#TodayInHistory: Microsoft Announces First Windows Application, Excel
A look at happenings on this day October 6 in history:
1970 – Elvis Presley recorded “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me.”
2011 – Australian actress Diane Cilento (78), who was once married to James Bond actor Sean Connery, died. In 1956 she was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Helen of Troy in the play “Tiger at the Gates.” She received an Academy Award nomination in 1963 for best supporting actress for her work in the movie “Tom Jones.”
1981 – Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat was assassinated in Cairo.
1866– First U.S. train robbery; the Reno gang carries out the first robbery of a moving train in the U.S., making off with over $10,000 from an Ohio & Mississippi train in Jackson County, Indiana.
1991- Liz Taylor known for her role as Cleopatra marries husband No. 7, construction worker Larry Fortensky, in a ceremony held at the pop singer Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch in California. The pair divorced in 1996.
1995 – Pa. Alfred Rewane a chieftain of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO), a pro-democratic group is murdered in his home in Lagos by unknown gunmen.
1987 – Microsoft announced its first Windows application, Excel.
There, a glimpse of happenings around the world today October 6