Tuesday, December 6, 2022

On This Day :: October 6

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1908 – Bosnia and Herzegovina were annexed by Austria.

1928 – Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek became President of the Republic of China.

1978 – Ayatollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader opposed to the Shah, was granted asylum in France after being expelled from Iraq.

1989 – U.S. film actress Bette Davis died in Paris.

1991 – Actress Elizabeth Taylor married her eighth husband, builder Larry Fortensky.

2000 – Yugoslav opposition leader Vojislav Kostunica was swept to power after an overnight uprising. He was acknowledged as president by Russia and the West.

2007 – Fans celebrate 60th anniversary of Volkswagen minivan.

2010 – Attack outside Quetta, Pakistan causes explosion of fuel tankers carrying supplies to foreign forces in Afghanistan.

2010 – Photo-sharing app Instagram is launched.

2012 – World’s first bicycle march for legalisation of marijuana held in Colombia.

2013 – Soccer player David Beckham returns to Manchester for UNICEF soccer match.

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