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On This Day - October 06


Literary and Innovative People
A celebration of writers and writing on this day through history.
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Events through the years on October 06

2020 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea M. Ghez for work on black holes

2017 British writer Kazuo Ishiguro is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

2010 Instagram, a mainstream photo-sharing application, is founded.

2004 The top U.S. arms inspector in Iraq, Charles Duelfer, reported finding no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime had produced weapons of mass destruction after 1991.

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1958 Joseph Finder is an American author of thriller novels. Finder was born on October 6, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois in the USA. Finder's most famous work is Paranoia about a man who gets himself involved in something way bigger than he can handle.

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1950 David Brin was born on October 6, 1950 in Glendale, California, USA. Infinity's Shore is the fifth and last of the Uplift series.

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1948 Gerry Adams was born on October 06, 1948. He has been President of the Sinn Fein political party since 1983. In that time they have become the second largest party in Northern Ireland. Cooperation with the SDLP led to involvement in the Anglo Irish Agreement and a subsequent Peace Settlement. From 1983 to 1992 and from 1997 to 2011 he has been an abstenionist member of Parliament for West Belfast. He relinquished this role when he became a TD in the Dail in the Republic of Ireland. In Before the Dawn Gerry tells his story.

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1939 Melvyn Bragg is an author and broadcaster known mainly for his presentation of the South Bank Show for ITV television, which covered cultural aspects such as the arts. Bragg was born on October 6, 1939 in Carlisle, England. Without a City Wall is a novel from 1970 about a man trying to find himself.

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