What happened this day in history December 6

What are the important events that happened on December 6? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

December 6: Facts & Myths About This Day

December 6 is the 340th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 25 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 23, 2021 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 455,208 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 ‘trihectatetracontagon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Turquoise is the modern birthstone for this month. Onyx is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 57 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 3,272 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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December 6 Historical Events

  • 1768
    The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
  • 1877
    The first edition of the Washington Post is published.
  • 1916
    World War I: The Central Powers capture Bucharest.
  • 1917
    World War I: USS Jacob Jones is the first American destroyer to be sunk by enemy action when it is torpedoed by German submarine ship SM.
  • 1922
    One year to the day after the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, the Irish Free State comes into existence.
  • 1941
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Finland in support of the Soviet Union during the Continuation War.
  • 1969
    Meredith Hunter is killed by the Hells Angels during a The Rolling Stones’s concert at the Altamont Speedway in California.
  • 1977
    South Africa grants independence to Bophuthatswana, although it is not recognized by any other country.
  • 1997
    A Russian Antonov An-124 cargo plane crashes into an apartment complex near Irkutsk, Siberia, killing 67.
  • 2001
    The Canadian province of Newfoundland is renamed Newfoundland and Labrador.

Who were born on December 6?

  • 1642
    Johann Christoph Bach, German composer (d. 1703)
  • 1778
    Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, French physicist and chemist (d. 1850)
  • 1805
    Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin, French magician (d. 1861)
  • 1872
    Arthur Henry Adams, Australian writer (d. 1936)
  • 1946
    Frankie Beverly, American singer-songwriter and record producer
  • 1955
    Rick Buckler, British drummer (The Jam)
  • 1959
    Satoru Iwata, Japanese video game industry executive
  • 1971
    Naozumi Takahashi, Japanese voice actor
  • 1980
    Steve Lovell, British footballer
  • 1984
    Syndric Steptoe, American football player

Who died on December 6?

  • 1185
    King Afonso I of Portugal (b. 1109)
  • 1618
    Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (b. 1556)
  • 1788
    Jonathan Shipley, British bishop and politician (b. 1714)
  • 1976
    João Goulart, President of Brazil (b. 1918)
  • 1983
    Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
  • 1991
    Sir Richard Stone, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1913)
  • 2000
    Werner Klemperer, German actor (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Raymond Goethals, Belgian football coach (b. 1921)
  • 2005
    Danny Williams, South African singer (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Betty Moschona, Greek actress (b. 1927)

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