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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Savannah Couple Wins $50 Million. Richard and Robin Mika of Savannah, Geogia won a big Mega Millions jackpot this summer: $50 million.
- 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.
- 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
Nov 9, 2016
- 2.$225 Million
Nov 8, 2005
- 3.$203 Million
Nov 8, 2014
- 4.€152 Million
Nov 10, 2006
- 5.€132 Million
Nov 6, 2012
- 6.$164 Million
Nov 6, 2015
- 7.$149 Million
Nov 7, 2020
- 8.€100 Million
Nov 6, 2009
- 9.$145 Million
Nov 8, 2019
- 10.$143 Million
Nov 7, 2012
- 11.$142 Million
Nov 6, 2020
- 12.$123 Million
Nov 6, 2010
- 13.$115 Million
Nov 8, 2013
- 14.€100 Million
Nov 6, 2015
- 15.€96 Million
Nov 8, 2019
- 16.€90 Million
Nov 9, 2018
- 17.$93 Million
Nov 8, 2002
- 18.$90 Million
Nov 9, 2004
- 19.€79 Million
Nov 8, 2019
- 20.$80 Million
Nov 7, 2009
- 21.$75 Million
Nov 8, 2017
- 22.€53 Million
Nov 8, 2011
- 23.€61.51 Million
Nov 7, 2020
- 24.$71 Million
Nov 7, 2007
- 24.$71 Million
Nov 7, 2018
Lottery Post Member Birthdays On This Day
Wednesday, Nov 6, 1991
29 years old
Tuesday, Nov 6, 1984
36 years old
Thursday, Nov 6, 1980
40 years old
Sunday, Nov 6, 1977
43 years old
Wednesday, Nov 6, 1974
46 years old
Friday, Nov 6, 1970
50 years old
Wednesday, Nov 6, 1963
57 years old
Tuesday, Nov 6, 1962
58 years old
Tuesday, Nov 6, 1945
75 years old
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Worldwide Events On This Day
- Tammy Baldwin becomes the first openly gay politician to be elected to the United States Senate.
- An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing seven and injuring 150.
- Jiang Lijun is detained by Chinese police for signing the Open Letter to the 16th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.
- Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore.
- 1988 Lancang earthquake: At least 938 are killed after two powerful earthquakes rock the China-Myanmar border in Yunnan Province.
- 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.
- Colombian conflict, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá.
- The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
- The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
- 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.
- Meet the Press, the longest running television program in history, makes its debut.
- World War II: The 1st Ukrainian Front liberates Kyiv from German occupation.
- Spanish Civil War: The republican government flees from Madrid to Valencia, leading to the formation of the Madrid Defense Council in its stead.
- 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.
- 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.
- Battle of Jemappes in the French Revolutionary Wars.
- 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.
- 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.
- A powerful earthquake destroys large portions of the Walls of Constantinople, including 57 towers.
Births On This Day
- Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, English actor and model
- Addin Fonua-Blake, Australian-Tongan rugby league player
- Isaah Yeo, Australian rugby league player
- Josh Wakefield, English footballer
- Paula Kania, Polish tennis player
- Rebecca Allen, Australian basketball player
- Nasya Dimitrova, Bulgarian volleyball player
- André Schürrle, German footballer
- Akua Shōma, Japanese sumo wrestler
- Jozy Altidore, American soccer player
- Aaron Hernandez, American football player (d. 2017)
- Erik Lund, Swedish footballer
- Emma Stone, American actress
- Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer
- Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player
- Naoki Miyata, Japanese footballer
- Ben Rector, American singer, songwriter and musician
- Conor Sammon, Irish footballer
- Ricky Romero, American baseball player
- Sebastian Schachten, German footballer
- Nicole Hosp, Austrian skier
- Kaspars Gorkšs, Latvian footballer
- Andrew Murray, Canadian ice hockey player
- Adam LaRoche, American baseball player
- Lamar Odom, American basketball player and actor
- Brad Stuart, Canadian ice hockey player
- Erik Cole, American ice hockey player
- Zak Morioka, Brazilian race car driver
- Frank Vandenbroucke, Belgian cyclist (d. 2009)
- David Giffin, Australian rugby player
- Rebecca Romijn, American model and actress
- Laura Flessel-Colovic, French fencer and politician
- Kelly Rutherford, American actress
- Jerry Yang, Taiwanese-American engineer and businessman, co-founded Yahoo!
