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On This Day in History:  November 6

November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 55 days remain until the end of the year.

Lottery News On This Day

2020
Michigan Lotto 47 jackpot reaches all-time record $30.25 million. The Michigan Lottery's Lotto 47 jackpot has gotten even bigger after Wednesday night's drawing failed to produce a winner. Now at an estimated $30.25 million, it continues to push the record for the game's highest jackpot in history.
2019
Judge rules Massachusetts Lottery can suspend high-frequency winners. The Massachusetts Lottery last week won a court fight over their efforts to fight suspected fraud.
2018
Iowa single mom claims half of $687.8 million Powerball lottery jackpot. One of two winners of the $687.8 million Powerball jackpot was revealed Monday as a woman from Redfield, Iowa who happened to buy a ticket as she was picking up a slice of pizza and coffee at a local store.
2015
Friday Mega Millions jackpot raised to $164 million. Tickets for the Friday night Mega Millions drawing are selling faster than expected, prompting the state lotteries to raise the jackpot estimate to $164 million.
2013
Calif. Lottery trying to track down big winner. The California Lottery has released images from surveillence video of a man buying a lottery ticket, in hopes that someone recognizes him before the winning ticket expires.
2012
Vermont family turns losing lottery tickets into cash. For the 52nd time in six years a Vermont family has won prizes or cash for submitting a losing scratch-off Vermont Lottery ticket in the second-chance contest.
2011
Ct. man claims he lost $254M Powerball ticket. A Connecticut sanitation worker claims to have purchased and then lost a Powerball lottery ticket worth $254 million.
2003
Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Indiana Again. People that say lightning doesn't strike in the same place twice haven't spent much time in Indiana. For the third time in the last four drawings, someone from Indiana has won the Powerball jackpot.
2003
Savannah Couple Wins $50 Million. Richard and Robin Mika of Savannah, Geogia won a big Mega Millions jackpot this summer: $50 million.
2003
Michigan woman wins $1 million in lottery. A Willis, Michigan woman recently scratched off a Michigan Lottery "$1,000,000 Player" instant ticket to reveal a $1,000,00 prize.
2003
Tenn. lottery chief outlines goals during Pinnacle forum. During a Pinnacle Financial Partners forum Nov. 4, Rebecca Paul, CEO of the Tennessee Education Lottery Corp., revealed some of the pressure she has been under to get the lottery up and running by February.

Top 25 Lottery Jackpots On This Day

1.$236 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2016
2.$225 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2005
3.$203 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2014
4.€152 Million
US$194.27 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 10, 2006
5.€132 Million
US$169.01 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2012
6.$164 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2015
7.$149 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2020
8.€100 Million
US$148.61 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2009
9.$145 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
10.$143 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2012
11.$142 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2020
12.$123 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2010
13.$115 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2013
14.€100 Million
US$107.88 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 6, 2015
15.€96 Million
US$105.87 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
16.€90 Million
US$102.05 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2018
17.$93 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2002
18.$90 Million
Multi-State
Mega Millions
Draw Date
Nov 9, 2004
19.€79 Million
US$87.12 Million
Multi-Country
EuroJackpot
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2019
20.$80 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2009
21.$75 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2017
22.€53 Million
US$73.15 Million
Multi-Country
Euro Millions
Draw Date
Nov 8, 2011
23.€61.51 Million
US$73.03 Million
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2020
24.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2007
24.$71 Million
Multi-State
Powerball
Draw Date
Nov 7, 2018

Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day

1991
Wednesday, Nov 6, 1991
29 years old
1984
Tuesday, Nov 6, 1984
36 years old
1980
Thursday, Nov 6, 1980
40 years old
1977
Sunday, Nov 6, 1977
43 years old
1974
Wednesday, Nov 6, 1974
46 years old
1970
Friday, Nov 6, 1970
50 years old
1963
Wednesday, Nov 6, 1963
57 years old
1962
Tuesday, Nov 6, 1962
58 years old
1945
Tuesday, Nov 6, 1945
75 years old
(year not provided)
(year not provided)
(year not provided)

