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

  • 355
    Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with the government of the Prefecture of the Gauls.
  • 1918
    The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
  • 1941
    World War II: Soviet leader Joseph Stalin addresses the Soviet Union for only the second time during his three-decade rule. He states that even though 350,000 troops were killed in German attacks so far, the Germans had lost 4.5 million soldiers and that Soviet victory was near.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
  • 1995
    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1999
    Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1882
    Thomas H. Ince, American movie actor, director, producer (d. 1924)
  • 1940
    Johnny Giles, Irish footballer
  • 1946
    Fred Penner, Canadian children’s entertainer
  • 1946
    Sally Field, American actress
  • 1951
    Peter Althin, Swedish politician and attorney
  • 1953
    Frank Hanisch, German footballer
  • 1961
    Florent Pagny, French songwriter and singer
  • 1966
    Peter DeLuise, American actor and director
  • 1968
    Kelly Rutherford, American actress
  • 1982
    Steve Millar, Canadian singer and songwriter

Who died on November 6?

  • 1406
    Pope Innocent VII
  • 1656
    Jean-Baptiste Morin, French scientist (b. 1583)
  • 1692
    Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1964
    Hugo Koblet, Swiss cyclist (b. 1925)
  • 1968
    Charles Münch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1986
    Elisabeth Grümmer, Alsatian soprano (b. 1911)
  • 1987
    Zohar Argov, Israeli singer (b. 1955)
  • 2003
    Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • 2007
    George Osmond, American patriarch of the Osmond family (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. 1962)

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