Today in History - November 6

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1217        Nov 6, The Charter of the Forest was sealed in England by the young King Henry III, acting under the regency of William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke, as a complementary charter to the Magna Carta (1215) from which it had evolved.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_of_the_Forest)

1429        Nov 6, Coronation of Henry VI, King of England.
    (HN, 11/6/98)

1479        Nov 6, Johanna, the Insane, Queen of Castilia (1504-20), was born.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1494        Nov 6, Suleiman I (d.1566), the Great, Ottoman sultan (1520-66), was born. Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire, was reported to have a harem of 2,000 women.
    (WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R8)(MC, 11/6/01)

1528        Nov 6, A Spanish barge under Don Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca landed in East Texas. The survivors of 2 barges spent the winter on an island they named Isla de Malhado, "The Island of Misfortune." By the spring of 1529 there were 15 castaways left and half the native population was dead from disease.
    (ON, 10/03, p.3)

1558        Nov 6, Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (Spanish Tragedy), was born.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1632        Nov 6, Gustavus II Adolphus (37), king of Sweden, died in battle.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1644        Nov 6, Sir Thomas Roe (b.~1581), English scholar and a patron of learning, died. He was an English diplomat of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods and He sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1644. “It is no good state of a body to have a fat head, thin guts and lean members."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Roe)(Econ, 6/30/12, SR p.15)

1730        Nov 6, Hans Hermann von Katte, Prussian lieutenant, was beheaded.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1771        Nov 6, Alois Senefelder, inventor (lithography), was born.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1792        Nov 6, Battle at Jemappes: French army beat the Austrians.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1813        Nov 6, Chilpancingo congress declared Mexico independent of Spain.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1814        Nov 6, Adolphe Sax (d.1894), instrument maker and inventor of the saxophone, was born in Belgium.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1272)(HN, 11/6/98)

1836        Nov 6, Charles X (79), King of France (1824-30), died.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1844        Nov 6, The first constitution of the new Dominican Republic was signed in San Cristobal. Pedro Santana, fearing political instability, controlled revisions to the newly written constitution that allowed him to stay in power, and declared himself president of the nation, a post he would hold from 1844-1848, 1853-1856, and 1858-1861. Spain granted independence to the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic won independence from next door Haiti after 2 occupations. [see Feb 27]
    (http://dr1.com/articles/history_1.shtml)(SFC, 5/16/96, p.A-9)(Econ, 2/20/10, p.35)

1850        Nov 6, The San Francisco Bay Yerba Buena and Angel islands were reserved for military use.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1851        Nov 6, Charles Henry Dow, American financial journalist, was born. He (with Edward D. Jones) inaugurated the 'Dow-Jones' averages.
    (HN, 11/6/99)

1854        Nov 6, John Philip Sousa, "The March Master," American bandmaster, composer and the king of American march music, was born in Washington, D.C. He later wrote 5 novels. Among his 140 marches are "Stars and Stripes Forever" and "Semper Fidelis."
    (AP, 11/6/97)(SFEC, 2/8/98, Z1 p.8)(HN, 11/6/00)

1860        Nov 6, Former Illinois congressman Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th US president. He defeated three other candidates, John Breckinridge, John Bell and Stephen Douglas. He won the US presidential elections with a majority of the electoral votes in a 4-way race. Lincoln became the first president elected from the new Republican Party. Following his election South Carolina seceded from the Union followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Hannibal Hamlin was his vice-president. Lincoln was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., on April 14, 1865. In 1996 a new biography of Abraham Lincoln by David Donald was published.
    (WSJ, 2/10/95, p.A-8)(SFC, 9/1/96, Par. p.12)(WSJ, 9/19/97, p.A13) (AP, 2/12/98)(SFC, 12/21/98, p.A3)(AP, 11/6/08)(SFC, 4/30/99, p.E9)
1861        Nov 6, Dr. James Naismith (d. Nov 28, 1939), Canadian physical education instructor, was born. He invented the game of basketball in 1891.
    (DTnet, 11/28/97)(HN, 11/6/99)
1861        Nov 6, Jefferson Davis was elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy.
    (AP, 11/6/97)(HN, 11/6/98)

1863        Nov 6, A Union force surrounded and scattered defending Confederates at the Battle of Droop Mountain, in West Virginia.
    (HN, 11/6/99)
1863            Nov 6, The Battle of Rogersville took place at Big Creek in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Union troops, under the command of Col. Israel Garrard, faced Confederates under the overall command of Brig. Gen. William E. Jones. Confederates won and sent prisoners sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia.
    (http://johnsettles.com/roger.htm)

1865        Nov 6, The Confederate ship Shenandoah under Capt. James Waddell surrendered in Liverpool, England, after attacking Yankee commercial shipping off the coast of Alaska. It had sunk of captured 38 vessels, mostly New Bedford whaleships. The surrender of the Shenandoah was the last act of the US Civil War.
    (SFC, 1/3/15, p.C2)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS_Shenandoah)

1887        Nov 6, Walter Johnson, baseball pitcher, "The Big Train," was born.
    (HN, 11/6/00)

1888        Nov 6, Benjamin Harrison of Indiana won the presidential election, beating incumbent Grover Cleveland on electoral votes, 233-168, although Cleveland led in the popular vote. Tammany Hall helped carry new York for the GOP. In 2008 Charles W. Calhoun authored “Minority Victory: Gilded Age Politics and the Front Porch Campaign of 1888.
    (AP, 11/6/97)(WSJ, 11/9/00, p.A26)(WSJ, 12/3/08, p.A15)

1891        Nov 6, Comanche, the only 7th Cavalry horse to survive George Armstrong Custer’s "Last Stand" at the Little Bighorn, died at Fort Riley, Kan.
    (HN, 11/6/98)

1892        Nov 6, John Sigvard "Ole" Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), was born in Wabash, Ind.
    (MC, 11/6/01)
1892        Nov 6, Harold Ross, New Yorker editor, was born.
    (HN, 11/6/00)

1893        Nov 6, Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.
    (HFA, '96, p.18)(AP, 11/6/97)

1896        Nov 6, Jim Jordan, radio comedian (Fibber McGee), was born in Peoria, Il.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1900        Nov 6, President McKinley was re-elected, beating Democrat William Jennings Bryan.
    (AP, 11/6/97)(HN, 11/6/98)

1901        Nov 6, Kate Greenaway (b.1846), English children’s book illustrator, died of breast cancer.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Greenaway)

1903        Nov 6, Panama declared its independence from Colombia.
    (ON, 1/00, p.3)

1906        Nov 6, Republican Charles Evans Hughes was elected governor of New York, defeating newspaper publisher William Randolph Hearst. In 1910 he was appointed to the US Supreme Court and served until 1916. In 1930 he was appointed as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court and served until 1941.
    (AP, 11/6/99)(SFC, 10/6/05, p.A15)

1911        Nov 6, Maine became a dry state.
    (HN, 11/6/98)

1912        Nov 6, Mykola Vytalyevich Lysenko (70), composer, died.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1913        Nov 6, Mohandas K. Gandhi led a march of Indian miners into Transvaal, South Africa. He was arrested 3 times during the 1st 4 days of the march. The miners had struck because the Cape Colony Supreme Court Justice had ruled that only Christian marriages registered by the Registrar of Marriages would be considered legal.
    (AP, 11/6/97)(ON, 9/03, p.5)

1915        Nov 6, An order from Constantinople reached the local authorities, at any rate in the Cilician plain, directing them to refrain from further [Armenian] deportations.
    (http://raven.cc.ukans.edu/~kansite/ww_one/docs/bryce2.htm)

1917        Nov 6, NY allowed women to vote.
    (MC, 11/6/01)
1917        Nov 6, Bolshevik "October Revolution" (October 25 on the old Russian calendar), led by Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky, seized power in Petrograd. [see Nov 7]
    (HN, 11/6/98)

1921        Nov 6, James Jones, American novelist, was born. His work included “From Here to Eternity."
    (HN, 11/6/00)

1923        Nov 6, Col. Jacob Schick patented the 1st electric shaver.
    (MC, 11/6/01)
1923        Nov 6, European inflation soared and one loaf of bread in Berlin was reported to be worth about 140 Billion German Marks. Germany suffered a terrible economic inflation. Hyperinflation eventually made 4.2 trillion marks worth $1.
    (MT, Fall ‘96, p.7)(HN, 11/6/98)(WSJ, 1/11/99, p.R42)

1928        Nov 6, In a first, presidential election results were flashed on an electronic sign outside the New York Times building; Herbert Hoover beat Alfred E. Smith. Norman Thomas was the presidential candidate for the Socialist Party. Hoover won just over 83% of the electoral vote.
    (AP, 11/6/97)(SFC, 2/12/00, p.A21)(HNQ, 11/7/00)

1931        Nov 6, Mike Nichols [Peschowsky], film and stage director, was born. His work included “The Graduate."
    (HN, 11/6/00)

1932        Nov 6, Don King, fight promoter, was born.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1933        Nov 6, Polly Bemis (b.1853), Chinese American pioneer woman born as Lalu Nathoy, died in Grangeville, Idaho. As a child a group of bandits raided her village and she was forcefully sold by her father for two much needed bags of seed. Lalu was later smuggled into the US and sold as a slave in San Francisco for $2,500 in 1872. Her buyer, Hong King, ran a saloon in a mining camp in Warrens (now Warren, Idaho), Idaho. In 1894 she married Charlie Bemis, whom she had befriended when she first arrived in Warrens. Together, they were among the first pioneers to help settle the Idaho Territory, especially along the Salmon River. Her life was fictionalized in the 1991 film “A Thousand Pieces of Gold," starring Rosalind Chao (as Polly) and Chris Cooper (as Charlie).
    (www.answers.com/topic/polly-bemis)

1934        Nov 6, The first Rotary club in Lithuania, the Rotary club of Kaunas, was legally incorporated. It received its charter on 5 May 1935 from the then District Governor of Finland in the Kaunas Town Hall.
    (http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~henkypnk/rotlithuania.html)

1936        Nov 6, RCA displayed TV for press.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1938        Nov 6, The Red Ryder and Little Beaver cartoon strip by Fred Harman (b.1902) began appearing in the Chicago Sun. It went out of syndication in 1964.
    (WSJ, 12/23/03, p.D8)

1940        Nov 6, The Immigration and Naturalization Service abandoned its Angel Island Station after a fire destroyed the administration building.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W39)(SSFC, 11/1/15, DB p.50)

1941        Nov 6, USA lent Soviet Union $1 million.
    (MC, 11/6/01)
1941            Nov 6,     Einsatz death groups killed some 18 thousand Jews of Rovno, Ukraine. “Einsatzgruppen" were special soldiers who followed the fighting forces and “cleaned up" the area.
    (www.members.tripod.com/~ebionite/zikkar.htm#nov)

1942        Nov 6, Nazis executed 12,000 Minsk ghetto Jews.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1943        Nov 6, Michael Schwerner, civil rights worker, was born. He was murdered in 1964.
    (MC, 11/6/01)
1943        Nov 6, Soviet forces reconquered Kiev.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1944        Nov 6, British official Lord Moyne was assassinated in Cairo, Egypt, by members of the Zionist Stern gang (Lehi).
    (AP, 11/6/06)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lehi_%28group%29)
1944        Nov 6, Hannah Senesh, Jewish poet, was executed by Nazis in Budapest.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1945        Nov 6, HUAC began an investigation of 7 radio commentators.
    (MC, 11/6/01)
1945        Nov 6, The first landing of a jet on a carrier took place on the USS Wake Island when an FR-1 Fireball touched down.
    (HN, 11//99)

1946        Nov 6, Sister Maria Innocentia Hummel (b.1909 as Berta Hummel), German nun and artist, died. She became famous for her artwork which was used to create the Hummel figurines beginning in 1935.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Innocentia_Hummel)

1950        Nov 6, A Chinese offensive was halted at Chongchon River, North Korea.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1952        Nov 6, Dmitri Shostakovitch's cantata "About our Fatherland," premiered.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1956        Nov 6, The Eisenhower-Nixon Republican ticket won the presidential elections beating Democrat Adlai E. Stevenson. The Democrats won a majority in both houses of Congress.
    (EWH, 1968, p.1210)(AP, 11/6/97)   
1956        Nov 6, Pressure from the US and USSR effected a cease-fire in the Middle-East. The UN created an emergency force (UNEF) to supervise a cease fire. Britain’s PM Anthony Eden called French PM Guy Mollet to tell him that Britain was aborting operations in Egypt. German chancellor Konrad Adenauer, meeting with Mollet, remarked that Europe must unite to counter the influence of the United States.
    (TOH, 1982, p.1956)(EWH, 1968, p. 1242)(Econ, 7/29/06, p.24)
1956        Nov 6, Holland and Spain withdrew from Olympics, to protest Soviets in Hungary.
    (MC, 11/6/01)

