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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1935
    First flight of the Hawker Hurricane.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Sumburgh disaster – A British International Helicopters Boeing 234LR Chinook crashes 2.5 miles east of Sumburgh Airport killing 45 people. It is the deadliest civilian helicopter crash on record.
  • 2011
    Pedro Gonçalves survives an acute type A aortic dissection

Who were born on November 6?

  • 1753
    Jean-Baptiste Breval, French composer (d. 1823)
  • 1924
    Jeanette Schmid, Austrian professional whistler (d. 2005)
  • 1939
    Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • 1948
    Glenn Frey, American singer (Eagles)
  • 1949
    Nigel Havers, English actor
  • 1958
    Trace Beaulieu, American actor
  • 1964
    Kerry Conran, American filmmaker
  • 1968
    Kelly Rutherford, American actress
  • 1986
    Katie Leclerc, American actress
  • 1989
    Jozy Altidore, American soccer player

Who died on November 6?

  • 1406
    Pope Innocent VII
  • 1656
    King John IV of Portugal (b. 1603)
  • 1790
    James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1893
    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (b. 1840)
  • 1937
    Colin Campbell Cooper, American painter (b. 1856)
  • 1968
    Charles Münch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1989
    Yusaku Matsuda, Japanese actor (b. 1949)
  • 2001
    Anthony Shaffer, English dramatist (b. 1926)
  • 2005
    Miguel Aceves Mejía, Mexican actor, composer and singer (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Administration (b. 1921)

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