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Egypt: Armed Forces Day
(Commemoration of Egypt's Successful Attack Against Israel, 10/06/1973, to Begin the Yom Kippur War)
Egypt Syria Israel Yom Kippur War BBC
1289 Wenceslaus III (King of Hungary: 1301-1304) Hungary
1767 Henri Christophe (King of Haiti) Henri Christophe Haiti
1769 Isaac Brock (British Politician and General Who Captured Detroit in the War of 1812) English Military Leaders Detroit War of 1812
1917 Fannie Lou Hamer (Mississippi-born African-American Civil Rights Leader) Fannie Lou Hamer U.S. Civil Rights African American Political and Social Leaders
1930 Hafez al-Assad (Syrian Political Leader) Syrian Political and Social Leaders Biography.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1536 William Tyndale (British Biblical Scholar; Martyred) British Social and Political Leaders Religion Capital Punishment Concordia
1829 Pierre Auguste Charles Bourguignon Derbigny (French-American Governor of Louisiana: Thrown From His Runaway Carriage Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Horses Transportation Louisiana Secretary of State
1979 Chapman Revercomb (Virginia-born Member of the U.S. Congress from West Virginia) Virginia Political and Social Leaders West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress West Virginia Archives
1981 Anwar el-Sadat (President of Egypt; Assassination) Anwar Sadat 1978 Nobel Laureate for Peace
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1531 War Breaks out Between Catholic and Protestant Cantons in Switzerland Switzerland Religion War Concordia
1536 Biblical Scholar William Tyndale Is Publicly Strangled and Cremated for Heresy British Social and Political Leaders Religion Capital Punishment Concordia
1683 First German Immigrants (Krefeld) to North America Arrive in Philadelphia Germany Pennsylvania Immigration Historic First German American National Congress
1829 Louisiana Governor Pierre Auguste Charles Bourguignon Derbigny Dies When His Horses Run Away and He Is Thrown From His Carriage Louisiana Political and Social Leaders Horses Transportation Death Louisiana Secretary of State
1917 Wisconsin Senator Robert La Follette Responds to Charges of Treason with a 3-Hour Defense of Free Speech in War Time Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution World War I Wisconsin Historical Society
1939 At the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler Denies War Intentions Against France and Britain Adolph Hitler Great Britain France World War II
1949 American Iva Toguri D'Aquino, ''Tokyo Rose,'' Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison World War II Propaganda War Crimes
1953 Britain Sends Troops to Guyana Great Britain Guyana BBC
1973 Egypt & Syria Attack Israeli Positions Beginning the Yom Kippur Syria Israel Yom Kippur War BBC
1976 In Presidential Debate Gerald Ford: 'Soviets Do Not Dominate Eastern Europe' Soviet Union Gerald Ford Jimmy Carter American Presidency The Cold War
1979 John Paul II Is the First Pope to Meet a U.S. President Jimmy Carter Pope John Paul II Catholicism Historic Firsts Jimmy Carter Presidential Library (pdf)
1981 Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat Assassinated Reviewing Military Parade Anwar el-Sadat 1978 Nobel Laureate for Peace Death BBC
1987 Senate Committee Defeats Nomination of Robert H. Bork to Supreme Court U.S. Congress Ronald Reagan U.S. Supreme Court
2000 Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic Resigns Amid Allegations of Vote-rigging  Slobodan Milosevic BBC
2002 Small Boat with Explosives Attacks French Oil Tanker Limburg Near Yemen France Yemen Naval History War on Terrorism CNN

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