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.