short of 117 million women, mostly in China and India.
    (AFP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, A United Nations report said Honduras and El Salvador have the highest homicide rates in the world. Honduras had 6,200 killings in 2010 out of a population of 7.7 million people, while El Salvador with 6.1 million people had 4,000 homicides.
    (AP, 10/6/11)
2011        Oct 6, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced that his government will expropriate homes on the Caribbean resort islands of Los Roques, saying the structures were built on plots bought in shadowy business deals.
    (AP, 10/6/11)

2012        Oct 6, Arkansas Republicans tried to distance themselves from a Republican state representative's assertion that slavery was a "blessing in disguise" and a Republican state House candidate who advocates deporting all Muslims. The claims were made in books written, respectively, by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and House candidate Charlie Fuqua of Batesville.
    (AP, 10/7/12)
2012        Oct 6, San Francisco police arrested 11 men and nine women as protesters marched through the financial district and tossed projectiles at officers. Police believed the anarchist group known as Black Bloc was involved.
    (SFC, 10/9/12, p.C3)
2012        Oct 6, In eastern Afghanistan insurgents killed two American troops in Wardak province, an area that has seen heavy fighting in recent months. An Afghan policeman was killed and another was wounded when a remote-controlled bomb planted on a motorbike was detonated in Sangin district of Helmand province. A roadside bomb killed another Afghan policeman in Kandahar city.
    (AP, 10/6/12)
2012        Oct 6, Cuban authorities released noted blogger Yoani Sanchez more than a day after she was taken into custody near the eastern city of Bayamo, where she traveled for a Spanish man's trial over a car crash that killed another prominent dissident.
    (AP, 10/6/12)
2012        Oct 6, French police carried out raids across the country after DNA on a grenade that exploded last Sep 19 at a kosher grocery store led them to a suspected jihadist cell of young Frenchmen recently converted to Islam. A man named by police as Jeremy Louis-Sydney, was killed by police after he opened fire on them, slightly wounding three officers in the eastern city of Strasbourg. Eleven other suspects were arrested across the country. Some of the 12 suspected cell members arrested over the weekend appeared to have plans to go to Syria to fight in its civil war.
    (AP, 10/6/12)(AP, 10/10/12)
2012        Oct 6, Israel scrambled fighter jets to intercept a drone that crossed deep into Israeli airspace from the Mediterranean Sea, shooting the aircraft down over the country's southern desert. Suspicion quickly fell on the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Islamic militant group Hezbollah.
    (AP, 10/6/12)
2012        Oct 6, The Mexican navy nabbed Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo, a suspected Zetas cartel leader. He was captured in Nuevo Laredo and was believed to have masterminded the massacre of 72 migrants in Tamaulipas state in 2010.
    (SFC, 10/9/12, p.A2)
2012        Oct 6, In Morocco some 1,000 judges held an unprecedented sit-in in front of the Supreme Court in Rabat calling for greated independence for the judiciary.
    (SSFC, 10/7/12, p.A3)
2012        Oct 6, A North Korean soldier killed two of his superiors and defected to South Korea across the countries' heavily armed border in a rare crossing that prompted South Korean troops to immediately beef up their border patrol.
    (AP, 10/6/12)
2012        Oct 6, Thousands of Pakistanis headed toward the militant-riddled tribal belt to protest US drone strikes — even as a Pakistani Taliban faction warned suicide bombers would stop the demonstration. 32 Americans from the US-based anti-war group CODEPINK joined ex-cricket star Imran Khan for the march.
    (AP, 10/6/12)(SSFC, 10/7/12, p.A6)
2012        Oct 6, In central Peru Marxist Shining Path rebels burned 3 helicopters being used by a gas pipeline consortium at a jungle airstrip in Kiteni.
    (SSFC, 10/7/12, p.A3)
2012        Oct 6, Philippine troops captured New People’s Army regional chief Benjamin Mendoza (43) and three other suspected insurgents outside their hideout in suburban Quezon city.
    (SSFC, 10/7/12, p.A3)
2012        Oct 6, Syrian soldiers clashed with two armed groups that infiltrated from Lebanon, killing several of them.
    (AP, 10/7/12)
2012        Oct 6, Turkish artillery fired into Syria for the fourth day in a row, retaliating for mortar shells that landed in Turkish territory. Rebels clashed with Syrian government troops in the border area, activists said, as fears revived that the Syrian crisis could spiral into a regional conflict.
