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, 1,509,926,400 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 ‘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

  • 1861
    American Civil War: Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States of America.
  • 1869
    In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
  • 1942
    World War II: Carlson’s patrol during the Guadalcanal Campaign begins.
  • 1944
    Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 1971
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1479
    Queen Joanna of Castile of Spain (d. 1555)
  • 1753
    Jean-Baptiste Breval, French composer (d. 1823)
  • 1922
    Frank J. Lynch, American jurist and state legislator (d. 1987)
  • 1932
    Stonewall Jackson, American country singer
  • 1958
    Trace Beaulieu, American actor
  • 1960
    Michael Cerveris, American actor
  • 1968
    Alfred Williams, American football player
  • 1976
    Jodi Martin, Australian singer-songwriter
  • 1981
    Kaspars Gorkšs, Latvian footballer
  • 1985
    Ettore Marchi, Italian footballer

Who died on November 6?

  • 1479
    James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, Scottish nobleman (b. 1415)
  • 1550
    Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • 1650
    William II, Prince of Orange (b. 1626)
  • 1836
    King Charles X of France (b. 1757)
  • 1937
    Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter (b. 1856)
  • 1965
    Edgard Varèse, French composer (b. 1883)
  • 2003
    Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
  • 2007
    Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2007
    Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)
  • 2009
    Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)

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