6th October

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2000 Slobodan Milosevic steps down Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic steps down from office.
1988 General Augusto Pinochet is defeated in the general election General Augusto Pinochet is defeated in Chile's general election
1985 Policeman Keith Blakelock killed in Riot Police constable Keith Blakelock is killed during riots on the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham, London.
1981 Anwar Sadat shot dead Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat is shot dead at a military parade in Cairo.
1979 Pope John Paul II visits the White House Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontif to visit the White House; he is met by President Jimmy Carter.
1973 Egypt and Syria attack Israel Egypt and Syria attack Israel on the Yom Kippur holiday in an attempt to recover lands lost in the 1967 war.
1972 Rail Crash in Mexico kills 200 A passenger train carrying religous pilgrims derails near Saltillo, Mexico killing more than 200 and injuring many more.
1953 Britain sends troops to British Guiana. Britain sends naval and military forces to British Guiana (Guyana) in response to a request from the governor.
1900 Arrests in plot against Prince Albert Arrests take place in Brussels following discovery of a plot against Prince Albert.
1889 Moulin Rouge opens The Moulin Rouge cabaret opens in Paris, France.
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