October 06: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On October 6, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 279th day of the Gregorian calendar is October 6th. The photo-sharing software Instagram was launched on this day, while Egyptian President Amwar Sadat was assassinated by Islamic extremists. During the Revolutionary War, British soldiers took Forts Clinton and Montgomery.

The 6th of October falls under the sign of Libra. Elisabeth Shue, Jeremy Sisto, and LeBron James Jr. are all born on October 6th. National Noodle Day and National Mad Hatter Day are also celebrated today.


Happy Birthday! (October 06, 1773)
Louis Philippe I of France. photo source:


(October 06, 1977)
The Mikoyan MiG-29 9-01, the first prototype, takes to the skies for the first time. photo source:

(October 06, 1995)
51 Pegasi b, the first planet to orbit another sun, is discovered. photo source:

(October 06, 2007)
Jason Lewis is the first person to complete a world circumnavigation using only human power. photo source:

(October 06, 2010)
Instagram, a popular photo-sharing app, is established. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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