NOVEMBER 6 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1856 ~ Scenes of Clerical Life, the 1st work of fiction by George Eliot was submitted for publication on the 6th November 1856.

1877 ~ CHESTER won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1877. This was the first time the Melbourne Cup was held on a Tuesday, from which it was then held traditionally on the first Tuesday of November to current time.

1900 ~ CLEAN SWEEP won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1900.

1906 ~ POSEiDON won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1906.

1913 ~ Mohandas Gandhi was arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa on the 6th November 1913.

1917 ~ WESTCOURT won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1917

1923 ~ BiTALLi won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1923.

1926Zig Ziglar the American author was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1926 (died 2012).

1928 ~ STATESMAN won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1928.

1934 ~ PETER PAN won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1934.

1935 ~ The Hawker Hurricane had its first flight on the 6th November 1935.

1935Parker Brothers acquired the forerunner patents for Monopoly from Elizabeth Magie on the 6th November 1935.

1943Ian Turpie the Australian actor and television personality was born on the 6th November 1943 (died 11th March 2012).

1945 ~ RAiNBiRD won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1945. See the original film footage of the 1945 Melbourne Cup.

1946 ~ Sally Field the American actress was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1946.

1947George Young the Scottish guitarist, songwriter, and producer  from the Easybeats and Flash and the Pan was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1947.

1947 ~ Meet the Press made its television debut on the 6th November 1947.

1948Glenn Frey the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from the Eagles was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1948.

1951 ~ DELTA won the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday the 6th November 1951.

1956 ~ EVENiNG PEAL the mare ridden by George Podmore won the MELBOURNE CUP on Tuesday 6th November 1956, trained by E. D. Lawson. Evening Peal was the first mare to win the Melbourne Cup since Rainbird won in 1945, and was the first horse to have an Oaks-Cup double victory in successive years.

1962 ~ EVEN STEVENS the chestnut stallion thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Les Coles won the MELBOURNE CUPon Tuesday 6th November 1962, trained by Arch McGregor. Even Stevens was the 1st “fly in” to win the Melbourne Cup, when he was on the inaugural Qantas flight for horses from Wellington to Melbourne on the 2nd October 1962.

1964Arkie Whiteley the Australian actress was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1964 (died 2001).

1968Jerry Yang the Taiwanese-American businessman and co-founder of Yahoo! was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1968.

1969Downhill Racer the American drama film starring Robert RedfordGene Hackman, and Camilla Sparv was released on Tuesday the 6th November 1969.

1970 ~ Ethan Hawke the American actor, director, and screenwriter was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1970.

1973 ~ GALA SUPREME the Victorian bred grey gelding thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Frank Reys won the MELBOURNE CUPon Tuesday 6th November 1973, trained by Ray J. Hutchins. Gala Supreme became a successful show horse after his racing days were over. Frank Reys (1931–1984) was the first and only Australian Aboriginal jockey to win the Melbourne Cup when he rode to victory on Gala Supreme.

1983 ~ Jon Hume the Australian singer-songwriter from Evermore was born on Tuesday the 6th November 1983.

1984 ~ BLACK KNiGHT the bay / brown gelding thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Peter Cook won the MELBOURNE CUP on Tuesday 6th November 1984. Black Knight was trained by George Hanlon.

1979 ~ HYPERNO the bay gelding thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Harry White won the MELBOURNE CUP on Tuesday 6th November 1979trained by Bart Cummings. Hyperno enjoyed his retirement  on Harry White’s rural property until he died in 2002.

1990 ~ KiNGSTON RULE the chestnut stallion thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Darren Beadman won the MELBOURNE CUP on Tuesday 6th November 1990. Kingston Rule was trained by Bart Cummings.

1999 ~ The Head of the Commonwealth was voted by Australians to be kept as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum on the 6th November 1999.

2001 ~ ETHERAL the bay mare thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Scott Seamer won the MELBOURNE CUP on Tuesday 6th November 2001. was trained by Sheila Laxon.

2007 ~ EFFiCiENT the grey gelding thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Michael Rodd won the MELBOURNE CUP on Tuesday 6th November 2012Efficient was trained by Graeme Rogerson.

2012 ~ GREEN MOON the bay stallion thoroughbred racehorse ridden by Brett Prebble won the MELBOURNE CUP on Tuesday 6th November 2012. Green Moon was trained by Robert Hickmott.

PuntersParadise.com.au Green Moon won 2012 Melbourne Cup winner bay stallion thoroughbred racehorse jockey Brett Prebble horse racing tipping Fiorente Jakkalberry
The Green Moon Melbourne Cup page at PuntersParadise.com.au ~ 2012

2012 ~ OZ LOTTO had the draw for the largest Australianlotto jackpot prize on Tuesday 6th November 2012. Four winners shared a Division 1 prize pool of $111,972,151 in draw #977, on Melbourne Cup Day. The 4 division 1 winners each received $27,993,037.

Oz Lotto $100 million largest Australian Tattslotto jackpot prize record results Tuesday 6th November 2012 draw Tatts yellow balls numbers
The Oz Lotto balls dropping in the Australian record $100 million draw (6th November 2012)
Oz Lotto $100 million largest Australian Tattslotto jackpot prize record results Tuesday 6th November 2012 draw numbers
The Oz Lotto Australian record $100 million draw results & prizes (Tuesday 6th November 2012)

Today in History for November 6th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…  

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