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On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 6th, 2006

1860 – Abraham Lincoln is narrowly elected the 16th US President.

1893 – Composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, dies aged 53 after drinking unboiled water in St Petersburg during a cholera epidemic. His final and most popular work was ‘Symphony No 6, the Pathetique’.

1932 – The Nazi Party, led by Adolf Hitler, emerges as the largest single party in the German elections.

1942 – The Church of England relaxes its rule that women must wear hats in church.

1962 – The UN condemns apartheid.  The decision is a culmination of international outrage at the Sharpeville massacre, which took place two years before.

2003 – Michael Howard becomes leader of the Conservative Party.

 

One Response to “On This Day…”

  1. "1942 – The Church of England relaxes its rule that women must wear hats in church."

    Once we gave them the vote it was down hill all the way!