    (AP, 10/6/12)
2012        Oct 6, The pope's butler was convicted of stealing the pontiff's private documents and leaking them to a journalist in the gravest Vatican security breach in recent memory. Paolo Gabriele was sentenced to 18 months in prison, but the Vatican said a papal pardon was likely.
    (AP, 10/6/12)

2013        Oct 6, In southern Afghanistan 4 US soldiers were killed by an IED  during a NATO operation.
    (Reuters, 10/6/13)(SFC, 10/7/13, p.A2)
2013        Oct 6, In Afghanistan Germany handed control of a key military base in the country's northern province of Kunduz to Afghan security forces. German troops had spent almost a decade there as part of the international effort to combat Taliban insurgents.
    (AP, 10/6/13)
2013        Oct 6, CAR officials said 14 people have been killed in violent clashes that began last week between Christians and Muslims in the isolated town of Bangassou.
    (Reuters, 10/6/13)
2013        Oct 6, In China about 60 people were injured when security forces fired into a crowd of Tibetan residents who were demanding the release of a fellow villager detained for protesting orders to display the national flag. Police also fired tear gas at those protesting in Biru county in the Tibet Autonomous Region.
    (AP, 10/8/13)
2013        Oct 6, In Egypt dozens of people were killed in clashes across the country between security forces and supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. 48 people died in Cairo and 9 in other parts of the country.
    (AFP, 10/6/13)(Reuters, 10/7/13)(AFP, 10/8/13)
2013        Oct 6, Iran's nuclear chief said that authorities arrested four workers in an alleged sabotage plot involving one of the country's nuclear facilities.
    (AP, 10/6/13)
2013        Oct 6, In northern Iraq suicide car bombers attacked an elementary school and a police station in Qabak, a small Shiite Turkomen village. The dead included 12 children, the school principal and 2 policemen. Another on foot detonated his payload among Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, killing at least 12 people. Attacks altogether killed at least 33 people.
    (AP, 10/6/13)(SFC, 10/7/13, p.A2)
2013        Oct 6, In Morocco thousands of unemployed graduates marched through Rabat demanding jobs in the public sector, weeks before parliament is due to debate planned budget cuts.
    (Reuters, 10/6/13)
2013        Oct 6, In Syria at least 8 people were killed by mortar fire that hit a Christian neighbourhood in central Damascus. Government forces reopened a key road leading to the embattled northern city of Aleppo after heavy fighting with rebels that left casualties on both sides.
    (AFP, 10/6/13)(AP, 10/7/13)
2013        Oct 6, In Syria international inspectors began the enormous task of destroying Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons and the machinery used to create it.
    (AP, 10/6/13)
2013        Oct 6, In Yemen gunmen shot dead a German security guard employed by the German embassy as he was leaving a market in Sanaa.
    (Reuters, 10/6/13)

2014        Oct 6, The US Supreme Court denied review of cases in five states that had limited marriage to opposite sex couples. This in effect granted equal marriage rights to gays and lesbians in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
    (SFC, 10/7/14, p.A1)
2014        Oct 6, A US federal judge ruled that a “five-second rule" to keep protesters from remaining in place, imposed by police in Ferguson, Mo. following protests over the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, was unconstitutional.
    (TIME, 10/20/14, p.13)
2014        Oct 6, NYC’s Hilton Worldwide announced that the Waldorf Astoria, opened in 1893 on the site of millionaire William Waldorf Astor's Fifth Avenue mansion, has been sold to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion. Waldorf's cousin and fellow millionaire John Jacob Astor IV reconstructed the hotel a few years later at a nearby location. It was torn down in 1929, making way for another landmark: the Empire State Building. The Waldorf Astoria has been at its current location on Park Avenue since 1931. 
    (http://money.cnn.com/2014/10/06/news/waldorf-astoria-hotel-sale/)
2014        Oct 6, A US-British scientist, John O'Keefe, and a Norwegian husband-and-wife research team, May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser, won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering the brain's navigation system — the inner GPS that helps us find our way in the world.
    (AP, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic said it will shut its short-haul domestic service in Britain, partly owing to a lack of demand for connections with its long-haul operations.
