6 October 2022: This day in history

1917: Battle of Passchendaele: Canadian troops capture the village of Passchendaele in the Third Battle of Ypres, after 250,000 casualties on both sides

1939: Adolf Hitler announces plans to regulate Jewish problem

1948: Earthquake in Ashgabat kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic

1948: Paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey finds the first partial fossil skull of Proconsul africanus, an ancestor of apes and humans on Rusinga Island, Kenya

1949: US President Harry Truman signs Mutual Defense Assistance Act (for NATO)

1951: Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb

1956: Scientist Albert Sabin announces that his oral Polio vaccine is ready for testing; it would soon supplant Jonas Salk’s vaccine in many parts of the world

2021: WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recommends world’s first Malaria vaccine (Mosquirix) for children after a pilot program was effective in Africa


Source: Onthisday.com

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