- Shuzo Matsuoka, Japanese tennis player and sportscaster
- Stephanie Vozzo, American professional comic book colorist and music agent
- Mike Brewer, New Zealand rugby player
- Rozz Williams, American singer, musician and artist (d. 1998)
- Nadezhda Kuzhelnaya, Russian pilot and former cosmonaut
- Graeme Wood, Australian cricketer and footballer
- Mark Donaldson, New Zealand rugby player
- Maria Shriver, American journalist and author
- Frank Hanisch, German footballer
- Brian McKechnie, New Zealand cricketer and rugby player
- Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter
- Nimalan Soundaranayagam, Sri Lankan educator and politician (d. 2000)
- Shaikh Rasheed Ahmad, Pakistani politician
- Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 2016)
- Sally Field, American actress
- George Young, Scottish guitarist, songwriter, and producer (d. 2017)
- Guy Clark, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2016)
- Doug Sahm, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1999)
- Johnny Giles, Irish footballer and manager
- Michael Schwerner, American activist (d. 1964)
- Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino lawyer and jurist (d. 2019)
- Mack Jones, American baseball player (d. 2004)
- Leo Goeke, American tenor and actor (d. 2012)
- Else Ackermann, German physician and pharmacologist (d. 2019)
- François Englert, Belgian physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
- Mike Nichols, German-born American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2014)
- Derrick Bell, American scholar, author and critical race theorist (d. 2011)
- Frank Carson, Northern Irish comedian and actor (d. 2012)
- Zig Ziglar, American soldier, businessman, and author (d. 2012)
- Harry Threadgold, English footballer (d. 1996)
- Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricketer (d. 2006)
- Tony Canzoneri, American boxer (d. 1959)
- Kate Greenaway, English author and illustrator (b. 1846)
- Ida Lou Anderson, American orator and professor, pioneer in the field of radio broadcasting (d. 1941)
- Jack O'Connor, English cricketer (d. 1977)
- Walter Johnson, American baseball player and manager (d. 1946)
- Martin O'Meara, Irish-Australian sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (d. 1935)
- May Brahe, Australian composer (d. 1956)
- Yoshisuke Aikawa, Japanese businessman and politician, founded Nissan Motor Company (d. 1967)
- James Naismith, Canadian-American physician and educator, invented basketball (d. 1939)
- John Philip Sousa, American composer and bandleader (d. 1932)
- Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (d. 1902)
- Nelson W. Aldrich, American businessman and politician (d. 1915)
- Adolphe Sax, Belgian-French instrument designer, invented the saxophone (d. 1894)
- George Ent, English scientist (d. 1689)
- Karin Månsdotter, Swedish queen (d. 1612)
- Philip I, Margrave of Baden (d. 1533)
- Edmund Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)
Deaths On This Day
- Bernard Landry, Canadian lawyer, politician and Premier of Quebec (b. 1937)
- Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer, aviator, test pilot, and NASA astronaut (b. 1929)
- Bobby Campbell, English footballer and manager (b. 1937)
- Yitzhak Navon, Israeli author, playwright, and politician, 5th President of Israel (b. 1921)
- Maggie Boyle, English singer and flute player (b. 1956)
- Tommy Macpherson, Scottish soldier and businessman (b. 1920)
- Rick Rosas, American bass player (b. 1949)
- Tarla Dalal, Indian chef and author (b. 1936)
- Ace Parker, American football and baseball player (b. 1912)
- Joel Connable, American journalist and actor (b. 1973)
- Clive Dunn, English actor (b. 1920)
- Frank J. Prial, American journalist and author (b. 1930)
- Robert Lipshutz, American soldier and lawyer, 17th White House Counsel (b. 1921)
- Ron Sproat, American screenwriter and playwright (b. 1932)
- Hilda Braid, English actress and singer (b. 1929)
- George Grljusich, Australian footballer and sportscaster (b. 1939)
- Hank Thompson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1925)
- Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish skier (b. 1950)
- Federico López, Mexican-Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)
- Rod Donald, New Zealand lawyer and politician (b. 1957)
- Anthony Sawoniuk, Belarusian SS officer (b. 1921)
- Johnny Warren, Australian footballer, manager, and sportscaster (b. 1943)
- Just Betzer, Danish production manager and producer (b. 1944)
- Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer and coach (b. 1919)
- L. Sprague de Camp, American historian and author (b. 1907)
- Sky Low Low, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
- Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)
- Sanjeev Kumar, Indian film actor (b. 1938)
- Gastón Suárez, Bolivian author and playwright (b. 1929)
- Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
- Clarence Williams, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (b. 1898)
- Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
- Emil Starkenstein, Czech pharmacologist and academic (b. 1884)
- Alan Arnett McLeod, Canadian lieutenant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1899)
- Gouverneur Morris, American scholar, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France who died a bizarre death (b. 1752)
- Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
- Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French author and poet (b. 1619)
- Heinrich Schütz, German organist and composer (b. 1585)
- Jean-Baptiste Morin, French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer (b. 1583)
- Antoine Busnois, French composer and poet (b. 1430)
- Pope Innocent VII (b. 1339)
- Christina von Stommeln, Roman Catholic mystic and stigmatic (b. 1242)
- Pope John XVII