6th October

  • 6th Oct, 1981- Egypt Anwar Sadat Assassinated

1981: President Anwar Sadat was assassinated while viewing a military parade in a Cairo suburb. The third president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, was killed by members of the terrorist group Takfir Wal-Hajira during a parade held to commemorate the 8th anniversary of Operation Badr – a military operation where Egyptian forces crossed the Suez Canal and overran the Bar-Lev Line in Israel. The military operation started the Yom Kippur War between Israel and a coalition of Arab states. The assassination is thought to be a result of Sadat’s efforts to bring peace to the region, which started with the Camp David Accords in 1978.

  • 6th Oct, 2000- Yugoslavia Milosevic

2000: Slobodan Milosevic, President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, has resigned, following mounting pressure to quit over allegations of vote-rigging.

  • 6th Oct, 2007- First successful human powered attempt to circumnavigate the world

2007: Englishman Jason Lewis set out on the journey, also called Expedition 360, on July 12, 1994, from Greenwich, London. The over 46,000-mile expedition around the world took him 4,833 days, during which he used only human-powered modes of transportation, including bicycles, roller blades, and a pedal-powered boat.

  • 6th Oct, 1908- Bosnian crisis

1908: Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria-Hungary declared the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which had been nominally under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. The takeover raised tensions within the Balkan region in Europe and threatened to end in a war.

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