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, 25,165,440 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 ‘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.
  • 1844
    The first constitution of the Dominican Republic is adopted.
  • 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.
  • 1939
    World War II: Sonderaktion Krakau takes place.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.
  • 2011
    Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1391
    Edmund de Mortimer, 5th Earl of March, English politician (d. 1425)
  • 1479
    Queen Joanna of Castile of Spain (d. 1555)
  • 1854
    John Philip Sousa, American composer (d. 1932)
  • 1880
    Robert Musil, Austrian novelist (d. 1942)
  • 1892
    George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven (d. 1938)
  • 1937
    Marco Vassi, American writer (d. 1989)
  • 1949
    Brad Davis, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1972
    Rebecca Romijn, American actress
  • 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)
  • 1632
    King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (b. 1594)
  • 1692
    Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, French writer (b. 1619)
  • 1816
    Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)
  • 2000
    L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Fred Dibnah, English television personality (b. 1938)
  • 2004
    Johnny Warren, Australian soccer player (b. 1943)
  • 2005
    Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006
    Francisco Fernández Ochoa, Spanish alpine skier (b. 1950)
  • 2010
    Jo Myong-Rok, North Korean military official (b. 1928)

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