October 6, 1683 -- the first Mennonites arrived in America aboard the Concord. The German and Dutch families settled in in an area that is in Philadelphia, PA.
October 6, 1847 -- "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte was first published in London.
October 6, 1848 -- The steamboat SS California left New York Harbor for San Francisco via Cape Horn. The steamboat service arrived on February 28, 1849. The trip took 4 months and 21 days.
October 6, 1857 -- The American Chess Congress held their first national chess tournament in New York City.
October 6, 1863 -- Confederate guerilla leader William Clark Quantrill attacked Baxter Springs, KS. He failed to capture the stronghold.
October 6, 1866 -- First robbery of a moving train in the US.
October 6, 1880 -- The National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling beer.
October 6, 1884 -- The Naval War College was established in Newport, RI.
October 6, 1890 -- Polygamy was outlawed by the Mormon Church.
October 6, 1954 -- E.L. Lyon became the first male nurse for the US Army.
October 6, 1961 -- President John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.
October 6, 1962 -- Robert Goulet began the role of Sir Lancelot in "Camelot".
October 6, 1996 - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw were married.
October 6, 1998 -- Country music group, Alabama, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.