#October 6 Today In History

*. 1910– Eleftherios Venizelos is elected Prime Minister of Greece for the first time (seven times in total).
*. 1923– The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul.
*. 1927– Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
*. 1945– Baseball: Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejectedfrom Wrigley Fieldduring Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
*. 1973– Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
*. 1976– Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, after two bombs, placed on board by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded. All 73 people on board are killed.
*.1976 – Massacre of students gathering at Thammas at University in Bangkok, Thailand, to protest the return of ex-dictator Thanom, by a coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces, triggering the return of the military to government.
*. 1977– In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.
*. 1979– Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit the White House.
*. 1981– Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat is murdered by Islamic extremists.
*. 1985– PC Keith Blakelock is murdered as riots erupt in the Broadwater Farm suburb of London.
*. 1987– Fiji becomes a republic.
*. 1995– 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the second major star apart from the Sun to have a planet orbiting around it.
*. 2000– Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević resigns.
*.2000 – Argentine vice president Carlos Álvarez resigns.
*. 2002– The French oil tanker Limburg is bombed off Yemen.