Worldwide Events On This Day

2012
Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.
2004
An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150.
2002
Jiang Lijun is detained by Chinese police for signing the Open Letter to the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
1995
Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore.
1988
1988 Lancang earthquake: At least 938 are killed after two powerful earthquakes rock the China-Myanmar border in Yunnan Province.
1986
Sumburgh disaster: A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2​2 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
1985
Colombian conflict, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá.
1977
The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
1971
The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
1963
Nguyễn Ngọc Thơ is appointed to head the South Vietnamese government by General Dương Văn Minh's junta, five days after the latter deposed and assassinated President Ngô Đình Diệm.
1947
Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.
1943
World War II: The 1st Ukrainian Front liberates Kyiv from German occupation.
1936
Spanish Civil War: The republican government flees from Madrid to Valencia, leading to the formation of the Madrid Defense Council in its stead.
1869
In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
1860
Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th President of the United States with only 40% of the popular vote, defeating John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas in a four-way race.
1792
Battle of Jemappes in the French Revolutionary Wars.
1217
The Charter of the Forest is sealed at St Paul's Cathedral, London by King Henry III, acting under the regency of William Marshall, 1st Earl of Pembroke which re-establishes for free men rights of access to the royal forest that had been eroded by William the Conqueror and his heirs.
963
Synod of Rome: Emperor Otto I calls a council at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Pope John XII is deposed on charges of an armed rebellion against Otto.
447
A powerful earthquake destroys large portions of the Walls of Constantinople, including 57 towers.

Births On This Day

1997
Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, English actor and model
1995
Addin Fonua-Blake, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
1994
Isaah Yeo, Australian rugby league player
1993
Josh Wakefield, English footballer
1992
Paula Kania, Polish tennis player
1992
Rebecca Allen, Australian basketball player
1992
Nasya Dimitrova, Bulgarian volleyball player
1990
André Schürrle, German footballer
1990
Akua Shōma, Japanese sumo wrestler
1989
Jozy Altidore, American soccer player
1989
Aaron Hernandez, American football player (d. 2017)
1988
Erik Lund, Swedish footballer
1988
Emma Stone, American actress
1988
Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer
1987
Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player
1987
Naoki Miyata, Japanese footballer
1986
Ben Rector, American singer, songwriter and musician
1986
Conor Sammon, Irish footballer
1984
Ricky Romero, American baseball player
1984
Sebastian Schachten, German footballer
1983
Nicole Hosp, Austrian skier
1981
Kaspars Gorkšs, Latvian footballer
1981
Andrew Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
1979
Adam LaRoche, American baseball player
1979
Lamar Odom, American basketball player and actor
1979
Brad Stuart, Canadian ice hockey player
1978
Erik Cole, American ice hockey player
1978
Zak Morioka, Brazilian race car driver
1974
Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (d. 2009)
1973
David Giffin, Australian rugby player
1972
Rebecca Romijn, American model and actress
1971
Laura Flessel-Colovic, French fencer and politician
1968
Kelly Rutherford, American actress
1968
Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
1967
Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis player and sportscaster
1966
Stephanie Vozzo, American professional comic book colorist and music agent
1964
Mike Brewer, New Zealand rugby player
1963
Rozz Williams, American singer, musician and artist (d. 1998)
1962
Nadezhda Kuzhelnaya, Russian pilot and former cosmonaut
1956
Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer and footballer
1955
Mark Donaldson, New Zealand rugby player
1955
Maria Shriver, American journalist and author
1953
Frank Hanisch, German footballer
1953
Brian McKechnie, New Zealand cricketer and rugby player
1952
Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter
1950
Nimalan Soundaranayagam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (d. 2000)
1950
Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad, Pakistani politician
1948
Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2016)
1946
Sally Field, American actress
1946
George Young, Scottish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017)
1941
Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)
1941
Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)
1940
Johnny Giles, Irish footballer and manager
1939
Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)
1939
Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2019)
1938
Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1937
Leo Goeke, American tenor and actor (d. 2012)
1933
Else Ackermann, German physician and pharmacologist (d. 2019)
1932
François Englert, Belgian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
1931
Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
1930
Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)
1926
Frank Carson, Northern Irish comedian and actor (d. 2012)
1926
Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)
1924
Harry Threadgold, English footballer (d. 1996)
1921
Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2006)
1908
Tony Canzoneri, American boxer (d. 1959)
1901
Kate Greenaway, English author and illustrator (b. 1846)
1900
Ida Lou Anderson, American orator and professor, pioneer in the field of radio broadcasting (d. 1941)
1897
Jack O'Connor, English cricketer (d. 1977)
1887
Walter Johnson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1946)
1885
Martin O'Meara, Irish-Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1935)
1884
May Brahe, Australian composer (d. 1956)
1880
Yoshisuke Aikawa, Japanese businessman and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (d. 1967)
1861
James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, invented basketball (d. 1939)
1854
John Philip Sousa, American composer and bandleader (d. 1932)
1851
Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)
1841
Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (d. 1915)
1814
Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)
1604
George Ent, English scientist (d. 1689)
1550
Karin Månsdotter, Swedish queen (d. 1612)
1479
Philip I, Margrave of Baden (d. 1533)
1391
Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)

