Historical Political Events for November 6

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Year Event
1861 Jefferson Davis is elected to a six-year term as president of the Confederacy. He remained in office throughout the period of what is usually but improperly called the "Civil War".
1951 US Navy spy plane, P2V Neptune, with crew of 10 (no survivors or remains recovered) shot down by USSR. This aircraft was apparently shot down by Soviet fighters either over international waters about 20 miles from Vladivostok, USSR (according to the United States) or over Vladivostok (according to the Soviets).
1964 An agreement was reached between Cuba and the U.S. government to airlift 3,000-4,000 Cuban refugees to the U.S. monthly. In the next 5 years several hundred thousand, many from the educated classes, left the island, joining those who had left during the first great wave of out-migration from 1959 to 1961.
1969 Child Protection and Toy Safety Act of 1969, Pub. L. 91-113, is signed into law.
1978 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 make the processes for federal employees' claims of discrimination on the basis of disability and the available remedies virtually identical to federal sector Title VII processes and remedies.
1985 Upping the ante in the battle against extradition, guerrillas linked to the Medellin cartel attack the Colombian Palace of Justice. At least 95 people are killed in the 26-hour siege, including 11 Supreme Court justices. Many court documents, including all pending extradition requests, are destroyed by fire.
1986 Iran-Contra Scandal has its beginnings.
1991 President Boris Yeltsin, disbanded the Communist Party in the former USSR.
1992 William Jefferson Blythe Clinton (D) elected president of the USA.
2003 Bush (R) signs $87 billion supplemental spending bill into law. [Don't worry -- he massive oil money Wolfowitz said would be stolen from Iraq should be here any day now. . .]
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Quote of
the Day
. . . may our Union ever be preserved by justice conciliation and brotherhood, without a spot, without a stain of blood that flowed in civil war.
    — Jefferson Davis, Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 28, 1845
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