FYI October 06, 2017

1973 – Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War.
The Yom Kippur War, Ramadan War, or October War (Hebrew: מלחמת יום הכיפורים‎‎, Milẖemet Yom HaKipurim, or מלחמת יום כיפור, Milẖemet Yom Kipur; Arabic: حرب أكتوبر‎‎, Ḥarb ʾUktōbar, or حرب تشرين, Ḥarb Tišrīn), also known as the 1973 Arab–Israeli War, was a war fought by a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria against Israel from October 6 to 25, 1973. The fighting mostly took place in the Sinai and the Golan Heights, territories that had been occupied by Israel since the Six-Day War of 1967. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat wanted also to reopen the Suez Canal. Neither specifically planned to destroy Israel, although the Israeli leaders could not be sure of that.[55][56]

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1893 – Meghnad Saha, Indian astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic (d. 1956)
Meghnad Saha FRS (6 October 1893 – 16 February 1956) was an Indian[1][2] astrophysicist best known for his development of the Saha ionization equation, used to describe chemical and physical conditions in stars. Saha was the first scientist to relate a star’s spectrum to its temperature, developing thermal ionization equations that have been foundational in the fields of astrophysics and astrochemistry.[3] He was repeatedly and unsuccessfully nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physics. Saha was also politically active and was elected in 1952 to India’s parliament.[3]

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