On November 6:
1528 Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca became the first known European to set foot in Texas.
1851 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist, was born.
1856 The first work of fiction by George Eliot was submitted for publication.
1861 James Naismith, Canadian inventor of basketball, was born.
1908 Prime Minister Sir Joseph Ward ceremonially opened the North Island main trunk railway line by driving home a final polished silver spike at Manganuioteao, between National Park and Ohakune.
1913 Mohandas Gandhi was arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
1918 The Second Polish Republic was proclaimed.
1935 First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
1946 Sally Field, American actress, was born.
1949 Nigel Havers, English actor, was born.
1962 The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and called for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
1970 Ethan Hawke, American actor, was born.