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

  • 1528
    Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 vessels.
  • 1918
    The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
  • 1939
    World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    Vietnam War: Following the November 1 coup and execution of President Ngo Dinh Diem, coup leader General Duong Van Minh takes over leadership of South Vietnam.
  • 1977
    The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
  • 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.

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1494
    Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1566)
  • 1753
    Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)
  • 1937
    Joe Warfield, American actor
  • 1937
    Marco Vassi, American writer (d. 1989)
  • 1938
    P.J. Proby, American-born singer and actor
  • 1947
    E. Lee Spence, pioneer underwater archaeologist
  • 1947
    George Young, Australian musician (Easybeats)
  • 1949
    Brad Davis, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1979
    Myolie Wu, Hong Kong actress
  • 1989
    Jozy Altidore, American soccer player

Who died on November 6?

  • 1231
    Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1196)
  • 1692
    Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1936
    Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
  • 1937
    Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter (b. 1856)
  • 1941
    Maurice Leblanc, French novelist (b. 1864)
  • 1960
    Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • 1965
    Clarence Williams, American musician (b. 1898)
  • 2004
    Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • 2004
    Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Federico (Fico) López, Puerto Rican basketball player (b. 1962)

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