1962        Nov 6, Edward M. Kennedy (1932-2009) of Massachusetts was 1st elected as US Senator (D) to fill the vacancy caused by the 1960 resignation of his brother, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, for the term ending January 3, 1965. Pres. Kennedy had persuaded the governor of Massachusetts to appoint his college roommate, Benjamin A. Smith II, until Edward turned 30.
    (http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000105)(Econ, 8/29/09, p.30)
1962        Nov 6, Edmund G. "Pat" Brown was re-elected as democratic governor over Richard Nixon by some 300,000 votes.
    (SFC, 10/17/96, C2)(SFEM, 11/17/96, p.18)(SFEC, 12/6/98, p.A1)
1962        Nov 6, Saudi Arabia abolished slavery.
    (www.hrw.org/reports/1992/saudi/INTROTHR.htm)
1962        Nov 6, The UN General Assembly adopted resolution 1761 (XVII), which established a Special Committee on Apartheid in South Africa. The non-binding resolution called upon members "separately or collectively, in conformity with the charter" to break diplomatic relations with South Africa, to close ports to South African vessels, to forbid vessels flying their flags to enter South African ports, to boycott South African trade, and to suspend landing rights for South African aircraft. The committee held its first meeting on April 2, 1963.
    (Econ, 9/15/07, p.74)(www.anc.org.za/un/reddy/aamun.htm)

1965        Nov 6, Edgar Varese (b.1883), French-born pioneer of musical modernism, died. He moved to the US in 1915. Varese was the inventor of the term "organized sound", a phrase meaning that certain timbres and rhythms can be grouped together, sublimating into a whole new definition of music.
    (SFC, 4/16/10, p.F6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgard_Var%C3%A8se)

1968        Nov 6, The play “The Ruling Class" by Peter Barnes (1931-2004) opened in Nottingham, England. It was a satirical attack on the church and British aristocracy. It was made into a 1972 film for which Peter O'Toole received an Oscar nomination.
    (SFC, 7/3/04, p.B6)(www.answers.com/topic/the-ruling-class-play-6)
1968        Nov 6, At SF State on the one year anniversary of the Gator incident, the Black Students' Union and the Third World Liberation Front issued a list of 10 "nonnegotiable" demands and called for a one day strike. The strike lasted 167 days.
    (http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~runamuck/PACEPAPER.htm)(SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W3)(SFEC, 3/21/99, Z1 p.4)
1968        Nov 6, Charles Munch (b.1891), French-US conductor, died.  He directed the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1949-1962.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_M%C3%BCnch)

1971        Nov 6, The musical "Purlie" closed at ANTA Playhouse in NYC after a total of 688 performances.
    (www.ibdb.com/production.php?id=3514)
1971        Nov 6, The US Atomic Energy Commission exploded a 5-megaton bomb beneath Amchitka Island, Alaska, just 87 miles from the Petropavlovsk Russian naval base. It registered as a magnitude-7 earthquake.
    (SFC, 12/17/01, p.A4)

1973        Nov 6, Coleman Young (1918-1997) was elected the first African American mayor of Detroit, Mich. He served 5 consecutive terms and chose not to seek re-election in 1993. During WW II he served with the Tuskegee Airmen and after the war founded the National Negro Labor Council. One of his major accomplishments was the integration of the Detroit police force.
    (http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1355/is_23_98/ai_67185237)(SFEC, 11/30/97, p.C10)
1973        Nov 6, Abraham D. Beame (1906-2001) was elected as the New York city’s 104th and 1st Jewish mayor. He served until 1978.
    (SFC, 2/12/01, p.A26)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Beame)
1973        Nov 6, The Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) assassinated Oakland school superintendent Marcus Foster and wounded Robert Blackburn, his assistant. The SLA warned against a proposed student ID program. Russell Little and Joseph Remiro were arrested following a shootout in Jan, 1974. Little’s eventual conviction was reversed Feb 28, 1979, due to errant jury instructions. Remiro was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFEC, 3/1/98, p.W22)(SFC, 1/23/01, p.A13)(SFC, 9/17/02, p.A20)(SFC, 11/14/02, p.A17)

1975        Nov 6, Morocco occupied Western Sahara. King Hassan dispatched 350,000 unarmed Moroccans on a "Green March" to the former Spanish Sahara. This began a long war with the Polisario Front guerrilla group, tribal Bedouin who sought independence.
    (SFC, 5/7/97, p.C2)(SFC, 7/24/99, p.A9)(WSJ, 6/7/00, p.A1)(SFC, 11/27/00, p.A8)

1976        Nov 6, Benjamin L. Hooks was chosen executive director of the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, succeeding Roy Wilkins.
    (AP, 11/6/97)

1977        Nov 6, San Francisco marijuana smokers held “A Day on the Grass" smoke-in at the Civic Center as the 59th Veterans Day Parade took place.
    (SFC, 11/1/02, p.E7)
1977        Nov 6, In Georgia, USA, 39 people were killed when an earthen dam burst, sending a wall of water through Toccoa Falls Bible College.
    (AP, 11/6/97)

1978        Nov 6, Pres. Carter signed the Presidential Records Act of 1978, which put the papers of future presidents in the public domain. It envisioned the release of most sensitive records 12 years after a president left office. It governs the official records of Presidents and Vice Presidents created or received after January 20, 1981 and mandates the preservation of all presidential records. In 2001 Pres. Bush signed an executive order allowing either the White House or former presidents to veto the release of presidential papers.
    {CarterJ, USA, BushGW}
    (SFC, 11/2/01, p.D3)(www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=30124)
1978        Nov 6, The US Bankruptcy Reform Act revised bankruptcy regulations to allow companies to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the law, rather than liquidate under Chapter 7. It replaced the Bankruptcy Act of 1898, sometimes called the Nelson act, and became effective as of Oct 1, 1979.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bankruptcy_Reform_Act_of_1978)
1978        Nov 6, Muhammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, appointed a military government. In a nationwide television address, he admitted to the past mistakes and told the nation he had heard the sound of their revolution.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1691)(http://bss.sfsu.edu/behrooz/Hist-Revolution.htm)

1979        Nov 6, In Iran PM Bazargan resigned as Ayatollah Khomeini (1902-1989) supported the student seizure of the US embassy.
    (www.britannica.com/eb/topic-272687/Iran-hostage-crisis)

1984        Nov 6, President Ronald Reagan was re-elected. Reagan beat Mondale in the landslide of 1984 with 97.6% of the Electoral College and over 58% of the popular vote. It almost matched the 1936 landslide of Roosevelt over Landon.
    (HN, 11/6/98)(HNQ, 11/7/00)

1985        Nov 6, An exploratory oil well at Ranger, Tx., exploded and spilled 150,000 barrels of oil.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1980-1989_world_oil_market_chronology)
1985        Nov 6, In Colombia some 35 leftist M-19 rebels took over the Palace of Justice. A military raid to liberate hostages held by M-19 guerrillas at the Supreme Court followed and cost more than 100 lives, including 11 Supreme Court justices and all 30 guerrillas. Intelligence unit soldiers under the command of Ivan Ramirez escorted 11 people out of the building as the military stormed the palace. Witnesses, including soldiers from Ramirez's unit, later said the captives were tortured and killed. In 2008 Ramirez was arrested and faced "forced disappearance" charges. In Oct prosecutors ordered the arrest of Gen. Jesus Armando Arias, who led Bogota's army brigade during the assault. In 2010 a Colombian judge sentenced retired army Col. Luis Alfonso Plazas to 30 years in prison for the disappearance of the 11 people who went missing after soldiers stormed the palace to retake it from leftist guerrillas.
    (WSJ, 1/3/97, p.A6)(WSJ, 1/8/97, p.A12)(SFC, 4/20/98, p.A8)(AP, 5/28/08)(AP, 10/11/08)(AP, 6/10/10)

1986        Nov 6, Pres. Reagan signed a landmark immigration reform bill. The Simpson-Rodino Immigration Reform and Control Act led to legal residency for 2.7 million illegal immigrants. Harold Ezell served as the western chief of the immigration service under Ronald Reagan and implemented the act.
    (www.cis.org/articles/1987/paper4.html)(SFC, 8/27/98, p.C4)(WSJ, 9/18/06, p.A1)
1986        Nov 6, The Iran arms-for-hostages deal was revealed and damaged the Reagan administration.
    (HN, 11/6/99)
1986        Nov 6, FRELIMO designated Joaquim Chissano as president of Mozambique.
    (www.cidob.org/bios/castellano/lideres/c-016.htm)

1987        Nov 6, Education Secretary William Bennett, acting with President Reagan's approval, asked Douglas H. Ginsburg to withdraw as a Supreme Court nominee because of revelations that Ginsburg had used marijuana.
    (AP, 11/6/97)

1988        Nov 6, Andrei D. Sakharov, the father of the Soviet dissident movement, arrived in the United States for a two-week trip, less than two years after he was freed from internal exile in the Soviet Union.
    (AP, 11/6/98)

1989        Nov 6, Kitty Dukakis, wife of Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, was hospitalized after ingesting rubbing alcohol.
    (AP, 11/6/99)
1989        Nov 6, Word Perfect 5.1 was released.
    (www.columbia.edu/~em36/wpdos/chronology.html)
1989        Nov 6, The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, initiated by Australia, began as an informal Ministerial-level dialogue group with 12 members: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United States.
    (SFEC, 11/23/97, p.A21)(www.apec.org/apec/member_economies.html)

1990        Nov 6, US Democrats increased their congressional voting strength in midterm elections.
    (AP, 11/6/00)
1990        Nov 6, William Jefferson became the 1st African American to be elected to Congress from Louisiana since Reconstruction. In 2005 he was under FBI investigation for corruption.
    (SFC, 8/4/05, p.A3)
1990        Nov 6, About one-fifth of the Universal Studios back lot in southern California was destroyed in an arson fire.
    (AP, 11/6/00)
1990        Nov 6, In Saudi Arabia a group of women got into cars and drove the streets of Riyadh in defiance of a government ban. The protest, which made headlines around the world, cost the 47 female drivers and passengers dearly. They were arrested, lost their jobs for 2 1/2 years, were banned from travel for a year and were condemned by the powerful clergy as harlots. This led interior minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz to ban women from driving.
    (AP, 11/14/08)(AFP, 6/16/12)

1991        Nov 6, Actress Gene Tierney died in Houston at age 70.
    (AP, 11/6/01)
1991        Nov 6, Kuwait celebrated the dousing of the last oil fires ignited by Iraq during the Persian Gulf War. Iraqi forces had blown up an estimated 732 Kuwaiti oil wells.
    (AP, 11/6/01)(WSJ, 1/21/02, p.B1)
1991        Nov 6, Pres. Yeltsin fired Ivan Silayev as prime minister. Yeltsin served as acting prime minister until Yegor Gaidar (1956-2009) was appointed in Jun 1992.
    (SFC, 5/13/99, p.A19)(Econ, 12/19/09, p.149)
1991        Nov 6, Russian president Yeltsin outlawed Communist Party.
    (http://s99.middlebury.edu/EC230A/Supplements/Chrons/Blasi.html)

1992        Nov 6, President-elect Bill Clinton asked Vernon Jordan and Warren Christopher to lead the White House transition team.
    (AP, 11/6/97)

1993        Nov 6, Heavyweight boxer Evander Holyfield defeated Riddick Bowe in a 12-round fight in Las Vegas; the match was interrupted in the seventh round when an intruder, using a paraglider, tried to fly into the ring.
    (AP, 11/6/98)

1994        Nov 6, About 300 people crowded a small church in Union, S.C., for the funeral of 3-year-old Michael and 14-month-old Alex Smith, who'd been drowned by their mother, Susan Smith.
    (AP, 11/6/99)

