October 6 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
National Orange Wine Day
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National Plus Size Appreciation Day
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National Mad Hatter Day
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National German-American Day
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National Noodle Day
- Weird

Historical Events on October 6

  • 1683: In the Pennsylvania Colony, German immigrants found Germantown. It is the first major immigration of Germans to America.
  • 1723: At the age of 17, Benjamin Franklin arrives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1762: The Battle of Manila concludes during the Seven Year’s War. Its result is that British forces will remain in Manila for the duration of the war.
  • 1777: During the American Revolutionary War, British forces led by General Sir Henry Clinton capture Hudson River defenses manned by the Continental Army during the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery.
  • 1876: On this day the American Library Association is founded.
  • 1889: Thomas Edison shows his first motion picture.
  • 1927: The first prominent movie that wasn’t a silent film, the Jazz Singer, opened on this day.
  • 1939: After the Battle of Kock during World War II, the Independent Operational Group Polesie in Poland surrenders to Nazi forces.
  • 1942: The U.S Marine Corps attack Japanese Army units along the Matanikau River during World War II.
  • 1943: Friedrich Schubert’s paramilitary group – Jagdkommando Schubert – burn 13 civilians alive in Kali Sykia, Crete.
  • 1995: It’s discovered that the star 51 Pegasi has a planet orbiting around it.
  • 2007: The first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe is completed by Jason Lewis.

Famous Birthdays on October 6

  • American engineer and businessman George Westinghouse is born in 1846.
  • American historian and politician Albert J. Beveridge is born in 1862.
  • American actress Janet Gaynor is born in 1906.
  • American actress Carole Lombard is born in 1908.
  • American actress Elisabeth Shue is born in 1963.
  • American actress Jacqueline Obradors is born in 1966.
  • American golfer Bob May is born in 1968.
  • Swedish bass player Anders Iwers is born in 1972.
  • South Korean model and actress Ko So-young is born in 1972.
  • Welsh actor Joan Gruffudd is born in 1973.
  • American singer-songwriter Melinda Doolittle is born in 1977.
  • American singer-songwriter Jamie Laurie is born in 1977.
  • English boxer and promoter Ricky Hatton is born in 1978.