06 October

1948 : Earthquake in Turkmenistan


On October 6, 1948 at 8:12 p.m., an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 on the Richter scale hit the city of Ashgabat in Turkmenistan. The quake lasted only seven seconds but it was very destructive over a wide area. 30 villages were even destroyed in Iran. Numerous cracks streak Ashgabat and its surroundings and the infrastructure is severely damaged. 110,000 people are killed. The Soviet Union does not require any outside help, however.

1972 : A train derails in Mexico


On October 6, 1972, a train derailed near the town of Saltillo in Mexico. 4 cars burst into flames. 208 people were killed and hundreds more were injured. The accident was due to very excessive speed. October 6 is a holiday in Mexico and the driver had celebrated the event with his colleagues. He was drunk at the time of the accident.

1976 : Massacre of students in Thailand


On October 6 1976, student demonstrators at Thammasat University in Bangkok against the return from exile of the former dictator Thanom Kittikachorn were attacked by the police of the Thai military government. 46 students were massacred. The next day a more moderate military junta took power.

1981 : Anwar Sadat assassinated


On October 6, 1981, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was assassinated during a review of troops on the anniversary of the Yom Kippur War by members of the terrorist group Takfir Wal-Hajira. 10 others people were killed.
Takfir Wal-Hajira was sponsored by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Anwar Sadat had incurred the hatred of Islamic extremists by negotiating peace accords with Israel.

: 06 October

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: 06 October

Hippolyte Carnot, French politician (1801)
Le Corbusier, Swiss architect (1887)
Roland Garros, French aviator (1888)
Ernest Walton, Irish physicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1903)
Janet Gaynor, American actress (1906)
Carole Lombard, American actress (1908)
Barbara Castle, English politician (1910)
Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (1914)
Bruno Cremer, French actor (1929)
Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (1971-2000) (1930)
Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomer (1931)
Riccardo Giacconi, Italian American astrophysicist, Nobel Prize in Physics (1931)
Patrick Cauvin, French writer (1932)
Britt Ekland, Swedish actress (1942)
Vinod Khanna, Indian actor (1946)
Gerry Adams, Irish politician (1948)
Nicolas Peyrac, French singer (1949)
Sophie Duez, French actress (1962)
Elisabeth Shue, American actress (1963)
Jeff B. Davis, American comedian (1973)
Michael Arden, American actor (1982)
Maki Horikita, Japanese actress (1988)

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Paul Scarron, French writer (1660)
Alfred Tennyson, English poet (1892)
Auguste Beernaert, 14th Prime Minister of Belgium, Nobel Peace prize (1912)
Will Keith Kellogg, Founder of the Kellogg Company (1951)
Tod Browning, American director (1962)
Anwar al-Sadat, 3rd President of Egypt, Nobel Peace prize (1981)
Bette Davis, American actress (1989)
Denholm Elliott, English actor (1992)
Benot Chamoux, French alpinist (1995)
Richard Farnsworth, American actor (2000)
Colette Renard, French actress and singer (2010)

: 06 October

Clean the keyboard of an old piano


The old piano keys were covered with ivory and ebony. The ivory has a tendency to yellow when not exposed to light, as in the case of a piano with the lid closed. To clean the white keys, you can use a cloth soaked in hydrogen peroxide. Care must be taken not to soak the fabric as no fluid should pass between the keys. For hard to reach places, you can use cotton swabs.
For the black keys, cleaned with a damp cloth and then make them to shine with a cloth soaked in linseed oil.

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