1995        Nov 6, Michael Guillen published his “Five Equations That Changed the World." The book narrates the stories behind Newton's law of gravity, Daniel Bernoulli's law of hydrodynamic pressure, Michael Farraday's law of electromagnetic induction, Rudolf Clausius's law of entropy, and Albert Einstein's law of mass-energy equivalence.
    (WSJ, 11/6/95, p. A-20)
1995        Nov 6, Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell announced plans to move his team to Baltimore.
    (AP, 11/6/00)
1995        Nov 6, The US Air Force launched the most powerful unmanned rocket, Titan 4, with a $1 bil. Milstar communications satellite for the defense dept.
    (WSJ, 11/7/95, p.A-1)
1995        Nov 6, Funeral services were held in Jerusalem for assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. President Clinton led the US delegation; Arab dignitaries also attended, including Jordan’s King Hussein and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
    (AP, 11/6/00)

1996        Nov 6, Andrea Barrett won the National Book Award for fiction for her book: “Ship Fever and Other Stories," a blend of science and history. Victor Martinez won in the category of Young People’s Literature for his novel “Parrot in the Oven: Mi Vida."
    (SFC, 11/7/96, p.E4)(SFEC, 11/10/96, p.A1)
1996        Nov 6, A day after being re-elected, President Clinton threw a party on the White House lawn; that same day, he received resignations from secretaries of state, defense, energy and commerce.
    (AP, 11/6/97)
1996        Nov 6, Chevron Corp. agreed to pay more than $8 million to 777 women in a suit that alleged discrimination in pay, promotions and assignments.
    (SFC, 11/7/96, p.a1)
1996        Nov 6, NASA’s $215 million Mars Global Surveyor was delayed for launch. It was supposed to arrive at Mars in Sep, 1997.
    (SFC, 8/8/96, p.A6)(SFC, 11/5/96, p.A4)(SFC, 11/7/96, p.B1)
1996        Nov 6, Jim Boggio (56), co-founder with Clifton Buck-Kaufman of the Cotati Accordion Festival, died. Boggio and his band, The Sonoma Swampdogs, were becoming the hottest Zydeco and swamp boogie band in the North San Francisco Bay Area.
    (SFC, 8/27/07, p.D2)(www.accordions.com/index/squ/squ_96_11_15.shtml#jim)
1996        Nov 6, Mario Savio (b.1942), founder of the 1964 Berkeley Free Speech Movement, died. In 2009 Robert Cohen authored “Freedom’s Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s."
    (SSFC, 10/10/04, p.18)(SFC, 9/23/09, p.E2)
1996        Nov 6, In China Chen Ziming, political dissident, was released on a medical parole from a 13-year sentence that began in 1989.
    (SFC, 11/7/96, p.a12)   
1996        Nov 6-1996 Nov 7, In India cyclone 07B killed some 2000 in Andhra Pradesh state. Damage was estimated at $1.5 billion.
    (WSJ, 11/8/96, p.A1)(SFC, 11/12/96, p.A11)(www.emergency-management.net/cyclone.htm)
1996        Nov 6, In Japan the Parliament re-elected Ryutaro Hashimoto as prime minister.
    (SFC, 11/7/96, p.a13)

1997        Nov 6, The Clinton administration warned Iraq it could face military action or economic sanctions if it continued to bar U.N. weapons inspections.
    (AP, 11/6/98)
1997        Nov 6, In Texas the $83 million George Bush Presidential Library and Museum was dedicated on the campus of Texas A&M Univ. at College Station. Among the guests of honor was President Clinton, the man who'd sent him into retirement.
    (SFC, 11/6/97, p.A3)(AP, 11/6/98)
1997        Nov 6, In Cuba a train-bus crash killed at least 56 people at Urbano Rey in the eastern sugar province of Holguin.
    (WSJ, 11/7/97, p.A1)
1996        Nov 6, In India cyclone 07B struck Andhra Pradesh state. [see Nov 7]
    (www.emergency-management.net/cyclone.htm)
1997        Nov 6, It was reported that the Russian Mafia and other East European gangs controlled some 500,000 foreign women as illegal prostitutes in the 15 EU member countries. Some 15,000 gangs operated in Berlin alone.
    (SFC, 11/6/97, p.C2,18)
1997        Nov 6, In Belgrade former Serb soldier and convict, Slobodan Misic, was arrested after he told reporters that he had killed up to 80 Croats and Muslims near Vukovar in eastern Croatia and in the Bratunac-Shrebrenica area of eastern Bosnia in 1991.
    (SFC, 11/6/97, p.D3)
1997        Nov 6, In Mexico prosecutors announced that 2 of the 3 doctors found dead in oil drums were being charged with the murder of druglord Amado Carillo Fuentes. The 3rd doctor was charged last month.
    (SFC, 11/8/97, p.A11)
1997        Nov 6, In Spain flooding of the Guadiana River killed 18 people in Badajoz. A total of 31 died along the Spanish-Portuguese border from the storm induced flood.
    (SFC, 11/7/97, p.D3)

1998        Nov 6, Pres. Clinton decided to lift most of the sanctions against India and Pakistan for their nuclear tests in May, as a reward for steps taken toward nuclear control agreements.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.A14)
1998        Nov 6, Newt Gingrich told fellow lawmakers he intended to give up his bid for a third term as House Speaker, following unforeseen Republican losses in mid-term elections.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.A1, 4)(AP, 11/6/99)
1998        Nov 6, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., announced he would not run for re-election in 2000.
    (AP, 11/6/08)
1998        Nov 6, Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards (71) was charged in a 34-count federal indictment for trying to steer gambling licenses to associates in exchange for payoffs after he left office in 1996.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.A3)
1998        Nov 6, Scientists reported the successful culture of human stem cells in research financed by Geron Corp. James Thomson of the Univ. of Wisconsin first isolated stem cells from human embryos. Science published this research in an article titled "Embryonic Stem Cell Lines Derived from Human Blastocysts."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Thomson_%28cell_biologist%29)(SFC, 11/6/98, p.A1,A18)(Econ, 1/28/12, p.77)
1998        Nov 6, In Iraq at the Radwaniya prison west of Baghdad 63 prisoners were executed.
    (USAT, 3/24/99, p.18A)
1998        Nov 6, In Jerusalem a car bomb exploded at an outdoor market and 2 suicide bombers people were killed and 23 others injured. The peace accord was immediately put on hold by the Israeli cabinet. The Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility.
    (SFC, 11/6/98, p.D4)(SFC, 11/7/98, p.A12)
1998        Nov 6, In Kosovo 5 ethnic Albanians were killed in a shootout with Serbian police after they left a meeting with US diplomat Chris Hill at Dragobil. Two others were killed the day before.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.A13)(SFC, 12/10/98, p.C9)
1998        Nov 6, In Russia the government signed a $625 million aid package with the US. Half the food would be free and the other half paid back under a 20-year loan. A deal with foreign creditors on debt was reached and an $800 million loan from Japan was accepted.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.A12)
1998        Nov 6, Rwanda’s Vice Pres. Paul Kagame admitted to helping rebel forces in Congo.
    (SFC, 11/7/98, p.A12)

1999        Nov 6, In Australia elections to decide on severance of ties with the royal family were scheduled. 54.5% voted against a republic in which the head of state would be elected by Parliament.
    (SFC, 11/2/99, p.A12)(SFEC, 11/7/99, p.A21)
1999        Nov 6, During his visit to India, Pope John Paul the Second praised Christian missionaries and exhorted his bishops to spread the Christian message across Asia.
    (AP, 11/6/00)
1999        Nov 6, In Pakistan a 10-member civilian cabinet, named by Gen. Musharraf, formally took office.
    (SFEC, 11/7/99, p.A24)
1999        Nov 6, Rwanda suspended cooperation with a UN tribunal following a decision (Nov 3) by the Int'l. Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda to release Jean-Bosco Barayagwiza, a former Foreign Ministry official, who was held in Tanzania.
    (SFEC, 11/7/99, p.A30)
1999        Nov 6, In Tajikistan secular Pres. Emomali Rakhmonov a faced Muslim challenger.
    (SFEC, 11/7/99, p.A29)

2000        Nov 6, On Election Eve, George W. Bush and Al Gore campaigned through the final hours of their run for the White House, seeking last-minute momentum in a costly and exhausting race to become the nation's 43rd president.
    (AP, 11/6/01)
2000        Nov 6, Surgeons in Manchester, England, separated conjoined twin girls, a procedure that involved allowing one of the girls to die, while giving the survivor a chance at life.
    (AP, 11/6/01)
2000        Nov 6, Storms in Western Europe killed at least 19 people.
    (WSJ, 11/7/00, p.A1)
2000        Nov 6 In India a mob of Sunnis attacked Shiites in the market area of Mubarakpur in Uttar Pradesh state and 13 people were killed.
    (SFC, 11/7/00, p.B2)
2000        Nov 6, Israel rejected a plan for international observers in its conflict with the Palestinians.
    (SFC, 11/7/00, p.B2)
2000        Nov 6, In Serbia prisoners rioted in Sremska Mitrovica for shorter sentences and a new prison management. They were also angry over a proposed amnesty law that would free Albanian political prisoners.
    (SFC, 11/7/00, p.B2)
2000        Nov 6, In Zanzibar the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi won 34 of the 50 seats in the House of Representatives. The opposition Civic United Front took the remaining 16 seats.
    (SFC, 11/7/00, p.B2)

2001        Nov 6, Season One of the television series “24" was first broadcast. It featured Jack Bauer as the protagonist, in which he has trained and worked in various capacities as a government agent, including U.S. Army Delta Force, Los Angeles Police Department SWAT, CIA, and finally the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Bauer#24_Season_1)
2001        Nov 6, Baseball owners voted 28-2 to eliminate two major league teams by the 2002 season.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2001        Nov 6, Pres. Bush met with France’s Pres. Chirac and addressed an anti-terrorism meeting in Poland via satellite.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 6, The Federal Reserve lowered interest rates for the 10th time this year. The half point drop put the benchmark fed funds rate to 2% and the discount rate to 1.5%, its lowest level in 40 years. The DJIA rose 150 to 9591. The Nasdaq rose 41 to 1835.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.B1)(WSJ, 11/7/01, p.A2)(AP, 11/6/02)
2001        Nov 6, Attorney Gen. Ashcroft directed US DEA agents to go after Oregon doctors in assisted suicide cases. On Nov 8 a federal judge issued a temp block of Ashcroft’s order good until Nov 20.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A1)(SFC, 11/9/01, p.A15)
2001        Nov 6, Michael Bloomberg, self-made billionaire, was elected as the NYC’s 108th mayor. He spent $69 million on his self-financed campaign. He soon introduced “311," a form of centralized customer service for the city.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A15)(WSJ, 12/4/01, p.A1)(Econ, 2/19/05, Survey p.11)
2001        Nov 6, In New Jersey Democrat Jim McGreevey defeated Republican Bret Schundler in the race for governor.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A14)
2001        Nov 6, In Virginia Democrat Mark Warner defeated Republican Mark Earley in the race for governor.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A14)
2001        Nov 6, Playwright Anthony Shaffer, who'd written the thriller "Sleuth," died in London at age 75.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2001        Nov 6, US bombs killed a number of civilians in Kabul. The UN later reported that erroneous bombing killed 30 civilians in Kabul over the 1st 37 days of bombing.
    (SFC, 11/24/01, p.A5)
2001        Nov 6, In Munini, Burundi, 24 civilians were reported dead from fighting between Hutu rebels and the Tutsi dominated army.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A16)
2001        Nov 6, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said he would activate 3,900 troops for action in Afghanistan.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A5)
2001        Nov 6, In Northern Ireland David Trimble overcame blocking tactics and was re-elected 1st minister of the N. Ireland Assembly.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A13)
2001        Nov 6, Israeli troops pulled out of Ramallah. 5 Palestinians were killed along with 1 Israeli soldier in an attack on an Israeli army post and a car bomb blast.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A13)(WSJ, 11/7/01, p.A1)
2001        Nov 6, Authorities in Ciudad Juarez found the bodies of 3 young women. 5 more bodies were found the next day. Mexican authorities later built a somber memorial of concrete benches, a circular water fountain also made of concrete and a cement plaque with the names of the eight victims. The families of three of the women appealed in 2003 for the court, which is a body of the Organization of American States, to take up the case. On Nov 7, 2011, Mexico's government publicly apologized for failing to prevent the killings of the three women and for the negligence of officials in investigating the crimes.
    (SFC, 11/8/01, p.A19)(AP, 11/7/11)
2001        Nov 6, Russia clinched a deal to build a $2.6 billion nuclear-power plant in Kudunkulam, Tamil Nadu, India. India reiterated its intention of buying a Russian aircraft carrier, the Admiral Gorshkov, for the cost of retrofit estimated at $500 million, along with 2 squadrons of MiG-29C jet fighters.
    (WSJ, 11/7/01, p.A16)
2001        Nov 6, In Madrid, Spain, a rush hour car bomb blast injured 95 people. The ETA was suspected and a man and woman were arrested.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A13)
2001        Nov 6, In Istanbul, Turkey, 4 leftist militants, participants in a hunger strike, died during a police raid. The militants had threatened self-immolation.
    (SFC, 11/7/01, p.A16)