    (AFP, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, Brittany Maynard (29), a newlywed diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor, posted a video about her decision to take control over how she dies. She tentatively selected Nov 1 as her date of death in Oregon. The former California teacher moved to Oregon after learning that California was not among the five US states that allowed access to a lethal drug for terminal illness. Montana, New Mexico, Vermont and Washington states also allowed access to the lethal drug.
    (SFC, 10/13/14, p.A1)(SFC, 11/3/14, p.A1)
2014        Oct 6, In southern China 5 people were killed in an explosion at an illegal fireworks factory in Lanjiang village, Guizhou province.
    (AP, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, In Hong Kong pro-democracy protests subsided as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedience.
    (Reuters, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, In Iraq a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden armored vehicle into houses used by Shiite militiamen north of Samarra, killing at least 17 people.
    (AFP, 10/7/14)
2014        Oct 6, Typhoon Phanfone lashed Japan with torrential rain after killing at least one person, forcing the cancellation of flights and prompting warnings to more than 200,000 people to evacuate their homes.
    (Reuters, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, In Kashmir tens of thousands of villagers fled their homes as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each other with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating their portions of the disputed region. 9 civilians were killed.
    (AP, 10/6/14)(AP, 10/7/14)
2014        Oct 6, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the nation in an address before parliament that he would temporarily step down as president while attending a hearing at the International Criminal Court this week insisting that he be a private citizen during the court hearing and not the first president to sit before the court.
    (AP, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, Liberia's Justice Minister Christiana Tah stepped down, saying President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf blocked her investigation into fraud allegations against the country's National Security Agency (NSA), which is headed by the president's son.
    (Reuters, 10/7/14)
2014        Oct 6, A Macedonian court convicted 17 people in the country's first espionage trial since it proclaimed independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.
    (AP, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, Mexican federal forces disarmed the entire police corps of Iguala and took over security after officers were accused of colluding with a gang in violence that left 43 students missing.
    (AFP, 10/7/14)
2014        Oct 6, In Nepal a bus crowded with holiday travelers veered off a remote mountain road, killing at least 25 and critically injuring many more.
    (AP, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, The Pakistani Taliban denied reports at the weekend that it had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State movement fighting in Syria and Iraq, saying that its statement to the media had been misinterpreted.
    (Reuters, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, In Poland a methane blast occurred 660 meters (1,265 feet) below the surface at the Myslowice-Wesola mine near the city of Katowice. The body of one missing miner was later recovered. 30 miners were hospitalized with burns and 2 died later from their burns.
    (AP, 10/18/14)
2014        Oct 6, Russian opposition politician Vladimir Ashurkov announced on Twitter that he was seeking asylum in the UK due to political persecution by authorities. Ashurkov was the right-hand man of anticorruption blogger Alexei Navalny, who had been  under house arrest since February.
    (SFC, 10/7/14, p.A2)
2014        Oct 6, In Spain nursing assistant Teresa Romero was diagnosed with Ebola. She had cared for a Spanish priest who died of the disease last month. 4 other people were quarantined and her dog was ordered killed.
    (SFC, 10/8/14, p.A3)(Econ, 10/11/14, p.62)
2014        Oct 6, Sweden’s minority center-left coalition of Social Democrats and Greens agreed to demands by the Left Party to restrict the profit private firms can make in welfare and education - a key condition to get the non-government party to support the budget bill, which it will present in the coming weeks.
    (Reuters, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, Syrian government forces seized control of a strategic area outside Damascus used by rebels to fire mortar shells at the capital. The Islamic State raised its flag on a building on the outskirts of the frontier town of Kobani after an assault of almost three weeks, but the town's Kurdish defenders said its fighters had not reached the city center. At least 30 people were killed in two suicide attacks on two checkpoints run by Kurdish fighters in the northeastern city of Hasakah.
    (AFP, 10/6/14)(Reuters, 10/6/14)
2014        Oct 6, In Tanzania 7 people accused of witchcraft were burned alive in the village of Murufiti. Police soon arrested 23 people in connection with the crimes.
    (AFP, 10/10/14)
2014        Oct 6, Ukraine officials said 7 civilians and 5 government soldiers have been killed in the past day of clashes with pro-Russian insurgents despite a truce between the two sides.
    (AFP, 10/6/14)

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