Browsing: November 6

A Brief History This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on November 6th.  For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event. Digging Deeper On November 6, 963, Holy Roman Emperor Otto I called a council in Rome to depose the current Pope, John XII, on charges of leading an armed rebellion against Otto, as well as conducting his secular affairs in a corrupt and immoral manner. On November 6, 1632 at the Battle of Lützen during the Thirty Years’ War, the Swedes won, but their…

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A Brief History On November 6, 1900, William McKinley was re-elected President of the US with Teddy Roosevelt as his running mate.  McKinley was assassinated in 1901, making Teddy President.  McKinley’s VP from his first term, Garret Hobart, had died in office in 1899 at the age of 55.  If Hobart had not died, he very well might have been President. Digging Deeper Other VPs who nearly attained the Oval Office include Hannibal Hamlin, Abe Lincoln’s VP from his first term who was replaced by Andrew Johnson for the second Lincoln administration.  Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, propelling Johnson to…

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A Brief History On November 6, 963, Holy Roman Emperor Otto I called a council in Rome to depose the current Pope, John XII, on charges of leading an armed rebellion against Otto, as well as conducting his secular affairs in a corrupt and immoral manner. Digging Deeper Pope John XII was born in Rome to a rich and powerful family, and in what would seem strange today, became Pope when he was either in his late teens or early twenties!  In a time when the Pope was expected to rule as a secular leader as well as providing spiritual…

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A Brief History On November 6, 2017, we follow up our article from yesterday about Presidents of the US and their smoking habits with an answer to a reader query about the status of women vis a vis smoking through the years.  At the end of the article we list some of our sources, and we would particularly like to recommend the bottom web site as a “must read” article for any woman or girl that smokes or is considering taking up the habit. Digging Deeper Historically, women have smoked less than men, but certainly not to the point of…

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A Brief History On November 6, 1789, Pope Pius VI appointed Jesuit priest John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States, although he had earlier been ex-communicated! Carroll was born on a plantation in Maryland in 1735 to Daniel I and Eleanor Carroll, part of the Carroll family that had helped develop the Maryland colony (Province of Maryland). Digging Deeper John’s brother, Daniel II, was a signer of both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States, one of only 5 men to do so. Thus, the Carroll family certainly had its share of…

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