2002        Nov 6, The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates .5% from 1.75 to 1.25. The Dow rose 92 to 8771 and Nasdaq rose 17 to 1418.99.
    (SFC, 11/7/02, p.A22)
2002        Nov 6, A new U.S. draft resolution on Iraq set off a final diplomatic push for tough new weapons inspections, backed by threats of force if Saddam Hussein continues to skirt his disarmament obligations.
    (AP, 11/7/02)
2002        Nov 6, Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman called for a state recount following his loss to GOP Rep. Bob Riley by 3,195 votes. Siegelman conceded Nov 18.
    (SFC, 11/9/02, p.A4)(WSJ, 11/19/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 6, A jury in Beverly Hills, Calif., convicted Winona Ryder of stealing $5,500 worth of high-fashion merchandise from Saks Fifth Avenue, but a prosecutor said she would not seek to put the actress behind bars.
    (AP, 11/6/03)
2002        Nov 6, Muslims across the world started fasting for the holy month of Ramadan.
    (Reuters, 11/6/02)
2002        Nov 6, A bus carrying workers home for an Islamic holiday collided with a truck and overturned east of Cairo, killing 24 people and wounding 25 others.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2002        Nov 6, In Fiji a military panel convicted 15 elite army soldiers of mutiny for their roles in a deadly shootout at the country's main barracks two years ago.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2002        Nov 6, In France a fire broke out on an overnight express train, filling a sleeper car with smoke and killing 12 passengers. Five Americans were among the dead, including two children.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2002        Nov 6, In Iran University professor Hashem Aghajari, was sentenced to death on charges of insulting Islam's prophet and questioning the hard-line clergy's interpretation of Islam. He was also was sentenced to 74 lashes, banned from teaching for 10 years and exiled to three remote Iranian cities for 8 years. The death sentence was overturned in 2003 and reimposed May 3, 2004. The 2nd death sentence was again overturned. Aghajari was released on bail July 31, 2004.
    (AP, 11/7/02)(WSJ, 5/5/04, p.A1)(AP, 7/3/04)(SSFC, 8/1/04, p.A16)
2002        Nov 6, Benjamin Netanyahu was approved as Israel's foreign minister, bringing him into the Cabinet of the man he seeks to succeed, Ariel Sharon.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2002        Nov 6, In Luxembourg a twin-engine Fokker-50 plane crashed in fog as it approached Findel Airport, killing 17 people and seriously injuring five others.
    (AP, 11/6/02)(WSJ, 11/7/02, p.A1)
2002        Nov 6, In Morocco King Mohammed VI said the call for a referendum in Western Sahara to determine whether the people want independence is "null" and "inapplicable," his first public dismissal of the plan first put forward in 1991.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2002        Nov 6, A Palestinian laborer opened fire in a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip where he worked, killing his employer and another Israeli before being shot dead.
    (AP, 11/6/02)
2002        Nov 6, Muslim guerrillas strafed a southern Philippine village with automatic rifle fire, killing seven people in retaliation for an offensive by troops.
    (Reuters, 11/7/02)

2003        Nov 6, Pres. Bush signed the $87.5 billion spending bill for Afghanistan and Iraq.
    (WSJ, 11/7/03, p.A1)(AP, 11/6/04)
2003        Nov 6, Federal judges in New York and California blocked a new ban on certain late-term abortions, a day after President Bush signed it into law.
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2003        Nov 6, The US Mint unveiled the new nickel
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2003        Nov 6, Gene scientists published a map in Nature that shows how DNA controls protein interactions in the fruit fly.
    (WSJ, 11/7/03, p.A1)
2003        Nov 6, Two American soldiers were killed near Baghdad and along the Syrian border. Polish forces suffered their first combat death when a Polish major was fatally wounded in an ambush south of the capital.
    (AP, 11/6/03)
2003        Nov 6, In the Congo Republic 9 people have died in a suspected outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in a remote forest region where 120 were killed by the disease earlier this year.
    (Reuters, 11/7/03)
2003        Nov 6, In India workers burned down a house and killed 21 people from a rival trade union in a battle over jobs at an Indian tea farm.
    (AP, 11/6/03)
2003        Nov 6, Indonesia extended martial law and its military offensive in Aceh for 6 months.
    (SFC, 11/7/03, p.A9)
2003        Nov 6, In Saudi Arabia 2 suspected militants blew themselves up in Mecca when security forces tried to arrest them. A 3rd was shot to death by police during a raid in Riyadh.
    (AP, 11/6/03)

2004        Nov 6, The designers of SpaceShipOne, the first privately manned rocket to burst into space [see Oct 4], were handed a $10 million check and the Ansari X Prize trophy.
    (AP, 11/6/05)
2004        Nov 6, The Cassini spacecraft was scheduled to launch its Huygens probe onto Titan. [see Dec 24]
    (SFEC, 10/5/97, Z1 p.4)
2004        Nov 6, The African Union mandated South African President Thabo Mbeki to launch an urgent mission to resolve the crisis in Ivory Coast.
    (AFP, 11/7/04)
2004        Nov 6, In Baku, Azerbaijan, a gas explosion tore through a two-story apartment building, trapping residents under the debris. At least 4 people were killed.
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2004        Nov 6, China's central bank said it would take a "gradual and safe" approach to loosening the yuan-dollar peg.
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2004        Nov 6, In England 7 people were killed and 150 injured when a Eurostar high-speed train crashed into a vehicle that was stopped on a level crossing near Ufton Nervet in Berkshire. A motorist's suicide was suspected.
    (AP, 11/8/04)
2004        Nov 6, In northwestern Haiti an armed group fired on a police station, prompting officers to flee while prisoners escaped and more than 100 people started a flurry of looting.
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2004        Nov 6, Insurgents set off at least two car bombs and attacked a police station in the central Iraqi town of Samarra, killing at least 29 people and wounding 40. Over 50 people were killed across central Iraq including nearly 2 dozen Americans.
    (AP, 11/6/04)(SSFC, 11/7/04, p.A1)
2004        Nov 6, Israeli troops killed 5 Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy, in West Bank and Gaza Strip.
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2004        Nov 6, Ivory Coast warplanes bombed French peacekeepers, killing 8 French soldiers and wounding 23. French forces responded by destroying the entire Ivory Coast air force, 2 Russian-made jets and 5 helicopter gunships.
    (AP, 11/6/04)(SSFC, 11/7/04, p.A3)
2004        Nov 6, In western Nepal 9 Maoist rebels, five of them women, and a policeman were killed in a series of clashes and an accidental explosion.
    (AP, 11/7/04)
2004        Nov 6, In an open letter to the Iraqi people and posted on the Internet, 26 Saudi scholars and religious preachers stressed that armed attacks launched by militant Iraqi groups on U.S. troops and their allies in Iraq were "legitimate" resistance.
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2004        Nov 6, In Ukraine tens of thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko filled Kiev's main square, joining nationwide protests over alleged election fraud.
    (AP, 11/6/04)
2004        Nov 6, Atonazar Arifov, head of the Uzbek unregistered opposition Erk party, announced that Erk would boycott next month's parliamentary vote, saying the government has failed to embrace democracy and calling on the international community to ignore the election.
    (AP, 11/6/04)

2005        Nov 6, In a clear jab at Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, President Bush, in Brazil, called on Latin Americans to boldly defend strong democratic institutions.
    (AP, 11/6/06)
2005        Nov 6, Paul Tergat of Kenya won the NYC marathon by a third of a second in the closest finish ever. Jelena Prokopcuka of Latvia took the women’s race.
    (WSJ, 11/7/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 6, In SF the annual Veteran’s Day Parade was held on Market St.
    (SFC, 11/7/05, p.B1)
2005        Nov 6, The Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress opened in SF for a 5-day meeting and demonstration of new products.
    (SFC, 11/7/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 6, A tornado ripped across southwestern Indiana and northern Kentucky, killing at least 22 people, wrecking homes and knocking out power to thousands.
    (AP, 11/6/05)(WSJ, 11/7/05, p.A1)
2005        Nov 6, The head of Azerbaijan's ruling party declared victory in a parliamentary election, with 63 seats. Azerbaijan's president pledged parliamentary elections would be followed by further democratic reform, but his political opponents alleged there were voting violations that could taint the results.
    (AP, 11/6/05)(Reuters, 11/6/05)(Econ, 11/12/05, p.55)
2005        Nov 6 Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was arrested, hours after he defied an international arrest warrant and flew from Japan to Chile. Shortly after Fujimori's presence in Chile was confirmed, the Peruvian government asked Santiago to arrest him while a request for his extradition was filed.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 6, China said it had asked the World Health Organization to help it determine whether the death of a 12-year-old girl last month was caused by bird flu.
    (AP, 11/6/05)
2005        Nov 6, In northern China an explosion at a coal mine killed 13 miners and left three missing at the Taiping Colliery in Shanxi province's Qingxu County.
    (AP, 11/6/05)
2005        Nov 6, In northern China a cave-in at a gypsum mine killed 27 workers and trapped 20 others. The mine collapse occurred in Xingtai, a city in Hebei province, and affected two other nearby mines.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 6, The EU and US urged Ethiopia to end its crackdown on independent journalists and release opposition leaders detained during a week of bloody clashes between demonstrators and police.
    (AP, 11/7/05)
2005        Nov 6, French President Jacques Chirac called a security meeting of his top ministers after urban rioting spread, with arsonists striking from the Mediterranean to the German border and into central Paris for the first time. On the 10th night of mayhem, some 1,300 vehicles were torched across France overnight and 349 people were arrested.
    (AP, 11/6/05)(AFP, 11/6/05)
2005        Nov 6, Adan Castillo, Guatemala's top anti-narcotics investigator, said he plans to step down in December, after just six months on the job. Castillo said his country's anti-drug agents are no match for some 4,000 smugglers operating in Guatemala.
    (AP, 11/6/05)
2005        Nov 6, India’s Sikh PM Singh and Hindu nationalist opposition leader joined to open Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple in New Delhi, one of the biggest Hindu temples of modern times, a $45 million pink sandstone shrine to religious tolerance.
    (AP, 11/6/05)
2005        Nov 6, Iran said it supported a stable Iraq and called for expediting the construction of an oil pipeline and railway between the two neighbors.
    (AP, 11/6/05)
2005        Nov 6, Dozens of people fled Husaybah, an Iraqi town on the Syrian border, during a lull in fighting between 3,500 US and Iraqi troops and suspected al-Qaida insurgents armed with Kalashnikov rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
    (AP, 11/6/05)
2005        Nov 6, Myanmar’s military junta began moving key ministries to Pyinmana, a secret location in the mountains and dense forest. The ruling junta had shifted headquarters to a series of underground bunkers in Pyinmana, in central Myanmar.
    (Econ, 7/23/05, p.24)(WSJ, 11/7/05, p.A18)
2005        Nov 6, Gunmen in Mogadishu threw grenades and a land mine exploded near the convoy carrying Somalia's PM Ali Mohamed Gedi, but the leader escaped unharmed. At least two people were killed and 12 wounded in the attack.
    (AP, 11/6/05)

