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

November 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 6 is the 311st day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 24, 2016 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,478,390,400 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 ‘trihectadecahenagon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 83 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 1,416 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 6 Historical Events

  • 355
    Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.
  • 1632
    Thirty years war: Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus dies in the battle.
  • 1789
    Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1935
    Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie.
  • 1939
    World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place.
  • 1944
    Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 1975
    Green March begins: 300,000 unarmed Moroccans converge on the southern city of Tarfaya and wait for a signal from King Hassan II of Morocco to cross into Western Sahara.
  • 1986
    Sumburgh disaster – A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
  • 1995
    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1999
    Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1835
    Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist and criminologist (d. 1909)
  • 1949
    Arturo Sandoval, Cuban trumpeter
  • 1949
    Nigel Havers, English actor
  • 1964
    Arne Duncan, American political figure
  • 1964
    Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion)
  • 1971
    Clonie Gowen, American poker player
  • 1978
    Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress
  • 1978
    Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1981
    Kaspars Gorkšs, Latvian footballer
  • 1987
    Ana Ivanović, Serbian tennis player

Who died on November 6?

  • 1632
    King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (b. 1594)
  • 1656
    King John IV of Portugal (b. 1603)
  • 1937
    Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter (b. 1856)
  • 1965
    Edgard Varèse, French composer (b. 1883)
  • 1968
    Charles Münch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1998
    Marcel Gauthier, Canadian wrestler (b. 1928)
  • 2001
    Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • 2006
    Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2010
    Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Administration (b. 1921)

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