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

  • 1856
    Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
  • 1935
    Edwin Armstrong presents his paper “A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation” to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
  • 1942
    World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
  • 1947
    Meet the Press makes its television debut (the show went to a weekly schedule on September 12, 1948).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    An express train collides with a stationary car near the village of Ufton Nervet, England, killing 7 and injuring 150.

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1938
    Diana E. H. Russell, South African feminist writer and activist
  • 1948
    Sidney Blumenthal, American journalist and political figure
  • 1951
    John Falsey, American television writer and producer
  • 1951
    Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney
  • 1955
    Maria Shriver, American journalist
  • 1962
    Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer
  • 1972
    Adonis Georgiades, Greek politician, publisher and author
  • 1972
    Garry Flitcroft, English footballer
  • 1972
    Thandie Newton, English actress
  • 1986
    Katie Leclerc, American actress

Who died on November 6?

  • 1479
    James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, Scottish nobleman (b. 1415)
  • 1790
    James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1796
    Catherine II of Russia (b. 1729)
  • 1925
    Emperor Khải Định of Vietnam (b. 1885)
  • 1929
    Prince Maximilian of Baden, German statesman (b. 1867)
  • 1964
    Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)
  • 1970
    Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and poet (b. 1897)
  • 1987
    Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • 2003
    Just Betzer, Danish film producer (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. 1962)

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