21 fun facts for November, 6

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 6th is filled with exciting events, celebrations, and milestones in various fields. It's National Saxophone Day, Finnish Swedish Heritage Day, and International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. Some historical events that occurred on this day include Abraham Lincoln's election, the first American football game, and Barack Obama's re-election as president.
21 Fun facts
  1. Saxophone Day: November 6th is National Saxophone Day, celebrating the birth of Adolphe Sax, the Belgian inventor, and musician who created this well-known instrument in the early 1840s.
  2. Finland celebrates Swedish Heritage Day on November 6th. This day honors the country's Swedish-speaking population, their culture, and their history.
  3. On November 6, 1917, Jeannette Rankin took her seat as the first female member of the United States Congress. She was a representative from Montana, and a dedicated suffragist, and peace activist.
  4. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president of the United States, making him the first Republican candidate to win the presidential election.
  5. On November 6, 1869, the first official intercollegiate American football game took place between Rutgers University and the College of New Jersey (now known as Princeton University).
  6. The patent for Samuel Morse's telegraph machine was granted by the United States government on November 6, 1847.
  7. On November 6, 1961, the United States government imposed an embargo on trade between the US and Cuba, escalating tensions built up during the Cold War.
  8. November 6th marks the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, which aims to raise awareness of the necessity to protect the environment in times of armed conflict.
  9. In 1992, American basketball player "Magic" Johnson announced his retirement from the NBA after testing positive for HIV, raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and starting a new chapter in his life as an activist.
  10. On November 6, 1985, the Colombian Palace of Justice siege occurred when guerrilla group M-19 stormed the building, resulting in widespread destruction and loss of life.
  11. November 6th, 1906 saw the formal launch of SMPTE (the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), an organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of the image, sound, and metadata on a global scale.
  12. Benjamin Franklin's famous lunar eclipse test took place on November 6, 1743. This helped establish the distance and size of the moon and earth.
  13. Musician and actor Ray Conniff was born on November 6, 1916 - a composer famous for creating several chart-topping songs in the 1950s and 1960s.
  14. Spanish director, actor, and musician María Casares was born on November 6, 1922, in A Coruña, Spain.
  15. November 6, 2012, Barack Obama won re-election for the second term as President of the United States after defeating Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
  16. Montreal was officially established on November 6, 1642, originally named "Ville-Marie."
  17. On November 6, 1947, the critically acclaimed "Meet the Press" television program debuted on American television, becoming the longest-running series on history TV.
  18. Basketball Hall of Famer Walter "Red" Auerbach, known for his long coaching tenure with the Boston Celtics, was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 6, 1917.
  19. On November 6, 1955, Tom Stoppard's famous play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead" premiered in London.
  20. November 6, 1976, marked the first day of the New York City Marathon, inviting more than 2,000 runners from around the world.
  21. The first female bishop of the Church of England, Libby Lane, was born on November 6, 1966, in Manchester, England.