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

  • 1632
    Thirty years war: Battle of Lützen is fought, the Swedes are victorious but the King of Sweden, Gustavus Adolphus dies in the battle.
  • 1918
    The Second Polish Republic is proclaimed in Poland.
  • 1934
    Memphis, Tennessee becomes the first major city to join the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1971
    The United States Atomic Energy Commission tests the largest U.S. underground hydrogen bomb, code-named Cannikin, on Amchitka Island in the Aleutians.
  • 1999
    Australians vote to keep the Head of the Commonwealth as their head of state in the Australian republic referendum.
  • 2011
    Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1855
    E.S. Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)
  • 1893
    Edsel Ford, American automotive executive (d. 1943)
  • 1939
    Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist (d. 1964)
  • 1946
    Sally Field, American actress
  • 1957
    Siobhán McCarthy, Irish singer and actress
  • 1972
    Rebecca Romijn, American actress
  • 1979
    Adam LaRoche, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor
  • 1983
    Jon Hume, Australian singer (Evermore)
  • 1997
    Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, English actor

Who died on November 6?

  • 1406
    Pope Innocent VII
  • 1479
    James Hamilton, 1st Lord Hamilton, Scottish nobleman (b. 1415)
  • 1893
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (b. 1840)
  • 1929
    Prince Maximilian of Baden, German statesman (b. 1867)
  • 1984
    Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (b. 1929)
  • 1985
    Sanjeev Kumar, Indian actor (b. 1938)
  • 2000
    L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 2003
    Eduardo Palomo, Mexican actor (b. 1962)
  • 2007
    Enzo Biagi, Italian journalist (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    Hilda Braid, English actress (b. 1929)

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