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

  • 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.
  • 1632
    Thirty years war: Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus dies in the battle.
  • 1865
    American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on a cruise on which it sank or captured 37 vessels.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
  • 1935
    Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie.
  • 1944
    Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • 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?

  • 1835
    Cesare Lombroso, Italian psychiatrist and criminologist (d. 1909)
  • 1860
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist, composer, and statesman (d. 1941)
  • 1861
    James Naismith, Canadian inventor of basketball (d. 1939)
  • 1947
    Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (d. 2007)
  • 1949
    Joseph C. Wilson, American diplomat; husband of Valerie Plame
  • 1964
    Kerry Conran, American filmmaker
  • 1973
    Nell McAndrew, British model
  • 1977
    Patrícia Tavares, Portuguese actress
  • 1979
    Brad Stuart, Canadian hockey player
  • 1989
    Jozy Altidore, American soccer player

Who died on November 6?

  • 1550
    Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg (b. 1487)
  • 1790
    James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1903
    Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine (b.1895)
  • 1964
    Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1863)
  • 1978
    Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1985
    Sanjeev Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1938)
  • 1995
    Aneta Corsaut, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2000
    L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 2005
    Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (b. 1967)
  • 2007
    Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)

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