October 6 in history

06/10/2009

On October 6:

1769 Nicholas Young, ship’s boy on the Endeavour, was the first to spot land in New Zealand. Young Nick’s Head was named for him, he was also given a gallon of rum.

1889 Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture.

1914 – Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer was born.

1921International PEN was founded in London.

 

1928 Chiang Kai-Shek became  Chairman of the Republic of China
1930 Richie Benaud, Australian cricketer, was born.
Richie Benaud 1956.jpg
1942 Britt Ekland, Swedish actress, was born.

Britt Ekland and Peter Sellers 1964.
1948 Gerry Adams, Northern Irish politician, was born.
1987 Fiji beccame a republic.
2007 Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

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