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

  • 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.
  • 1947
    Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
  • 2005
    The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1753
    Jean-Baptiste Breval, French composer (d. 1823)
  • 1887
    Walter Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1946)
  • 1924
    Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler (d. 2005)
  • 1931
    Mike Nichols, American film director
  • 1937
    Joe Warfield, American actor
  • 1940
    Ruth Messinger, American political activist
  • 1946
    Fred Penner, Canadian children’s entertainer
  • 1957
    Klaus Kleinfeld, German industrialist
  • 1961
    Craig Goldy, American musician (Dio)
  • 1977
    Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress

Who died on November 6?

  • 1550
    Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • 1925
    Emperor Khải Định of Vietnam (b. 1885)
  • 1937
    Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter (b. 1856)
  • 1964
    Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • 1970
    Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1985
    Sanjeev Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1938)
  • 1989
    Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • 2005
    Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2007
    George Osmond, American patriarch of the Osmond family (b. 1917)

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