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, 24,639,840 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 ‘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

  • 1789
    Pope Pius VI appoints Father John Carroll as the first Catholic bishop in the United States.
  • 1913
    Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1999
    Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 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?

  • 1893
    Yip Man, Chinese martial artist (d. 1972)
  • 1903
    June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1906
    James D. Norris, American businessman and sports team owner (d. 1966)
  • 1932
    Stonewall Jackson, American country singer
  • 1947
    George Young, Australian musician (Easybeats)
  • 1950
    Amir Aczel, Israeli mathematics historian
  • 1957
    Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress
  • 1962
    Aznil Nawawi, Malaysian host, actor and singer
  • 1970
    Ethan Hawke, American actor
  • 1988
    Erik Lund, Swedish footballer

Who died on November 6?

  • 1231
    Emperor Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1196)
  • 1492
    Antoine Busnois, French composer
  • 1632
    King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (b. 1594)
  • 1925
    Emperor Khải Định of Vietnam (b. 1885)
  • 1965
    Edgard Varèse, French composer (b. 1883)
  • 1978
    Harry Bertoia, Italian artist and designer (b. 1915)
  • 2000
    L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 2003
    Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • 2005
    Rod Donald, New Zealander politician (b. 1957)
  • 2007
    Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)

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