The History of November 6th


November 6th has been a significant date throughout history, with numerous notable events occurring on this day. Here are some of the most remarkable ones:

- In 447, a powerful earthquake destroyed large portions of the Walls of Constantinople, including 57 towers.

- In 963, Emperor Otto I called a council at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome during the Synod of Rome. Pope John XII was deposed on charges of an armed rebellion against Otto.

- In 355, Roman Emperor Constantius II proclaimed his cousin Julian as Caesar and heir apparent Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

- The Treaty of Wallingford (Oxfordshire) was signed between King Stephen and the Empress Maude (aka Matilda) in 1153.

- In 1282, forces of Edward I were defeated at the Battle of Menai Straits (Moel-y-don) during their reconquest of Wales.

- Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca became the first known European to set foot in Texas in 1528 after being shipwrecked.

- In 1771, Alois Senefelder invented lithography.

- In 1814, Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician who invented the saxophone, was born.

- In 1861, James Naismith invented the rules of basketball.

- Pope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States in 1789.

- The Battle of Jemappes took place in 1792, where the French army beat the Holy Roman Empire.

- In 1860, Republican Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was elected the 16th President of the United States of America.

- In 1878, Henrik Ibsen's play "Samfundets Stotter" (pillars of Society) premiered in Oslo.

- The first US college football game took place in 1869, where players used their hands or feet, and Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4.

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