80 Years Ago—Oct. 6, 1940: The Tizard Mission, a delegation of British scientists sent to the US to exchange technologies, demonstrates the cavity magnetron, essential for airborne radar.
75 Years Ago—Oct. 6, 1945: International Military Tribunal hands down indictments on 24 top Nazis at Nuremberg, Germany.
Tavern owner “Billy Goat” Sianis buys a seat for a goat at the World Series and is escorted out; he casts the so-called “goat curse” on the Chicago Cubs.