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, 410,664 hours 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

  • 1528
    Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
  • 1856
    Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1869
    In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
  • 1948
    Deputy commander-in-chief of the Eastern China Field Army General Su Yu launched a massive offensive toward Xuzhou, defended by seven different armies under the Suppression General Headquarter of Xuzhou Garrison, the Huaihai Campaign, the largest operational campaign of the Chinese Civil War begins.
  • 1962
    Apartheid: The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution condemning South Africa’s racist apartheid policies and calls for all UN member states to cease military and economic relations with the nation.
  • 1985
    In Colombia, leftist guerrillas of the 19th of April Movement seize control of the Palace of Justice in Bogotá, eventually killing 115 people, 11 of them Supreme Court justices.
  • 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?

  • 1391
    Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)
  • 1550
    Queen Karin Månsdotter of Sweden (d. 1612)
  • 1937
    Garry Gross, American photographer (d. 2010)
  • 1939
    Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
  • 1964
    Corey Glover, American musician (Living Color)
  • 1967
    Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1972
    Thandie Newton, English actress
  • 1976
    Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx)
  • 1978
    Taryn Manning, American actress
  • 1989
    Shaina Magdayao, Filipina actress

Who died on November 6?

  • 1406
    Pope Innocent VII
  • 1752
    Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
  • 1790
    James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1796
    Catherine II of Russia (b. 1729)
  • 1822
    Claude Louis Berthollet, French chemist (b. 1748)
  • 1903
    Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (b.1895)
  • 1965
    Clarence Williams, American musician (b. 1898)
  • 1991
    Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Just Betzer, Danish film producer (b. 1944)
  • 2006
    Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)

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