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 310th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 55 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 24, 2017 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 25,165,440 minutes 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 ‘trihectadecagon’ 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 105 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 1,781 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 6 Historical Events

  • 1632
    Thirty years war: Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus dies in the battle.
  • 1844
    The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
  • 1943
    World War II: the Soviet Red Army recaptures Kiev. Before withdrawing, the Germans destroy most of the city’s ancient buildings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2005
    The Evansville Tornado of November 2005 kills 25 in Northwestern Kentucky and Southwestern Indiana.

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1550
    Queen Karin Månsdotter of Sweden (d. 1612)
  • 1931
    Peter Collins, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1957
    Cam Clarke, American voice actor
  • 1961
    Craig Goldy, American musician (Dio)
  • 1961
    Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer
  • 1965
    René Unglaube, German footballer
  • 1972
    Adonis Georgiades, Greek politician, publisher and author
  • 1976
    Mike Herrera, American singer and bassist (MxPx)
  • 1978
    Zak Morioka, Brazilian racing driver
  • 1982
    Steve Millar, Canadian singer and songwriter

Who died on November 6?

  • 1479
    James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, Scottish nobleman (b. 1415)
  • 1656
    King John IV of Portugal (b. 1603)
  • 1796
    Catherine II of Russia (b. 1729)
  • 1846
    Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general (b. 1786)
  • 1960
    Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • 1968
    Charles Münch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 2003
    Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
  • 2004
    Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • 2005
    Rod Donald, New Zealander politician (b. 1957)
  • 2007
    George Osmond, American patriarch of the Osmond family (b. 1917)

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