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THIS DAY IN HISTORY - OCTOBER 6th

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Quote

I hold it true, whate'er befall;

I feel it, when I sorrow most;

'Tis better to have loved and lost

Than never to have loved at all.

~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Wikiquote (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, August 6, 1809 – October 6, 1892) was the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after William Wordsworth and is one of the most popular English poets in literature.)

This Day in History

October 6th, 105 BC

Ancient Rome was a thriving civilization that began growing on the Italian Peninsula as early as the 8th century BC. Located along the Mediterranean Sea and centered on the city of Rome, it expanded to become one of the largest empires in the ancient world Roman Empire Decline and Fall of Rome Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus

Roman Empire:
105 BC Battle of Arausio: the Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus.
69 BC - Battle of Tigranocerta: Forces of the Roman Republic defeat the army of the Kingdom of Armenia led by King Tigranes the Great.
68 BC - Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great.

Wikipedia  Photo: ● Ancient roman statue ● Detail of Head from Roman Statue of Antinous, credit Corbis ● Statue of Neptune, Trevi Fountain, Rome ● International Sand Sculpture Festival, FIESA 7 ancient Rome.
Relief from a 3rd-century sarcophagus depicting a battle between Romans and Germanic warriors; the central figure is perhaps the emperor Hostilian / Depiction of the Menorah on the Arch of Titus in Rome.
Battle of Arausio, 105 BC.


October 6th, 1762

Seven Years' War: was a world war that took place between 1756 and 1763. It involved most of the great powers of the time and affected Europe, North America, Central America, the West African coast, India, and the Philippines. Seven Year's War: Battle of Lagos; Naval battle between Britain and France

Seven Years' War:
1762 - Battle of Manila; between Britain and Spain, which resulted in the British occupation of Manila the rest of the war.

Wikipedia  Painting: The Death of General Wolfe (1771) by Benjamin West, depicting the Battle of the Plains of Abraham; Battle of Hochkirch; Battle of Minorca of May 20, 1756, shortly after the French landing on Minorca; Siege of Kolberg (1761); Leibgarde battalion at Kolin, 1757; Battle of Zorndorf in August 1758 where Russian and Prussian armies suffered heavy casualties and both claimed a victory. Battle of Lagos, by Théodore Gudin.


October 6th, 1777

American Revolutionary War Collage American Revolutionary War: General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses in the Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery

American Revolutionary War:
1777 - Battle of Forts Clinton and Montgomery; General Sir Henry Clinton leads British forces in the capture of Continental Army Hudson River defenses.

Wikipedia  Paintings: Washington Crossing the Delaware, by Emanuel Leutz; Battle of the Chesapeake, French (left) and British (right) lines; Battle of Bunker Hill, The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill by John Trumbull; The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 13, 1782, by John Singleton Copley; Washington and the Comte de Rochambeau at Yorktown, 1781; "The surrender at Saratoga" shows General Daniel Morgan in front of a French de Vallière 4-pounder; Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown by (John Trumbull, 1797).
Fort Montgomery, credit Hissem - Montague Family.


October 6th, 1849

13 Martyrs of Arad are executed after the Hungarian war of independence

13 Martyrs of Arad are executed after the Hungarian war of independence.

Wikipedia  Map - Painting:The Martyrs of Arad (Sixth of October), Hungary’s March 15 National Day derives from this period, by Janos Thorma. credit Hungaria.org.


October 6th, 1923

Post World War I: The great powers of World War I withdraw from Istanbul

Post World War I: The great powers of World War I: withdraw from Istanbul.

Wikipedia  An aerial view of Galata (foreground) and the Sarayburnu (background) at the eastern tip of Istanbul's historic peninsula; the Princes' Islands are seen on the horizon, at left.


October 6th, 1945

Curse of the Billy Goat: 1945 World Series; Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series

Curse of the Billy Goat: 1945 World Series; Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.

Wikipedia  The Curse of the Billy Goat was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs in 1945 when Billy Goat Tavern owner Billy Sianis was asked to leave a World Series game against the Detroit Tigers at the Cubs' home ground of Wrigley Field because his pet goat's odor was bothering other fans. He was outraged and declared, "Them Cubs, they aren't gonna win no more," which has been interpreted to mean that there would never be another World Series game won at Wrigley Field. credit Justone Bad Century.


October 6th, 1987

Fiji becomes a republic

Fiji becomes a republic.

Wikipedia  Photo: The island nation of Fiji.


October 6th, 2007

Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe

Jason Lewis completes the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

Wikipedia  Photo: Jason Lewis, author of the The Expedition trilogy, leaves the Turks and Caicos islands in his pedal boat Moksha.