2006        Nov 6, Kenny Chesney won entertainer of the year and Brooks & Dunn's inspirational song "Believe" won three trophies, including single and song of the year, at the 40th Annual Country Music Association Awards.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2006        Nov 6, On the eve of midterm elections, Democrats criticized Republicans as stewards of a stale status quo while President Bush campaigned from Florida to Arkansas to Texas in a drive to preserve GOP control of Congress.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2006        Nov 6, US military trade papers published an editorial calling for the ouster of Defense Sec. Donald Rumsfeld. Rumsfeld signed a letter of resignation on this day, but Pres. Bush waited until Nov 8, one day after elections to make the announcement.
    (SSFC, 11/5/06, p.A18)(SFC, 8/14/07, p.A7)
2006        Nov 6, AIDS researchers reported encouraging results for a vaccine based on genetically altered HIV.
    (WSJ, 11/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 6, In Danville, Ca., Dimitra Mantas (43) was bludgeoned to death by her son (16), a user of methamphetamine. In 2008 a judge ruled that Andrew Mantas was incompetent to stand trial. In 2011 Andrew was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
    (SFC, 11/7/06, p.B1)(SFC, 5/31/08, p.B3)(SFC, 9/14/11, p.C4)
2006        Nov 6, Transparency International, a watchdog group, reported that nearly three-quarters of 163 countries ranked in a new survey suffer from a perception of serious corruption, while in nearly half it is seen as rampant. Finland, Iceland and New Zealand ranked as the least corrupt, while Haiti, Guinea and Myanmar ranked as most corrupt.
    (AP, 11/6/06)(Econ, 11/11/06, p.69)
2006        Nov 6, Afghan and US-led troops detained six suspected extremists, including one described as a "known al-Qaida terrorist." Taliban fighters ambushed a police patrol, killing one policeman and wounding two in Zabul province. One Taliban fighter was killed in an ensuing fight. In Helmand province Afghan and NATO forces carried out an operation against Taliban fighters, killing two. An Afghan army soldier was killed when another IED struck a military patrol in the Gereshk area of Helmand province.
    (AP, 11/6/06)(AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 6, Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet opened an international gathering of socialist leaders in Santiago by urging them to take advantage of the "reality" of globalization instead of fighting it. Police in Chile arrested 4 suspected computer hackers for allegedly belonging to a group accused of breaking into thousands of government Web sites around the globe, including NASA's.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 6, China's relations with Zimbabwe are "unshakeable", President Hu Jintao said as he met Pres. Mugabe amid accusations that Beijing's ties help shore up a pariah regime.
    (AFP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, Iraq’s Shiite-dominated government offered a major concession to Sunnis that could give jobs back to members of the Baath Party. A US helicopter crashed in Salahuddin province, killing two American soldiers on board. 2 Marines and a soldier were killed in fighting in Anbar province. In northern Iraq flash floods caused by heavy rain killed 18 people and injured 20.
    (AP, 11/6/06)(SFC, 11/7/06, p.A13)
2006        Nov 6, A female suicide bomber approached Israeli troops in the northern Gaza Strip and blew herself up. One soldier was lightly wounded in the blast.
    (AP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, Hundreds of Israelis of Ethiopian descent clashed with police and briefly blocked a main road leading into Jerusalem in a protest of the Health Ministry's wholesale discarding of donated Ethiopian blood.
    (AP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, In Italy a Milan court sentenced Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, the accused mastermind of the March 2004 train bombings in Madrid, to 10 years in jail for membership of a terrorist organization. A second Egyptian, Yahya Mawad Mohamed Rajeh, was sentenced to five years in jail in the case.
    (AFP, 11/6/06)(WSJ, 11/7/06, p.A1)
2006        Nov 6, In Kenya thousands of delegates from around the world opened a UN conference on next steps to ward off the worst effects of climate change.
    (AP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, Kyrgyzstan President Kurmanbek Bakiyev agreed to several opposition demands after five days of rallies demanding his resignation. Police officers guarding the presidential headquarters switched over to the protesters' side.
    (AP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, In Mexico City simultaneous explosions hit the Federal Electoral Tribunal, a bank branch and the headquarters of the former ruling party early in the day. Authorities deactivated a homemade explosive device at a second bank branch.
    (AP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, In the Netherlands 6 people were arrested on suspicion of recruiting volunteers for jihad, or Islamic holy war, prosecutors said after a year-long investigation.
    (AFP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 6, In Nicaragua Daniel Ortega appeared headed back to the presidency 16 years after a U.S.-backed rebellion helped oust the former Marxist revolutionary. Partial results and the country's top electoral watchdog indicated he had easily defeated four opponents.
    (AP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, Nigeria signed a deal with British firm Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) to build an earth observation satellite.
    (AFP, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, In northern Somalia Islamic fighters clashed with government militia backed by Ethiopian forces.
    (SFC, 11/7/06, p.A18)
2006        Nov 6, South Africa's top appeals court dented ex-Deputy President Jacob Zuma's chances of becoming the next president when it confirmed corruption convictions against a former financial adviser.
    (Reuters, 11/6/06)
2006        Nov 6, Syria's foreign minister said his country was ready to resume peace talks with Israel and he urged the Jewish state's government to heed calls from within the country for renewed negotiations.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 6, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmonov won re-election to a new, seven-year term according to preliminary results that gave him nearly 80% of the vote. Foreign observers said the vote was flawed.
    (AP, 11/7/06)
2006        Nov 6, Canada’s Heritage Oil reported an oil find on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert.
    (Econ, 8/25/07, p.45)(http://tinyurl.com/36dnbm)

2007        Nov 6, SF Mayor Gavin Newsom declared victory. The vote tally was expected to take as long as 2 weeks due to a state-mandated hand count.
    (SFC, 11/7/07, p.A1)
2007        Nov 6, In Vallejo, Ca., mayoral candidates Osby Davis (62) and Gary Cloutier (45) finished in a dead heat. Cloutier was later sworn in as mayor after elections officials said he won by 4 votes. On Dec 11 Osby was sworn in as mayor following a recount that put him on top by 2 votes.
    (SFC, 12/12/07, p.B3)
2007        Nov 6, Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher, dogged by a hiring scandal, lost badly to Democratic challenger Steve Beshear.
    (SFC, 11/7/07, p.A16)
2007        Nov 6, Central bankers past and present warned of more credit pain to come as Germany's Commerzbank and a big American lender became the latest to reveal losses from US subprime mortgage lending.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, Crude oil prices hit a record highs at $97.10 and closed at a record $96.70 per barrel on the NY Mercantile Exchange.
    (SFC, 11/7/07, p.C2)
2007        Nov 6, Astronomers said a new planet has been discovered orbiting a sun-like star 41 light years away in the galaxy called 55 Cancri, making it the first known planetary quintet outside our solar system.
    (AP, 11/7/07)(SFC, 11/7/07, p.A5)
2007        Nov 6, George Osmond (90), father of Donny and Marie Osmond and patriarch to the family's singing group The Osmond Brothers, died in Provo, Utah.
    (AP, 11/6/08)
2007        Nov 6, Hank Thompson (82), country singer, died in Texas of lung cancer. Between 1948 and 1975 he had 29 songs in the top ten including “A Six Pack to Go" and “The Wild Side of Life" (1952). Kitty Wells (b.1919) sang her 1952 Honky Tonk Angels song, which was written by J.D. Miller in response to Thompson’s Wild Side of Life.
    (SFC, 11/9/07, p.B7)
2007        Nov 6, In Afghanistan a bomb targeted a group of lawmakers in the northern province of Baghlan, killing at least 75 people, including 6 lawmakers. 61 schoolchildren were among the dead and 96 other students were wounded. A UN report later said up to two-thirds of the 77 people killed and 100 wounded were hit by bullets from visiting lawmakers' panicked bodyguards.
    (Reuters, 11/6/07)(AP, 11/9/07)(AP, 11/17/07)(AP, 11/6/08)
2007        Nov 6, Chinese e-commerce portal Alibaba.com soared in its debut on the Hong Kong stock market. It opened at $3.86 and closed at $5.09.
    (AP, 11/6/07)(SFC, 11/7/07, p.C1)
2007        Nov 6, In Bangalore, India, doctors began operating on Lakshmi, a 2-year-old girl born with four arms and four legs, in an extensive surgery that they hope will leave the girl with a normal body. Surgeons completed the surgery the next day and said will it give the girl a chance at a normal life.
    (AP, 11/6/07)(AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 6, 2007 became the deadliest year for US troops in Iraq, with at least 853 military deaths.
    (AP, 11/6/08)
2007        Nov 6, In Kashmir a 4-day gunbattle began that left five Islamic militants and four Indian soldiers killed.
    (AFP, 11/9/07)
2007        Nov 6, Kurdish rebels released another Iranian soldier captured two months ago in northern Iraq.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, Italian police said a Europe-wide sweep disrupted an Islamic cell that was recruiting potential suicide bombers for attacks in Iraq and Afghanistan. They announced the arrests of 20 terror suspects, mostly Tunisians. Authorities in Britain, France and Portugal confirmed arrests.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, A Mauritanian patrol boat found a drifting boat from Senegal with some 100 people aboard as well as 2 dead bodies. The migrants had spent nearly 3 weeks at sea and thrown 43 dead bodies overboard.
    (SFC, 11/7/07, p.A3)
2007        Nov 6, A US diplomat said the disablement of North Korea's nuclear weapons-making facilities has started smoothly and the communist nation should be able to complete the process by the end of the year.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, Pakistan's deposed chief justice called on lawyers nationwide to defy police and protest President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's imposition of emergency rule, while the government debated whether to delay parliamentary elections by as much as three months.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, Singapore presented its case regarding sovereignty of three disputed islands in the Pacific Ocean at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, a claim disputed by Malaysia.
    (AFP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, In northern South Africa a blaze swept through a nursing home, killing 12 people and injuring five.
    (AP, 11/7/07)
2007        Nov 6, Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir met with South African President Thabo Mbeki in Cape Town for talks on the situation in war-torn Darfur and political upheaval in Khartoum.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, In the Vatican Benedict XVI raised concerns about restrictions on Christian worship in Saudi Arabia in the first meeting ever between a pope and a reigning Saudi king.
    (AP, 11/6/07)
2007        Nov 6, Zimbabwe’s Attorney General Sobusa Gula-Ndebele was briefly detained over allegations he promised to help a fugitive banker who had fled the southern African nation avoid arrest. Police said he faces corruption charges.
    (Reuters, 11/8/07)

