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.
  • 1856
    Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by the author later known as George Eliot, is submitted for publication.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Edwin Armstrong presents his paper “A Method of Reducing Disturbances in Radio Signaling by a System of Frequency Modulation” to the New York section of the Institute of Radio Engineers.
  • 1944
    Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Rova of Antananarivo, home of the sovereigns of Madagascar from the 16th to 19th centuries, is destroyed by fire.

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1692
    Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763)
  • 1753
    Jean-Baptiste Breval, French composer (d. 1823)
  • 1855
    E.S. Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
  • 1925
    Michel Bouquet, Franch actor
  • 1931
    Peter Collins, English race car driver (d. 1958)
  • 1938
    Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • 1940
    Ruth Messinger, American political activist
  • 1950
    Amir Aczel, Israeli mathematics historian
  • 1955
    Alton Coleman, American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1988
    Emma Stone, American actress

Who died on November 6?

  • 1752
    Ralph Erskine, Scottish minister (b. 1685)
  • 1796
    Catherine II of Russia (b. 1729)
  • 1816
    Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (b. 1752)
  • 1910
    Giuseppe Cesare Abba, Italian patriot and writer (b. 1838)
  • 1937
    Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter (b. 1856)
  • 1965
    Clarence Williams, American musician (b. 1898)
  • 1978
    Heiri Suter, Swiss cyclist (b. 1899)
  • 1989
    Dickie Goodman, American entertainer (b. 1934)
  • 2000
    David R. Brower, American environmentalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005
    Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)

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