Today in history for Nov. 6

 

1962

 

UN condemns apartheid in South Africa

 

On November 6, 1962, the United Nations General Assembly adopts a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calling on all its members to end economic and military relations with the country. In effect from 1948 to 1993, apartheid, which comes from the Afrikaans word for “ap… read more

 

Civil War

 

1861

 

Jefferson Davis elected Confederate president

 

Cold War

 

1988

 

Renowned Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov visits United States

 

Natural Disasters & Environment

 

1977

 

Dam gives way in Georgia, killing 39

 

Russia

 

1917

 

Bolsheviks revolt in Russia

 

U.S. Presidents

 

1860

 

Abraham Lincoln elected president

 

1906

 

Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

 

Vietnam War

 

1963

 

General Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam

 

EXPLORATION

 

1528

 

Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca lands in Texas

 

World War I

 

1917

 

British victory at Passchendaele

 

Sports

 

1869

 

Rutgers beats Princeton in first college football game

 

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