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What are the important events that happened on December 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 6 is the 341st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 23, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,480,982,400 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatetracontahenagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 53 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,446 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 6 Historical Events

  • 1240
    Mongol invasion of Rus': Kiev under Danylo of Halych and Voivode Dmytro falls to the Mongols under Batu Khan.
  • 1933
    U.S. federal judge John M. Woolsey rules that the James Joyce’s novel Ulysses is not obscene.
  • 1957
    Project Vanguard: A launchpad explosion of Vanguard TV3 thwarts the first United States attempt to launch a satellite into Earth orbit.
  • 2005
    Several villagers are shot dead during protests in Dongzhou, China.
  • 2008
    The 2008 Greek riots break out upon the killing of a 15-year-old boy, Alexandros Grigoropoulos, by a police officer.

Who were born on December 6?

  • 1908
    Pierre Graber, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2003)
  • 1920
    George Porter, British chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1934
    Nick Bockwinkel, American professional wrestler
  • 1955
    Rick Buckler, British drummer (The Jam)
  • 1974
    Nick Stajduhar, Canadian ice hockey player

Who died on December 6?

  • 1185
    King Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)
  • 1889
    Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (b. 1808)
  • 1985
    Burr Tillstrom, American puppeteer (b. 1917)
  • 2000
    Werner Klemperer, German actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (b. 1909)

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