2008        Nov 6, President elect Barack Obama chose Rahm Emanuel (48), a fiery partisan unafraid of breaking glass and hurting feelings, as his White House chief of staff. It was reported that Obama's campaign chief strategist David Axelrod, one of the main architects of his election victory, had agreed to become a senior advisor in the White House.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 6, The leaders of GM, Ford and Chrysler came to Capital Hill along with the president of the UAW to discuss billions of dollars in financial help for the struggling car industry.
    (SFC, 11/7/08, p.C3)
2008        Nov 6, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed $4.4 billion in new taxes and a similar amount in spending cuts to deal with California's worsening fiscal crisis, saying, "We must stop the bleeding."
    (AP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter said a budget deficit crises will force the city to close libraries and swimming pools, suspend planned tax reductions, cut more than 800 jobs and trim salaries to deal with a $1 billion shortfall.
    (SFC, 11/7/08, p.A7)
2008        Nov 6, David Booth (61), chief executive of Dimensional Fund Advisors mutual fund, said he will donate $300 million to the Univ. of Chicago’s business school.
    (WSJ, 11/6/08, p.A4)
2008        Nov 6, In northwest Afghanistan an airstrike killed 13 Taliban militants and seven civilians in Ghormach district of Badghis province, a day after President Hamid Karzai demanded a halt to civilian casualties in US-led coalition operations.
    (AP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan crowned a new king, placing a charismatic Oxford-educated bachelor as head of state of the world's newest democracy. Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck (28) became the world's youngest reigning monarch.
    (AFP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, The European Central Bank cut its key interest rate by half a percentage point to 3.25% and the Bank of England made an even more aggressive reduction of 1.5%, from 4.5% to 3%, in an effort to ease the financial crisis and boost their flagging economies. The rate in England was lowest since 1955.
    (AP, 11/6/08)(Econ, 11/8/08, p.71)
2008        Nov 6, Authorities said Hungary is preparing a financial aid package worth up to 600 billion forints ($3 billion, 2.3 billion euros) to boost domestic banks' capital and help them refinance debts.
    (AP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, A series of bomb blasts across Baghdad killed six people and injured more than 20 others, in the fourth consecutive day of heightened violence in the Iraqi capital. The al-Qaida leader, known as Abu Ghazwan, was killed during a raid on a weapons cache. An American soldier has died of noncombat related causes.
    (AP, 11/6/08)(AP, 11/7/08)(AP, 11/8/08)
2008        Nov 6, In Italy Domenico Magnoli (27), an alleged mobster, woke up in a private Italian clinic following liposuction surgery, and was arrested for trafficking in cocaine. Police alleged that Magnoli, born in Cannes, France, has links to the Piromalli crime clan in the 'ndrangheta syndicate.
    (AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 6, Japanese researchers said they had created functioning human brain tissues from stem cells, a world first that has raised new hopes for the treatment of disease.
    (AFP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, Mexican authorities detained Rodolfo de la Guardia Garcia, the No. 2 official in the Federal Agency of Investigation from 2003-2005, suspected of aiding drug traffickers, and Jaime Gonzalez Duran, alleged founder of a vicious gang of drug-cartel hit men. A cache of 540 rifles, 165 grenades, 500,000 rounds of ammunition and 14 sticks of TNT were seized at a house in the city of Reynosa, across the border from McAllen, Texas. This was the largest seizure of drug-cartel weapons in Mexico's history. In the northeast, police mistakenly opened fire on a family of six, seriously wounding a teenage girl. In the west, inmates rioted, killing six. And police in Tijuana found three more bodies accompanied by messages that appeared to be from drug traffickers.
    (AP, 11/8/08)
2008        Nov 6, In Nigeria at least six navy personnel were killed in a gun battle between two rival gangs in southern oil-rich Bayelsa state.
    (AFP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 6, In Pakistan a suicide bomber attacked a gathering of anti-militant Salarzai tribesmen, killing at least 17 and wounding 45 in the Batmalai area of the Bajur tribal region, where the military has clashed with insurgents for months. Another suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint in the Swat Valley killing at least 2 paramilitary troopers.
    (AP, 11/6/08)(SFC, 11/7/08, p.A13)
2008        Nov 6, In the central Philippines a small ferry capsized during a storm at Bagongon islet. 11 passengers drowned in waters just 200 yards offshore. 30 survived a 3 remained missing.
    (AP, 11/6/08)(AP, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 6, Romania's defense minister says the country's 501 peacekeepers in Iraq will all leave by the end of the year.
    (AP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, A Romanian computer programmer who hacked into computers used by the U.S. Navy, the Department of Energy and NASA was convicted on Romanian charges and ordered to pay thousands in damages. Victor Faur (28) was also given a 16-month suspended prison sentence. In 2006 Faur was indicted in the United States on nine federal counts of computer intrusion and one of conspiracy.
    (AP, 11/10/08)
2008        Nov 6, A group of Saudi activists began a rare public hunger strike to demand judiciary reform and draw attention to the detention without trial of 11 political reformists.
    (AP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, A suspected suicide explosion hit a minibus unloading passengers in Vladikavkaz, the capital of Russia's North Ossetia province, killing 12 people.
    (AP, 11/6/08)(Reuters, 11/7/08)
2008        Nov 6, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou made history when he met with a senior Chinese official as tens of thousands of anti-Beijing protesters brought the island's capital to a standstill.
    (AFP, 11/6/08)
2008        Nov 6, State media reported that Zimbabwe's government will release millions of dollars in unspent foreign aid given to the country last year to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. An official said Zimbabwe's largest gold mining firm has stopped operations at its five mines across the strife-torn country, resulting in 5,000 people losing jobs. The closures resulted from long delays in receiving payments for gold delivered to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, which has a monopoly on the country's gold trade.
    (AFP, 11/6/08)

2009        Nov 6, The US Labor Dept. said the unemployment rate has surpassed 10% for the first time since 1983, and that it was expected to go higher. Unemployment in October hit 10.2% with some 16 million jobless Americans. President Barack Obama was set to sign a $24 billion economic stimulus bill providing tax incentives to prospective homebuyers and extending unemployment benefits to the longtime jobless.
    (AP, 11/6/09)(SFC, 11/7/09, p.A1)
2009        Nov 6, US banking regulators shut down United Commercial Bank of San Francisco. The government had invested $300 million from the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in the parent UCBH Holdings. The assets, loans and 63 branches of UCBH were sold to East West Bank of Pasadena. China Minsheng Bank soon wrote off its 10% stake in UCBH. In 2011 federal authorities filed criminal fraud charges against former executives at the bank.
    (SSFC, 11/29/09, p.D1)(Econ, 5/15/10, SR p.18)(SFC, 10/12/11, p.D1)
2009        Nov 6, In Orlando, Florida, Jason Rodriguez (40), a former engineer, fatally shot Otis Beckford (26) and wounded five others at the firm where he once worked. The next day his attorney later said Rodriguez is "very mentally ill" and crumbled under the stress of his divorce, bankruptcy and unemployment. Rodriguez was an entry-level engineer at Reynolds, Smith and Hills for 11 months before he was fired in June 2007. On Jan 4, 2010, Rodriguez was declared incompetent to stand trial.
    (AP, 11/7/09)(SFC, 1/5/10, p.A5)
2009        Nov 6, In Afghanistan fighting between members of a joint search operation and insurgents in western Afghanistan left 4 Afghan soldiers, three policemen and a civilian interpreter dead. It appeared that an airstrike during the search for two US paratroopers mistakenly killed 8 Afghans and wounded more than 20 Afghan and American forces. The deputy governor of the southern province of Zabul, Ali Khail, said NATO forces raided an Afghan Red Crescent office in the city of Qalat, killing a security guard and arresting three local Red Crescent employees. NATO issued a statement saying coalition forces killed a militant and arrested a few suspected militants, including someone who was helping insurgents transport weapons and bomb-making materials to the area.
    (AP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 6, Two British ticketholders shared a jackpot of 90 million pounds ($150 million) in the EuroMillions competition, the largest lottery prizes ever paid out in the UK.
    (AP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 6, British Airways revealed a quadrupling of net losses in its first half, and axed an extra 1,200 jobs in an "essential" cost-reduction program.
    (AP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, Toronto, Canada, was awarded the 2015 Pan American Games by beating Bogota, Colombia and Lima, Peru on the first ballot in a vote in Guadalajara, Mexico.
    (Reuters, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 6, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao headed to Egypt for a summit with African leaders as Beijing bids to expand its diplomatic and economic influence on the resource-rich continent.
    (AP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, In Cuba Yoani Sanchez, acclaimed dissident blogger, was forced into an unmarked car, beaten, threatened and dumped onto a street.
    (Econ, 11/21/09, p.40)
2009        Nov 6, Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo alleged that recent arson attacks and shootings in his nation are the work of a mastermind living in the US. 3 attackers dressed as police officers firebombed a wooden, colonial-era courthouse and a nearby school on Nov 4, and later shot at two police stations, wounding one officer in the jaw and another in the ankle.
    (AP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 6, Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya said that a US-brokered pact failed to end a four-month political crisis after a deadline for forming a unity government passed.
    (AP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, In northern India a crowded bus plunged down a steep mountain gorge, killing 32 people near Baner Khud, Himachal Pradesh state.
    (AP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, Japan pledged $5.5 billion in aid over 3 years for Southeast Asia's 5 Mekong River nations (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam), seeking to deepen ties with the region amid growing influence from China.
    (AFP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, Madagascar's political rivals agreed on posts within a transitional government that will hold power until next year's elections following a power struggle that brought months of volatility to the country.
    (AP, 11/7/09)
2009        Nov 6, Mexican police caught Marco Antonio Ibarra in the northern city of Culiacan. The former prison official had spent a year on the run from charges of killing a 19-year-old inmate, whose beating death in Sep, 2008, sparked riots that left nearly two dozen dead, including two American prisoners. Noel Martinez, a district supervisor for the police in Ciudad Juarez, was shot and killed inside his car.
    (AP, 11/7/09)(SFC, 11/7/09, p.A2)
2009        Nov 6, The Pakistani army entered Makeen, the last of three militant strongholds targeted by a major offensive in the northwest, as gunmen wounded a senior army officer and a solder in Islamabad. Police shot and killed two would-be suicide bombers in Balakot. The two men opened fire on police when their car was intercepted at a checkpoint in the North West Frontier Province.
    (AP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, Saudi Arabia said it carried out airstrikes against "infiltrators" from Yemen that were limited to areas inside Saudi territory, and vowed to press on with the military action until the border with its restive neighbor was secure. In Yemen, however, a military official said Saudi forces continued to shell rebel position in Saada.
    (AP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, In Scotland finance ministers from the world's leading rich and developing countries to begin the difficult negotiations over how to even out the imbalances weighing on the world economy.
    (AP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, The aid agency Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) warned that Southern Sudan is facing a "serious outbreak" of the deadly kala azar tropical disease. Kala azar, or visceral leishmaniasis, is a neglected tropical disease contracted by the bite of a sand fly, endemic in some parts of southern Sudan. Without treatment, almost all victims die within one to four months. If treatment is received on time, some 95% can recover.
    (AFP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, Turkey rebuffed an EU call to reconsider its decision to allow Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir, who is accused of war crimes in Darfur, to attend a summit in Istanbul. Turkey has not signed the Rome Statute which set up the ICC and has said previously the ICC arrest warrant for Beshir could hurt moves to end the conflict in Darfur.
    (AFP, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, A UN report said 2 Iranian businessmen working at a Dubai-based firm were linked to video surveillance devices sold to Sudan and used in unmanned drones in Darfur in violation of a UN arms embargo.
    (Reuters, 11/6/09)
2009        Nov 6, Zimbabwe averted a political meltdown after PM Morgan Tsvangirai ended a boycott of the unity government, but faced a new deadline to resolve a slate of thorny disputes. He said assurances South Africa will be watching persuaded him to end his boycott.
    (AP, 11/6/09)

