October 6th

2010
Roy Halladay pitched the second no-hitter in postseason history, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of the NL division series..
Roy Halladay
2008
The Dow Jones industrial average closed below 10,000 for the first time since 2004.
NYSE Composite
2007
First successful human powered attempt to circumnavigate the world. Englishman Jason Lewis set out on the journey, also called Expedition 360 on July 12, 1994, from Greenwich, London. The over 46,000-mile expedition around the world took him 4,833 days, during which he used only human-powered modes of transportation including bicycles, roller blades, and a pedal powered boat.
Circumnavigation
2004
The top U.S. arms inspector in Iraq, Charles Duelfer, reported finding no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime had produced weapons of mass destruction after 1991.
Iraq and weapons of mass destruction
1995
First exoplanet orbiting a Sun-like star discovered. Swiss astronomers Didier Queloz and Michel Mayor announced the discovered the exoplanet called 51 Pegasi B or Bellerophon. The Jupiter-like exoplanet orbits a star called 51 Pegasi, which has a magnitude of 5.49. 51 Pegasi B takes 4.23 Earth days to orbit around its star.
51 Pegasi b
1989
Bette Davis died in France at age 81.
Bette Davis
1987
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 9-5 against the nomination of Robert H. Bork to the Supreme Court.
Robert Bork Supreme Court nomination
1981
Assassination of Anwar Sadat. The third president of Egypt, Sadat was killed by members of the terrorist group Takfir Wal-Hajira during a parade held to commemorate the 8th anniversary of Operation Badr - a military operation where Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal and overran the Bar Lev Line in Israel. The military operation stated the Yom Kippur War between Israel and a coalition of Arab states. The assassination is thought to be a result of Sadat’s efforts to bring peace to the region which started with the Camp David Accords in 1978.
Assassination of Anwar Sadat
1979
Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White House, where he was received by President Jimmy Carter.
List of pastoral visits of Pope John Paul II outside Italy
1976
In a debate with Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, President Gerald R. Ford asserted there was "no Soviet domination of eastern Europe." Ford later conceded that he had misspoken.
United States presidential election, 1976
1973
Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday.
Yom Kippur War
1956
Dr Albert Sabin discovers oral polio vaccine.
Albert Sabin
1951
Stalin proclaims USSR has atomic bomb.
Soviet atomic bomb project
1949
Japanese-American broadcaster, Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose), was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $10,000 for treason.
Iva Toguri D'Aquino
1948
Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya.
Mary Leakey
1939
Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem.
White Paper of 1939
1927
The era of talking pictures arrived with the opening of "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson.
The Jazz Singer
1917
Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides.
Battle of Passchendaele
1908
Bosnian crisis. Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which had been nominally under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The takeover raised tensions within the Balkan region in Europe and threatened to end in a war.
Bosnian crisis
1889
The Moulin Rouge cabaret opened in Paris.
Moulin Rouge
1884
The Naval War College was established in Newport, R.I.
Naval War College