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, 410,664 hours 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

  • 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.
  • 1913
    Mohandas Gandhi is arrested while leading a march of Indian miners in South Africa.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1935
    Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie.
  • 1948
    Deputy commander-in-chief of the Eastern China Field Army General Su Yu launched a massive offensive toward Xuzhou, defended by seven different armies under the Suppression General Headquarter of Xuzhou Garrison, the Huaihai Campaign, the largest operational campaign of the Chinese Civil War begins.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Cuba and the United States formally agree to begin an airlift for Cubans who want to go to the United States. By 1971, 250,000 Cubans made use of this program.
  • 1977
    The Kelly Barnes Dam, located above Toccoa Falls Bible College near Toccoa, Georgia, fails, killing 39.
  • 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
    Edsel Ford, American automotive executive (d. 1943)
  • 1938
    Branko Mikasinovich, Serbian Slavist and journalist
  • 1940
    Johnny Giles, Irish footballer
  • 1953
    Frank Hanisch, German footballer
  • 1960
    Michael Cerveris, American actor
  • 1968
    Kelly Rutherford, American actress
  • 1970
    Ethan Hawke, American actor
  • 1979
    Brad Stuart, Canadian hockey player
  • 1982
    Sowelu, Japanese pop singer
  • 1983
    Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore)

Who died on November 6?

  • 1406
    Pope Innocent VII
  • 1893
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (b. 1840)
  • 1925
    Emperor Khải Định of Vietnam (b. 1885)
  • 1978
    Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1991
    Gene Tierney, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Rie Mastenbroek, Dutch swimmer (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    George Osmond, American patriarch of the Osmond family (b. 1917)
  • 2007
    Sayed Mustafa Kazemi, Afghan politician (b. 1962)

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