2010        Nov 6, President Barack Obama announced a host of new trade deals with India supporting tens of thousands of US jobs as he began a 10-day trip through Asia on a determinedly domestic note.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd said their countries would enhance their military and defense cooperation by expanding joint exercises and the use of each other's training facilities. They also pledged to work together to influence the behavior of an increasingly assertive China.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, The Afghan attorney general's office said that it plans to indict an ex-minister for allegedly overcharging the government nearly $20 million for fuel, one of 20 cases involving government officials accused of corruption or misuse of power. An insurgent attack killed a NATO service member in the south. In the southeast a joint Afghan and coalition force killed Mullah Mohammadullah, a Taliban leader in Shahidi Hassas district of Uruzgan province, along with an associate as they were trying to escape on a motorcycle.
    (AP, 11/6/10)(AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 6, In Argentina thousands marched in a Gay Pride parade, celebrating the country's status as the first in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage and vowing to campaign for new rights for transgender people. More than 500 same-sex couples have been married since President Cristina Fernandez signed the law on July 21. The theme of the parade was "let's go for more," specifically, a "gender identity" law to enable individuals to change their gender on birth certificates and identity cards.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 6, BBC reporters planned further strikes after a two-day walkout over pension changes successfully disrupted the broadcaster's TV and radio programs.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, Tens of thousands of French protesters took to the streets once more for what might prove to be the last in their recent series of marches against President Nicolas Sarkozy's pension reform.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, A train carrying what activists claim is "the most radioactive ever" cargo of nuclear waste ran the gauntlet of hundreds of protesters as it crossed the Rhine from France to Germany. The shipment was returning German waste for storage after it was treated in France by the Areva group.
    (AFP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, Airlines cancelled at least 36 flights to and from Jakarta, affecting international carriers from Europe to Asia, because of ash from the Mount Merapi volcano.
    (AFP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, Iraq's political rivals reached a breakthrough power-sharing deal in which Nuri al-Maliki, a Shiite, retains the premiership. The deal came 8 months after inconclusive elections. The deal was between the National Alliance, which represents the main Shiite parties, and the Kurdish coalition, while the Sunni-backed Iraqiya's support hinged on its agreement over the posts of speaker and president. A roadside bomb killed two Sunni anti-Qaeda militiamen and two Iraqi soldiers died in separate attacks on checkpoints north of Baghdad. Twin mortar attacks in Baghdad wounded two people. 25 people were wounded when three car bombs exploded outside the homes of officials of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
    (AFP, 11/6/10)(AFP, 11/7/10)(AFP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 6, In Italy Michael Seifert (86), a former Nazi SS prison guard known as "the beast of Bolzano" for his cruelty, died in an Italian hospital. The Ukrainian-born Seifert was serving a life sentence at the Santa Maria Capua Vetere prison in southern Italy.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 6, In Kenya a police officer in Siakago town went on a shooting rampage, killing 10 people in three different bars. The man was said to be accusing a girl of having infected him with HIV and when he went to look for her he did not find her.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 6, Libyan authorities arrested 10 reporters for criticizing Libya's leadership. They worked for Libya Press, a news agency controlled by the son of leader Moammar Gadhafi. A further 10 journalists working for Al-Ghad titles were rounded up in a second wave of arrests. All the reporters were released on Nov 8, and Moamer Kadhafi asked that an inquiry be opened into the matter.
    (AP, 11/7/10)(AFP, 11/8/10)
2010        Nov 6, In Mexico the decapitated body of a 30-year-old man was found in an Acapulco neighborhood. Another man was found shot to death and a 27-year-old woman who had been kidnapped last month was found strangled and dumped in a trash bin, a black hood covering her face. Seven men at a family party in ciudad Juarez were gunned down. 11 other people were killed in the city, including two whose bodies were found dismembered. Police in Oaxaca city found a human head in a gift-wrapped box left on the side of a cliff popular for its view of the picturesque colonial center.
    (AP, 11/7/10)
2010        Nov 6, Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Saturday but caused no casualties or damage.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, In Poland a gigantic statue of Jesus that Poles claim is the world's largest rose majestically above the small town of Swiebodzin, as the grandiose dream of a local priest finally came to pass. Residents believed it will put their town of 22,000 on the map for tourists.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, In Russia Oleg Kashin (30), a reporter for the Kommersant newspaper, was left in a coma after two men smashed his head, legs and fingers in an attack that prosecutors believe was linked to his work. Among his more contentious reporting topics has been efforts by environmentalists and opposition activists to protect trees in the Khimki forest near Moscow from being cut down for a new highway.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, Saudi Arabia's foreign minister said Riyadh has halted mediation efforts between the Afghan government and the Taliban because the fundamentalist movement has refused to break ties with al-Qaida.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, Pirates near Somalia fired on French naval forces from a private yacht they had captured. The yacht ran aground the next day and the South African skipper escaped captivity, but the pirates took two crew members hostage onto land.
    (AP, 11/8/10)
2010        Nov 6, In Spain Pope Benedict XVI blasted the "aggressive" anti-church sentiment he said was flourishing in Spain as he sought to rekindle the faith in a once-staunchly Roman Catholic nation that is now among Europe's most liberal.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, Swedish police arrested Peter Mangs (38) on suspicion of shooting at people with immigrant backgrounds in a yearlong rampage in Malmo, Sweden's third largest city. The first shooting was Oct. 10, 2009, when a 21-year-old convicted drug smuggler on furlough from prison was shot in the head in a parked car. Swedish media said he was hospitalized for a month with a bullet in his brain but survived. A 20-year-old woman sitting next to him was also hit in the head and died. On May 7, 2012, Mangs was charged with three counts of murder and 12 counts of attempted murder. On Nov 23, 20112, Mangs was sentenced to life in prison and ordered 40-year-old Peter Mangs to pay 1.2 million kronor ($180,000) in damages to survivors and their families.
    (AP, 11/7/10)(AP, 11/9/10)(AP, 5/7/12)(AP, 11/23/12)   
2010        Nov 6, United Nations officials said they were investigating reports that some 700 Congolese women were sexually attacked along the country's border with Angola. Many women had said Angolan soldiers were responsible for their attacks.
    (AP, 11/6/10)
2010        Nov 6, A Yemeni judge ordered police to find Anwar al-Awlaki, a radical US-born cleric, "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners.
    (AP, 11/6/10)

2011        Nov 6, In the northeast US tens of thousands remained without power 8 days after the Oct 29 snowstorm, including some 88,000 in Connecticut.
    (SFC, 11/7/11, p.A5)
2011        Nov 6, In Washington state Julia Biryukova told investigators that her 2-year-old son, Sky Metalwala, vanished in Bellevue after she left him sleeping in her unlocked car after she ran out of gas. Police found that there was enough gas to run a considerable distance.
    (SFC, 11/9/11, p.A6)(SFC, 11/10/11, p.A10)
2011        Nov 6, Afghan Pres. Karzai met with Australian PM Julia Gillard, who made an unannounced trip to the country. In the north 2 suicide bombers targeted worshippers on a key Muslim festival, killing seven, including two local police commanders of Old Baghlan City. A roadside bomb ripped through a police vehicle in the south, killing a district police chief and two of his bodyguards.
    (AP, 11/6/11)(AFP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 6, In Brazil cameraman Gelson Domingos (46) was hit in the chest by a rifle shot while covering the police confrontation with gang members at the Antares slum in Rio's west side. Domingos died despite wearing a bulletproof vest.
    (AP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, CongoDRC opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi (79), while visiting in South Africa, proclaimed himself president and ordered his followers to stage jailbreaks to free detained colleagues. Since the electoral campaign opened Oct. 28, Tshisekedi's supporters have had clashes, some deadly, with police and Kabila supporters in several towns.
    (AP, 11/12/11)
2011        Nov 6, In Egypt 11 Hungarian tourists were killed and 27 injured when their bus overturned in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, Greece's embattled PM George Papandreou and main opposition leader agreed to form an interim government to ensure the country's new European debt deal, capping a week of political turmoil.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 6, Guatemala held presidential elections. Retired general and former intelligence director Otto Perez Molina (61) of the conservative Patriotic Party won an easy victory, 54% to 46%, in a runoff race against tycoon-turned-political populist Manuel Baldizon of the Democratic Freedom Revival party.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 6, In Iraq 3 bombs ripped through the sprawling Shorja market in Baghdad, killing eight people at the beginning of a Muslim religious holiday and just hours after the prime minister warned of Iraq's continued danger. A roadside bomb hit a security patrol in the northern city of Mosul, killing an Iraqi soldier.
    (AP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, Israeli President Shimon Peres warned that an attack on Iran is becoming increasingly likely, days before a report by the UN's nuclear watchdog on Iran's nuclear program is due.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, The websites of Israel's army and intelligence services were down today, two days after a hacker group appeared to threaten the Jewish state over its interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, Japan's coastguard arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that allegedly intruded into Japanese territorial waters.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, Nicaragua held presidential elections. On Nov 8 Daniel Ortega was declared the winner as he led with 63% of the votes, compared with 31% for his nearest challenger, Fabio Gadea. International election observers reported problems with access to voting stations.
    (AP, 11/7/11)(AP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 6, Niger's army intercepted a convoy of cars traveling south from Libya toward Mali, and a cache of arms was seized in the ensuing clash. Libyan nationals and ethnic Tuaregs were in the convoy. One Nigerien soldier was killed and four wounded during the clash.
    (AP, 11/9/11)
2011        Nov 6, In Nigeria gunmen suspected of being members of Boko Haram shot dead a police officer at his home as he returned from Eid morning prayers in Maiduguri.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, Oman state media reported that 4 crewmen died and five are still missing after an Indian ship sank in bad weather off its coast.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, In Saudi Arabia millions of Muslims stoned pillars representing the devil in a symbolic rejection of temptation on the second day of their annual hajj pilgrimage, a day that also marks the start of the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha. More than 2.9 million Muslims were performing the hajj this year.
    (AP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, In Sudan unidentified gunmen killed a UN peacekeeper and injured two others in an attack on a patrol in the war-ravaged Darfur region.
    (AFP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 6, Syrians in the restive region of Homs performed special prayers for a major Muslim holiday to the sound of explosions and gunfire as government troops pushed forward their assault on the area, killing at least 16 people. The Arab League called an emergency meeting on Syria's failure to implement its peace plan. Altogether 23 people were killed in today’s crackdown.
    (AP, 11/6/11)(AFP, 11/6/11)(AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 6, Fishermen on a Taiwanese boat fought back against Somali pirates and freed themselves after a hijacking in the Indian Ocean. Some of the 28 crew on the Chin Yi Wen overcame the hijackers then the boat met up with British anti-piracy vessels nearby.
    (AP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, The death toll from Thailand's worst floods in half a century climbed past 500, as advancing pools of polluted black water threatened Bangkok's subway system and new evacuations were ordered in the sprawling capital.
    (AP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, Miss Venezuela, Ivian Sarcos, was crowned the 2011 winner of the Miss World beauty pageant at a glittering final ceremony in London.
    (AP, 11/7/11)
2011        Nov 6, Two Yemeni soldiers were reported killed in overnight clashes with suspected Al-Qaeda fighters near the militant stronghold of Zinjibar.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)
2011        Nov 6, Young supporters of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe stoned and beat up backers of PM Morgan Tsvangirai, blocking a planned rally of his Movement for Democratic Change party.
    (AFP, 11/6/11)

2012        Nov 6, President Barack Obama rolled to re-election, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. Obama claimed 303 electoral votes vs. 206 for Romney and 49.8% of the popular vote vs. 48.7%.
    (AP, 11/7/12)(SFC, 11/7/12, p.A1)
2012        Nov 6, In California Proposition 30, Gov. Brown’s tax plan for education, passed. Prop 35, an initiative to increase sex-trafficking fines, passed by a landslide. Voters also approved Proposition 36, an initiative to change the three strike law. Prop 31 for budget process changes failed; Prop 32 to stop payroll political contributions failed; Prop 33 for insurance rates by driver history failed; Prop 34 to repeal the death penalty failed; prop 37 to label genetically modified food failed; Prop 38 on tax increases for education failed; prop 39 on taxes for multi-state businesses failed.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A14)(SFC, 11/8/12, p.A20)
2012        Nov 6, San Francisco voters approved Prop B, a $195 million park bond and Prop C to provide money for affordable housing. Prop D to consolidate the elections for city attorney and city treasurer also won. Prop E, a plan to revise the city’s business tax, passed as did Prop G, a policy statement opposing increased corporate financing in politics. Voters rejected Prop F, a plan to take the first steps to drain the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A17)
2012        Nov 6, The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and owners of the Pacific Rod and Gun Club reached an agreement allowing the club to remain open for up to 2 more years at its 14-acre space on the shores of Lake Merced.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.C2)
2012        Nov 6, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64 allowing adults over 21 to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, thought using the drug publicly would still be banned. Amendment 64 took effect in December.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A10)(SFC, 3/14/14, p.A6)
2012        Nov 6, In Indiana Mike Pence, a Republican congressman, was elected state governor.
    (Econ, 11/10/12, p.34)
2012        Nov 6, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same sex marriage by popular vote.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A10)
2012        Nov 6, Massachusetts voters approved a measure to allow marijuana for medical reasons, joining 17 other states.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A10)
2012        Nov 6, Michigan voters supported Pres. Obama and defeated efforts by Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel Moroun to require a public vote before any competing int’l. crossing can be built with state money. This helped clear the way for a new Canadian-financed bridge.
    (SFC, 11/8/12, p.A5)
2012        Nov 6, In North Carolina Pat McCrory, a Republican former mayor of Charlotte, defeated Walter Dalton to become the state’s first Republican governor in 20 years.
    (Econ, 11/10/12, p.32)
2012        Nov 6, Oklahoma voters approved a measure that wipes out all affirmative action programs in state government hiring, education and contracting practices.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A10)
2012        Nov 6, Oklahoma executed Garry Thomas Allen (56) for the 1986 killing of his fiancee, despite claims that he was insane.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A5)
2012        Nov 6, Washington state approved I-501, a measure establishing a system of state-licensed marijuana growers, processors and retail stores where adults could buy up to an ounce of marijuana.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A10)(Econ, 7/12/14, p.25)
2012        Nov 6, The number of people linked to a meningitis outbreak has climbed to 419 cases and included 30 deaths. It has been traced to contaminated steroid shots mixed by a pharmacy in Framingham, Mass.
    (SFC, 11/6/12, p.A5)
2012        Nov 6, British actor Clive Dunn (b.1920), best known as a bumbling old butcher in the popular World War Two sitcom "Dad'    s Army" (1968-1970), died in Portugal.
    (AP, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 6, In Bulgaria Patriarch Maxim (b.1914), as Marin Naidenov Minkov, died in Sofia. He weathered a revolt over his communist-era ties to lead the Balkan country's Orthodox Christians for more than 40 years.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, In Egypt gunmen shot and critically injured Selim Said el-Gamal, a senior security official, in the country's turbulent northern Sinai region.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, Greek trade unions started a general strike and nationwide protests against a new package of austerity measures to be voted on this week.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A2)
2012        Nov 6, In Iraq a suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives detonated the vehicle near an Iraqi military base in Taji as soldiers changed shifts, killing at least 32 people and wounding more than 46.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, Ivory Coast officials said up to 10 new mass graves have been discovered near the site of a July 20 attack on a camp for displaced people. Rights groups have claimed summary executions were carried out by the Republican Forces of Ivory Coast, known by its French acronym of FRCI.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, A 54% majority of Puerto Ricans sought to change their ties with the United States and become the 51st US state in a non-binding referendum that would require final approval from Congress. Puerto Ricans also ousted Luis Fortuno, the pro-statehood governor in a close election. Challenger Alejandro Garcia Padilla won by less than 1 percent.
    (AP, 11/7/12)
2012        Nov 6, Russia’s Pres. Putin fired Anatoly Serdyukov, his powerful defense minister, after police raided the property of a real estate company involved the privatization of valuable ministry land near Moscow.
    (SFC, 11/7/12, p.A4)
2012        Nov 6, Russia wheeled out one of its treasured Cold War trophies, publishing a rare interview with George Blake, a 90-year-old British double agent. Blake worked for the British Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, from the 1940s. He became a committed communist while a North Korean prisoner during the Korean war, and worked for Moscow after being posted by MI6 to Berlin in 1955.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, In Syria gunmen killed Mohammed Osama Laham, the brother of Syria's parliament speaker, as he drove to work in Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air raids on Houla, a group of villages in central province of Homs, killed seven people.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, A spokesman for Hamas said the Syrian government has sealed its offices in Damascus, finalizing the break between the Islamic militant group and its former patron.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, In South Africa Gold Fields said that thousands of employees returned to work at the company's KDC East mine ending a 23-day strike. The National Union of Mineworkers that the 12,000 miners fired from platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum in Rustenburg for staging illegal strikes since September had still not returned to work, and negotiations were underway.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, New South African banknotes, featuring the image of former president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, went into circulation.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, Sri Lanka made public charges against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake involving misuse of her position and failing to adequately declare assets. Critics said it was an effort by Pres. Mahinda Rajapaksa to curb the independence of the judiciary. Parliament tabled her impeachment leaving the speaker, the president’s eldest brother, to appoint a committee to investigate allegations against her.
    (SFC, 11/9/12, p.A5)(Econ, 11/10/12, p.42)
2012        Nov 6, Turkey's state-run news agency reported that seven Syrian generals have defected to Turkey.
    (AP, 11/6/12)
2012        Nov 6, A Turkish court opened a trial in absentia of four former Israeli military commanders in the killing of nine people aboard a Turkish aid ship that tried to break a Gaza blockade in 2010.
    (AP, 11/6/12)

