6 October It Happened Today
1807 Potassium is discovered by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy.
1820 Birth of the Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind, often referred to as the “Swedish Nightingale”.
1892 Death of English poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.
1914 Birth of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl.
1973 A joint Egyptian-Syrian force attacks Israel.
1981 President Anwar Sadat of Egypt is assassinated.