November 6th

1999
Australians reject referendum to become a republic with a president as its head. The referendum was held to amend the Australian constitution, which would make the country a republic with a president as its head. If the referendum has passed the British monarchy would no longer have been a constitutional monarchy.
Australian republic referendum, 1999
1985
Palace of Justice is Seized in Colombia. 25 guerrillas from the 19th of April Movement or the M-19 took over the Palace of Justice which houses the Colombian Supreme Court. They took 300 people hostage. The ensuing fight between the rebels and the government's forces left more than 100 people, including 11 Supreme Court justices dead.
Palace of Justice siege
1978
Shah of Iran places Iran under military rule. General Gholan Reza Azhari forms government
Iranian Revolution
1962
United Nations passes resolution to condemn Apartheid in South Africa. The UN General Assembly asked its member states to stand up against apartheid and to cut off relations with South Africa in order to make a point. Apartheid was an official policy of racial discrimination and segregation followed in South Africa. Despite the UN Resolution, it remained governmental policy until 1994, when democratic general elections were held in the country.
United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1761
1917
[OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution.
1913
Mohandas Gandhi led a march of miners in South Africa. He was arrested three times in the first four days of the march.
Mahatma Gandhi
1893
Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky died in St. Petersburg, Russia, at age 53.
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1870
First woman to cast a ballot in US General Elections. Louisa Ann Swain of Laramie, Wyoming became the first woman to cast a vote in the US general elections. In 2008, the U.S. Congress decided to designate November 6 as Louisa Swain Day.
Louisa Ann Swain
1869
The first intercollegiate soccer game took place (Rutgers 6, Princeton 4).
1869 New Jersey vs. Rutgers football game
1861
Jefferson Davis elected as president of Confederate States of America. The senator from Mississippi was the provisional president of the Confederacy since February 1861. Despite being an effective president, his popularity waned as the Confederate government experienced losses during the Civil War. He was captured by Northern Soldiers in 1865 and imprisoned for 2 years.
Confederate States presidential election, 1861
1860
Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President.
Abraham Lincoln
1813
Chilpancingo congress declares Mexico independent of Spain.
Congress of Chilpancingo