2013        Nov 6, US federal authorities in Florida arrested a 3rd senior Navy official, Cmdr. Jose Luis Sanchez, in connection with an  extensive bribvery scheme in Asia involving prostitutes and luxury travel.   
    (SFC, 11/7/13, p.A1)
2013        Nov 6, William Potts (56), a former US militant who hijacked a plane to Cuba in 1984, flew home to the United States where he faced federal charges for air piracy. On July 16, 2014, Potts was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The sentence effectively gave him credit for serving 13 years in Cuba making him eligile for parole in 7 years.
    (AP, 11/6/13)(SFC, 7/18/14, p.A6)
2013        Nov 6, In Michigan 3 men were killed in a back gambling room at Al’s Barbershop on Detroit’s east side. 6 others were wounded.
    (SFC, 11/8/13, p.A7)
2013        Nov 6, Scientists in Utah unveiled the bones of a dinosaur discovered in 2009. It was named Lythronax argestes, or "king of gore," for its large teeth and apparent dominance as a predator. They dated it to about 80 million BC.
    (Reuters, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 6, Twitter priced its IPO at $26 per share. TWTR closed at $44.90 per share, up 73%.
    (SFC, 11/7/13, p.A1)(SFC, 11/8/13, p.A13)
2013        Nov 6, Afghan police found the bodies of 7 soldiers, believed to have been killed by their Taliban captors in Zabul province.
    (AP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, British energy firm Centrica said it has signed a deal to supply British homes with Qatari liquefied natural gas in a tie-up worth £4.4 billion and lasting until 2018.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, Britain’s BAE Systems said it will axe 1,775 shipbuilding jobs and close a historic yard as a government austerity drive hits demand.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, Cameroonian author Leonora Miano scooped France's Femina literary prize and used her acceptance speech to denounce racist insults directed at the French justice minister.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 6, In China supporters of jailed politician Bo Xilai established a new political party, the Zhi Xian Party, to support the former high-ranking official who was handed a life sentence for corruption in September.
    (AFP, 11/10/13)
2013        Nov 6, In China a series of bombs packed with ball bearings exploded outside a provincial headquarters of the ruling Communist Party, killing at least one person in Taiyuan, Shanxi province.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, A court in Egypt upheld an earlier ruling that banned the Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets confiscated.
    (AP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, It was reported that a total of 20 dead whales have been discovered along Ghana's coastline in the last four years, including at least eight since September. Environmental groups said they are concerned, given the proximity of the discoveries to the country's new offshore petroleum industry.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, Greek schools shut and flights were disrupted as workers held a general strike to protest austerity imposed by foreign lenders.
    (AP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, In Iran gunman ambushed and killed Musa Nouri, a state prosecutor, in a restive southeastern region near the Pakistani border. Sunni Islamist Baluch militants claimed responsibility for killing the prosecutor in revenge for a decision to hang 16 prisoners following a cross-border attack by the group two weeks ago.
    (AP, 11/6/13)(Reuters, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 6, In Iraq a suicide bomber detonated an oil tanker rigged with explosives at a police station north of Baghdad, killing 7 policemen. Attacks elsewhere left 8 dead.
    (AP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, An Israeli court found former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman innocent of all charges in a graft trial, clearing the way for one of Israel's most powerful and polarizing figures to return to his post as the nation's top diplomat.
    (AP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, An Ivory Coast court sentenced 15 former top cocoa sector officials to up to 20 years in prison for corruption under ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, in a bid to clean up the industry in the world's top cocoa grower.
    (Reuters, 11/7/13)
2013        Nov 6, Japan's hotels, restaurants and food shops were being warned over dishonest labelling amid a growing scandal that is threatening to undermine the country's reputation for safe, high-quality produce.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan asked lawmakers to extend a state of emergency declared in the northeast in May for an additional six months, saying the Islamist insurgency had not yet been contained.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, A Qatari court released Matthew and Grace Huang, a US couple, on trial for allegedly causing the death of their eight-year-old adopted daughter to sell her body parts.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, A Saudi-owned newspaper reported that authorities have detained more than 16,000 migrant workers in the first 48 hours of a security sweep targeting foreigners working illegally in the kingdom.
    (AP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, Saudi authorities beheaded a Pakistani man in the eastern Qatif province after he was convicted of drug trafficking in the kingdom.
    (AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, In Syria a car bomb killed at least 8 security personnel in a rare attack on a military intelligence headquarters in the southern city of Suweida. A bomb exploded in a central square of Damascus, killing 8 people and wounding several others.
    (Reuters, 11/6/13)(AFP, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon, his only serious rival disqualified, headed for re-election in a Central Asian country beset by poverty and facing security threats from neighboring Afghanistan.
    (Reuters, 11/6/13)
2013        Nov 6, The UN weather agency said world carbon dioxide pollution levels in the atmosphere are accelerating and reached a record high in 2012.
    (AP, 11/6/13)

2014        Nov 6, Federal prosecutors in Manhattan charged Trendon Shavers (32), founder of Bitcoin Savings and Trust, with fraud and accused him of masterminding a $4.5 million Ponzi scheme.
    (SFC, 11/7/14, p.C2)
2014        Nov 6, The Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld antigay marriage laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.
    (SFC, 11/7/14, p.A7)
2014        Nov 6, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art said Jerry Perenchino, the former chairman and CEO of Univision, has donated some 47 pieces of art from the 1870s to the 1930s. The museum must first complete construction of a new building designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, planned for 2023.
    (SFC, 11/7/14, p.D2)
2014        Nov 6, In Idaho 2 chief warrant officers were killed whenn their helicopter crashed during a training mission near the Boise airport.
    (SFC, 11/8/14, p.A5)
2014        Nov 6, The Archdiocese of Chicago released files on three dozen more abusive clergy members to fulfill Cardinal Francis George’s pledge to do so before he retires.
    (SFC, 11/7/14, p.A6)
2014        Nov 6, An independent investigation by the Harvard Law School reported that troops commanded by Myanmar's powerful interior minister and two other senior officials tortured and killed civilians while fighting an ethnic rebellion in Karen state from 2005-2008.
    (Reuters, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, In Belgium some 100,000 workers demonstrated in Brussels to protest government free-market reforms and austerity measures. Police fired tear gas and the water cannon to break up incidents.
    (AP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, Bulgaria's central bank stripped Corporate Commercial Bank, the country's fourth-biggest lender, of its license and announced that it will launch bankruptcy proceedings against the bank, which had negative capital of leva 3.75 billion ($2.4 billion). Main shareholder Tsvetan Vasilev, who is out of the country, has been charged with embezzlement.
    (AP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, The European Court of Justice upheld a decision against Italy over toxic waste treatment, ruling it had failed to act against illegal dumps dotting the countryside around the southern city of Naples.
    (Reuters, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, A Guam jury convicted three people of mailing drugs from Las Vegas to Guam. Nine other defendants signed plea deals in the case.
    (AP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, In Hong Kong pro-democaracy protesters clashed with police for the first time in over two weeks. Thousands remained camped on the streets demanding open nominations in elections for the city’s leader.
    (SFC, 11/7/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 6, Israel allowed Palestinian farmers to ship produce from the blockaded Gaza Strip to the occupied West Bank, via Israeli territory, for the first time since 2007.
    (Reuters, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, A Kenyan Roman Catholic priest, Father Guyo Waqo, and four others were sentenced to death by a court in Nairobi for murdering Italian Bishop Luigi Locati in 2005.
    (AP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, Libya's supreme court invalidated the internationally recognized parliament, setting the stage for deepening political chaos. The Tripoli court also nullified a constitutional amendment that led to elections on June 25, thereby invalidating the polls and all decisions that resulted from them. The ruling followed intense clashes between pro-government militias and Islamist fighters in Benghazi that have killed more than 30 people in the past three days.
    (AFP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, In New Zealand drummer Phil Rudd (60) of Australian rock band AC/DC, whose hits include "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," was accused of trying to arrange two killings as well as possession of drugs.
    (AP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, In Pakistan a policeman in Gujrat hacked Tufail Haider (55) to death for allegedly making derogatory remarks about the companions of the Prophet Muhammad.
    (AP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, In northwest Syria a US-led coalition, set up to fight Islamic State, bombed the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and the Ahrar al-Sham radical faction. One strike on a base near the northern city of Aleppo killed at least six Nusra fighters. Residents of Harem said at least 4 children were killed and dozens injured in an attack they believed was launched by the coalition. Fighting in a majority Druze region near Lebanon killed 31 combatants loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad and 14 rebels, including Al-Qaeda militants.
    (Reuters, 11/6/14)(AFP, 11/7/14)(AFP, 11/8/14)
2014        Nov 6, Uganda's military said it has suspended 15 soldiers who were peacekeepers in Somalia over various allegations of misconduct.
    (AP, 11/6/14)
2014        Nov 6, Ukraine announced passport controls around areas held by pro-Russian separatists in the latest step toward what resembles the breakup of the ex-Soviet republic, as heavy artillery fire erupted in Donetsk. Several more bodies of victims from the July 17 crash of Malaysia Flight 17 were found near the crash site.
    (AFP, 11/6/14)(SFC, 11/8/14, p.A2)
2014        Nov 6, In Wales Cerys Marie Yemm (22) died from injuries at Sirhowy Arms Hotel, a homeless hostel in Argoed, near Blackwood. Her suspected attacker died after he was Tasered by police when they arrived following a report a man was attacking a woman at the hotel. The BBC reported that Yemm was "murdered in an act of cannibalism", and had been in a relationship with the suspect Matthew Williams (34).
    (AFP, 11/7/14)
2014        Nov 6, Yemeni tribesmen blew up the country's main oil export pipeline, forcing crude flows to stop.
    (Reuters, 11/6/14)

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