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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 6 - This Day in History

October 6: General Interest
1866: First U.S. train robbery

On this day in 1866, the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio & Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana. Prior to this innovation in crime, holdups had taken place only on trains sitting at stations or freight yard... read more


American Revolution
1777 : British capture Forts Montgomery and Clinton
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-capture-forts-montgomery-and-clinton


Automotive
1993 : Natchez Trace Parkway arches are complete
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/natchez-trace-parkway-arches-are-complete


Civil War
1863 : Confederate guerillas attack Baxter Springs, Kansas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-quantrill-attacks-baxter-springs-kansas


Cold War
1973 : The Yom Kippur War brings United States and USSR to brink of conflict
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-yom-kippur-war-brings-united-states-and-ussr-to-brink-of-conflict


Crime
1981 : The president of Egypt is assassinated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-president-of-egypt-is-assassinated


Disaster
1972 : Train derails in Mexico
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/train-derails-in-mexico


General Interest
1683 : First Mennonites arrive in America
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-mennonites-arrive-in-america

1961 : Kennedy urges Americans to build bomb shelters
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/kennedy-urges-americans-to-build-bomb-shelters

1973 : Yom Kippur War begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yom-kippur-war-begins


Hollywood
1991 : Liz Taylor marries husband No. 7
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/liz-taylor-marries-husband-no-7


Literary
1847 : Jane Eyre is published
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jane-eyre-is-published


Music
1996 : Country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw wed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/country-superstars-faith-hill-and-tim-mcgraw-wed


Old West
1866 : The Reno brothers carry out the first train robbery in U.S. history
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-reno-brothers-carry-out-the-first-train-robbery-in-us-history


Presidential
1996 : Bill Clinton debates Bob Dole
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bill-clinton-debates-bob-dole


Sports
1926 : Babe Ruth sets a World Series record
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/babe-ruth-sets-a-world-series-record


Vietnam War
1967 : U.S. jets strike targets in North Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-jets-strike-targets-in-north-vietnam

1970 : South Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-withdraw-from-cambodia


World War I
1908 : Austria-Hungary annexes Bosnia-Herzegovina
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/austria-hungary-annexes-bosnia-herzegovina


World War II
1945 : Pierre Laval attempts suicide
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pierre-laval-attempts-suicide
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