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.

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