Deaths On This Day

2018
Bernard Landry, Canadian lawyer, politician and Premier of Quebec (b. 1937)
2017
Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer, aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (b. 1929)
2015
Bobby Campbell, English footballer and manager (b. 1937)
2015
Yitzhak Navon, Israeli author, playwright, and politician, 5th President of Israel (b. 1921)
2014
Maggie Boyle, English singer and flute player (b. 1956)
2014
Tommy Macpherson, Scottish soldier and businessman (b. 1920)
2014
Rick Rosas, American bass player (b. 1949)
2013
Tarla Dalal, Indian chef and author (b. 1936)
2013
Ace Parker, American football and baseball player (b. 1912)
2012
Joel Connable, American journalist and actor (b. 1973)
2012
Clive Dunn, English actor (b. 1920)
2012
Frank J. Prial, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
2010
Robert Lipshutz, American soldier and lawyer, 17th White House Counsel (b. 1921)
2009
Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (b. 1932)
2007
Hilda Braid, English actress and singer (b. 1929)
2007
George Grljusich, Australian footballer and sportscaster (b. 1939)
2007
Hank Thompson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
2006
Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish skier (b. 1950)
2006
Federico López, Mexican-Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
2005
Rod Donald, New Zealand lawyer and politician (b. 1957)
2005
Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian SS officer (b. 1921)
2004
Johnny Warren, Australian footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1943)
2003
Just Betzer, Danish production manager and producer (b. 1944)
2003
Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer and coach (b. 1919)
2000
L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (b. 1907)
1998
Sky Low Low, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
1991
Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)
1985
Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor (b. 1938)
1984
Gastón Suárez, Bolivian author and playwright (b. 1929)
1978
Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
1965
Clarence Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1898)
1964
Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
1942
Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist and academic (b. 1884)
1918
Alan Arnett McLeod, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1899)
1816
Gouverneur Morris, American scholar, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France who died a bizarre death (b. 1752)
1752
Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
1692
Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French author and poet (b. 1619)
1672
Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (b. 1585)
1656
Jean-Baptiste Morin, French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer (b. 1583)
1492
Antoine Busnois, French composer and poet (b. 1430)
1406
Pope Innocent VII (b. 1339)
1312
Christina von Stommeln, Roman Catholic mystic and stigmatic (b. 1242)
1003
Pope John XVII