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    Oct.6. in History

    Oct 6 1014

    Czar Samuil of Bulgaria dies after an army of 15,000 of his men is returned, blinded by his enemy Emperor Basil of the Byzantine Empire. One out of every hundred of his men was permitted to keep one eye, such that they were able to return home. For this victory Basil earned the title Bulgaroctonus, slayer of Bulgars.
    Oct 6 1536
    The man to translate the Holy Bible into English, William Tyndale, is strangled and burnt at the stake in Brussels, Belgium. Translations of the Bible into vernacular had been long suppressed, but oddly most of the work in the KJV's New Testament is Tyndale's.
    Oct 6 1815
    Mayfield, New York resident Barent Becker is hanged for serving his wife Ann a dish of stewed tomatoes and arsenic.
    Oct 6 1976
    During a televised debate, President and candidate Gerald Ford asserts that there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe. Ford loses the election. [He and Dan Quayle should do lunch.]
    Oct 6 1977

    Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, Jr., Los Angeles' infamous "Hillside Stranglers," rape and murder their first victim, 21-year-old waitress Elissa Kastin. They dump her naked corpse on Chevy Chase Drive.
    Oct 6 1980
    John Lydon, of band PiL and formerly the Sex Pistols, arrested for disorderly conduct in a Dublin bar.
    Oct 6 1981
    During a commemoration of the Yom Kippur War, armed gunmen leap from a truck and begin shooting into the reviewing stand at Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. Along with Sadat, the assassins kill eight others.
    Oct 6 1997 Six boys watch as a female classmate is held down and raped in a locker room at Paramount High School in Boligee, Alabama. In all, about twelve boys are present at the incident; only six are ever charged.

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    And in Thailand in 1976?

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    Oct 6 1974
    More importantly than all the rest of that guff combined, I was born. And yay, verily did the people celebrate for it was joyous and it was good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by up2you View Post
    And in Thailand in 1976?
    Indeed. Remember 'Hok Tulaa'.......6-14 October 1976

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    I prefer November the 5th, when we burn Catholics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missismiggins View Post
    I prefer November the 5th, when we burn Catholics!
    "We", Miggins?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Oct 6 1974 More importantly than all the rest of that guff combined, I was born. And yay, verily did the people celebrate for it was joyous and it was good.
    I find it very hard to believe your only 3 years older than me. I think you've added a few 4's onto that 1970!

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    and in '49 the firstborn of my clan entered this world; a belated happy birthday for your 60th Rodders wherever you are these days (last seen Tianjin/China 2003)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Oct 6 1994
    More importantly than all the rest of that guff combined, I was born. And yay, verily did the people celebrate for it was joyous and it was good.
    Fixed that for you, carry on.

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